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how do you take care of spectators?

acidboy

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i just bought a pair of church's in oak brown and beige canvas, on sale in their store in hongkong. pictures later. these are my first pair of spectators, and honestly they are not the type one would find wearing in our part of the woods.

thing is, how do i keep them clean? i already tried polishing the leather part, and its kind of tricky trying to avoid the canvas part. and how about the canvas? is there any kind of treatment to keep it clean? my friend suggested i use some 3M scotchgard, but i'm afraid it might make the canvas a tad darker.
 

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Just use a cloth wrapped around your finger to apply the polish; that gives you more control than using a brush. You can always use some low-tack masking tape to protect the canvas.

You can get shoe protection spray (which is essentially Scotch-Guard). I don't know whether or not it will darken the canvas.
 

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I have had two pair of leather and canvas spectators. I didn't touch the fabric on either pair, I just left it alone.
Enjoy them, they are some of my favorite shoes. Check out the ones at Brooks Brothers website.
 

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Originally Posted by acidicboy
my friend suggested i use some 3M scotchgard, but i'm afraid it might make the canvas a tad darker.

Better to have the canvass a little darker than to be susceptible to staining.
 

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thanks all! my silly friend advised me to avoid soysauce as one drop on it and the shoes are ruined. being an ethnic chinese, a dimsum lover, and having my dad partly own a chinese restaurant; this doesnt bode well with my usual trips. then again, i found these spectators attractive so i made the jump. forgot to take a pic earlier, i'll share it with you over the weekend.
 

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are you guys talking about shoes? what do spectators look like? pics?
 

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Originally Posted by designprofessor
Edward Green Spectator
I had that Malvern on my foot and couldn't pull the trigger. It was on sale too,for around $400, but I saw it gathering dust.
 

acidboy

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okay, here are the church's spectators i purchased:
 

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acidicboy said:
okay, here are the church's spectators i purchased: Wow! They are clear! I Cannot even see them
 

acidboy

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crap. let me fix that again....

there. hope that does it
 

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Originally Posted by acidicboy
crap. let me fix that again....

there. hope that does it


forgive my smartarseness there


Those are pretty damn nice! ANy place that sells them online?
 

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Originally Posted by skalogre
forgive my smartarseness there


Those are pretty damn nice! ANy place that sells them online?


no offense taken, skalogre. actually i didnt know that the photo webpage i was using doesnt work with pc's other than my own, because of the password recognition. so i should thank you for that.

as for online, i wouldn't know. just saw them on display in their store in hongkong.
 

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