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Shoe Porn - Amateur Soft Core

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TomW, May 19, 2006.

  1. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Well-Known Member

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    Those Tellmans look great! Now I'm tempted to get to work on my brown Grensons.
     
  2. NKT

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    Yes, please show us how you obtained that awesome shine and finish on those Tellmans! I have a dark oak Mackay who's itching for a new glossy shine...
     
  3. aportnoy

    aportnoy Well-Known Member

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    Wow...late to the party but I concur, those Tellmans look incredible![​IMG]
     
  4. Charley

    Charley Well-Known Member

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    These are my Polo Tellmans after a 2 hour elbow grease job on them:

    Can you make them keep that color?
    My experience is that i can get that color on the shoes, it just does not remain there when i wear them. Creases get much different. However, if it did work, they are great loking at a good price.
     
  5. kcgreg

    kcgreg Well-Known Member

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    Nice shoes Tom - and the wine - I am a wine buff myself - is that collection of bottles from the US only???[​IMG]
     
  6. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Well-Known Member

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    thanks you Gentlemen.
    yes those colors are still on that shoe after 7 months ago i did this.
    there is a several line creasings where the foot creases but constant wearings and constant buffing and reapplying of wax will kind of make it look like nice patina.


    all i used were burgundy shoe cream from nordstrom rack, brown kiwi tin wax polish, and a horsehair brush and old tshirt.

    i dont feel like going into details as to how i go th at just right now, i dont know if that thread i wrote long time ago still exists ..now that after the crash.

    but i will definitely post how i did it within couple of days. that thread i wrote was like 2 pages long. i will try to explain when i have the energy.

    it is pretty easy to learn and you all can do the same. just need a little sweat on the brow though.

    i dont think those of you who have museum color lobbs and egs in their pretty antique colors will want to do this, i would prefer the original color . only for the tellmans as mine were a pale sallow tan that i didno tlike.
     
  7. LabelKing

    LabelKing Well-Known Member

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    This reminds me of a pair of Stefano Bis that I saw, which were an unattractive light color. They were only $80 on sale but I didn't realize their patination potential then.
     
  8. josepidal

    josepidal Well-Known Member

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    I saved Diorshoe's long post and will try to repost it (I'm not home).

    Coloring using shoe cream stays on because it's under wax, unless you scuff it or unless you put it on areas that crease.Thus, faux-antiquing using cream on the toe cap stays on.

    Incidentally, I don't consider this collection "soft" in any way. However, I was wondering how many shoes should suffice for a while (dumb question on this forum of course). I am getting tight on space after purchasing five forum approved shoes.
     
  9. nerdykarim

    nerdykarim Well-Known Member

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    I saved Diorshoe's long post and will try to repost it (I'm not home).

    Thanks [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I'm going to try and use a similar polish to dark my C&J/Polo double monks, but with brown cream and brown polish...we'll see how that one goes. [​IMG]
     
  10. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    Those look awesome. My list of people who should be able to seriously mess with their own shoes has grown from one (Sysdoc) to two. Very, very, very nice.
     
  11. TomW

    TomW Well-Known Member

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    Nice shoes Tom - and the wine - I am a wine buff myself - is that collection of bottles from the US only???[​IMG]

    Roughly 5 cases are assorted French, Italian, Australian and South American in origin. The vast majority are from the US.
     
  12. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Well-Known Member

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    Those look awesome. My list of people who should be able to seriously mess with their own shoes has grown from one (Sysdoc) to two. Very, very, very nice.


    thank you for kind words, sir!
    however, i m not at the level of dunking John Lobbs into chlorine and sulfuric acid.
    please reserve that regard for sysdoc only.
     
  13. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Well-Known Member

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    also, tom didnt mean to hijack your thread.
    your picture above belongs in the smithsonian.
     

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