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hrm, from what I've read in the archives it looks like other grenson masterpiece needed to be heavily polished after receiving but were perfect after cleaning/polishing - dono.

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The leather looks curiously flat and dull to be "masterpiece" quality, but maybe that's the way the shop ordered them.
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hrm, from what I've read in the archives it looks like other grenson masterpiece needed to be heavily polished after receiving but were perfect after cleaning/polishing - dono.

I meant more that they don't seem to have any antiquing. But that's no measure of a shoe's actual quality/durability.
post #8883 of 14986
Some badass blue snakeskin Santoni double monks (goodyear line), size US7.5D:

http://cgi.ebay.com/NIB-1125-SANTONI...QQcmdZViewItem

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I suspect one or more of you were in on these at some point. What's the feeling on the stains on these? Am I going to need to take them down to the leather or are these stains going to become part of an admired patina some years from now? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWN:IT&ih=012
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I suspect one or more of you were in on these at some point. What's the feeling on the stains on these? Am I going to need to take them down to the leather or are these stains going to become part of an admired patina some years from now?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWN:IT&ih=012

Judging by the photos, they look pretty bad unless you're planning to turn them into black shoes. I'd take some acetone to the stained spots when you get them and see what happens.
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I suspect one or more of you were in on these at some point. What's the feeling on the stains on these? Am I going to need to take them down to the leather or are these stains going to become part of an admired patina some years from now?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWN:IT&ih=012

I'm certainly no expert, but I bet Rider could fix those shoes.
post #8887 of 14986
Before you do anything drastic, you might try giving them a little how's your father with some Lexol leather cleaner. I've managed to remove some impressive stains that way.

If you acetone the spots, I'm betting you'll need to acetone the whole shoe. Ron, IIRC, recommends avoiding acetone altogether, in favor of another stripper that's less harsh.

Does the seller have any idea what caused the stains?
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Originally Posted by waterpig View Post
Some badass blue snakeskin Santoni double monks (goodyear line), size US7.5D:

http://cgi.ebay.com/NIB-1125-SANTONI...QQcmdZViewItem


Are those really snakeskin?

They look like a pebble-grain.
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Balmorals with ghilly lacing.
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Judging by the photos, they look pretty bad unless you're planning to turn them into black shoes. I'd take some acetone to the stained spots when you get them and see what happens.

The black shoe idea is where I figure to go if all else fails.

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I'm certainly no expert, but I bet Rider could fix those shoes.

I have no idea what Ron charges for this service, but I'd have to determine if the value of the shoe warrants spending whatever his fee would be.

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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
Before you do anything drastic, you might try giving them a little how's your father with some Lexol leather cleaner. I've managed to remove some impressive stains that way.

If you acetone the spots, I'm betting you'll need to acetone the whole shoe. Ron, IIRC, recommends avoiding acetone altogether, in favor of another stripper that's less harsh.

Does the seller have any idea what caused the stains?

The Lexol was going to be my initial shot at removing the stains and if that fails, either pay a pro to recolor them or make my first attempt at dyeing or antiquing.

The seller said he was given the shoes in this condition so he has no idea how it happened. He does say that in person they don't look nearly a bad as in the pictures. We'll see.
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I suspect one or more of you were in on these at some point. What's the feeling on the stains on these? Am I going to need to take them down to the leather or are these stains going to become part of an admired patina some years from now?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWN:IT&ih=012

Good buy Mike. I thought about bidding on those. I would take some fiebings spot remover to the stain or some other kind of solvent like acetone over the whole shoe and then put a coat of brown dye on.
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why could that not be a 9.5... oooOOooo so tempting, but I know a 9 would not work for me...
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why could that not be a 9.5... oooOOooo so tempting, but I don't think a 9 would work for me...

Just as an FYI, when I was talking to the sales associate at one of the Wisconsin locations during the sale she advised that they will be coming out with the Soho in dark brown this summer. I'll be interested in seeing those.

Then they just need to nick an 11D in an inconspicuous area right about the time of the next outlet sale.....
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