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Shoe care

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Stu, Mar 25, 2004.

  1. Stu

    Stu Well-Known Member

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    I just bought this [​IMG]spectator shoe from Moreschi and was wondering how to road-proof it first. Â The dark part is dark-tan leather, but the creme-colored part is canvas. I am worried the canvas will easily stain. What can I do to put a protective coating of some sore on both the leather and the canvas before I wear these shoes out?
     
  2. dug

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    strange shoes.
     
  3. Stu

    Stu Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps the photo doesn't do them justice. But they are just normal tan and creme spectator shoes for summer, best worn with a beige cotton/cashmere suit.  Don't think they are that uncommon.
     
  4. watchingdetails2002

    watchingdetails2002 Well-Known Member

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    Cool Shoes. I would write to making and ask what they would suggest or even a shoe repair expert.
     
  5. TimelessRider

    TimelessRider Well-Known Member

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    strange shoes.
    Perhaps the photo doesn't do them justice. But they are just normal tan and creme spectator shoes for summer, best worn with a beige cotton/cashmere suit. Don't think they are that uncommon.
    Is it the photo or is there absolutely no brogueing on this shoe?
     
  6. dug

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    this is shoes for black gangsters .
     
  7. Stu

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    It is the photo. There is some very nice brouging on the toe. Here is a better shot. The only difference is mine have brouging on the toes.
     
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    Very sharp shoes.
     
  10. jcusey

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    I like the shoes. I really have no idea how to keep the twill clean. Scotchguard, maybe?
     
  11. A Harris

    A Harris Well-Known Member

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    Ease up on the racial references and insults dug.
     
  12. dug

    dug Well-Known Member

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    that's a joke.

    Asking if someone is a black gangster (because his style) is not an insulte.

    In France only a black dandy can wear this type of shoes. And in your country?

    Gangster of 20 years ago of course as today gangster wear snickers.
     
  13. jcusey

    jcusey Well-Known Member

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    You're digging yourself a bigger hole. You'd be well-advised to let it drop.
     
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    bengal-stripe Well-Known Member

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    Forget the insults and come back to the shoe care.

    Get a "protective spray" (scotch guard type), which works equally for suede or fabric shoes. When applying polish to the leather parts you just have to be careful. (Use fabric wrapped around finger to apply). If need be, even use masking tape to avoid staining the fabric.

    Once the fabric has become dirty, you can use foam based shampoo cleaner.
     
  16. RIDER

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    stu - bengal-stripe is right on. The only thing I would add is to send them at the end of the season to Shoe Service Plus in NYC for total cleaning and will be as good as new. BTW, if you bought them from me (francos.com is my site), I would be happy to send you a mahogany polish from Lincoln that is perfect for the leather portion (the fabric is linen). I only say 'if' as, unless you bought them last week when I was in Italy, I don't remember an order on these shoes in the last few weeks. Anyway, send me a note on this forum or to the store and I will take care of it. Thanks - ron@francos.com ps - the site has not been updated in quite awhile, but will be loaded soon.
     

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