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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. gyasih

    gyasih Well-Known Member

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    Stitch, just giving you shit. It's cool :cheers: I wear sneakers and hate people who buy with the sole intention to flip and I can't kop.

    I have purchased something that I wanted, decided not to keep, so I attempt to make a few dollars. Most times it just ends up back at the store or on B&S.
     
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  2. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    its all good. im probably just being cranky lol. :cheers:

    i get flipping stuff and what not. its hoarders who jump out of no where whenever there is a big sale going on that piss me off. some things are not flippable and then it just screws the people who wanted to buy stuff to keep at a good price.
     
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  3. GothamRed

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    Ha, you mean most of the RLPL stuff from Woodbury 3 years ago that's still on the 'Bay?
     
  4. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    lol, didnt know about that, but yes.
     
  5. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Well-Known Member

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    X Post.

    As if you haven't seen enough of these already....

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  6. GothamRed

    GothamRed Well-Known Member

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    Those look familiar...[​IMG]
     
  7. Hampton

    Hampton Well-Known Member

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    Nick this is the best polish skills I came out with. it's not working for me!!
    Any tips guys?

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  8. Gdot

    Gdot Well-Known Member

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    Buff with a very soft clean rag or a pair of nylon hose.

    Spray with a little water first.

    edit - see below - now that I see how much water you are using I've changed my recommendation.
     
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  9. GothamRed

    GothamRed Well-Known Member

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    What are you currently using/doing?
     
  10. Hampton

    Hampton Well-Known Member

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    This is what I am doing. And after 30-45 min polishing that is the result you are looking at guys. Any help/tips are welcomed. And i'm using darkbrown wax from C&J.

    Wraping the shoe bag around two fingers.
    Taking a few drops of water on the shoe bag where the wax is coming on.
    Put on a little wax.
    Polish.
    Add a drop of water using my little finger and dipping it in water.
    Polish more.
    Add drop of water.
    Polish more.
    Add a tiny bit of wax.
    Polish.
    And so on...

    Then I finish off the shine with a microfiber glove.
     
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  11. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    MoL - those pics are fantastic. love the shoes. :)
     
  12. hanskl

    hanskl Well-Known Member

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    It looks to me like they are too moist, ie. too much water and/or wax has been applied...
     
  13. Gdot

    Gdot Well-Known Member

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    Too much water during application. Skip the water altogether for the initial application. Only add a drop or two from the tip of your finger after the wax starts to get 'stiff'. Once the leather gets moist you will never get a shine until you let it dry out. You might also try using a soft cotton t shirt as the applicator - shoe bags are not necessarily all that soft.
     
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  14. Hampton

    Hampton Well-Known Member

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    Will try that tomorrow. Thank g-man. Will update if it got any better :)
     
  15. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew, google the mac method
     
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  16. mrbrioni

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    MoL - those pics are insane!

    I have the shoes and you make them look 100 x's better than they do - and they're sexy as hell to begin with!

    A+++++
     
  17. laufer

    laufer Well-Known Member

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    Guys is anybody is looking for a boot with ridgeway sole, maybe we could give Nick feedback as what to offer for the next MTO. I would prefer Canterbury on either DG 70 or CG 06 on expresso leather, with ridgeway sole, the color is not such a sticking point but I desire some boot on ridgeway sole.
     
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    Use whiskey instead of water, same effect, less water, alcohol evaporates faster leaving the lether shinier. I trick borroed from G&G!
     
  19. GothamRed

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    You'd better be using shite whisky, son. [​IMG]
     
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  20. Frank the sheep

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    Single malt or blended? Any region that is better?
     

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