Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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  1. Pliny

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    [SOS]Me like EG more[/SOS][​IMG]
    I agree there's something a little less desirable about the Vass contrast stitching, but on the plus side better construction and a slightly higher heel (good for altitudinally challenged ). wasn't until I saw these I realized that 6319 cognac is 'chestnut'
    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.
    mmmm ... funny bout that. I once ordered a double monk and got a single; a blucher and got a bal $#@! adds to the fun I guess, never know what u gonna get. I've got the Norweger coming in P2 minus bevel. I think it's a style Vass does incredibly well. Guess the beveled waist works on U then? I think it would look great in F too - there are pics in the Vass pron thread
     


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    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.
    Thanks alot
    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.
    The lexol product, is it the lexol natureal leather conditioner? Is it similar to Saphirs RÃ[​IMG]novateur or should I opt for something else by saphir? Dont really know if I can find lexol here in sweden.
     


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    I agree there's something a little less desirable about the Vass contrast stitching, but on the plus side better construction and a slightly higher heel (good for altitudinally challenged ).
    Funny wasn't until I saw these I realized that 6319 cognac is 'chestnut'



    mmmm ... funny bout that. I once ordered a double monk and got a single; a blucher and got a bal $#@! adds to the fun I guess, never know what u gonna get.
    I've got the Norweger coming in P2 minus bevel. I think it's a style Vass does incredibly well. Guess the beveled waist works on U then? I think it would look great in F too - there are pics in the Vass pron thread


    Indeed, they've botched two of my orders so far, yet I intend to order more. Could be due to 'lost in translation...'

    Great, I must have missed the F Norweger. Will look it up presently.
     


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    Thanks alot



    The lexol product, is it the lexol natureal leather conditioner? Is it similar to Saphirs RÃ[​IMG]novateur or should I opt for something else by saphir? Dont really know if I can find lexol here in sweden.


    Yup that's the stuff, specifically the spray bottle. I read on another thread that Lexol is a synthetic mix whereas Saphir is natural. Not too sure, tho. Did you try checking eBay?
     


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    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.


    Is your method different for your shell shoes?
     


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    Pliny thank you, yes my SC 522 is on the chiseled last. Today first time out with the JL City III Parisian Brown, Dainite soles. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    Now these are nice. I just LOVE a finely made pair of shoes that really stands out in the crowd of common styles! AND... you gotta respect a man who can rock red cords.
     


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    A Testoni (Amedio Testoni line) calf & croc split toes. Again, not your everyday SF Shoe Porn pics, but perfect for a job interview or funeral! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    Is your method different for your shell shoes?

    I don't own any. But I hear vigorous brushing works wonders.
     


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    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.

    Yeah, a good condition works wonders. Just can't figure out why this is happening in the first place - has the quality of leather got that poor.
     


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    Yeah, a good condition works wonders. Just can't figure out why this is happening in the first place - has the quality of leather got that poor.

    When buying some shoes you have no idea what environment they were stored in, how long or what they were subjected to. This is why I mainly like my shoes MTO so I know they're fresh like Wendy's [​IMG].
     


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    Is it fully bespoke shoe or a modified RTW last? I am wondering because on the last besides of your surname (in Russian it is name of a vegetable) is also indicated number 42 (I suppose it is your size?).
     


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    Is it fully bespoke shoe or a modified RTW last? I am wondering because on the last besides of your surname (in Russian it is name of a vegetable) is also indicated number 42 (I suppose it is your size?).

    42 1/2 actually.
     


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