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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. Burton

    Burton Senior member

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    ^^^Always a question of what came first, the chicken or the egg. In this case, call it an improvment upon or call it the original, but either way, I like the Sargent version better myself.
     


  2. Xiaogou

    Xiaogou Senior member

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    Iirc, these have now been treated 3 times (2 coats each time) since I got them last year:

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    Aside from that, I've wiped them down with a damp cloth whenever they got too dirty, but have yet to polish them.


    Wes- you make a convincing case for sno seal. Wish I wasn't scared to treat my own shoes with it!
     


  3. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Wes- you make a convincing case for sno seal. Wish I wasn't scared to treat my own shoes with it!
    Google "Sno-Seal" and take note of what the ingredients are--nothing but wax, as I recall. No mink oil, no neatsfoot, no petroleum distillates. Nothing to belabour or harm the leather. I have recommended Sno-Seal for nearly 40 years. If applied sparingly, I've never seen it interfere with the ability to shine a pair of shoes, much less darken or soften the leather. If you're that worried, try some on the heel or under the arch...just a spot or two. Let dry and polish. I have no affiliation.
     


  4. clausc

    clausc Senior member

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    Crockett & Jones Handgrade Barstow, last 351. I was surprised this was fitting so well in size 8. Normally I'm size 8.5 in the 348 last. I bought these from Brogue in Geneva.
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    It's always a pleasure to stop on a Saturday afternoon in this small shop in Geneva, no more than 2 or 3 customers at a time, Gary is always very knowledgeable about the shoes industry (he was mentioning Grenson closing completely the factory in England and moving to India - don't know if true, as also discussed in the Grenson thread). They have a nice selection of C&J, G&G, EG, Santoni, Corthay, Carlos Santos.
     


  5. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  6. Cravate_Noire

    Cravate_Noire Senior member

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    Beautiful, personally I like these much more than the "average" G&Gs.
     


  7. pebblegrain

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  8. nioh

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    Beautiful, personally I like these much more than the "average" G&Gs.

    I am not sure what average refers to, but these balmorals are just exquisite.
     


  9. jasonmarshalljazz

    jasonmarshalljazz Senior member

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    forgive the poor photography. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] seeking direction on footwear... All Crockett & Jones mainline Front row, from left: Cavendish 325 Westfield 341 Finsbury 341 Malvern (black) 341 Malvern (chestnut) 341 Pembroke (black) 325 Pembroke (pebbled grain brown) 325 Second row, from left: Lincoln 314 (F width) Connaught (Black) 236 Connaught (chestnut) 236 Syndey (snuff suede) 341 Syndey (dark brown) 341
     


  10. Rush

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    Just got this pair in earlier this week. [​IMG]
     


  11. Srynerson

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    Just got this pair in earlier this week.

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    Very interesting design. Who is the maker?
     


  12. Srynerson

    Srynerson Senior member

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    seeking direction on footwear...

    All Crockett & Jones mainline


    Nice collection! No one can accuse you of not having the basics covered. [​IMG] In terms of direction, how about a bold spectator (it looks like the Westfield might be a spectator, but if it is, it's quite subtle) or a non-traditional color?
     


  13. Cravate_Noire

    Cravate_Noire Senior member

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    I am not sure what average refers to, but these balmorals are just exquisite.
    By average I just meant most other models I have seen. That's just very personal, many of them just dont speak to me as they do to others.
     


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    By average I just meant most other models I have seen by.

    Gotcha, I agree.
     


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