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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. Burton

    Burton Senior member

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    I prefer the original as well. I have no trouble wearing shoes like this to work. I can understand that people in an office with a traditional suit culture may struggle wearing these but I generally wear odd jacket and trousers and such shoes make me well dressed.
     
  2. Burton

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    I have posted numerous times about my issues with Alden quality problems. I am reluctant to draw conclusions from my one off experiences but I am not impressed and will not make any further purchases. I sold all (but one pair) of my Alden shoes earlier this year on ebay. I hope people like them.
     
  3. fritzl

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    +1
     
  4. cliche

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    Have a question. If I want this burnish look at the front of my shoes do I give them to my local shoemaker? Or can I do it?

    / C
     
  5. Kemper

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    Maybe, you can ask. In Paris where I live, burnishings are generally made by people who are specialized in burnishings, but they are not shoemakers. There are some shoe stores which can make burnishing too, on shoes on their own brands, like JM Weston or Septième Largeur.

    You can try yourself, it's not really difficult. There must be some tutorials somewhere on the web.

    What is easier to do for a beginner is a burnishing only with cream (Saphir is the best). First you must clean (or strip, sorry for my english) the shoes with acetone, until the leather is quite clear. Then apply coats of Saphir Cream (of different colours if you want nuances).
    Try first on old shoes. And don't be afraid, it's reversible.
     
  6. Kemper

    Kemper Well-Known Member

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    The chestnut burnishing is ok, but a bit difficult to wear with suits imo.
    But in terms of evolution, it's really more interesting than any dark leather of course.
     
  7. cliche

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    Thanks alot for this wonderful answer! Well my shoemaker sells C&J shoes and Saphir I think he will manage. You think it will be nice on a pair dark brown double monks in C&J?
     
  8. Kemper

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    On dark brown, you could do a clear burnishing like on this shoe (WS Foster) :
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  9. Burton

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    I think you could wear those burnished EGs with what Mr. Barbera is wearing and the would look smashing.
     
  10. cliche

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    Oh okay, thanks alot. Very kind of you, good information :)!

    Take care and have a great day!
     
  11. ljrcustom

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    +1 when possible.

    -LR
     
  12. rikod

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    This is great, I like both. I've seen the pictures many times now and still undecided which one I like more, the new color is so cool



    +1
     
  13. Kemper

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    You're right.
    But I need some of the fantastic Barbera's clothes ;-)
     
  14. Kemper

    Kemper Well-Known Member

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    Thanks (great night now !).
    You too.
     
  15. Kemper

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    Thanks.
    I put sometimes mahogany cream on the dark brown to have some nuances.
     
  16. Burton

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    To me, nothing spectacular there just classic. I think the Cadogan would easily improve the look - burnishing and all. Needless to say, I believe you and I are in strong agreement. Cheers.
     
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  18. Kemper

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    I have kept one chestnut pair of shoes, very casual, in scotch grain. Very classic in France too, the 180 loafer from JM Weston :

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  19. isshinryu101

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    I REALLY like that look. What a fantastic, and daring, contrast. I think that chestnut color is more versatile than many people give it credit for.
     
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    A Good Day in rainy London...
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