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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    However after only walking around with them for about 10 minutes one of the shoes already looks like this, is it something to be worried about? The creasing looks weird.
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    Not sure, I've seen a few pairs of these they are made by Magnanni and they have a natural tendency to do this. To the touch the leather feels dry.The finish of the shoes appears to dry out the leather which becomes very thirsty - so creaming/conditioning is needed excessively.

    It's not good.

    Perhaps others can share some advice on this.


    The EGs I just wore (Midfort in dark oak antique) looked like this when I took them off a minute ago (actually worse). After recent threads I used the last of my Lexol on them and those creases disappeared. YMMV.
     
  2. ThinkDerm

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    I guess you did not realize that this is just a trial pair?


    Upcharge for StC with Cordovan was 200€ a year ago, but since then, the prices have risen a bit most likely.


    P - I realize it is a trial pair, just trying to add input. the left foot shoe looks ok, the right slightly off - was trying to be helpful!
     
  3. Cravate_Noire

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    Well, Ugolini took care of that, thanks though [​IMG]. You are quite good if you can see that from the picture of the trial shoe (and did not conclude from the provisional markings on the first last); it's true my right foot is slightly problematic in the toe area (though not much). I should have some more Viennes trial shoes and some from another Italian maker soon, so more work to come for you [​IMG] .
     
  4. NORE

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    My EG Midforts after a year and a month of wear. Still constitutes p0rn, no?

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  5. Cravate_Noire

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    My EG Midforts after a year and a month of wear. Still constitutes p0rn, no?

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    Wow, I really like those a lot, though I do not own a single pair of EGs!
     
  6. TRINI

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    My EG Midforts after a year and a month of wear. Still constitutes p0rn, no?

    Did you wear it once in that year and a month?

    Soles aside, shit looks pristine.
     
  7. NORE

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    Nah son, at one point (from March 2010 till like Sept 2010) I was wearing these at every dress outing at least 3 x week, thus the toe taps. I think the soles are almost worn thru (dark spot). Either way, they were looking thirsty and I gave them the Lexol x Meltonian neutral cream treatment. Then went to the roof deck to take pics and proceeded to show teh wife why I must spend $1K on shoes [​IMG]
     
  8. TRINI

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    I gave them the Lexol x Meltonian neutral cream treatment

    School me on this.
     
  9. geoffmartin17

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    School me on this.

    +1 - those look unbelievable; what did you do to them care wise?
     
  10. fritzl

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    P - I realize it is a trial pair, just trying to add input. the left foot shoe looks ok, the right slightly off - was trying to be helpful!

    thought you were talking about the frogies, nvm.
     
  11. NORE

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    School me on this.

    I have an ankle sock in my polish box dedicated to Lexol. I used that to apply a layer. Left them in the box on the trees for about an hour while I ate dinner. Then took them out and applied Meltonian neutral cream polish. Then brushed with a horsehair brush (I use the same brush for any color leather) then spit on them and buffed with an old t-shirt (not like they do at the shine shop but lightly with the t-shirt wrapped around my hand). Other than that, just storing them on the RL trees (basically the 202 last so you can't go wrong with EGs) and in their box and you get a pair that look this good.

    Keep in mind I only did this a few times over the year.

    Of course fit it important. If the shoe doesn't fit properly you'll get all kinds of skewing and creasing that no amount of treeage or polishing can remedy. YMMV.
     
  12. Cravate_Noire

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    thought you were talking about the frogies, nvm.

    Lol^^
     
  13. ThinkDerm

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    Well, Ugolini took care of that, thanks though [​IMG].
    You are quite good if you can see that from the picture of the trial shoe (and did not conclude from the provisional markings on the first last); it's true my right foot is slightly problematic in the toe area (though not much).
    I should have some more Viennes trial shoes and some from another Italian maker soon, so more work to come for you [​IMG] .


    thank you P. I really take notice of the fine elements of aesthetics - the right foot toe area screamed out to my eye actually - I am a dermatologist with a passion for design, so I pay attention to these things.

    I did not conclude anything from the markings on the last really.

    I look forward to seeing your other bespoke and seeing how these shoes turn out.

    Big fan of your blog, and enjoy your pictorials to Ugolini. He has great stuff on that rack - can you rephotograph them again soon? the offerings appear to have changed.
     
  14. SpooPoker

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    My EG Midforts after a year and a month of wear. Still constitutes p0rn, no?

    The Ascics on you in the pic only add to the win here.
     
  15. ryoneo

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    My new desktop wallpaper. Many thanks for arranging and picturing beautifully. Never seen a shot like this.

    Damn! those are some good looking shoes mate, cheers.[​IMG]
     
  17. NORE

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    The Ascics on you in the pic only add to the win here.

    Onitsuka Tiger n00b [​IMG]
     
  18. S. Magnozzi

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    Frankenvass

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    These are fantastic. I actually had a similar pair made but in dark brown suede.

    Shoe circle, clock-wise from 9 o'clock:
    G&G Thorpe MH71 Rustic Arran
    Borrelli by Santoni, tan
    C&J Weymouth 337 Dark Brown
    EG Banbury 808 Mink suede
    EG Oundle 888 Burnt Pine
    EG Lichfield 82 Burnt Pine
    EG Inverness 888 Dark Oak
    EG Dover 888 Dark Oak
    Alden Longwing, Barrie last, in Grain Cordovan #8 for Tassels in Hong Kong
    C&J Aintree 337 Black
    EG Inverness 888 Black
    Carmina Loafer, Simpson last, Brown Suede for The Armoury in Hong Kong
    St Crispin mod. 522, Chiselled last, Dark Brown
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    Great collection, with pretty much all bases covered... Take notice, beginners.
     
  19. ChicagoRon

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    Just got home from NY - new pair of RM Williams Craftsmen in Black Yearling. I'm quite pleased.
     
  20. Pliny

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    gusvs your SC 522's are beautiful, enjoy them.
    Here is a pic of my 522s in shell cordovan in the wild.
    I had a great experience ordering with Philip Carr also, what a gentleman.


    [​IMG] [​IMG] those 522s are something. they look delicious .. mind telling what last - same chiselled as the other pics?
     

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