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  1. florent

    The Bespoke Shoes Thread

    Plain elastics (like a classic chelsea) aren't too difficult to replace by any competent cobbler. Elastics with the little stripes of leather are more work
  2. florent

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

    I use it as is but it doesn't hurt to try diluted first if you prefer
  3. florent

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

    You can apply white vinegar, a few passes if necessary. It will dry out the leather so be sure to condition it thoroughly afterward
  4. florent

    ** Quintessential Crockett & Jones Thread ** (reviews, quality, etc...)

    The soles don't seem much worn (from the less than ideal picture) and the price is good. I'd ask for a picture of the lining at the heel area because it can be difficult to repair if worn out. Yes the insole takes the print of the first wearer, it is only an issue if you have a very different...
  5. florent

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

    No need to condition the edges but you can get a nicer finish by applying cream. The wooden edge iron is a traditional tool that is usually used on the wet bare leather to compress the fibers before finishing with wax, I see that Paul Brunngard use it after the cream, maybe worth a try.
  6. florent

    The Official Thrift / Discount Store Bragging Thread Part III (Sept 2018-)

    That sheen looks like corrected grain to me
  7. florent

    Paris thread

    I don't know how they compare quality-wise but Le Mont St Michel was relauched a few years back as a more fashion brand and focused towards export (mainly Japan afaik) so no surprise they are be more pricey, while Le Laboureur still caters to the workers crowd (the cuts might be less refined...
  8. florent

    Paris thread

    Another typical french workwear maker is Le Laboureur
  9. florent

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

    Perfectly flush tips can be difficult because the curvature of the tips doesn't always match the sole curvature. That said the job seems a bit sloppy here with the lateral gaps but I wouldn't expect it to cause much trouble. The upper damage is just terrible, I would be pissed. Difficult to say...
  10. florent

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

    Quoting an old message of mine
  11. florent

    The Official Thrift / Discount Store Bragging Thread Part III (Sept 2018-)

    I've had Charvet shirts with similar content tags, yes
  12. florent

    The Official Thrift / Discount Store Bragging Thread Part III (Sept 2018-)

    White vinegar (several passes if necessary), it will leave the leather dry so you'll have to condition again
  13. florent

    Church's Appreciation Thread

    99% chance they are pre-Prada, they added "Milan" on the insole after the buyout
  14. florent

    The Official Thrift / Discount Store Bragging Thread Part III (Sept 2018-)

    I don't know if the formula is exactly the same as the Saphir labeled Renovateur. It's meant to be used on leather furniture but works just as fine on shoes
  15. florent

    Fake or Real (Authentic, Genuine, etc.) -- Official Authentication Thread

    The whole point is to not have button holes so your alteration tailor can shorten the sleeves to your measurements and put the buttons holes at the right place
  16. florent

    The Official Thrift / Discount Store Bragging Thread Part III (Sept 2018-)

    I use that product for shoes maintenance and renovation. It has a cleaning effect on top of the conditioning that I like. I can also find it for cheap but I'm not sure of the availability out of France.
  17. florent

    The Official RRL Thread

    The correct french spelling is "En Chine"
  18. florent

    Ask your shoe repair questions here:

    Lightly wet the leather and sand with a fine grit pushing in one direction (not back and forth). It should get quite smooth this way
  19. florent

    JM Weston appreciation thread

    Very common and nothing to worry, you can glue it back if you want but it might not hold

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