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**The Official Shoe Care Thread: Tutorials, Photos, etc.**

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr. Moo, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. OzzyJones

    OzzyJones Senior member

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    Think he's trolling the AE thread again.

    All my best

    Ozzy :D
     
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  2. benhour

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    i agree!!! 347 page of this thread!!
     
  3. mrjester

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    Quote: I gave this the same reaction any time I come across any real-life gore posted on the internet. I turn away and cringe.

    Get new shoes! Not sure I can say, "no offense" since there's bound to be some but those are like the most homely captoes I've ever seen. Those caps make them look like some kind of larvae.
     
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    Hello :)

    I recently bought a pair of Cheaney Avon brogue & also a pair of Loake 1880 Edward brogue. I have not worn either yet. Is it advisable to wax polish or do something to them before wearing the first time, to promote shoe protection or longevity? Thanks.

    Btw the Cheaney's leather feels softer/thinner than the Loake but it was the more expensive shoe, which rather confuses me. Does the Loake need softening up or is it the better quality??
     
  5. frogwash

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    No shit? First off, I'd recommend y'all get yourself a new searcher.
     
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    Yeah it should be fine. Older CP leather is pretty nice, new leathers are quite iffy except for suede IMO
     
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    Thanks for the reply! Ive never used obenaufs before, would just the oil be fine to use? Or is LP better?
     
  8. John Appleseed

    John Appleseed Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know of any good deals/coupons going around for Saphir stockists.... looking to go all out and order everything i need in one go so any discounts to be had are great. Any reseller except hanger project (international shipping rates too expensive)
     
  9. OzzyJones

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    Where are you John?
    Valmour in mainland Europe. (Multi buy discounts)
    Afpos in UK

    I'm not aware of any discounts/coupons
     
  10. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You can't be serious. Especially considering your avatar shoes...
     
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    I would probably use Saphir Reno and / or pommadier, the CP leather isn't anything close to a proper boot leather
     
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    I am.

    You can't compare those to casual suede loafers. Apples to oranges.
     
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    Personally, I think you're way off. There is something to be said for a well worn, well cared for pair of quality shoes. I have far more respect for someone like PB than same dude "rockin' crisp" CHs or AEs.
     
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  14. mrjester

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    No I agree and I have respect for PB too, but those specifically are pretty homely. I think what it is is that the small cap-toe (which is one of the factors) gave more room for the shoe to stretch out, which made it look the way it does. Maybe I'm wrong and it didn't stretch. But if it didn't and it's looked like that shape all along, that's weird too. What were they like to begin with?

    I love the idea of the character given by wear, like when I see some older shell shoes.

    I mean I guess I'm an asshat since I don't know what I was establishing making a pointless post calling out shoes when I'm not exactly the best with shoes so I do apologize. But I'd still like to know what they were like to begin with. Maybe a before/after.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I really don't understand the shape you are referring to? They are just a classic almond.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Just google clifton captoe. Over time they just mold to your feet.
     
  17. OzzyJones

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    Put Barker Black in the search tho or you'll get all sorts of nonsense!
    The cap is proportionally really short IMO. I like em tho
     
  18. David Copeland

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    There are all sorts of great style available . . . and some of the them at great discounts coming in a few weeks.

    Are you looking for casual or dress styles . . . what sort of use? And how do you feel about building a collection where you can rotate your shoes to ensure many more years of quality wear?

    David
     
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    AEs and CHs are like Fleming's and Applebees; offensive to put in the same category. But while we're on the subject, I'd say that Aldens are Mortons and John Lobb bespoke is like French Laundry.
     
  20. David Copeland

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    Absolutely.

    There are others who may say just wear them until you're ready to perform some maintenance. But adding some products to your new shoes before taking them for a walk has been my best choice.

    Take a look at a video that I posted yesterday in Post #5794 on Page 387 of this same thread. The first portion gives some great ideas on "Pre-Maintenance".

    Enjoy your week,

    David
     

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