Gaziano & Girling Appreciation & Shoe Appreciation Thread (including reviews, purchases, pictures, e

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  1. Frank the sheep

    Frank the sheep Senior member

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    Brush after each wear seams a little excessive. I brush mine when i need to but i agree that a suede cleaner is very good, i´ve used combishaum. Then i always spray the shoes with water repellent spray and this keeps the shoes very clean.


    My opinion is that suede is more durable than leather. I have used a pair of Loake Pimlico in dark brown suede for two winters and they still looks like new. I washed them ones every year and put new water repellent spray on them. This year i bought spray with the same color as the shoe and the result was great. The spray works very well and i have been caught in heavy rain a few times and the water just slips right of, no need to worry about water marks like you do on nice leather shoes.
     
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  2. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    [sigh] With all due respect, suede is leather.
     
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  3. in stitches

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    excellent info, thanks.
     
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    cmon, you know what he meant. ;)
     
  5. Frank the sheep

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    Oh, it is? Thanks for clearing that out. This is the reason i visit SF, you learn sooo much everyday :)


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  6. Sir F

    Sir F Senior member

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    Damn I want to polish my G&G shoes, but I dont have the right stuff for it. Must buy some on monday.
     
  7. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Whether I did or didn't isn't the point. I'm conversant in things connected with leather and shoes to a greater degree than most people. I can guess. Not everyone can.

    And that being said, the comparison of suede was made in a specific context...ie. contrasting the durability of suede to...to...well, to itself.

    But more to the point, when you are giving advice to other people, generalities and misdirection seldom help.

    And as an aside, cobblers are not shoemakers.
     
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  8. Stirling

    Stirling Senior member

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    Var inte en idiot.
     
  9. Frank the sheep

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    Ok. Post one stated i used the wrong term, post two told me why it was wrong. Is the next post reveling the right word to use?
     
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    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    If you like....

    In most cases..among reputable makers...suede is actually the flesh side of a full grain or top grain leather.

    You could say something along the lines of "IMO, suede is more durable than top grain."

    Which would be more or less true (and informative) depending upon how you define "durable."

    As well as how you define "suede"...primarily because some "suedes" are actually splits and could not legitimately be described as more durable than full grain suedes, for the simple reason that the grainside (where most of the strength and density is) has gone missing.
     
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    fair enough :)
     
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    I believe Woe is me has some.
     
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    Damn, would really like to see them on somebody, well well maybe later!
     

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