Bennie's Grenson pics

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  1. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    After hours of sweat and spit, here are the Grensons I am keeping from Bennie's latest sale, all ready to go.

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  2. darkoak

    darkoak Senior member

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    The butterfly loafers are gorgeous! How do they fit?
     


  3. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Like what you did with them, Whoopee. I've got a pair of brown captoes coming that I'm planning to give the treatment.
     


  4. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    OK, those brown oxfords are breathtaking. Wow. Just wow.
     


  5. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    The butterfly loafers are gorgeous!


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  6. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    Thanks guys. The black captoes could use a little more work, now that I look at them.

    darkoak, the butterfly loafers are a bit slimmer and tighter around the instep than a true 9D US. If anything one should go up half a size though this won't be necessary if one has a normal instep and width.
     


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    nerdykarim Senior member

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    i don't mean to completely jack this thread, but i'm a bit of an amateur and i can never get that kind of a shine (both pairs of brown shoes are [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG])

    i'd like to believe that i'm following the standard spit/mirror shine instructions pretty closely, but i think i miss the boat at the very last step...what material do you use to buff the shoe after your water/polish layers have all been applied? do you use nylons? a soft cotton cloth? something else?

    thanks! (and thanks for the pics...i'm kicking myself for my self-restraint)
     


  8. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    I use old woven silk ties. Pantyhose works well, too. But, with my polishing method at least, the mirror shine is already there and pretty smooth before the buffing.
     


  9. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Wowza, those are loafers to remember!!
     


  10. nerdykarim

    nerdykarim Senior member

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    I use old woven silk ties. Pantyhose works well, too. But, with my polishing method at least, the mirror shine is already there and pretty smooth before the buffing.

    Thanks. I always manage to get a quasi-mirror shine, but nothing like yours (or any of the other ridiculously nice shines i've seen from member pictures).

    I'll have to go thrifting for some old ties and try out your method...thanks for sharing [​IMG]
     


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    For mirror shine, use ladies nylon.
     


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    So what exactly did you do to those shoes? Did you simply use brown wax polish on the browns, or did you use cream as well?
     


  14. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart Senior member

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    Whoopee, excellent choice on your purchase, and great job on the polish. They are absolutely beautiful.

    I am so proud of myself to exercise restraint that I didn't buy any, not a single pair. I had 3 gorgeous pairs in my basket that I finally emptied out. I really need to save for my pilgrimages to Budapest and Northampton this Fall.

    Congratulations for achieving this gaudy Berluti look [​IMG]!

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    Teacher Senior member

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    Congratulations for achieving this gaudy Berluti look [​IMG]!

    Ecellent job! [​IMG][​IMG]


    You're a very fragile person, aren't you?
     


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