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Gaziano & Girling Appreciation & Shoe Appreciation Thread (including reviews, purchases, pictures, e

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. dddrees

    dddrees Well-Known Member

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    So far just conditioner. I can't imagine ever using wax as I would never need a spit shine. I can see where a colored cream might mess up some of that character since it actually has darker lines in the leather.
     
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    Figured but had to ask but make sense
     
  3. dddrees

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    It might be good a some point to use some colored cream at some point, but unfortunately I think that might also cover up some of the dark lines high give the leather such character. Or at least that's my thinking.
     
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    Make sense but I think it will be while before isham need any color cream besides bick 4 :D
     
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    That's what I'm hoping as well.
     
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    What I`ve found is that using neutral colorless creams leaves a whitish residue over time, and its best to add color from time to time if not every time. I`m going to alternate between Hermes Red Saphir cream and Burgundy after wearings. But the texture of the leather looks like it will need much less care than a smooth calf skin. Quite the most incredible leather in a shoe I have ever had.
     
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  7. Easily Amused

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    I'm seeing red today...


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    "Care Package" from Skoaktiebolaget :)


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    Straight outta the box...


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    Leather detail.


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    Laced up with burgundy laces (Thanks J. Fitzpatrick)!


    In-the-wild photos tomorrow!

    (Cross-post with SKOAKTIEBOLAGET - CARMINA, BONAFÈ, CARLOS SANTOS, SAINT CRISPIN'S, GAZIANO & GIRLING - OFFICIAL AFFILIATE THREAD.)
     
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    Thank you for posting this for me!!! Now I'll have to see which ones I want! lol
     
  9. dddrees

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    I've never experienced this white residue with conditioners. I have however experienced this with neutral wax.
     
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    What does GG say about care for this leather? Pretty sure there are afew posts on this on the Shoe care drama thread

    I've always leaned to darker polishes to avoid the higher concentration of a lighter color in the crevasses resulting in some weird contrast. I feel Hermes is too bright. Even a touch of black every once in a while may add a nice patina over time.

    White does leave a residue, altho I found Burgol neutral wax to have less than Saphir.
     
  11. dddrees

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    But I'm not talking about a polish in this instance but rather a conditioner only. I've yet to experience any white residue when using a conditioner. My concern would be that any colored cream may alter the color of the darker lines one can see running through this particular leather.
     
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    Now you've got some interesting pedal counterpoints to all those wonderful Eidos tailored pieces - pics in the wild, please!
     
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    As promised some action shots (well, OK, I was sitting down, but close enough :) )

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    (Doing some cross posting with NO MAN WALKS ALONE - OFFICIAL AFFILIATE THREAD, along with SKOAKTIEBOLAGET - CARMINA, BONAFÈ, CARLOS SANTOS, SAINT CRISPIN'S, GAZIANO & GIRLING - OFFICIAL AFFILIATE THREAD...)
     
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    Beauties - are those your first G&G`s?
     
  15. Goodman

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    Same here. I've never had residue from just using Saphir Reno but have found it using Saphir neutral wax. In a perfect world neutral would make sense if you really like the color/patina of your shoes and want to "lock it in" but I think the beauty of Kudu is the irregularity and I'd rather just condition when necessary and just enjoy watching them patina naturally. Strikes me as the type of leather that the more you wear the better they look.

    Point is, between TTownMD and dddreess I'm starting to realize I need to add some kudu into my life.

    Do you find it any more comfortable than calf?
     
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    I don't find this particular Kudu wears significantly different than calf. I did find the one pair I have in my possession to be rather comfortable, but I attributed that to how well the MH71 Last fits my feet. It was a bit snug initially which is generally a good sign but rather comfortable not to long after I started wearing them. I always wear mine three times for about an hour each time before wearing them for any long period of time. This seems to help me anyway. So although there is a texture to the leather it still feels more like regular calf and not as pliable as Scotch Grain or Country Calf.
     
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  17. TtownMD

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    Hey I would recommend kudu highly very rugged & not as delicate as calf & need less up keep compare to calf etc.
     
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    I've got another two pairs on the way too! haha
     
  19. Easily Amused

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    Thanks daizawaguy, they're actually my sixth pair! (One more, a pair of Deco Wildes in black calf, on the way...)
     
  20. Goodman

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    Interesting... thanks.
     

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