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

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

  1. Cleav

    Cleav Well-Known Member

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    Worn for the day

    Quick wipe/brush when taken off

    Shoe trees in

    Bags on
     
  2. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    I would only think that putting them in bags vs brushing them protects against more UV light, which can fade and possibly degrade the leather over time. Putting them in bags just seems unnecessary and a pain in the ass. Brushing them before and after wearing them is already more than most are willing to do. If I had the leisure time to enjoy bagging my shoes I wouldn't need to worry about the longevity of my shoes.
     
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  3. Isolation

    Isolation Well-Known Member

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    Yeah and considering there isn't much UV light inside the house where I store them I would think it's a very insignificant factor anyway.

    Would you say the same is true for suede? I don't know if suede should be considered more easily damaged/stained/whatever or not.

    I might still bag my favorite pair of shoes or shoes that I'm not wearing for the season, or maybe if I am going away, I guess.
     
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  4. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    Well, the thing with suede is that it is more difficult to hide/fix/obscure anything that happens to them. I would still give them a brush before wear, however.
     
  5. Kahuna75

    Kahuna75 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe the bags act like a humidor and keep the moisture in....who knows..I am just happy when my kids have not taken a crayon to my shoes....
     
  6. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    Yet another reason not to have kids.
     
  7. Nick V.

    Nick V. Well-Known Member

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    Actually if you use cotton or flannel bags they will help keep the dust off of them and protect your shoes from being scratched. Those materials also breathe and will not trap -or- allow moisture to build up.
     
  8. MDeKelver

    MDeKelver Well-Known Member

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    Fine Sir, What Godly company has produced these shoes for you? And model also and colour :)
     
  9. cmfuen

    cmfuen New Member

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    I place bags over the shoes. Actually placing them in would be too much of a pain.
     
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  10. BootSpell

    BootSpell Well-Known Member

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    Great first post! What a way to start off. I can't welcome you because you've joined a while ago but welcome to posting.
     
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  11. gettoasty

    gettoasty Well-Known Member

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    I picked up a pair of suede shoes from Carmina and after the first wear, the right heel counter is starting to bald.

    I think it is a combination of my heel kicking my chair and driving.

    Has anyone experienced this before? I tried to minimize the rubbing of the heel by wearing different shoes to work. However, today I still noticed the right heel counter starting to whiten. If you compare the left and right heel counter, it is quite apparent.

    Since the suede is being worn down so quick and brushing does not lift the hair anymore, is there a spray I can use?

    lol

    I have a feeling a large portion of members do not commute but take public transportation or walk since living in a larger city.

    HALP!! :eek:
     
  12. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Well-Known Member

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    I tree them, then brush, then into bags. I guess I'm sorta neurotic about it.
     
  13. Munky

    Munky Well-Known Member

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    As someone wrote on here a long time ago: 'Trees in the shoes, shoes in their bags, bags in their racks, babies in their beds.'
     
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  14. cbfn

    cbfn Well-Known Member

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    Everybody walk the dinosaur!


    lol
     
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  15. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    Really, this is your first post? :confused:
     
  16. patrickBOOTH

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    It is funny you should mention this. I don't drive very often. If I drive once per year that's a lot, but recently I drove a lot for a mini-vacation. One of the first things I noticed was that driving is brutal on your shoes. The right heel was all fucked up from resting on the floor of the car and the pedal. That, and the pedals scuffing your shoes. Also, just sitting does disasters on your pants and jacket. You suburbanites are nuts.
     
  17. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    Driving can be hard on shoes -particulary suede - and especially if you drive stick.
     
  18. phototristan

    phototristan Well-Known Member

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    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    You can also do it with the back of a spoon.
     
  20. chogall

    chogall Well-Known Member

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    I drive a stick shift and my shoes are all fine.
     
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