Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by goodlensboy, May 23, 2012.
Me thank you, and grasshopper thanks you.
Me not get it yet,
me buy it soon and other Saphir product.
me try it.
lt the squeek Ms Berluti talk about.
When shoe done very very good it squeek at you,
it say in shoe talk "me finished now and stop polishing me".
lf upper not squeek it not done good.
There is no method as such, largely depends on mood, but usually 'full polish' in 2-3 months inspired by Ron Rider on shoe care: Crema alpina, Saphir cream, Crema Alpina, Saphir Wax, Crema Alpina, brushing after each application. Finish off with buffing with back side of Sylvet PR, then front side, then with little water on cloth, then buff with dry front side. Overall time perhaps 30 mins, but I leave shoes sometimes overnight or few hours before brushing or buffing
In between 'full polishing', Crema alpina then brush and buff lightly. When lazy (default mood) and if shoes look dull, buff with sylvet PR in the morning before wearing
Please, l need help. Are these beauties made in dark brown museum calf, or some other leather?
Think these are dark brown museum. You can check different shades available at JL website here http://www.johnlobb.com/models/loafers/lopez
Thank you, goodlensboy ..
l did compare these with the JL official web page, and they look like brown museum. However on this particular photo they appear to be more "open brown", maybe it's because of the flash light .. Just wanted to be shure and ask some of the more experienced members here ..
Yes I guess the 'streaking' is visible only due to flash in the pic, otherwise they are usually subtle
Here is one shot in direct sunlight (badly needs polishing!)
Mmm .. thaaanks .. gorgeous .. toe area shows it best .. just can't get enough of that "cloudy" shades!
Please, l need help once again about defining the leather type. Can anyone tell from the photo Is this black museum calf leather? This model is no longer visible on John Lobb web page, so l cannot make comparsion. Thanks in advance. Also, what do you think about this Buckingham model?
Might be pewter museum if not dark brown museum - just a guess
Buckingham looks good in classic, similar to Foxton in prestige (pewter museum):
Hmm .. hard to tell because of a flashlight involved, but compared to the Pewter museum you posted, the Buckingham in my photo looks more darker, more like black ..
l have a opportunity to order them online in black museum calf, brand new, they are made on 4098 John Lobb last. I don't know how that last fit.. So i am tempted and worried at the same time to order them ..
Yes, pewter looks grayish, lighter than black. Both are very nice Black Museum with flash Black Museum without flash
WoW! Thanks a lot!
Based on the flashlight photo you uploaded Buckingham loafers l'm about to order are most certainly made in black museum calf. Those cloudy shades with the flash on are drop dead gorgeous! You have a very nice collection of shoes.
Where do you get Crema Alpina? I used it a few years back, but have been unable to source it of late.
It's not available anymore to my knowledge. Stocked it up a couple of years ago from Bata Stores in Dubai & Bahrain (both now closed down)
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