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Grenson Stowe

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by naturlaut, Jun 4, 2005.

  1. naturlaut

    naturlaut Senior Member

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    Well, here's my Stowe and it's actually well past its third year. Â They have aged pretty well, considering the frequency they were worn during its first two years. [​IMG] Incidentally, the Lobb 2005 Vintage is this exact model.
     


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    T4phage Distinguished Member

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    Those Stowes are ageing nicely Naturlaut [​IMG] . Did you try to 'antique' them yourself or are those just a result of the wearing process?
     


  3. naturlaut

    naturlaut Senior Member

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    Well, I used the Grenson light tan polish the first two years, and found it a bit too dry for the leather. I now used the mid-brown from Weston, which has darken the leather a bit and covered up the dryness in the leather. I should have switched earlier.
     


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    Thracozaag Distinguished Member

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    That's my favorite polish too, heh.

    koji
     


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    T4phage Distinguished Member

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    Was it the marron fonce?  Or the cirage bordeux?

    edit: or marron moyen?
     


  6. naturlaut

    naturlaut Senior Member

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    It's the marron fonce.

    Actually, on these Grensons, I now alternate between that Weston polish and light yellow Berluti polish, so they won't get too dark. I found the Berluti yellow polish works wonders on brown shoes: it helps the brown stays bright and balance the darkening effect from the brown polish and age. On some brown shoes I now use exclusively the Berluti yellow.

    I also received a can of Burgundy from Aubercy for my shoes but I haven't tried it yet. I think I could use a tiny bit of burgundy in these Grensons.
     


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    Hey. you use the same principles as I do [​IMG] Alternating dark and light polishes on browns... even using the same Berluti...
     


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    medwards Senior Member Dubiously Honored

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    Any suggestions for the best polish for a pair of John Lobb Paris' JohnLobb2003 in antique gold?
     


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    When I saw the shoes you were selling, I wondered, 'how nice are the shoes this guy is keeping?'

    Now I know. Very, very nice.
     


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    Where do you purchase them? Are they available on the net?

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