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Grenson Stowe

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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.
Incidentally, the Lobb 2005 Vintage is this exact model.
 

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

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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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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.
That's my favorite polish too, heh.

koji
 

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Was it the marron fonce?  Or the cirage bordeux?

edit: or marron moyen?
 

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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
Alternating dark and light polishes on browns... even using the same Berluti...
 

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

B
 

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