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

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

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    Thanks Ozzy. I'm very proud of them.
     
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    Can I ask a ballpark price?
     
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    Lucky Oregan guys.
     
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    More than most RTW / Less than you would expect for quality bespoke. I'm sure DWFII could give you a quote if you like.
     
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    Did you provide your own last or did he make it for you?
     
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    Fantastic! Glad to see Mr. Frommer staying busy.

    BTW, got your email.....I'll reply asap -
     
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    Those look wonderful. [​IMG]
     
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    Who here shines their own shoes versus taking them to a shoe maker for a shine?
     
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    Everybody here shines their own shoes. I'm not saying that nobody ever has a professional shine, but it is the exception to the rule.
     
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    Tho going by the picture, Glenjay may have his done by elves
     
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    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    They certainly are a work of art!
     
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    great shoes -great taste!! i really like the discreet patina on them!!

    btw what high shine polish do you use? would you use something on the sole edge-heel?
     
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    DW provided the last. I had multiple fittings to make sure the shoes were a size Glen.



    Actually DW made these for me a couple of years ago, but I'm sure he is staying busy.



    Thank you.



    It's the off season for elves right now, so they work for cheap. I just leave the shoes out at night next to a couple of candy canes.



    DW is a true craftsman, and an artist in his own right.



    Thank you. DW allowed me to sit down with him and design the style together. I wanted a short wingtip, with no broguing, and a short heel counter to match. The Adelaide aspect was sort of a last minute design decision on my part, but DW was great to work with. The patina was added by DW and I try to evolve it as I can.

    The High Shine polish is my own GlenKaren brand. I wanted a neutral paste polish that would produce the best mirror shine possible, and with the least amount of work, so I created my own. The side benefit is that it smells like oranges when you are applying it.

    As far as the sole edge and heel; I normally just use a standard sole edge dressing (like Kiwi), I just haven’t applied it to these shoes yet.
     
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    How far is DWF from Seattle? I will be out there this summer and may be itching for some footwear...
     
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    Somewhere in central oregan, so maybe 5 hr drive from Seattle.

    There's also Craig Corvin at Seattle.
     

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