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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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    3dials I am a little confused from the other thread you posted these photos in. Did you purchase these shoes?
     
  2. 3dials

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    Hi ManofLint, no I didn't purchase the ones you recommended not to. I picked up another pair from an SF member.
     
  3. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Wonderful news. Congratulations. :)
     
  4. pbandjai

    pbandjai Well-Known Member

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    Hi Man of Lint!

    Thank you for knowledge bombing us so gracefully. I was going my rounds the other day and came across these in the wild and am wondering whether or not they are salvageable / if you know anything about the shoes.


    1) Florsheim Imperials - not sure what era, the heels have nails and say "florsheim shoe company" it also looks like they have been polished by the wrong color? Not sure what I would do to get them back if anything can be done.


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    2) Florsheim SOMETHINGS- Have no idea what kind / quality they are. they one of the heels look like it's completely gone and could easily be replaced. Not sure about the soles though, they have no stitching on them - does that mean once they're worn, it's over? are these quality enough to pick up? Would you wear them like jodhpurs?

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    These are both at more of a consignment shop type place so higher than the avg. thrift.

    THANKS! I'll cross post somewhere else in case this thread isn't resurrected.
     
  5. MyOtherLife

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    pbandjai, sorry for ringing in late on your question. Did you purchase the Florsheims? I hope not. Based on those photos they look like two roast chickens.
     
  6. Digmenow

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    Dear Man of Lint,

    I know that your knowledge of footwear restoration is the stuff of legend but I'm hoping that you (or someone) might be able to provide some assistance in the matter presented in this post.


    Below, you see a photo of three shirts.

    On your left, you see a true black JAB dress shirt. On your right, you see a true white BB dress shirt.
    In the middle, you see what was ONCE a true white (with some sort of irremovable spots on the back) BB dress shirt that was dyed in a plastic tub consisting of HOT water, a cup of salt and a half bottle of BLACK Rit dye for 60 minutes, stirred constantly per the bottle's instructions.

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    As you can see, the middle shirt is not black but is, instead, a lovely shade of grey. My intent was to create a thrifted army of black, Brooks Brothers slim fit dress shirts (my favorite shirt) to wear to work to conform to my company's wretched dress code. You may recall that Brooks Brothers DOES NOT SELL black dress shirts.

    What did I do wrong? Suggestions are appreciated. Absolute KNOWLEDGE is gold!
     
  7. Digmenow

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    Dear Man of Lint,

    I have been asked to restore the women's shoes pictured below to a somewhat more presentable level of appearance. The toes show a bit of lightening below the roll from wear and there is some incidental scuffing on the side panels. As I have NEVER polished or tried to rejuvenate this style of shoe before since IMO, the more beat they look, the better, I don't know what steps to take to comply with the request. Regular shoe polish? Leather restorer? Please advise, soonest. Much appreciated.

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  8. pbandjai

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    I did not! THanks for the reply!
     

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