Buck bag

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  1. TCN

    TCN Senior member

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    Does anyone know where I can find one of those little bags of chalk-like powder for covering marks on white buckskin shoes?

    I know that Cole-Haan used to make them (or at least slap their name on them), but they no longer offer them, and two shoe repair places have told me that these "buck bags" are no longer made. Is this true? Can I make my own?
     


  2. Looking to improve

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    While I was in Boston for a conference last year, I bought a pair of AE white bucks at the AE store on Newbury St. I did buy a 'buck bag' (is that how you call it?) along with the shoes. I noticed in this years AE catalogue that the white bucks are no longer carried, but perhaps some AE stores may have some 'buck bags' left.

    If I had to make my own, I would probably put chalk-powder in a handkerchief and use that.

    Good luck.

    MtB
     


  3. T4phage

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    Just out of curiosity, have you worn them here? What was the reaction? [​IMG]
     


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    I have worn them. Here. The reaction varied. The 'general public' reacted anywhere between raised eyebrows and a (visible) "What was he thinking" frown and fits of laughter. People more interested in better clothes/shoes have reacted more favourably. To be honest, I don't care. I like them. As an aside, I went to see the Lidforts saturday. Nice, very nice. I liked the brogueing around the laces. MtB Edited to correct a spelling mistake
     


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    (T4phage @ 12 July 2004, 02:38) Just out of curiosity, have you worn them here? What was the reaction? Â [​IMG]
    I have worn them. Here. The reaction varied. The 'general public' reacted anywhere between raised eyebrows and a (visible) "What was he thinking" frown and fits of laughter. People more interested in better clothes/shoes have reacted more favourably. To be honest, I don't care. I like them. As an aside, I went to see the Lidforts saturday. Nice, very nice. I liked the brogueing around the laces. MtB Edited to correct a spelling mistake
    The reaction sounds similar to when I wear my canvas and leather spectators. Pity that the summer so far has been awful (to say the least). Nice Lidforts yes? Very English in execution, not Italian looking at all (well, maybe some je ne sais quoi way). Tempting you instead of a Green? [​IMG] Did you check out their Brioni selection upstairs? Not much, since they deal mostly in MTM.
     


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    I'm treading carefully here, lest I/we be accused of another thread hijack... About your spectators, that's the 'price' we pay... And pay with that secret smile [​IMG] . The summer could do with a bit less rain [​IMG] . But I can now also be on the lookout for either Berluti's of tan/canvas spectators. That narrows it down a bit. Care for a more accurate description of the two? Model names? Nice Lidforts indeed. Tempting me enough to consider a special order Green 'Newbury' with toe medallion, perhaps even on a 606 last. I could also just order a pair of C&J "Weymouth" and save a bundle, but I'm not sure about their fit. I could ask this weekend in Maastricht. I asked about the Brioni selection, but didn't go upstairs as I understood it was all m-t-m. MtB
     


  7. T4phage

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    All quotes originally by Looking to Improve:
    [​IMG]
    Today is pretty fine. My spectators are from E.Green, the Malvern in Khaki twill and burnt pine . The Berluti's are bespoke Club 2 (?) wholecut with 4 eyelets.
    Make sure to report back on possible sales there. If you are wondering about the fit of C&J's 337 last, check out Pelger's in centrum, they have some handgrades on that last. I'm really tempted by those Lidforts though..... been tempted for a few months now. [​IMG]
    No, they do have a limited of RTW upstairs. Who helped you? A young guy or the older gentlemen (owner)?
     


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    [​IMG] . When will we see the drooling smiley? I'll keep my eyes peeled. Now I'm especially interested in the Berluti's (I saw pictures on their website). I must say I thought 3 eyelets too few, and I'm not even sure about just four. Hence my thoughts about the 'Weymouth' or the "Newbury' (aside from the cost of bespoke Berluti's, of course).
    I will. I trust S&S's judgment to a greater degree than Pelgers... and since I'm going to Maastricht this weekend. O Joy. Â
    ...Must resist... As must I. Perhaps you could identify the virus/bacteria that causes Imeldaïtis in a new research project? [​IMG] . I'm not sure that those suffering would want a cure though...
    The older gentleman helped me. He seemed nice. TCN, I'd be interested to know whether you've succeeded in finding a 'buck bag'. MtB
     


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    Originally posted by Looking to Improve:
    Same here when I first discussed the model with them. Â Four is actually quite nice, fitting with the overall effect of the shoe. Â The tryons I had were five eyelets, and it did not look as nice.
    We already know it spreads via the Style Forum and Ask Andy (the first known virus that jumps the internet. ), now who could the carriers be?.... Bengal-Stripe, Jcusey, A.harris.... Â [​IMG]
     


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    Rosin bags for baseball pitchers are basically the same thing. Try a sporting goods store or website.
     


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    Great tip, thank you.
     


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