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Rock Your Socks- show your sock, shoe & pant combos

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GusW, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. jhcam8

    jhcam8 Senior member

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    Thanks. EG Galway in Burgundy/Berry suede and Missoni socks.
     
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  2. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    BEAUTIFUL colors
     
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  3. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    thanks!

    good stuff jh and cleav.
     
  4. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Today, visiting Mater and Pater with the girls.

    Old dog Grensons, PSmith and Happy Socks


    Those of a nervous disposition do not click


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  5. ter1413

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    I have socks that color also. Nice touch.
     
  6. mimo

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    Who's up for "Yellow Socks Monday?" Just a thought!

    In the mean time...

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  7. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Mimo, yer fog setting has gone industrial. Keep it there!

    Nice combo dood

    You suggest a yeller Monday challenge after I wear my best yeller!

    Chancer :sly:
     
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  8. Burton

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    Sunday. My DIY Trickers.

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    mcarthur Senior member

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    cigar lhs
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  10. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Very nice Mimo
     
  11. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Burton ,looks good v well done :nodding:

    Unc, great combo that. Fabulous :slayer:
     
  12. mimo

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    Thanks chaps. Cleav, we can do yellow next Monday then. :)

    Burton, that's a lovely job of re-finishing those Tricker's. What did you use to strip them right down like that?
     
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  13. Burton

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    I used acetone to strip them and feibings dye to color them.
     
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    You're on then. Monday yeller challenge!

    Burton, you any experience of doing that? Either way it's a terrific job. Would be a huge leap of faith for me to even think of it.

    Respect to you man :slayer:
     
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    It's interesting that just with acetone, the leather went down to a neutral colour. I don't know much about tanning, but when I stripped a pair down like that (some old Loakes I'd had for years), the leather was still coloured underneath. Given the different price point of the shoes, I'm guessing that yours were nice full grain, probably vegetable dyed, loveliness, whereas mine were probably polished, aniline-dyed cheapness! Anyway, it was still a satisfying experiment - B&A below. I later destroyed them with a more brutal experiment!

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    Any more takers? Yellow Monday...you know you want to...
     
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    I searched my drawer this morning for a pair of yellowers that I knew were there, to no avail.
    I presume the missus ruled them out some time ago...
     
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  17. Cleav

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    just occurred to me, i played my ace already!

    No matter, week to go. Have a reserve that'll have to work if nothing new comes along.

    I'll either have to get creative or go for a double look next Monday, F in Law's funeral at two. He'd have liked that though, he was always the dandy!

    C'mon Macs
     
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  18. Burton

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    To all above - I had no prior experience dyeing shoes. The Trickers were very light. The original color was acorn, but I have also seen it referenced as "burnished." It was extremely light almost a blonde color. I tried darkening it to "cognac" with polish, but the results were uneven and I was still unhappy with them. Finally, I saw a blog post by a friend who had dyed a pair of shoes, and then saw the results from RogerP's EG double monks, and thought I should give it a try. The acetone takes the leather down to the tanned hide, it does not remove the dyes added during tanning. If you look at the videos available on YouTube, you will see that you must dye darker not lighter. The shoes turned out better than I thought they would. In the end, it was pretty easy.
     
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  19. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Very well done :bigstar:
     
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