Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nosrep123, Jun 27, 2013.
Are these streaks natural? http://i.imgur.com/LgSPS9V.jpg Can they be removed through shining?
Were they factory seconds?
They are growth marks the cow had in life IMO - you wont get rid of them but shows that your shoes arent corrected grain! If your polishing regime darkens the show they'll probably become less obvious though
Yep, they are factory seconds!
That's neither natural nor acceptable (without a DEEP discount - sub $200).
I have to say I disagree, the marks are definitely natural, though of course wether they are acceptable is determined by the buyer and the price. Better to have shoes that look like they come from a cow than corrected grain uniformity would be my own take though, FWIW
Cow stretch marks. Should have been using cocoa butter on those 4 stomachs.
On more expensive shoes, aren't such irregularities praised as "antiquing"?
And, yes, they will become less conspicuous with repeated polishings.
I did get them with a deep discount. I actually got it from a friend, who sold them to me because of those streaks
How much less conspicuous are we talking about here?
nosrep123 welcome to Styleforum and thank you for clarifying.
I rather like those stretch marks. Wouldn't worry about it at all. You have something unique. Congratulations on your purchase and enjoy.
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