Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.
I agree, I tried one on too and found them to be very strange. Boglioli on the cheap they ain't.
Only the knits are worth it. The four R&B ties I have all pull like crazy and can't hold a dimple to save their lives. After I tidy them up I will be donating them.
Really? I scored one a couple of years back at a sale and have had no issues with it other than it is a touch on the long side (hello 2 x 4). Maybe different suppliers?
I only have one R&B tie, but I disagree. I own this one:
I've only had it for a few months, but it's held up very well. One of my favourites actually.
Nice pair of NWOB Church slippers going on eBay. Size 7, near as I can tell.
It'd also be great if I could get a pair of these:
So, I'm looking for some sage local advice...
I was out at a wedding-type function (long story) on Saturday night and when I returned to my hotel room I noticed a small dark red spot on my C&J Westbourne shoes. Red wine I'm guessing. At the time I licked my finger and sort of rubbed it a little, but it seemed to almost take the color out of the leather which i though was a little odd. So, it being late and all, i put the trees in and the shoes back in their protective bags to look at another day. Checking them tonight, I see that some of the color has indeed come out of the leather...
As you can clearly see here in two spots. My query is how to remedy. I know I can polish them up, but would prefer it if I could get away without using a color polish to restore the original color (since I like them that way and all). Is this something a leather conditioner would fix, or is it a polish -only type job?
All advice gratefully received prior to trying internet sourced (and not necessarily tested) solutions.
I don't think conditioner will fix it, you will most likely need to use a colored polish or cream. Think about it, if the colour has been removed, the only way it will come back is by using something to introduce colour back. I'd prob just try and dab on those spots to even it up. Then condition it then do a full even coat of polish and buff the crap out of them. And don't sweat it too much, spots and nicks give shoes character over time.
Guys a quick update on our tie project. Order was placed last week and I was told 3 weeks roughly, so let's say 4 weeks accounting for any delays that might come up. Once on their way I'll let everyone know, they ship with DHL so only take 3-4 days to get here normally. Once they arrive basically the quicker you pay the balance the quicker you'll get the tie. I'll issue payment requests to everyone leading up to their arrival to keep track though. I'll keep everyone up to speed if anything changes.
Great Jason. Looking forward to it.
Just thought I'd poke my nose in and see what the boys down under are talking about.
That's fantastic, Jason. Looking forward to it.
Thanks for the feedback - I was hoping that I could get away without the need to colour match, but guess I knew deep down it was going to be necessary. After inspecting the other shoe closely, I noticed that it had also copped a few splashes as well, but they had absorbed into the leather and are only evidenced by a tiny almost unnoticeable circular line in the leather. If I hadn't noticed the drops on the other shoe I wouldn't have a problem. Oh well, c'est la vie!
Edit: I never thought I'd see the color come out of leather so easily... remind me not to lick my finger next time!!!
Smeggett, can I have a better close up of those shoes. A close up of the spots with a little bit of the surrounding area.
Here you go LeJouvre...
And one more for good luck...
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