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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Some more ads from the (British) Smirnoff "shattering" campaign (Young & Rubicam, early 70s)

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    Enjoy!
     
  2. goodlensboy

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    That accountancy ad is too good. I think we have gone down in styling with time
     
  3. Jagger_On

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    Woke up hungover this morning and decided it would be a good idea to attempt a spit shine on some of my shoes. Got a bit carried away but pretty happy with the results for a first attempt. Thanks to all the great information on the forum, specifically the shoe care thread and Crat's video.

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  4. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    ^^^^^ Looks good. How long did the entire lot take you?
     
  5. Jagger_On

    Jagger_On Senior member

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    Cheers. I'm quite slow at these things but it was a good 90 mins to 2 hours if not a wee bit longer. Put about 5 or 6 coats on each shoe.
     
  6. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Great job with the shines
     
  7. Crat

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    Hungover polishing, thats the way to do it : ) Nice work too.
    Some not very demanding television is also nice while you're at it.
     
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  8. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you have sufficient motor skills to polish while hungover, you didn't have enough to drink the night before.
     
  9. Crat

    Crat Senior member

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    Vomit instead of spit gives a unique patina.
     
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  10. glenjay

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    You did a great job. The shoes look fantastic.
     
  11. Makoto Chan

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    I left my beaters at work on Friday, and Monday morning it's pouring. I rode my bicycle about 20 minutes to work (slowly) with umbrella in hand and SWIMS galoshes over my tassel loafers. They kept the soles dry, but the top and the tassels are soaked - you can see for yourself, there's a clear dark blot:

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    If I could make the choice again, I would buy some cheaper real galoshes instead of SWIMS. They aren't that stylish enough to make up for their so-so job of protecting shoes. They DO work, just not that well.
     
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  12. justsayno

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  13. ThinkDerm

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    great 341 last
     
  14. VRaivio

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    Scbrown, do drop a few lines on SF after you've worn the tweed pair for six months or so. I've never owned tweed footwear, I'm curious as to how the stuff wears on shoes.
     
  15. Jagger_On

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    Thanks for the kind words guys. Am I right in thinking that I need to add a little bit of black now and again to the Edward Green's to keep up the antique finish?


    I've been to America, you guys don't know how to drink :fence:
     
  16. woolymammoth

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  17. Crat

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    A little black every now and then wouldn't hurt imo. It's not necessary to keep the antique look though as the EG burnishing is done fairly 'deep down'.


    Wholecuts out on a trip.
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  18. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    I've got this great mental image of you standing in a puddle of water taking that picture, while bemused onlookers nudge each other and point.

    Lovely picture, and lovely shoes. :)
     
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  19. Crat

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    This is accurate. :laugh:
    I could hear them thinking "wtf is this idiot doing???"
     
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  20. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    Yeah, there's always drugs, strippers and online gambling!
     

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