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The Hanger Project: Affiliate thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LA Guy, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Good result I would say, no?
     
  2. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    Good result, bad ipad pic. I prefer a satin finish on boots.
     
  3. hangerproject

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    A Downpour Of Umbrellas
    Just In: Over 20 New Maglia Umbrellas + Fox Umbrellas

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    A downpour of umbrellas is upon us. Over 20 new styles of Maglia Francesco Umbrellas have been added along with our first collection of handmade British umbrellas from Fox Umbrellas. As we continue to build on our extensive collection of handmade umbrellas, you’ll see that we have added many more hard-to-find styles, such as poly-cotton and tartan canopies.
    Buy one for yourself here: http://bit.ly/18olNsK

    In related news, take a look at our new blog on Fox Umbrellas:
    Fox Umbrellas: British in Name and Make


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    Well-made umbrellas are beautiful things in their own right, and I’ve been collecting them for a few years now. Most of mine are from small workshops in Italy, some are from France, and some are vintage. A number are also from Britain, as no country – no matter how skilled their craftsmen – give umbrellas the same kind of heritage. Perhaps it’s because of our image of the ideal English gentleman, with a bowler hat on his head and the crook of an umbrella on his arm. Or perhaps it’s because presidents, royalty, and movie stars have always gotten their umbrellas from here.
    Either way, some may be surprised to find out that not all English umbrellas are made in England. Some are in fact made in Italy. Fox Umbrellas, however, have been making theirs on their wet isle for almost 150 years. In fact, if you visit their offices in Surrey today, you can not only see the showroom, but also the workshop where they make their brollies.
    The process starts with the stick. If the umbrella is made from a solid piece of wood – such that a single stick forms both the handle and shaft – then a small groove must be cut into the wood so that a metal spring can be inserted. Since each wood is different, and each cut can be a hair off, the springs must be twisted and bent by hand, so that they fit perfectly inside these grooves. If they’re just a millimeter off, they’ll rub against the side of the wood and wear the shaft down from the inside.

    Read More on Fox Umbrellas here. http://bit.ly/1m2OrDC
     
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  4. Limniscate

    Limniscate Senior member

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    Are the small suit hangers in the traditional finish going to be in stock any time soon?
     
  5. archetypal_yuppie

    archetypal_yuppie Senior member

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    Here's a vote to create or source a more cost effective garment bag. I'm not cheap, but $65+ a pop adds up quick if you wanna moth-proof your entire wardrobe.
     
  6. GothamRed

    GothamRed Senior member

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    Aaaaaaand...we're back!

    Today I'm finishing last week's cleaning of a pair of Gaziano & Girling loafers in fox suede — join me by posting photographs here today of you shining/polishing your shoes (before and after shots, please)!

    Each participant this week who cross-posts to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr (using the hashtag #shoeshinesunday and #entry) will receive one entry for a drawing to be held in nine weeks for a $500 Hanger Project gift certificate!

    Without further ado, let's get to it...

    These loafers were, among other things, shampooed for last week's Shoe Shine Sunday with Saphir Omni'Nettoyant suede cleaner, and just need a little finishing.

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    The "damage"
    Saphir Renovateur
    Tarrago Nano Protector Water Proofing Spray
    Leather Shoeshine Carpet
    Horn-Backed Suede Cleaning Brush
    Lighter
    After shampooing last week, stains and dirt were removed from the suede, leaving them uniform in color, albeit with a few "hairs" as a result of all of the brushing during the cleaning process. To finish them up, I brushed them a bit more with the Horn-Backed Suede Cleaning Brush to raise the nap and then...broke out my lighter to remove the "hairs" standing up from the suede. To remove those, I just set the flame close to the hairs but not touching the suede — the heat from the flame burned just the "hair" off quickly without damaging the suede itself.

    After another quick brushing with Horn-Backed Suede Cleaning Brush, I took the loafers outside to apply the Tarrago Nano Protector Water Proofing Spray. I sprayed each shoe liberally to the point that they darkened uniformly without looking "wet" and then I let them dry for an hour — again, outside (think about what this spray does — you don't want to breathe it).

    Once dry, I lightly applied some Saphir Renovateur to the crocodile tassels to clean off any Tarrago Nano Protector Water Proofing Spray on them.

