- Feb 23, 2004
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To get a (computerized) translation, search souliers.net through google and click on "translate this page". VoilÃ¡. All in English.My French is not well enough to understand the entire site.
I do think that those pictures are a bit misleading. I've never seen an 888 last shoe in the flesh; but I own an 808 last shoe, and the square toe is narrower than it appears in the pictures on that website. Perhaps the gentleman whose shoes those are has wider feet than I do, or perhaps there is just an optical illusion in the pictures. In any case, I'm sure that you'll be very pleased with the model and the last.Thanks, I saw those pics, I still cant tell though. It all depends on the angle of the photo it seems. From the comments from the experts on the board though, the 888 is a very elegant last. I think I chose wisely.
How exactly did you do that?Quote:
Have you ever used your cold polish (for regular polishing, not for antiquing)? On souliers.net somebody uses polishes at different temperatures (www.souliers.net/php/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=42 That is definitely not a chemical effect, rather a change in the viscosity of the polish. Why this makes a different is another story. Mathieu3) This is going to sound funny, but after I have coated/stripped the shoes with wax, I wrap them in plastic and pop them in the freezer for half an hour. This does something to the chemical composition of the wax I think. You can raise a much higher shine and it is a much more durable finish.
If I recall correctly, it is the buckle (edit: strap) angle which is the greatest difference. Also, at the heel, there is a tab on the Oundle overlapping from one side to the other; the Stowe has a straight up and down stitch.What is the difference between the Stowe and the Oundle? Â Look very similar.