How do you know if a plain toe is going to 'ripple' or 'crease'?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by kaizo, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. kaizo

    kaizo Senior member

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    I've been avoiding plain toe for years as I don't really like the creasing to occur towards the toe (as it has done so with my cheap clarks) but looking at some nice monk straps and whole cut oxfords I am starting to get tempted to get one with my next pay.

    The question is what is the main attributer to the shoes 'rippling' rather than creasing? Is it more material based or last based?

    Please post pictures of your plain toe shoes too!
     
  2. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Shell cordovan (horse membrane) will develop rolls. Calf (baby cow) will develop creases. Both are natural to the nature of their properties and both effects can be minimized by using properly fitted shoe trees amd periodic leather conditioning (for calf) when the footwear is not in use.
     
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  3. kaizo

    kaizo Senior member

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    Hi thanks for the reply and merry Christmas :)

    I think I'll stick to calf for now (from what I have read on this forum shell cordovan seems like an advanced stage material) but will try shell cordovans when the time is right.

    I'll make sure I'll use shoe creams and shoe trees too.

    Any suggestions for actual models of whole cut and monk strap will be much appreciated!
     

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