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Can You Mirror Shine Longwings?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Sean Archer, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. Sean Archer

    Sean Archer Senior member

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    I'd like to try, not sure if it will look weird or be impossible.
     


  2. greekgeek

    greekgeek Senior member

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    I would advise against it, particularly if they are pebble/scotch grain.
     


  3. Sean Archer

    Sean Archer Senior member

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    I would advise against it, particularly if they are pebble/scotch grain.

    They are.

    What about plaintoe cordovan?
     


  4. greekgeek

    greekgeek Senior member

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    ^ Brush the heck out of those suckers with a minimal amount of polish or none at all.

    They will glow.
     


  5. Sean Archer

    Sean Archer Senior member

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    Ya they look pretty great now already, I have to admit. I was just curious about trying a mirror shine cuz I'm bored. I guess I'll just have to buy some cap toes. Darn [​IMG]
     


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    I don't mean to hijack this thread, but didn't want to start a new one on a simple question...

    Is it appropriate to mirror shine brown shoes? I've typically only seen it done on black shoes.
     


  7. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    They are.

    What about plaintoe cordovan?


    have been to a shoemaker this week. he had a mirror shined pair of scotch grain shoes. it was a plain derby.

    but try it on the longwings. imo and my experience, you cannot damage anything.

    just my 2cents
     


  8. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    A mirror shine is easy to achieve. Over at AAAC, the shoe thread often shows lots of glossy longwings. I prefer less gloss on my shoes, but a high gloss is possible.
     


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    I'd like to try, not sure if it will look weird or be impossible.

    If they're not grained, why not? Easily retified if you don't like the look.
     


  10. Sean Archer

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    They are grained black Kenmoors. I think I'll wait till I get a plain toe shoe to try the mirror.

    What about brown shoes as up1bin above asked?
     


  11. Mild Mannered

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    sure you can mirror shine brown shoes why not? I wouldn't mirror shine anything (deliberately). I prefer a luster over a shine especially on sotch grain.

    ok i re-checked my shoes. I do have some pairs in brown I mirror shined, yea they look fine.
     


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