Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. SpooPoker

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    How about wearing a silk suit in rain then? It's meant to be worn, not cherished. Well hurr durr of course you can wear suede in rain/snow, but any person with a modicum of common sense can figure out that a suede boot without storm welting might not fare so well in rain, mud, snow, ice, sand, or salt. Can you do it? Of course you can. Is it the best choice? No, there are clearly better options. I hate to imagine what cleaning salt marks off a $1400 suede boot would feel like. TLDR: take a step back, and stop trying to be an internet smartass.
    ^ well put. I like the hurr durr part the best [​IMG]
     
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    How are you cleaning reptile shoes? [​IMG] Yes they require a special cream for exotic footwear. But it's cheap and very easy to apply. Much more easier than cleaning calf leather footwear.
    It's not so much the polish (I have DYO & Reptan), but more the application/process and perhaps the limitations of the leather. Perhaps the reptile leather used for bags/wallets/small accessories is different from shoes, but I've found them very delicate. Python, especially when a little dried out, is an absolute biotch to work with. I have trouble with cleaning dirt from between crocodile scales. And scuffs are impossible to remove on reptile leather IME. DYO also removes a little bit of the colour, which I am not 100% comfortable with. ] IMO you can make mistakes while cleaning/polishing with calf, but not so much for reptile leather.
     
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    I hate to imagine what cleaning salt marks off a $1400 suede boot would feel like.

    that's pretty easy.
     
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    How about wearing a silk suit in rain then? It's meant to be worn, not cherished.

    Well hurr durr of course you can wear suede in rain/snow, but any person with a modicum of common sense can figure out that a suede boot without storm welting might not fare so well in rain, mud, snow, ice, sand, or salt.

    Can you do it? Of course you can. Is it the best choice? No, there are clearly better options. I hate to imagine what cleaning salt marks off a $1400 suede boot would feel like.

    TLDR: take a step back, and stop trying to be an internet smartass.


    Nice try, but I don't walk around in my bare silk socks either, so presumably a trench coat would be involved.

    Foul weather does not imply treading through marshlands, nor fighting it out in the trenches of WWI. It's not a question of can but rather if it's practical, which I find it is. It's just less hassle to clean and restore than calf. I simply brush them with a suede brush and leave them to dry"”no need to polish et c., quick and effortless.
     
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    Nice try, but I don't walk around in my bare silk socks either, so presumably a trench coat would be involved.

    Foul weather does not imply treading through marshlands, nor fighting it out in the trenches of WWI. It's not a question of can but rather if it's practical, which I find it is. It's just less hassle to clean and restore than calf. I simply brush them with a suede brush and leave them to dry"”no need to polish et c., quick and effortless.


    +1, fully agree

    i assume the suede champ NOBD shares our thoughts.
     
  6. GuidoWongolini

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    my JL 2010 St Crepins on 7000 last arrived yesterday.. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] & earlier this week Carmina DubMunks on Inca last from the Armoury [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] * a review/comparison to come in a few weeks on the bRog
     
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    this says it all: [​IMG]
     
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    ^^ Great shoes and excellent photos!
     
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    +1, fully agree

    i assume the suede champ NOBD shares our thoughts.



    Not a champ, but a new pair:

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    Insane shoes


    Yup on the F last


    Actually only the Vass are your size but come up slightly smaller!


    Glad you liked it. Pic on WAYWN?

    I know Paul Smith never gets featured much on this thread but thought some of you might find these interesting.

    Genuine Lizard (Iguana) Oxfords:

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    Not a champ, but a new pair:

    I think I know what you mean, fritzl. It's in the details. The waist of the C&J's (I'm thinking of the Belgrave-337 last) is a bit more pronounced, and the curvy stitch lines along the sides are more fluent; those lines are more angular on the Greve's.

    All in all, the C&J's are a touch more elegant, but don't fit me as well, unfortunately, hence the MTM experiment. I'll do a one on one photo comparison with my Belgraves one day.


    in my book. fit is paramount.

    in my case i listened to the experts and the ergonomy of my feet and not to some stylish experiment.

    looking forward to the comparison picture. thank you.

    enjoy them and wear in good health.
     
  13. SpooPoker

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    Lovely shoes, PG!

    +1 and great note from Tom too.. Enjoy them!
     
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    in my book. fit is paramount.

    in my case i listened to the experts and the ergonomy of my feet and not to some stylish experiment.

    looking forward to the comparison picture. thank you.

    enjoy them and wear in good health.


    Thanks, fritzl.
     
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    about a year and a half after starting buying real shoes, my collection is below. (not pictured, AE Park Avenue, as that is a special occasion shoe).

    I have bought and sold a number of shoes, as I realized I mostly just wanted shell, with a leaning towards trad

    starting with the boots, going L:R

    C&J for BB Burgundy shell boots
    C&J for RL Dark Cognac/Brown shell Darlton (new purchase)
    AE Black Cherry shell Bristol (recent ebay find, amazing color)
    AE Burgundy shell (with brown patina) Hinsdale
    Florsheim Imperial Burgundy shell longwing

    5 shoes for 5 days of the week!


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