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suede shoes - post 'em here!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by srivats, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Good stuff! Who's the maker?
     
  2. jmills

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    Thanks - somehow I forgot put deets on the end. They are Alfred Sargent.
     
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  3. Slewfoot

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    Nice. Do you happen to know which last?
     
  4. jmills

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    Sure, its last 89, from here.
     
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    Out of curiosity, how is the fit on these? Do you wear anything from Edward Green to compare sizing? Thanks!
     
  6. NOBD

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    Operation Tetbury

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    Now wait untill they're dry...


    * * *

    – I brushed the shoes to get rid of dust and dirt. I also cleaned the soles with an old brush.

    – I put some of the suede shampoo (the small bottle in the pic) in a bowl of water (let's say 1:10 ratio shampoo/water)

    – I rinsed the shoes under a running tap (lukewarm); made them real wet (while trying to keep the inside of the shoe dry)

    – I took the yellow side of the spunge (not the scratchy green side), dipped it in the bowl with shampoo/water and 'brushed' the whole shoe

    – I left it with the shampoo on for a few minutes

    – Then I rinsed the shoe under a running tap to remove the soap

    – Then I repeated the process and gave the laces a litte rinse in the bowl

    – After that, I put newspapers inside the shoe to get the inside dry

    – I left the paper in for an hour or so and then put the shoe trees back in

    Now, I'll leave them to dry for a day or so (don't know how long it will take). If they're dry tomorrow, I'll give them a brush
    (I use a regular shoe brush, the one you see in the first picture, not a suede brush) and then spray them with Saphir Super
    Invulner spray (the black spray can). After that, I'll apply Saphir Rénovateur to the sole edges and the soles themselves.
    I leave that to dry for say half an hour. If the edges need some colour, I'll use a medium brown Saphir crème to touch
    up the colour. I might do part of the sole as well. I'll leave that to dry, and give it a brush for a nice finish.
    That's about it, I think.


    * * *


    Rénavateur applied on the sole edges:

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    The suede still feels a bit damp, so I'm going to let it dry some more.


    Also did the soles:

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    * * *


    Added some brown wax on to finish the sole edges:

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    What's left to do: brush and spray (when the leather is completely dry.
     
  7. mymil

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    Might as well re-post this classic on cleaning suede:
     
  8. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    What do you use to spray when you are done?
     
  9. NOBD

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    ^^
    I knew that vid, but thought people might find the pics interesting anyway.

    ^
    Saphir Super Invulner (the spray can in the first pic).
     
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  10. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    Thanks for the pics. I don't have patience to watch videos and can't see them at work anyway.
     
  11. NOBD

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    You're welcome. You should watch it at home some time. It shows that you don't have to be so careful with suede and water as many people seem to think.
     
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  12. wigglr

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  14. wigglr

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    Thanks so much. I like the results. Does the "paintiness" run w/ rain or anything?
     
  15. scardude

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    My first post here, so pardon if I have failed proper protocol in not posting in an introductions area. I just love, love, love suede wingtips and had to jump on and post something. In fact, coming of age in NYC years ago I first fell in love with the brown, suede wingtip. Every time I see a pair, and a really good pair for that matter, it brings me back to those shoes and the person who wore them. Just had to share. BTW, glad to be here.
     
  16. wigglr

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    Great post and welcome!
     
  17. Patek

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    Welcome! Now post some pictures.
     
  18. scardude

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    Photos of me, suede shoes or something else? [​IMG]
     
  19. Frank the sheep

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    I think there is a thread for each of those things here on SF. Right here suede shoes will do just fine :nodding:

    Welcome to SF!
     
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  20. NOBD

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    You're welcome. No, it actually waterproofs the shoe.
     

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