Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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  1. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Here's an interesting photo pulled from Leather Soul: two pairs of Edward Greens both in Burgundy Antique and both a few years old.

    Tom wrote, "Pictured below are Takuya and Kuni, modeling their personal favorite Edward Green models. Takuya’s Beaulieus have aged quite dramatically since he first purchased them in 2008. They have become lighter and redder in tone whereas Kuni’s Fromes have aged darker with the help of dark burgundy and black waxes and creams."

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    i don't like either...
     
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  4. srivats

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    i don't like either...

    Care to explain why? I see two pairs of shoes well worn and well-cared-for by the owners. The antiquing does not look artificial at all.

    Here are some better pictures from the LS website:

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    Care to explain why?

    Because they are not black bluchers[​IMG]
     
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    They offend your teutonic judgment?

    How base!


    i'm not a single bit teutonic. don't tell your geography teacher...

    it's the artificial antiquing that turns me off. horses for courses, nvm.
     
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    Care to explain why?
    besides the terrible rippling on both, the antiquing is not my cuppa, either artificial or not.
     
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    Because they are not black bluchers[​IMG]

    thanks for playing.

    fail, sorry
     
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    Your judgment, however, is. (teutonic..)

    not at all, nvm.
     
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    Terrible rippling? Have you ever worn a shoe? Leather tends to "crease" over time....
     
  12. srivats

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    besides the terrible rippling on both, the antiquing is not my cuppa, either artificial or not.

    I don't see any rippling apart from what you see normally. I'd say that those shoes fit their owners quite well - not as good as you see in bespoke, but as good as you can get in RTW.

    Do you always use neutral wax for your shoes, G? And can you really avoid the change in leather color that happens naturally with polishing? Infact people like this so much that they try to impart this artificially (which mostly looks terrible).
     
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    There's something that looks off on these pictures, particularly the guy on the right. It looks like he has tiny feet, probably due to the trousers leg opening being a bit wide for such a sleek and close-cut shoe. The Beaulieu side looks more harmonious.
     
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    There's something that looks off on these pictures, particularly the guy on the right. It looks like he has tiny feet, probably due to the trousers leg opening being a bit wide for such a sleek and close-cut shoe. The Beaulieu side looks more harmonious.

    Those trouser openings are wide !? [​IMG] [​IMG] I thought they were smaller.
     
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    I don't see any rippling apart from what you see normally. I'd say that those shoes fit their owners quite well - not as good as you see in bespoke, but as good as you can get in RTW.
    if you think so...
    Do you always use neutral wax for your shoes, G? And can you really avoid the change in leather color that happens naturally with polishing? Infact people like this so much that they try to impart this artificially (which mostly looks terrible).
    first of all, i choose the shoes in the colour i prefer, than i use the wax closest to the colour of my shoes. yes, over the time they develop some natural patina. i like this... neutral wax darkens the leather. that is common knowledge... to be honest, i'm doing a "foster" bleach with natural sunlight on a thrifted pair of black scotchgrain wingtip derbys. it's a nice experiment. i never would let acetone touch my shoes...
     

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