Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Oyaji, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. HORNS

    HORNS Senior member

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    Thanks, guys.
     


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    I can't really agree with you, for me MTM means your own last at least.

    If one can only choose between several standard lasts and standard sizes and widths then it is an MTO in my book.


    ok, i can live with that.
     


  3. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    "Bench made in England". NOS. Got 'em for less than they retailed for in the 80's! Thanks, eBay.


    Saw those. Do they fit true 9.5 D? They seemed a little short from the listing.

    I almost bid on those too but they seemed to be short so I didn't bid[​IMG] . They look a lot better in your pics than they did on ebay.
     


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    Saw those. Do they fit true 9.5 D? They seemed a little short from the listing.
    They are definitely a little short, and ever so slightly narrow. I am pretty textbook 9.5D. I think with just a tiny bit of wear-related stretching they will fit me perfectly. I am guessing the shortness just has something to do with the last. They do look sort of short when I look down at them (but then again, I'm used to long, sleek lasts) but the length feels just fine. EDIT: I didn't even look at the measurements on the eBay auction, so I just compared them to some of my other shoes. They are substantially shorter and narrower than Florsheim longwings, about 3/4 of an inch shorter but the same width as my modern C&Js, and the same length and width as Edward Green. So who knows.
     


  5. meister

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    These came in yesterday...just in time for today's snowfall:

    [​IMG]

    Now...to Sno-Seal or not...hmmm.


    Yours are BB? I ask because my laces were thinner.
     


  6. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Trini, don't doubt the Sno Seal. Fwiw, I've also treated calfskin dress shoes with the stuff. It's made from beeswax (no animal fats) and you can polish over it. Instead of preheating your boots in the oven, I'd recommend working in a very small amount of Sno Seal and briskly running a hair dryer allover the surface. Allow to cool, wipe off excess and repeat a second application if necessary. Follow that with your usual application of wax if you wish (product does not interfere with wax polish).
    +100[​IMG]
     


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    ^ Those are yummy! Enjoy!
     


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    ^ Those are yummy! Enjoy!

    Ditto -- great Aldens! Very masculine yet still sharp.
     


  10. TRINI

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    Yours are BB? I ask because my laces were thinner.

    Nope - C&Js.
     


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    Can someone post (or point me to) pics of your Allen Edmonds in walnut? I would like to see how the original walnut color changes through time.
     


  12. TRINI

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    Trini, don't doubt the Sno Seal. Fwiw, I've also treated calfskin dress shoes with the stuff. It's made from beeswax (no animal fats) and you can polish over it. Instead of preheating your boots in the oven, I'd recommend working in a very small amount of Sno Seal and briskly running a hair dryer allover the surface. Allow to cool, wipe off excess and repeat a second application if necessary. Follow that with your usual application of wax if you wish (product does not interfere with wax polish).

    +100[​IMG]

    Thanks gents. Will pick up a tub of Sno-Seal today.
     


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    Alden for Leffot ravello captoe boots. Grant last, flex welt.

    [​IMG]

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    Patina is wonderful as is colour...
     


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    now that is what I call damage: 2-nd time wearing these Santoni Fams when its cold and snowy and all of the sudden some bubbles surface on the left toe:

    [​IMG]

    What is the reason for the to appear?
     


  15. patrickBOOTH

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    now that is what I call damage: 2-nd time wearing these Santoni Fams when its cold and snowy and all of the sudden some bubbles surface on the left toe:

    [​IMG]

    What is the reason for the to appear?


    It is moisture that gets caught in the finish of the shoe. Let them dry for a few days, then condition. They can take a long time to actually go away. Sometimes you have to rub a little bit of turpentine on them, then condition and slowly rebuild the finish. That is the most invasive and ususally not needed.

    I don't like the pattern matching on those though. [​IMG]
     


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