The official "Ask Man of Lint" resurrection thread.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Digmenow, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Those are very nice and rugged boots matey. Something is throwing me off here. The dark area appeared after little wear you say. That darker 'blemish' seems to me the original colour and the tan was sprayed over. If you look at other RRL boots you'll see what I mean. Can you please confirm this before I go any further. If my suspicions are correct this was deliberate so as you wear them they'll develop a patina-like wear to them fast. I need you to get the magnifying glass out first to verify.
     
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  2. Saturdays

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    Well I don't have a magnifying glass handy - but if I did, what exactly am I looking for?
    I have a feeling you are right about the tan being sprayed, but after the first few blemishes no others have occurred.

    Here's another image with a closer shot:

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  3. MyOtherLife

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    I wonder if you have a pair of these hiding under that tan finish. If so, and were it me, I would get out the steel wool and see if the tan would come off easily...If so I would gently steel wool them and follow with acetone and remove the tan entirely from the boots...but this you do at your own peril. It would be good to see a full shot of your boots just for fun. I hope I was helpful but that is as far as I can go on this
     
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  4. Brianpore

    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    Not hookers blood but close and you can suggest something as I honestly did not steal it, even though one of the security ink packets exploded on the end of the jacket arm...

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    Place a black dot in the middle and turn it into a poppy.
     


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    MOL - looking for some of that same MacGuyver-ish ingenuity... Posting here at Dig' suggestion...

    OK - thought I had something worth bragging about... Florsheim shell v-cleat longings in good condition

    - cleaned and polished them up when I got them
    - wore lightly for a couple hours the day I picked them up
    - then wore to the office a few days later and bam - huge tear in the leather (bone dry)...
    - lesson learned about conditioning the hell out of the shoes before wearing...
    :censored:

    I realize these won't make a complete recovery and return to greatness - any suggestions on how to salvage them for weakend beater wear? Can the be stitched, shoe goo-ed, other?


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  7. MyOtherLife

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    Blamm sorry to see this. I am afraid it is bad news. The leather on these has suffered dry rot. They are finished. The elasticity in the leather is gone and there is nothing you can do. Take a few beauty shots and let them go. R.I.P. to a nice pair of well made shoes. Eventually you will come to this conclusion. You could take them to your cobbler but even he will probably diagnose the same.
     
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  8. Blamm

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    Observing a moment of silence
     


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    Or just wear them til they fall off.
     


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    Discovered this last night after not so carefully shining my thrift store treasures.

    Problem: Heavy Shoe Polish on favorite jeans
    Solution: Shout Wipes
    Result: 100% Resurrection
     


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    +1 I agree.
     
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  12. HomerJ

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    Dear Man of Lint,

    I have a pair of Incotex white cotton trousers.
    I wore them out to a sports bar only to suffer great embarrassment after a moment of indiscretion related to fish tacos.
    What's worse, I'm afraid that these fine trousers have been dealt a death sentence.

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    O' Man of Lint - blessed be the dryer that bore you! I have come beseeching your wisdom.

    Is there hope for removing this abomination from this thrifted shoe?

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    (literally the best picture I can take)

    *bows*
     


  14. MyOtherLife

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    Good God almighty. ...I'll never again read Styleforum while I am eating.
    Try a product for pre-treating stains. Apply the product, work in with a toothbrush over the area from both the front and back of the fabric. Let sit 30 min. Work the areas again with the toothbrush. Then launder as usual.
    Only if this fails do you try bleach.
    If you have to do bleach, use 1/2 cup of bleach well-mixed into a sink of cool water. Let soak for several hours, agitating the pants in the bleachy water every half hour. Each 30 min work the toothbrush over the area from both the front and back of the fabric.
    Rinse several times, then launder. When laundering wash only alone or with whites.
     
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    Step #10 - Throw out your toothbrush
     


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