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

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

  1. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    MoL - those pics are fantastic. love the shoes. :)
     
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    It looks to me like they are too moist, ie. too much water and/or wax has been applied...
     
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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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    Hampton Senior member

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    Will try that tomorrow. Thank g-man. Will update if it got any better :)
     
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    nephew, google the mac method
     
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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+++++
     
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    laufer Senior 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!
     
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    You'd better be using shite whisky, son. [​IMG]
     
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    Single malt or blended? Any region that is better?
     
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    Loch Dhu, not really fit for human consumption anyhow.* [​IMG]

    * (just kidding, i love pretty much all whisky).
     
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    Me to. Some earlier in the evening than others :cheers:
     
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  13. GothamRed

    GothamRed Senior member

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    Speaking of...it's about that time...
     
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    this is a fantastic idea if Nick is up for it. maybe start a poal?
     
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    Berluti uses champagne and Saint Crispins recommend rubbing alcohol. Any alcohol would be fine. But spit works best.

    Don't use shoe bags. Use old tshirts/undershirts.

    No water from the start. Polish until the wax feels very sticky with heavy drag. Add a bit of water (not onto cloth, but on shoes), polish until the wax stiffened enough to have huge drag. Repeat until shine.

    Alternate layers of wax and cream to have depth.
     

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