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

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  1. JubeiSpiegel

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    Very nice, I think it's the slight brogueing that throws people off...
     


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    fit shmit, the shoes are lovely. :)
     


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    Yeah, that seems to be the case. The brogueing made it more interesting to me though. I already have a couple of captoe double monks, so it's nice to get something a little different.


    Haha, thanks!
     


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    I love these Mayfairs (although I prefer TG73) and all double monks.
    Those others ultra marrons will not get excited unless they see something with laces!
     


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    jet Persian Bro

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    gents which saphir creme/polish combination would you use for vintage cedar?

    what wax for antiquing toe/heel counter? Thkx
     


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    Closest in color is Havane (nr 34) which they just released as cream also in the Medaille d'Or line. It has a tiny bit of a red tint which goes well with vintage cedar, and is between dark brown and medium brown in color. With polish for antiquing I use dark brown.
     


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    The tin of havana wax I have is darker than dark brown....it's bordering on a blackish brown.

    I polished my cedar shoes with medium brown on the toes and cognac on the rest.
     


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    Indeed however one should be careful because Barneys sizing has been a big cluster:censored: and these are final sales no returns so thread these waters carefully.
     


  10. JubeiSpiegel

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    Was looking at that yesterday, Burnham might be calling my name... :drool:
     
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    Havana does seem quite dark, any pictures of the above polishings?
     


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    Here is a pic of the mentioned colors next to my Cambridge in Vintage cedar: [​IMG] From left: Mahogany, Medium brown, Havane, Dark brown. Fiddler is correct that Mahogany probably is the closest one in color, was wrong there, but I prefer Havane since I want the shoes to go more to the brown than red. But Havane is not darker than Dark brown, as clearly shown on the picture, at least not in cream. Know that the polish sometimes is a bit darker when you look at it in the tin, but AFAIK Havane isn't available as polish.
     
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    I've been contemplating what to use on Cedar as well. Havane is available as a polish (34) and is labeled as Tobacco on Hanger Project's site, but on the tin it is labeled Havane/TabakBrown. As I'll likely be using Mahogany for my Cherry Burnhams, I am leaning towards Havane for the Cedar Burnhams as, like you, I want them to lean more toward brown than red.
     


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