Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    ed, thank you for the compliment.

    i don't remember seeing a chukka at one of the places, i regularly visit, anyway. fwiw, they don't belong to our tradition.

    first, i have to say, that the shape of your feet(as described) qualifies best for shoes made in the austro-hungarian heritage.

    glad to hear you are interested in a pair of maternas. gshen's shoes are made by handmacher, an austrian manufacturer, who does mto. leather is a special edition, which is meanwhile part of their standard programme. i rate them very high for being a machine made shoe e.g. less handwork than vass.

    there's still the possibility to get ahold of a "paprika". we'll hug it out. i'm happy to be of assistance(via pm due to forum rules violence).

    i'm really looking forward to it.
     


  2. Newcomer

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    In New York for the week, and figured I ought to pay a visit to leffot. Came out with these so far... Will probably be back for more!

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    Ed the trickers are nice
     


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    Achillus asked for more suede -- I'm game.

    Now I dislike all derbies, and white bucks especially, but there is something perversely sweet about white suede shoes. When I saw this pair by C&J for BB's Peal series, I could not stop myself. White buckish full wing summer brogues. Oh yes.

    Laces changed to better suit the colour of the welt. White laces just wouldn't be as swell a complement as these.

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    ^They look fantastic! I don't think I could ever wear them but the lace contrast is wonderful.
     


  7. isshinryu101

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    I'm liking your posts! These are 100% classic in styling. That single white stitch in the topsole edge goes waaaay back to the 1920's. It really sets them off. I'm scared sh*tless of white suede, but I'd have to scotchguard 'em & go for it.

    I bought a pair of NOS 30's suede wingtips very similarly styled to those (down to that great topsole stitch), but the seller didn't know how to read vintage shoe sizing & they ended up being a size 7.
    The great vintage styles are timeless.
     


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    I bought these exact same shoes........for all the same reasons you did. Can't stand plain white bucks with those 'classic' red soles! BLECHT!

    Yesterday my right shoe received a large dollop of hummus on one of the toes. :facepalm:

    Most of the oil came out with a suede eraser. They are currently sitting under an application of fuller's earth and I'm sure will be fine.

    Thank you Raviao for showing them with different laces - as the VERY white laces they arrived with were bugging me. Matching the lace to the sole looks great and since I'm wearing them with a belt to match the soles anyway that will pull it all together!
     


  9. isshinryu101

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    all you need now is a buck bag & you're reday to go.
     


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    Wonderfull.
     


  11. Gdot

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    Yeppers - these are full of exactly the same thing we used to use when drafting architectural drawings - the powder absorbs the oils that get on the drawings from your hands. The same bag for shoes - the powder absorbs oil and attracts dirt. I acutally use my old one from my drafting supplies!

    Suede erasers are just a more solid version of the same absorbent materials.

    Another quick fix for suede and white bucks is a plain white eraser from the office supply or the end of a pencil- available widely. Red erasers actually work ok - but the red residue is not so easy to brush off.

    That HUGE oil spot from the hummus on mine is a bit of challenge - but it will all be good when the fuller's earth is done - may take a few more applications though.

    I read a poast on here somewhere in which the poster said he used 'sani white' polish on his white bucks - this is the stuff nurses used to use to keep their white shoes white. I've not tried that trick yet - it seems like a awful idea to me - but this poster swore by it.

    Unfortunately for me I'm just not able to accept that they will 'just get dirty' as some people say. To me that just looks nasty! Once they get too far gone I'd rather have them died than wear them looking grungy.

    White bucks are a semi temporary thing in my mind - a few seasons and they need to be replaced if they were worn frequently.
     


  12. isshinryu101

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    OY! Polish on suede??? WORST idea possible... except maybe for the 30's Spectators I just got with WHITE PAINT on the suede.

    By the way, I've never heard of the "fuller's earth" treatment. I just read more on it, and it's on my "To Do" list now. Thanks
     


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    I do like those bucks.
     


  14. Gdot

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    You're welcome.

    Technically bucks are not actually suede. Suede is made by putting the 'back' or inner side of the hide out and brushing to raise the nap. Bucks put the 'front' or outside of the hide out (just like regular leather). They are just not finished to a smooth/polished state like regular leather.

    I guess MAYBE the sani white thing could work on the bucks - but I'm not likely to try it. I think the sani white is more like paint than polish anyway. But I'm just making that part up 'cuz I don't really know for certain. Perhaps someone will chime in with more info?
     


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    Gott-dayum, isshinryu, I didn't know you wuz a pimp!
     


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