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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Oyaji, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. OzzyJones

    OzzyJones Well-Known Member

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    You been using navy wax on those?
    Nice!
     
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    Thank you, yes I did.
     
  3. wurger

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    Cross post from the black cap toe thread

    Tricker's Regent, Alfred Sargent Armfied and Crockett & Jones Audley

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  4. GusW

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    New Shoes.....


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    priceless photo!
     
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    I can never understand AE's desire to stitch all seems with like 400 rows of stitching. Same with brogueing. Always huge. I think it lends the false impression of "clunk".
     
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    2 row stitching is very common for cap toe oxfords, only the 3 row stitching for the vamp is quite unique, and the 360 degree welt also add to the bulk.
     
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    Just wanted to say the Grenson wholecuts look great. Something I love about wholecuts is the wear itself is what gives the shoe its style and character rather that deliberate patterns and seams and holes and such. It is the "raw denim" of shoes, imo.
     
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    The shine on those inspired me to hit my black shell captoe boots with navy wax yesterday, me like!
     
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    Quote:pics, dammit!
     
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    The Grenson wholecuts look terrific - love the shine.
     
  13. OzzyJones

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    Hahaaaa! Or it didn't happen right? I'm at work. There is no light. Go play with your Vass!
     
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    Like I said the light is shit and my shine got a bit fuzzed in the rain.

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    Which is ironic, to me, as although I like my AEs, I find most of my new ones rather light and flimsy. Has its benefits in a hot climate, but Austro-Hungarian panzers they're not.
     
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    It is all relative really. Especially when you have many differently shaped shoes when you look down at your feet sometimes things seem so disproportionate, but really it is just relativity at play. Also, when you look down at your feet it is amazing how different that perspective is than when you actually look at yourself wearing them in a mirror, or see them on somebody else. Looking down for some reason makes everything seem worse than it is, from ties, to shirts, to suits, to shoes. It is amazing, really.
     
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    Quote:See, that wasn't so hard! Nice and shiny - thanks for the look.
     
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    I have noticed the distortion when looking down at shoes too. Things can look exaggerated very easily based on the drastic vanishing point. Camera pics can have the opposite effect, making the foreground look more bulbous than in reality. Sometimes the mirror is best, less distortion...
     
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    See, that wasn't so hard! Nice and shiny - thanks for the look.

    Cheers! Need more blue, that's only a couple of very thin coats.
     
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    You're not going to see any drastic difference in color with just a few polishing sessions. It takes a lot of time. If you try to glob it all on at once it will look awful, trust me.
     

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