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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.
Doe you really think so?
I'm stag-gered by how quickly this thread is deervolving into cheap puns
I ordered mine from the hanger project in the US. It's a bit expensive for postage - but I bought a few things in one transaction to spread the cost out.
Deer oh deer
No. No I doe..n't.
Dame Edna reckons it's called Ardeer because that's what you say when you get there...
Funny how shell cordovan has so many myths !!
..and then there is this....
For all you double-monk buffs, I spotted in the window of Mark Muir Elizabeth St Melbourne a pair of Magnanni black double monks with a plain vamp.
Calf leather, leather sole, probably blake stitched. $425. If you squint at them they look at lot like C&J Seymours.
Far be it from me to be cynical at all, but I would be very very curious as to how much "oil" would be in a dried bone.
Does this "oil" in the bone ever run out over time?
Just how much "oil" by volume does a "normal" deer bone contain?
Does the oil leak out when not used to rub shoes?
In addition I would be curious as to what the chemical composition of this magical mysterious oil is.
I would also like to know how the "oil" from a deer bone differs from kangaroo bone oil, sheep bone oil and human bone oil.
fxh, magic happens!
Actually I am normally more of a 'logic happens' kind of guy, but the 'spokes' on the base of work chair were doing all sorts of damage (dents, scrapes and scuffs) to the heel cups of my Alden cigar shell cap-toes - so I was willing to give anything a go. If it didn't work on the shoes, the schnauzer would enjoy it.
Having now boned my shoes (!) and having seen it work, I don't think it is the oil in the bone that does the trick. The bone is slightly oily, but I don't think any appreciable amount of oil gets transferred to the leather. It just serves to give some lubrication while rubbing your bone on the shoes (again the !).
The surface of the bone itself is much more close grained and slick than, say, your average cattle or lamb bone - which would be too abbrasive for this purpose. Human bone could work. A femur would be to big, but an ulna could be about right.
So the 'secret' to the deer bone is that the surface is slick and hard and seems to create just the right amount of friction. I think this friction warms the shell, brings the shell's oil to the surface and distributes it about. The pressure flattens out the dents and pushes down the micro scrapes. The shoes were noticeably better after a good going over with the magic bone.
Could you achieve the same thing with a broom handle dipped in lard? Possibly. All I can say is that the deer bone worked for me.
HOTEL BESPOKE SUIT MAKERS....
Interested if any members have had experience or know of lessons learnt acquiring suits from the likes of;
These are tailors who book out rooms at all the five star major city hotels on a type of road tour marketing "well fitted suits..."
Anyone care to share?
Wow, 7 news reports on some great immunisation debate where as much as a whopping 2% of people op to not have their kids immunized. Interviewed one Dr Isaac Golden who is an opponent of immunisation, this 'Dr' being a homeopath.
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