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

  1. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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    Depends on the beer. Which beer was it?
     
  2. ragnr

    ragnr Active Member

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    Mariestads, my shoes deserves much much more. :(
     
  3. ragnr

    ragnr Active Member

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    Mariestads, my shoes deserves much much more. :(
     
  4. adam-r8

    adam-r8 Well-Known Member

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    They are Alfred Sargent Exclusive range so i don't think it is related to that. I imagine it's just where they've been polished only once or twice, hopefully once i've laid a few coats on this issue will dissipate
     
  5. Yowzer

    Yowzer Well-Known Member

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    Finally did a shoeshine session on the brown/burgundy collection today.. turned out all right, even without a spit shine... (gave up trying to perfect that for now)

    Left - Alfred Sargent Moore; Centre - Herring Raleigh II (Cheaney); Right - Herring Churchill (Cheaney)

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    Strangely the AS didn't shine up the same (quite dull), probably because it's the newest and never had a spit shine like the other two. That may have provided a good foundation..
     
  6. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Well-Known Member

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    AE's do not have shanks. Alden uses steel shanks.
     
  7. Munky

    Munky Well-Known Member

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    Ragnr,
    That's a horrible thing to have happen to your shoes. I'm really sorry to hear about it. Hopefully, someone on here will be able to help you with it.
     
  8. kwhunter

    kwhunter Well-Known Member

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    Let them dry
    Oh, and stop spamming; sending the message once is enough.
     
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  9. ragnr

    ragnr Active Member

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    I will take the shoes to a cobbler and see how it holds up, it's been wet for 48 hours... I fear they have begun to rot. Seems like one of my new classmates doesn't like me.

    And I'm truly sorry for the spamming, I'm not familiar with the interface here and the delay that occurs when you press 'submit'. I'm not spamming on purpose! but hey, thanks for pointing that out :)
     
  10. kwhunter

    kwhunter Well-Known Member

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    Don't worry, they won't rot; let them dry naturally and they will be fine.
    Still, I don't get it: where were your shoes when someone spilled beer on them?! [​IMG]
     
  11. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    I remember in my early 20's (not that long ago). I would go out to a bar get blackout drunk and when I woke up my shoes look like they went through a battlefield of foreign substances. I had a dedicated pair of "bar shoes".
     
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  12. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    Also, just because I know some of you would get a kick out of this, I had a feeling one night that I was going to end up getting lucky on a date so I brought a bag of clean underclothes and shoe trees with me. When I took off my shoes I took out the shoe trees and put them in my shoes and she almost keeled over from laughing so hard.

    I have been in a relationship with that girl for the last 5 years. Just sayin.
     
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  13. ragnr

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    Well, he's homofobic. So when he saw my collection of shoes he acted the only way he could think of. He poured a beer in one of them. He didn't just spill the beer. Even my shoetree smells beer :(
     
  14. Munky

    Munky Well-Known Member

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    Ragnr
    Don't invite him to any more of your parties.
     
  15. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like somebody needs a beating.
     
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  16. ragnr

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    I'm considering it. I will also send him the receipt from the cobbler and a new pair of shoetrees. For which operations my cobbler finds necessary. If my shoes survive this, that is. Else he owe me a new pair.
     
  17. adam-r8

    adam-r8 Well-Known Member

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    I still own a pair of beat up suede loafers for that scene, it's amazing how black and sticky those floors can be!
     
  18. SBear

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    There is a shallow dent with central dark spot on these seconds (RL Saunders) at center of image. Not a big deal to me but I'd like to lighten the shade of the spot if I can. Any recommendations? (X-post with AE thread)
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  19. Joshua Lee

    Joshua Lee Well-Known Member

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    Did you try stuffing the shoes with newspaper? That usually helps dry them out pretty quickly. Truly sorry what happened to your shoes, that guys sounds beyond ignorant.

    Who in their right mind is afraid of a well kept, shoe collection, absolutely mind boggling.
     
  20. NAMOR

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    Rider boots leather outsole protrude a couple MM too much for my taste giving them a cowboyesque look. The welt stiching is underneath the leather boot so all the leather outsole is superficial. Anyone have a recommendation on what I can do. I could shave it away but it's unlikely I can get it uniform. is this something anyone here has considered doing?

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