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Experience with JL Misty Calf?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dieworkwear, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    I'm interested in buying a pair of John Lobb 2010 St. Crepin double monks in brown misty calf. However, while trying them on in the store, I noticed that the creases developed highlights. Though I know this is standard on any calf, these seemed a bit more unusual - slightly more wrinkly and chalk-ish looking.

    Does anyone here have experience with JL's brown misty calf? Could you say how your experience has been? Comments on museum calf are welcomed as well.
     
  2. LS7

    LS7 Senior member

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    I've noted this too with my pair of JL Langton in New Gold Museum. Although I'm not too concerned - perhaps I should be? Photo taken today:

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    These have been in the rotation for three years now. I've probably exacerbated the problem by using Neutral Saphir Medaille D'Or Wax and Cream, which leaves behind some white residue in the creases. An application of Renovateur gets rid of the residue.
     
  3. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    That actually doesn't look too bad. The dark brown misty calf I was considering looked very dry when creased. I don't know if it's because of the slightly different finish, the dark brown color, or perhaps the lighting.

    If anyone else has experiences to share, I'd appreciate it. The pair of shoes I'm considering are on hold until Tuesday, so I'd like to make a decision by then.
     
  4. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    My museum calf in chestnut do this as well after a few wears. A little conditioner clears it right up.
     
  5. earthdragon

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    I have the 10's and they are going to crease...
    Will snap a pic when I can.
     
  6. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Thanks. Do you have other JLs on the 7000? I'm an 8UK for the City II oxfords, which is built on the 7000, but seemed OK in the 7.5UK for the 2010 St Crepin. That's the only size they have, but am not sure if I should ask LeatherSoul or someone if they can place a special order for the 8UK.
     
  7. JayJay

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    I also have the '10 in dark brown misty calf. I've had them for a bit more than a year, and they've aged very nicely. I've not had a creasing issue with the '10s or any of the other Lobbs I have on the 7000 last.
     
  8. earthdragon

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    In hindsight, i should have sized down. I am typically a 10E on the other JL's I have (and stick with that). 9.5 would be perfect IMHO.
     
  9. earthdragon

    earthdragon Senior member

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    Excuse the shitty Cell phone pic -
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  10. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    ^^^They look fine to my eye. Mine looks the same.
     
  11. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Thanks! That's very helpful. Those indeed look pretty good; I was probably over analyzing them in-store. Might pick up my own pair this weekend.
     
  12. earthdragon

    earthdragon Senior member

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    Nice Shoes - however I am not sold on the 'Almond' shaped Last...
     
  13. Nikola

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    Pulling this one from the grave ..

    I am more than happy that I will finally receive my JL Lopez in black misty calf.

    Now, I was lurking the forum for quite some time, and found out that I should buy Saphir products rather than JL's. Which I will.

    But now the question is, should I buy the neutral creme combined with neutral wax, or to use the black saphir creme with neutral wax, or to use black saphir creme with black wax?

    Also, I dont get it where the Saphir Renovateur fits in? I will take best possible care of this Lopez shoes, and not planing on wearing them ever when there is rain or harsh weather outside, so should I use renovateur at all? Or can I just take care of them with creme and wax? What is renovateur really for?

    I know the misty calf has much less hues in the leather, and less cloudy finish than museum calf, but as far as i know, there is still some sort of cloudiness in the finish which I don't want to kill with black creme. But I also heard about crease problem when using neutral creme, so I am going crazy here. Really want to give them the best treatment possible from the day 1.

    Please help.
     

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