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    Cleaning the Croctopi​


    After lightly buffing the Saphir Renovateur off, the loafers are all set for wear.

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    So Fresh and So Clean, Clean

    Remember to post photographs here today of you shining/polishing your shoes (again - before and after, please) and also cross-post your photos on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr (using the hashtag #shoeshinesunday and #entry) — start collecting entries now for the drawing to be held in nine weeks for a $500 Hanger Project gift certificate!

    I'll be checking back in on this thread throughout the day, so feel free to include any questions you might have along with your posts — who knows, the answer(s) may even be the subject of a future Shoe Shine Sunday!
     
  7. macjedi

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    Great Post! SCARY, but GREAT! :eek:
     
  8. LeMaitreChat

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    Do you generally prefer the Tarrago Nano to the Saphir Invulner? As a side note, I've been wanting to try the Tarrago Oil Nano spray for ages, but the only sources seem to be UK-based and they don't ship abroad. If Kirby were to get a shipment, I would definitely be in for a can...
     
  9. GothamRed

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    6, 1/2 dozen, and so on.
     
  10. macjedi

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    Happy Shoe Shine Shunday! ;)

    Today, I'm giving a little TLC to a pair of Alden Whiskey Cordovan Long Wing Bluchers.

    Today's libation … 2010 Loring Wine Company "Convergence".
    Russell Family Vineyard Paso Robles
    75% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre


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    ^ I find it a bit frustrating that (IMO) my before photos show them all looking pretty nice as is … however this would not be the case if I didn't care for them routinely after every wear. These are well over a year old and have been brushed and buffed after every wear. Despite never having been waxed, periodic treatment with a Deer Polishing Bone and Saphir Renovateur keep them looking great.




    After wiping down with a damp cloth and a bit of brushing, I bone each shoe with a Deer Polishing Bone. The deer bone smooths the leather, diminishes scratches and imparts oils which help to keep it looking young and lively. I then brush vigorously with a Large Horsehair Shoe Polishing Brush to distribute the oils left behind by the deer bone. Next, I apply Saphir Renovateur to clean & moisturize. Let dry for a few minutes.
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    Wipe the shoes down with a soft cloth, then brush vigorously for several minutes followed by a good buffing with a Chamois.
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    Lastly, I apply Edge Dressing where needed.


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    Cheers!

    #shoeshinesunday
    #entry
     
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  11. niklasnordin

    niklasnordin Senior member

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    today's therapy session...

    first creaming
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    second creaming, one brushed
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    halfway there...
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    ...and rand out of steam.
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  12. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    Polished up my brother's Common Projects today, never seen leather drink Saphir creme like this. Didn't have any reno so it was creme and one light coat of wax. Sneakers are 2 years old about, worn pretty regularly and in snow.
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    And Instagram photo:
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  13. Nikola

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    @niklasnordin I guess I will wait for the next week to upload my pre-after photos, as this is unbeatable .. :D
     
  14. niklasnordin

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    thanks, you're too kind :)
     
  15. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    But you're very good at polishing ... congratulations. Really. Where did you learn?
     
  16. niklasnordin

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    thanks, I still feel I have a long way to go :)
    I've just read the shoecare thread here and also looked at various tutorials, by both Crat and the shoesnob. Then its just a matter of willingness to expriment, time and not being afraid to fail :)
     
  17. RogerP

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    @niklasnordin - that is just outstanding work, my man. And the shoes are beautiful. Corthay?
     
  18. niklasnordin

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    thanks Roger :)
    yes it is.
     
  19. hangerproject

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    Just In: New CEDES Travel Accessories

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    Our CEDES Chocolate Lambskin Shearling Shoe Shine Mitt is perfect for that final buff to your favorite pair of shoes. At home or while traveling, the unshaven, soft lamb shearling provides that final gloss for the perfect shine. Crafted from butter-soft lambskin with a matching storage bag.
    Developed in collaboration with CEDES exclusively for The Hanger Project, our new CEDES Lambskin Travel Bag is an indulgence in every sense. Crafted from butter-soft lambskin and completely lined with supple lamb shearling, the travel bag will protect the finest shoes against damage during travel.
    http://bit.ly/1iL8uFD
     
  20. razl

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    Therapy indeed. Brah - Vo!
     

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