Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by watchidiot, Feb 12, 2016.
Burgundy Macneil (shell).
@danwatts2005 I paid $77 for my Kirkwood firsts. No way at 175. For the Sea Island, the material might be spectacular but you have to take into consideration - nonrecraftable, DR.
That's true. I have both first Kirkwood and first Maritime, and seems like I got at least one on sale last year. I might have paid full price for the other. (Shhh) How did you get them for only $77? Clearance on a discontinued color???
That $295 price point is a non-starter for anything not recraftable.
Getting ready to pull the trigger on a pair of Strands. Walnut or Oxblood? I can't decide.
Oxblood will be WAY more versatile.
Not to mention, way sexier. Walnut is fine, but oxblood is the tits.
They can still be recrafted by a regular cobbler, right?
I think recrafting on that kind of construction is basically squirting in some Shoo-Goo, and waiting for it to dry.
I think it's more like-- with Walnut, "Tits? Ok." With Oxblood, "Put it back there."
No, it doesn't.
Decided to take some Bick 5 to a pair of bourbon Mora 2.0s and had a devastating outcome. The Bick stripped a ton of the finish, especially in one area on the inside of the shoe, which now looks like a quarter sized chunk of polish is missing. Anyone know how to fix this? I'm less upset about other areas where finish was stripped, but this spot is awful.
Well, I'd guess buying and applying some AE Bourbon polish would be a start.
I was only familiar with Bick 1 (cleaner) and Bick 4 - looks like 4 is a stronger version of 4.
What was your intent? Cleaning? Conditioning? What was the process/products you used (cloths, etc.)?
What you've got there doesn't look catastrophic at all, though there are much more knowledgeable people than me. I'm going to guess that a couple sessions with polish will solve that nicely.
Yep, just routine cleaning. I've had good success with Bick 5 on several walnut pairs. It's a nice all in one solution without having to fuss with separate polish for a nice, quick refresh/condition of the leather. Anyway, I applied it with some microfiber cloth, same as I always do on my walnuts.
I'll pick up some bourbon polish.
I used to own a company that made polish and wax for cars, and the learning process for that made me really dislike "one-step" products. There really aren't good shortcuts when it comes to stuff like that IMHO
In any case, good luck on the recovery - I think you'll be OK. Cheers!
Lovely! Excellent choice!
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