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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. Noblesse

    Noblesse Member

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    Hi all,

    These are my Loake Churchill's:

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    Can anyone diagnose what might have caused the wrinkling/lumps on the side? They are relatively new (bought in Feb), rotated daily and always shoe tree'ed when not in use. I noticed the wrinkling particularly after getting rather thick topy's put on. I have another pair in Brown, without topy's which have not wrinkled - although the leather feels very different.

    Thank you.
     


  2. MickyD

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    so is the guy interviewed in The Age 'M' magazine (Christian Remrod) anyone on here? Pocket Square, C&J's, etc. etc.
     


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    Off to the Mornington Peninsula for a Mothers Day lunch.

    Jacket: Hermes cashmere (op shop find)
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    Have a great Mothers Day all!
     


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    Saw that, and wondered the same thing.
     


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    I believe the topy causes this ... The combination of topy and the adhesive changes the flex and results in uneven moisture i.e. stays damp closer to the topy and dries at the top.... Eventually ull notice the sole layers begin to split.
     


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    send me some of your drugs, please. ty
     


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    I think the added thickness of the topy would change how the shoe flexes and results in unusual creasing, but the portion of your post regarding moisture seems irrelevant to me.
     


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    +1


    this, just read his sermon on shoes above and you're set. i want his drugs, though.
     


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    hey guys
    im offloading a pair of C&J Westbournes (9.5UK) on B&S if anyone if keen.
     


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    Hey fritzl, what you doing over here? It's Australia, not Austria!

    Anyway saved me from a Topy rant. Thanks.
     


  11. Noblesse

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    Thanks for your input everyone. At least I learned my lesson about topy soles before I got Carmina's.
     


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    good advice is always needed.


    you're welcome. btw, checked fnb after several months. definitly a mistake. you know who i'm talking about.
     


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    nothing wrong with topy and the creasing isn't offensive to me. the cobbler needs to adjust the thickness of the topy, though.

    tbh, why do you guys buy leather soled shoes instead of rubber just to have them topied? makes no sense, imo. does it.
     


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    Just an observation rather than fact re moisture. Perhaps its just the rate of wear, but by the time you are adding topy your upper would be worn in and flexible and then then topy thickens/stiffens the sole so the soft upper will crease easily when worn while the sole will never "loosen" up as its synthetic.
     


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    Fritzl - you know shooey is my mate and a good bloke.

    Topy does not hurt your shoes. It can't.

    I have over 25 pairs of shoes with Topy. No problems.

    Have been using Topy for years and years.

    There nothing mystical about leather, or it wearing, or you slipping arse over tit on marbled foyers in your suit or slipping over on footpaths without Topy.

    Given there's only about two people in Australia who can properly repair Goodyear shoes it doesn't make any sense not to Topy.
     


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