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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    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.
     
  2. Cravate_Noire

    Cravate_Noire Senior member

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    thought you were talking about the frogies, nvm.

    Lol^^
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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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.
     
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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]
     
  7. NORE

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

    Onitsuka Tiger n00b [​IMG]
     
  8. 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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    Some more pictures:
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    Great collection, with pretty much all bases covered... Take notice, beginners.
     
  9. ChicagoRon

    ChicagoRon Senior member

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    Just got home from NY - new pair of RM Williams Craftsmen in Black Yearling. I'm quite pleased.
     
  10. 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?
     
  11. gusvs

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

    [​IMG]


    Very nice! Except for the soles, they look brand new!
     
  12. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    John Lobb city few page back,
    it beautiful [​IMG]
     
  13. Pliny

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



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    Magnozzi I'm curious about the Frankenvass, which I think is one powerful shoe, although I also like the U with stiched upper i.e. minus the vertical toe seam.

    Is the waist beveled? Wondering what the waist of a U would look like minus the bevel ?

    Or did u get the Goiser? I'm guessing no bevel if yes. Make it a little like the EG Dover. Thx
     
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    John Lobb city few page back,
    it beautiful [​IMG]


    +1 on the City, beautiful shoe -

    Nore the Midfort is truly amaze - looks better than new
     
  15. S. Magnozzi

    S. Magnozzi Senior member

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    Magnozzi I'm curious about the Frankenvass, which I think is one powerful shoe, although I also like the U with stiched upper i.e. minus the vertical toe seam.

    Is the waist beveled? Wondering what the waist of a U would look like minus the bevel ?

    Or did u get the Goiser? I'm guessing no bevel if yes. Make it a little like the EG Dover. Thx


    No, I did not get Goyser (Vass botched my order somewhat) so they have the double tapering to single leather sole with metal toe taps as usual. The waist is as such slightly beveled, but I guess you knew that already.

    I agree, it's a much underrated shoe design, AAMOF I like it so much I am contemplating ordering it on the F last as well, but in 'leather' in lieu of suede.
     

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