Shoe Polishing Methods by Brift H and Maestro (Men's Ex Translation)

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  1. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hi folks,


    Here are the translations from the latest Japanese MEN'S EX "Shoes Maintenance" issue. I'll try to add more pages over a week or two.
    Please note that some Japanese phrases sound awkward translated

    SHOE POLISHING METHODS by 2 Japanese shoeshiners

    This first part is Hasegawa Yuya from BRIFT H
    The second part is Matsumuro Shiniricho from MAESTRO

    Very different styles.....

    For a clearer version, enlarge and drag on to your desktop

    ENJOY! :fonz:

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    Very nice, do you have bigger size scan, hard to read the text
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    thanks folks!

    Click at the image (to "enlarge") , drag/save it on your desktop, and open it with your own image viewer. The file i uploaded is 300dpi, should be enough to read
     
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    Thanks. After it is saved, the file size for each page/image is only ~170k. :( Still very hard to read.
     
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    click on the image first to enlarge it, and drag/save the one that pops up :fonz: file size should be 1.6~2.0 mb
     
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    Got it, but not by dragging. Click on image in post, then click on small button "Original" with small magnifying glass icon on it (located just below the opened image), click it to open full size image

    Ok will start reading now :happy: thanks for posting
     
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    nutcracker did you translate them yourself, very cool very cool. Big thanks
     
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    This is fantastic! Thank you very much.
     
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    Thanks guys. Got it!

    They are fr*king fantastic!
     
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    Mirror polish using cream :eek:

    p.s., for all those godly mirror polish with shoe cream skills, Mr. Matsumuro still wears shoes a size too big...
     
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    It is always a pleasure to see Japanese literature about shoes,. I was aware of the shoe construction manuals but had never seen these

    As someone who has done a lot of personal experimentation in 'polishing' -not so much for a shine but for a 'patina creation/modification'- it is nice to see well documented detailed instructions even if i would do some things differently

    Professionally, I interact with Japanese companies daily, concerning very technical wireless/internet issues and it is always nice to work with people with proper attention to detail, like tech specs etc.

    Japanese 'specifications' are great from shoes to 4G networks
     
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    Found this very helpful, appreciate it.
     
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    Yes


    Thanks for clearing it up!
     

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