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Just sharing my evenings work

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jamsy, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. jamsy

    jamsy New Member

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    Hi all,

    1st post thought I would share my evenings work.

    I recently bought a pair of Grenson Archie brogues in tan, once I got the sizing right I loved them. Just spent the evening taking them from the light tan to a medium but really deep redish brown (with polish not dye). Now I adore them, considering wearing them to bed!

    Photos don't do them justice but here they are:

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    As you can see, I still have some work to do. In the flesh they look delicious.

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    The flash shows some of the original colour (yes I did take the laces out, I know it doesn't look like I did!).

    I just ordered a couple of pairs of Trickers. Two pairs because one has the Dainite sole, which I am a bit dubious about. It looks thinner than the double leather. Will see what its like when it gets here. Got one pair in tan, going to get a similar treatment to the Grensons. The other (Dainite) are duo tone cap toes which look really nice, but they had sold out of the leather sole and aren't doing any more.

    This pic is of the leather sole caps, cant bring myself to post a pic of the Dainite ones!

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    Here are the almost standard ones (keen eyes will spot the natural sole and brass eyelets)

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    Will post back when I get them and let you know if I keep the caps! Could get them resoled I suppose....


    Regards

    James
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2014
  2. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Welcome to Styleforum jamsy. Enjoy your shoes in good health.
     
  3. jamsy

    jamsy New Member

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    Well the Trickers came through.....Not what I was expecting.

    They are a lot less chunky in the flesh, to be honest the finishing was sloppy, looked like a cheapo pair of shoes next to the Grenson Archie's

    They went back!

    I have now embarked on learning to make my own shoes. Visiting Springline some time next week to have a Bespoke last made. Then going to A & A Crack and Sons to sort out some leather!

    Will let you know what happens.

    James
     

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