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  1. Z

    Shoe trees alternatives

    hello, recenlty i purchased a pair of Crockett and Jones Edgware oxfords in 6.5 UK from a dealer in my country, my problem is this dealer dont sell shoe trees for size 6.5 UK because this size in uncommon around here :confused2: i tried to add them a pair of shoe trees from my other shoes but...
  2. A

    Wardrobe for 1L Law Student (Shoes)

    Hiya, I'm a first-year law student in the U.S. who will be interviewing with firms (relatively large firms, for the most part standard business professional) for the summer in the near-to-mid future and am working on assembling a true professional wardrobe for the first time. Specifically I'm...
  3. H

    Shoe cream and wax recommendation for Barker Alfred Brown?

    I recently bought this pair of brogues from ebay: Sorry I am quite a newbie to the world of leather shoes. I am considering getting Wren's neutral transparent cream on amazon. As for the wax I am considering getting barkers wax, however I am confused of what colour to buy, because the shoe...
  4. D

    Di Biano vs Antonio Meccariello

    Hi, I am new to this forum and I am looking for suggestions for brown derby cost around $500. I found two pair, one from Anotonio Meccariello https://www.yeossal.com/collections/all/products/meccariello-aeris-derby-in-whiskey?variant=1167987343385 and one from Di Biano...
  5. suitforcourt

    2018 shoe revival challenge

    I have been a member of SF for a number of years now. My one particular interest is vintage shoes. Thanks to @davidVC and @smfdoc for leading the vintage shoe thread. For the thread's 2nd anniversary, I am proposing a shoe revival challenge. So pull out your brushes, cloths, conditioners, and...
  6. Coldfire3k3

    Versatile Saint Crispin's MTO Boots

    Gents, I have rather difficult to fit feet. For this reason I think St. Crispin's MTO program with the personal last option is perfect for me. I'm looking to get a pair of versatile boots and wanted some advice on selecting a suitable style, colour, leather and out-sole material. My...
  7. Stashu

    How to Protect/Store Suede Leather boots?

    What chemicals do you suggest? Should I leave them in the open or keep them in a box? Any suggestions are appreciated
  8. T

    Shoe Advice

    Hello styleforum members, I am soon finishing my A-levels so I'm in need of a new pair of shoes for my navy suit. I fell in love with Double Monkstrap shoe's first time I saw them so I just couldn't hold myself back and had to order them. Now I'm at the point where i have two alternative which...
  9. Stashu

    Cheep Casual Oxfords?

    Hey, im new this this site so sorry if im breaking any rules. im a big fan of the JOHNSTON & MURPHY McGuffey Nubuck Oxford Shoes, but they are out of my buget by about $50. Anyone got any alternatives?
  10. V

    Water marks on new brown leather shoes???

    Help!! So I wore these out on new years eve and it was snowy and wet out. The club required nice shoes so I wore these out in those conditions. I thought it wouldn't be an issue but the day after I realized it now has black like, water stains all over the shoe. How do I get rid of them? Does...
  11. blindwillie

    Which last is Crockett & Jones Leicester?

    Hi, Does anyone here know which last the Leicester from Crockett & Jones is built on? :)
  12. S

    Waxed leather shoe: care and suitable?

    Hi all Can I get your thoughts on these shoes please. I’m looking for something to wear with chinos and possibly formal trousers to work on wet days. They’re Goodyear welted with a rubber sole. The leather is labelled as ‘crazy horse’ and slightly rough-ish to the touch. I’ve done a lot of...
  13. ThomGault

    How much shoe width size will thick socks occupy?

    (Cross posted from the Vass thread): How much quantifiable width difference should a thick pair of socks make v. a thin pair of socks? I tried on a pair of Vass with thin socks (Gold Toe 'Metropolitan'), but the facings start to overlap; when I switched to a thick pair of socks (Gold Toe...
  14. L

    Shoe Advice

    Hello folks, I'm a pretty serious novice when it comes to dress clothes, so I'm hoping for some advice. I'm a high school teacher and I move around a lot, so I'm typically a $20 khakis and sneakers guy, but I'm moving to a different country where fashion is a little more important, so I've...
  15. gbandi

    Good value shoes: Allen edmonds vs Meermin vs loake

    I have been building my shoe collection over the last 2 to 3 years and wanted to share my impressions about what most people would consider 'good value' shoes. I have about a dozen pair of Allen Edmonds and meermins, three pairs of loakes, 1 Alfred Sargent, 2 Alden's. Here's my short comparison...
  16. Semin Park

    Is there a way to lighten the color of suede shoes?

    I recently bought a dark brown suede loafer online, and it appears that the color of the shoe is a bit darker than I hope it'd be. For ordinary calf shoes, you could use cream of darker shade to make it darker. But what can you do for suede shoes? Also, is it possible to make the color...
  17. LA Guy

    What does it mean to Relast a shoe?

    Question: When you say "relast" do you mean they reshape the upper to original? Answer: They put the shoe on its original last while they remove and repair the outsole. This is a movie of the process at Allen Edmonds. Will be very similar at Alden...
  18. Buddyboy1

    What solvent will soften or thin shoe polish?

    It is commonly known that shoe polish contains petroleum solvents. Over time, even in a closed tin, the solvents evaporate leaving even a hardly used tin with lumpy dry polish. Can I add some solvent back into it which will, with a little heat, rejuvenate it? If so, what is the best solvent...
  19. Moonchild

    Scratched patent leather : Is there anyway to save my shoes?

    Hi everybody, I'm pretty sad because I scratched my Givenchy patent leather shoes i just bought (worn 5 times), after falling on the stairs (I'll spare the details on how it happened, l'm already quite embarassed :S) the left shoe is scratched on the ankle area and it's quite visible, (the sole...
  20. bkhahn

    When to resole/recraft Allen Edmonds?

    I have a pair of Allen Edmonds that are starting to show some wear on both the bottom of the sole as well as beginning to crack/separate along the edge. At what point should you get a shoe resoled? Is it time for this pair to get recrafted? Sole wear. Sole wear. Toe is beginning to...

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