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

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  1. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Any recommendations for sole and edge dressing products for shoes? Preference is to get it somewhere in Melbourne cbd.
     


  2. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I reckon edge dressing is a waste personally. I've always just conditioned and used polish on the edges and buffed them with the brush when polishing the rest of the shoe and they look great.

    Your doing a great job on the bulling by the way, I have dabbled with it in the past but just don't have the time these days. But also don't get too fussy with it, remember it only takes an accidental kick on the corner of your desk to scuff 2 hours of elbow grease :)
     


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    right now i'm using: jean paul gaultier (for work), acqua di gio and polo blue for day to day, RL romance and paco rabanne (black bottle with rose) for evenings/dates.
     


  4. Gerry Nelson

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    Thanks, Jason. I'll give that a go - the good thing is that because I know how to do it, I don't feel so bad if it gets scuffed. If somebody had done it for me, I'd be pretty gutted!
     


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    Deapht Well-Known Member

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    I read the last page of the mr porter thread. apparently you need a proxy or something to get the sale. whats up with that?
     
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    If you decide to get some after all, Fiebings has a good reputation. I'm contemplating getting some myself, and I found Tandy Leather Factory which stocks most of their products.
     


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    Apparently the Mr Porter founding members sale is limited to US customers for now and it'll start for International customers later. Correct me if I'm wrong because I don't want to be missing out. I'm paranoid that I've lost my founding members status.
     


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    I asked my local cobbler* about this on the weekend and he said he just uses leather dye in the right colour to treat the edges.


    *and just to give them a plug - Jazma Shoes in Balmain (in the Arcade opposite Woolies). Great work and they stock Loake, Bartelesi, Red Wing and RM Williams and their own house brand (made in Lebanon, and pretty decent shoes at a good price).
     


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    This is correct. Usually a few days after US founders, international founders then have access
     


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    Gerry, regarding edge dressing, something with medium pigment and a nice sheen works best IMO. I'm sure I've shown you this at one of the Herringbone evenings, but I actually use the KIWI children's shoe polish with the sponge applicator on the edges. I apply it minimally all the way around and then use a separate buffing brush and stocking to brush the edges to a high shine (when desired for formal events), otherwise I just buff it out. Unfortunately, there's no exact match in colour for Alden's burgundy shell cordovan whose edges are neither black, nor brown in the majority of cases.
     


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    Thanks for that. It's good to learn something new!
     


  12. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Senior member

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    Have been using these:

    Versace Pour Homme

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    Gucci

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    strawberrynet.com FTW.
     


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    jaypee Senior member

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    These are both in my rotation list, nice choices

    My favorite at the moment in Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
     


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    I have a bottle of Versace Pure Homo. Don't really use it much. I think it has gone off or something. There is this weird dull synthetic smell if too close to it.
     


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    I prefer the Versace Pure Hetro [​IMG]
     


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