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charcoal grey shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by contactme_11, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. contactme_11

    contactme_11 Senior member

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    Does anyone know of a company that makes/ sells charcoal grey dress shoes? I've been having a hard time in search of some.
     
  2. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    That's an odd colour. I have seen some lighter gray shoes, mostly Italian, so would suggest that you look in that direction. More likely you'd have to go with a made to order program with one of the flexible shoe makers like Gravati or Martegani. I honestly can't recall ever seeing charcoal gray leather offered by any shoe maker, though.
     
  3. Soph

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    French more likely than Italian as they do have the entire color scheme
     
  4. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That's an odd colour. I have seen some lighter gray shoes, mostly Italian, so would suggest that you look in that direction. More likely you'd have to go with a made to order program with one of the flexible shoe makers like Gravati or Martegani. I honestly can't recall ever seeing charcoal gray leather offered by any shoe maker, though.

    I'm fairly certain I've seen gray shoes by Gravati, so that's an excellent suggestion.
     
  5. whoopee

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    French is a good suggestion, since they can dye and antique. The Berluti gray shown isn't so uncommon; I know Lance at VCH had some boots in a similar graphite, perhaps a bit lighter, and samples of the colour are readily available.
     
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    Holdfast Senior member

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    John Lobb's pewter museum calf is an interesting grey but perhaps not quite the shade you seek.
     
  8. deepitm

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    Absolutely ancient thread to bump, but how does one go about keeping the charcoal tone of the shoe when polishing? Is there grey polish?

    EDIT: Nevermind, searching for "gray" instead of "grey" yielded a recommendation. http://www.styleforum.net/t/175881/caring-for-gray-shoes
     
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  9. CYstyle

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    Thanks CY.

    What happens if you polish shoes with the wrong shade? In this example, could I turn the grey into black? It seems possible, but I dunno. In a more extreme example, could you turn brown dress shoes black with polish alone?
     
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    FYI, that Meltonian Charcoal Grey did the trick. Thanks again.
     
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    No. You could darken it, but it would wear off. You would need shoe dye to make it black.
     

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