Shoe Help - Thank You!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by charliesezhi, Oct 15, 2006.

  1. charliesezhi

    charliesezhi New Member

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    Oct 15, 2006
    Someone here posted that isopropyl alcohol can be used to clean shoes - well I have one of my favorite Johnston and Murphy's with this *strange* dark stain on them. Nothing has been spilled on them or used to polish other than shoe cream, but when I tried to clean them with saddle soap the toes suddenly turned dark. It didn't seem to be a stain as whatever is/was on the shoes would "move around". So I started in patiently (trembling hands!) with alcohol and slowly the gunk seems to be coming off.


    Don't know if they are going to be perfect, but still very wearable, esp with jeans.

    So Thanks Gang.

    (and btw - this is my first post, and am waiting on my first Jantzen shirt).


  2. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Mar 23, 2002
    London, UK
    Welcome to the forum!

    So you are already well acquainted with two of the main obsessions here: shirts from Jantzen and the antiquing of shoes.

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