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The Armoury - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by yfyf, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    David, I have the same pair and they are really nice IRL. True, they don't have antiquing built in but think of it as a blank canvas. You can use black polish to achieve this.
     
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    Thanks, glad to hear. I guess I'm just a little intimidated because they're the first pair I've bought in that price range and I don't want to mess them up. Did you try antiquing yours? Any suggestions on what to use?
     
  3. NORE

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    These were a welcomed alternative to the pair of EG Midfords I own which are in dark oak and antiqued. Senior member gdl203 asked me about the leather, and at the time I wasn't sure what he meant because the comparison involved Vass which I have no experience with. EGs tend to come already antiqued which makes for a great looking shoe, which I suspect you are seeking.

    Point being, these shoes are crafted expertly and have the potential to age beautifully. they appear different in different light. If you want to have the antiqued look, I would suggest using [nearly] any wax polish in black on the toe and heel quarters followed buy a conditioner and more paste wax.
     
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  4. teddieriley

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    Wait, you smell that?
    ^^You might first want to polish in a darker brown then add the black on top of that rather than just straight with an initial polish of black. I'd be hesitant with doing that.
     
  5. NORE

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    To clarify I meant polishing only a bit of the toe and heel quarter with black. The shoes are plenty dark as they are.
     
  6. david123

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    NORE: Since you have these, were you ever able to get a matching belt? The Carmina one The Armoury has is apparently a different color, and they're out in my size in any case.
     
  7. SpooPoker

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    Bristopher, you have these too? Can I see some IRL pics?
     
  8. NORE

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    I already had a matching belt (not Carmina).


    I'll have to take some snaps on the roof when the sun comes back out. Watch this space.
     
  9. david123

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    I only have a pocket camera, but here are a couple photos from last night. The first one is more accurate but I thought I'd upload both. After looking at them the second time, I do like them quite a bit.

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    Thanks for posting them - they are lovely. So you would say they are more chocolate than chestnut, right?
     
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    I'd say somewhere in between, but wait for NORE to post some photos from outside in sunlight. I think he's right that they look a bit different in different light. I got home at midnight and it was raining this morning, so these are just in artificial light inside.
     
  12. NORE

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    Actually my pics are on here somewhere and they look like yours-milk chocolate in some light, dark chocolate in others. They are great either way and the Simpson last is very elegant.
     
  13. david123

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    Agreed, the last was perfect for me as well.
     
  14. NORE

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    An alternative to trying to antique them, you could try a mirror shine like this:

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    Gahhh those are amazing
     
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    Really regret not being able to stop by yesterday, but the typhoon alert had stores closed, which relegated my shopping to "window" shopping. Since there was nothing else to do because of all the closings, I browsed store windows all the way from the IFC to Pacific Place, and the wonderful shops in between. I saw the Pedder Building, home of Armoury. The opportunity for shopping in HK is amazing, it has all the better shops.

    HK is a wonderful place. I've had loads of fun here, and will definitely be back.
     
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  18. acidboy

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    ^ and from what TD told me, the pedder building will go through some improvements, and new establishments like a cigar shop are expected to come in that will make the home of armoury a great destination.
     
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    The cigar shop has been there for awhile now. Are you speaking of A&Fitch moving in downstairs?
     
  20. JawnGault

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    Does anyone know if the Carmina suede chelsea boots are available in a dainite sole?
     

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