Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Harrydog, Mar 11, 2012.
Anytime, both had about the same amount of wiggle room for me. But of course YMMV.
For most people on their Doak colored shoes are you using dark brown wax, dark brown and black wax, or neutral wax which can flake white residue from time to time?
I used a very light coat of neutral wax on mine when I first got them. No flaking as of yet. It's been about 5 months.
I did the same with my Galways, but my experience has been that it will especially if you spit shine (Bully) with neutral wax.
Yea, I'd imagine it would considering the amount of wax needed to bull the toes.
I know I've gotten better at using less wax, but it's been such a long time since I've done the neutral trick I forget how long it actually took. However if memory serves me correctly it wouldn't necessarily happen the first or second time but over time like maybe the third or fourth time.
I am getting ready to condition the Dovers and I'm not sure what route to take, next. I'm thinking of sticking with all neutral products until the time comes that I have to add color.
Right, this is why I wanted to ask and see what everyone has been doing with their Doak colored shoes. But I did ant to see if it might be possible to add a bit of a spit shine on the toe and heal without screwing up the color. I would do light fade up the vamp if possible as well.
I would take a contrary viewpoint and suggest that business staple shoes - even if not externally flashy - are perfect for high end purchases.
City II (straight tip) is main line - $1265 , 7000 last
Phillip II (perf tip) is prestige line - $1650 (comes with trees); 7000 last
Beckett (plain toe) is prestige line - $1750 (comes with trees), 8000 last
I agree. A great pair of sober black shoes is a necessary staple, whether you wear them weekly, or only twice per year.
Furthermore, it's funny that some will spend a lot of good money on multiple pairs of Dovers and/or Galways in dark oak and other shades of brown, but these same fellows balk at the prospect of purchasing EG black oxfords. Step up your shoe game, and grab a nice pair of black shoes of equal quality to your brown kicks. Cheers.
my only pair of black shoes are sneakers...
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