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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Distinguished Member

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    I would be afraid to polish a spectator shoe. [​IMG]

    The very reason I sold mine, before I'd even worn them. What a nightmare!
     


  2. onix

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    I would be afraid to polish a spectator shoe. [​IMG]

    The very reason I sold mine, before I'd even worn them. What a nightmare!

    I think this has been discussed before:
    - Use neutral for normal scuffs
    - If color polish required then you can use tapes
    - If you cannot find the appropriate tape (that is not too sticky), polish the dark part first, white part later, and use cotton rags for buffing instead of horse-hair brush.

    I personally use neutral all the time. I guess I don't wear them enough to require major color polishing.
     


  3. EL72

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  4. mr monty

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    Those Gucci's are going to be particularly miserable to unlace/lace every time you polish them [​IMG]

    How many people remove the laces to polish their shoes?

    New arrivals, just in time for summer.


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    Some of the nicest specs ever posted here[​IMG] Details on the maker?

    I would be afraid to polish a spectator shoe. [​IMG]

    Not as hard as it sounds, just takes a little extra time.
     


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    Alden?
     


  6. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I would be afraid to polish a spectator shoe. [​IMG]

    Neutral, son. I'm more afraid to polish suede. [​IMG]
     


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    Alden?

    C&J for BB/Peal & Co. The crepe sole makes them very comfy.
     


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    If I were going to design a shoe it would look EXACTLY like this:

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    Adelaide with short wingtip and short heel counter (short of heel breast) for balance. No broguing or pinking.

    I lighten the photo a little to show the detail.

    I will be wearing them on Saturday, thanks to DW.
     


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    If I were going to design a shoe it would look EXACTLY like this:

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    Adelaide with short wingtip and short heel counter (short of heel breast) for balance. No broguing or pinking.

    I lighten the photo a little to show the detail.

    I will be wearing them on Saturday, thanks to DW.


    So pretty much EG Southwold without the punches.
     


  11. fritzl

    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    interesting how's the fit?
     


  12. glenjay

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    So pretty much EG Southwold without the punches.

    I suspect that there are other brands that make an Adelaide with a wingtip as well, but it's not something you see very often for some reason, and even less with a short wingtip.

    I own EG shoes, but the Southwold never even crossed my mind when I was discussing the design with DW. I think DW created a much nicer flow to the shape of the wingtip that that of the Southwold however. I also think the shorter heel counter gives better balence to the shoe, than the longer heel counter on the Southwold.

    I am also not a big fan of broguing or pinking, as they both get in my way when polishing a shoe. I also like the cleaner look.
     


  13. glenjay

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    interesting

    how's the fit?


    I don't know yet. I pick them up from DW on Saturday.

    The fitters model fit great however.
     


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    Some of the nicest specs ever posted here[​IMG] Details on the maker?


    EG for RLPL, 89 Last.
     


  15. Son Of Saphir

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    glenjay shoe look very very good
     


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