Restoring an old Swaine Adeney Brigg attache - Photos

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr. Moo, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    It's a pity what you have done to the case, slapping all kinds of stuff on it, when all it really needed was a moist cloth rub followed by some bridle feed.

    Can you show me a before and after or what bridle feed can do? Would it have hidden the scuffs as well as what my technique did? If not, I am not sure I would be as interested in it...
     
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    onix Senior member

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    What are you going to do with the hardware? Leaving them as is? Metal polishing? Replacing?
     
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    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    What are you going to do with the hardware? Leaving them as is? Metal polishing? Replacing?

    The locks and handle holdings were hand polished using Simichrome. The locks are 95% of the way there, and the handle fittings are about 75%. So after a little more polishing for the locks and a good bit more for the handle fittings, they should be done.
     
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    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Yika Senior member

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    Interior looks good.
     
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    It looked like crap before, it looks great now. There's a difference between patina and beat up.
     
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    Great job, Moo. Thats got character.
     
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    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    It looked like crap before, it looks great now. There's a difference between patina and beat up.

    Great job, Moo. Thats got character.

    [​IMG] thanks guys
     
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    Can you show me a before and after or what bridle feed can do? Would it have hidden the scuffs as well as what my technique did? If not, I am not sure I would be as interested in it...

    Too late now.
     
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    imo, the brass work took away a lot of character.
     
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    Do you mean it won't look good in an office setting? I am 50/50 on selling it.

    Not sure what roofing it means. [​IMG]

    As for a refurbish at a professional site... I am pretty sure this is not necessary. There is no need for major, massive overhauling as the stitching, interior, handle, and brass are near perfect.


    It may depending on the office. If you were the type that thrifted most of your stuff then this would fit right in but I believe you go in crispy, even in SW&D see what I mean?

    Back in the day we would take something that was no good anymore and see who 'roof it' or throw it up on the roof where it would be gone forever. So a broken (insert item) would take on a new use; something we could try to roof.

    Yo, my phone keeps dropping calls!
    Roof it, son
    Werd. Imma bout to.
     
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    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    imo, the brass work took away a lot of character.

    Eh, it was too filthy looking, character or not.

    It may depending on the office. If you were the type that thrifted most of your stuff then this would fit right in but I believe you go in crispy, even in SW&D see what I mean?

    Back in the day we would take something that was no good anymore and see who 'roof it' or throw it up on the roof where it would be gone forever. So a broken (insert item) would take on a new use; something we could try to roof.

    Yo, my phone keeps dropping calls!
    Roof it, son
    Werd. Imma bout to.


    Got it. Still unsure on keeping it or not. Wife wants me to sell it.
     
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    Eh, it was too filthy looking, character or not.



    Got it. Still unsure on keeping it or not. Wife wants me to sell it.


    keep it.
     
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    I'm just curious what the balance of positive comments to negative comments would have been if Moo weren't the OP.
     
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    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    keep it.

    [​IMG]

    I'm just curious what the balance of positive comments to negative comments would have been if Moo weren't the OP.

    [​IMG] I have received a few PMs with a similar question.
     

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