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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. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    oh christ "facepalm" indeed
     
  2. JubeiSpiegel

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    Lesson learned, don't mess with crust leather...
     
  3. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    yeah crust leather is no joke; It takes on color easily so i typically just condition and brush. i dont even bother with paste wax but thats because im a lazy ass
     
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    Finally, my MTO Wigmore arrived.
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  5. NAMOR

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    Beautiful. Is that grey calfskin?
     
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    Soon I can haz MTO Thorpe boots in GG06 last and vintage rioja hatch grain uppers. I'm a bit excited.

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    Being derbies, hose deserve their own name - 'Spiegels'?
     
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    Call me crazy but I'm going to attempt a DIY bleached black deco finish on the vintage pine chesters I picked up at the sample sale. Had a chat with the new GG patina artist, who was most helpful.
     
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    I look forward to seeing the results... :lurk:
     
  10. NAMOR

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    edit nvm was on my cell. looks like vintage rioja? mh 71? very nice :slayer:
     
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    what else did he say? actually apply bleach?
     
  12. dddrees

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    Nice, diets in regards to actual colors please.
     
  13. JubeiSpiegel

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    I forget the exact details, but i use all Saphir products. If i recall, I darken the chestnut a little bit with some brown cream, and have been burnishing the toe and heel with brown wax (with light brown wax on the rest of the chestnut upper). I think i even added a touch of dark brown wax on the toe box a bit ago.

    Hope that helps...
     
  14. dddrees

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    But do you remember what color G&G used on the shaft of the boot?
     
  15. JubeiSpiegel

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    OK, I understand now, you were asking about the specs.

    Vintage chestnut & dark brown English grain
     
  16. p.henrik

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    Bleach (more effective but also more damaging) or surgical spirit and only on the non-moving parts of the leather like toe and heel. Also if you use bleach you need to wash in clean with water and ware for it to dry to see full effect. Bleached leather also soaks up color so work very slowly with acrylic brush without too much dye on it. They don't work with grey dye (Avel/saphir doesn't carry it - tarragon does but GG doesn't work with that).

    If I can't get the effect I want I'll just dye them black which I've done before and is super easy to get right.

    Btw, T Colledge & Son caries all saphir products at great wholesale prices if anyone needs to stock up.
     
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    thanks for the info, i dont intend to try this but im intrigued by the process would you please keep us posted? this is next level DIY stuff
     
  18. dddrees

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    My fault, but great looking boot. Those two colors work real well together.
     
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    If you don't hear for me it means I failed miserably [​IMG]
     
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    Bumpity bumps
     

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