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**The Official Shoe Care Thread: Tutorials, Photos, etc.**

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr. Moo, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. cbfn

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    Thanks for correction, always a pleasure to learn. :) I read something about it when googling before answering, and the majority concluded with it being cg. Would it be possible to see some more pictures of the shoes after some wear?
     
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    Can someone advise me with this? :(
     
  3. wurger

    wurger Well-Known Member

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    Well, shoe care is for the prevention of serious cracking and damage.

    It's like there is no point in taking the vaccination after you got the flu. :)
     
  4. Oli2012

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    But it's not the polish that stops the cracking, it's the conditioner.
     
  5. wurger

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    Ah, I actually didn't pick up the saddle dressing, so I just mentioned general care, sorry mate.

    Isn't shoe cream basically a leather conditioner with a colour dye?
     
  6. VegTan

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    They seem to be slightly loose grain.
    Genuine loose grain From Men's Ex magazine
     
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    4 people like this.
  7. wurger

    wurger Well-Known Member

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    informative post as always, and thanks for the link! My chrome's google translator made reading easy. :thumbs-up:
     
  8. NeedStyleHelp

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    You always give great advice, benhour.

    I put shoe trees in them right after I took the pictures, just wanted to give an understanding of what they looked like [​IMG]

    Now it's off to find some Dubbin. Does anyone know where I can pick some up in Toronto?
     
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    Perfect! I live/work right near it. It didn't show up on their website, though.

    Anyways, I'll take a look on my lunchbreak.
     
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    Chamleon New Member

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    I thought I saw it there when I was in last month but I could be mistaken....
     
  12. Fang66

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    Wax polish will create something of a protective barrier.
     
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    Given that Church's use corrected grain (and, presumably by extension, other high grade makers) are there particular advantages to buying corrected grain shoes (apart from cost)? Are there situations in which you would go out looking for cg shoes?
     
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    Does anyone have any other suggestions for making my Loake 1880 Chester brogues, F fitting, wearable? I have tried an insole (toes pressed too hard against the toe box), tongue pads (seemingly very rare, here in the UK and didn't seem to do very much) and my best compromise, arch supports. I think the problem probably lies in the width of these shoes. Is there anything I can do to make them feel more 'narrow'? Sorry to nag about this but these shoes are the best I can afford.
     
  15. glenjay

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    There are two advantages to corrected grain: 1) The amount of pigment used in the CG finish allows for a richer color that is resistant to fading. 2) The thicker finish holds up to weather better without any additional care.
     
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    LeatherFoot might sell some. I know they sell Carmina.
     
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    Good info. Thanks for posting.

    The shoes I posted don't look 100 percent uniform, like cheap cg shoes that have has in the past. I'll try to post a closeup later when I have access to my Dslr.

    If they are actual boned calf, and not cg faux boned calf, do you know how to care for them? I'm thinking of contacting bb to get care instructions and to confirm the leather used. I actually already submitted this as a question on the bb site after the previous replies.
     
  18. wurger

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    High lasting shine, easy to maintain.
     
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    They are currently out. They'll be receiving some in about a week, in case anyone else needs some!
     
  20. wurger

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    Sorry mate, you can't make just width smaller, the insoles, arch support and toe pads all take your feet push closer to the upper of the shoe, and push them back towards the heel as well, so they should feel smaller all around include narrower.

    Have you tried a thinner insoles, if having a pair of insoles solves your other issues, get a cobbler to stretch the toe box with insoles in them.
     

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