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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. Frank the sheep

    Frank the sheep Senior member

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    It seemed to be a reasonable investment compared to the cost of the shoes :D
     


  2. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    darn right! Keep 'em conditioned & polished & they'll last a lifetime... or 3.
     


  3. dm2703

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    I've got a serious problem with these tan aldens i bought 1.5 years ago. i've been trying to darken them (from orange- tan to orange-brown) and frankly they look so bad now that they're unwearable. i've done this experiment several times and it's built up fairly ugly looking polish atop the leather. i took some tape to reveal the true color. apparently the leather itself hasn't really changed color despite my efforts. can anything be done to save these shoes?

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  4. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    what do you want to do with them? i.e., do you really want to make them dark brown or you want to reverse course and return them to a tan color?

    should've use leather dye instead of polish/cream to make them darker.

    just strip off the polish to return them to the original color.
     


  5. dm2703

    dm2703 Active Member

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    Yeah. I melted it away with scorching water and saddle soap. about 70 percent back to original color. thankfully the leather isn't as damaged as i thought it would be.
     


  6. Gdot

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    Wow, I didn't know it was possible to get that much polish onto a shoe. That's going to be a fun job to strip them.

    Did you use paste wax or cream polish?

    You should move this post over to the shoe care thread. This thread is intended for pretty pictures of new or special shoes.
     
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  7. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    good looking monks
    who is maker?
     


  8. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    keep up the good work
     


  9. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    [​IMG]
    ravello lhs
    argyle otc
     


  10. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    My one year old daughter's new shoes...she got style...and more balls than I do wearing button boots.

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  11. etb

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    Nice! Are those on the 238 last?


     


  12. SpooPoker

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

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    SF daughters FTW :slayer:
     


  13. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    AWWWWWWW~I bet they look great on her!
     


  14. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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    What about vintage Stacy Adams? They were priced as high end shoes.

    http://www.sockmansocks.com/vintage_stacy_adams_shoes.htm
     
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  15. Gdot

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    That's some great stuff! There was so much more freedom of design in that era, more experimentation, than we have going on right now.
     


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