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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    Thanks, two great choices there
    Thanks RogerP consider green for your first pair, at the cost of St. C might as well get something special
     
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  2. RogerP

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    Well I'm going to the trunk show tomorrow, so it will be decision time.
     
  3. Gianni Cerutti

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    beautiful pattern and color ... simply fantastic.
     
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  4. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Indeed.
     
  5. p.henrik

    p.henrik Senior member

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    I picked up a pair of almost new gg sinatras on eBay recently (maybe from fellow member here?). The seller said he had spilled eggs on them.

    This is after a good round of renomat and nail polish remover, which helped a bit but it's still very visible. Any advice on what to do to remove further?

    I picked them up for a good price, was told about it and can always make them darker over time so I'm not overly concerned but any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  6. JubeiSpiegel

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    Some pics would help...
     
  7. p.henrik

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    Yeah, sorry phone didn't play along. Here it is

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  8. RogerP

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    I wish I had an egg-removal solution for you (and hopefully someone will). Were they mine, I would be cautious about getting too aggressive in further attempts to remove the spots and likely just darken them to make the spots less visible. They will be just as stunning in dark oxblood as they are now. Perhaps even moreso.
     
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    St. Crisps are definitely on my to get list. Love the green patina. If only they would go on sale...
     
  10. mimo

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    Unbelievable! They actually made me exclaim out loud in delight. Just fabulous...10E-10.5D? Actually, just don't tell me...

    It depends how much you value the "burnishing" on the toe. The obvious thing to do would be to strip off all the polish and start again. But you will lose some of that gradation on the toe.
     
  11. wurger

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    Saint Crispin's 522B Punched Cap Toe on CRU 609 in action

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  12. mimo

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    Nice, Wurger. They look like a pretty tidy fit too.
     
  13. p.henrik

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    I hear you. What product would you use? Renomat is not strong enough but I want to stay away from bleach. I have never tried lexol, seems to be like renomat, but slightly stronger. I figure I can always rebuild the burnishing with cream and polish. Thanks
     
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    The only time I've ever done it, I used diluted acetone (normal nail polish remover that your wife has - or you have if you're a cross-dresser/goth-emo/Marilyn Manson). About one part of that to three of water, normal cotton rag, wipe rather than rub, and all the polish just comes right off. But be gentle.

    And I did it on way cheaper shoes than yours. :)
     
  15. Gianni Cerutti

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    Very very nice model
     
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    Looks like this is very similar to the VASS F last OEII from the pictures. Seems to have a finer waist and more close welt stitching. Any thoughts guys?
     
  17. Cravate_Noire

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    Japanese shell [​IMG]
     
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  18. p.henrik

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    Works well on polish (and didn't dilute) not so well on egg stains :). Already tried. Thanks anyhow. Will probably add layers of darker polish on top and see how it turns out.
     
  19. jerrybrowne

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    Have you handled these? I heard rumors that Japanese shell is more supple than Horween. Dunno if it's true.....
     
  20. Burton

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    Ooh, some look very nice and others look as if they barely touched a last. Would not believe it was more supple.
     

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