Shoe Porn - Amateur Soft Core

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TomW, May 19, 2006.

  1. TomW

    TomW Senior member

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    Nice shoes!

    Particularly like the Mackays - I will get a pair someday...

    Are you sure the 3-eyelet derbies at the front are Aintrees? They look more like Dartmouths to me.


    You are correct, they are Dartmouths (edited the original post to correct). I also own the Aintree and have put each back in the wrong box.
     


  2. nerdykarim

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  3. TomW

    TomW Senior member

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    These are my Polo Tellmans after a 2 hour elbow grease job on them:


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    Sexy!! Now I want mine darker [​IMG]
     


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    skalogre Senior member

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  5. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    These are my Polo Tellmans after a 2 hour elbow grease job on them:

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    What did you use??
     


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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Those Tellmans look great! Now I'm tempted to get to work on my brown Grensons.
     


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    Yes, please show us how you obtained that awesome shine and finish on those Tellmans! I have a dark oak Mackay who's itching for a new glossy shine...
     


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    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Wow...late to the party but I concur, those Tellmans look incredible![​IMG]
     


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    Charley Senior member

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    These are my Polo Tellmans after a 2 hour elbow grease job on them:

    Can you make them keep that color?
    My experience is that i can get that color on the shoes, it just does not remain there when i wear them. Creases get much different. However, if it did work, they are great loking at a good price.
     


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    Nice shoes Tom - and the wine - I am a wine buff myself - is that collection of bottles from the US only???[​IMG]
     


  11. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    thanks you Gentlemen.
    yes those colors are still on that shoe after 7 months ago i did this.
    there is a several line creasings where the foot creases but constant wearings and constant buffing and reapplying of wax will kind of make it look like nice patina.


    all i used were burgundy shoe cream from nordstrom rack, brown kiwi tin wax polish, and a horsehair brush and old tshirt.

    i dont feel like going into details as to how i go th at just right now, i dont know if that thread i wrote long time ago still exists ..now that after the crash.

    but i will definitely post how i did it within couple of days. that thread i wrote was like 2 pages long. i will try to explain when i have the energy.

    it is pretty easy to learn and you all can do the same. just need a little sweat on the brow though.

    i dont think those of you who have museum color lobbs and egs in their pretty antique colors will want to do this, i would prefer the original color . only for the tellmans as mine were a pale sallow tan that i didno tlike.
     


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    LabelKing Senior member

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    This reminds me of a pair of Stefano Bis that I saw, which were an unattractive light color. They were only $80 on sale but I didn't realize their patination potential then.
     


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    josepidal Senior member

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    I saved Diorshoe's long post and will try to repost it (I'm not home).

    Coloring using shoe cream stays on because it's under wax, unless you scuff it or unless you put it on areas that crease.Thus, faux-antiquing using cream on the toe cap stays on.

    Incidentally, I don't consider this collection "soft" in any way. However, I was wondering how many shoes should suffice for a while (dumb question on this forum of course). I am getting tight on space after purchasing five forum approved shoes.
     


  14. nerdykarim

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    I saved Diorshoe's long post and will try to repost it (I'm not home).

    Thanks [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I'm going to try and use a similar polish to dark my C&J/Polo double monks, but with brown cream and brown polish...we'll see how that one goes. [​IMG]
     


  15. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Those look awesome. My list of people who should be able to seriously mess with their own shoes has grown from one (Sysdoc) to two. Very, very, very nice.
     


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