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

  1. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Distinguished Member

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    Question -

    If your shoes have no marks or discolouration is it necessary for the health of the shoe to polish them with a shoe cream?

    The black Chelseas in my picture are 2 years old now and whilst I wear them frequently its in an office environment so they don't get scuffed etc. I've used saddle dressing on them once every 1-2 months.
     


  2. El Argentino

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    Thank you guys for the recommendations and sympathy. I'll give it a go tonight after work and report back with results.
     


  3. VegTan

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    It was Regal's patent and the link is http://www.google.com/patents/US2008237



    That is P.76 of LAST Vol.6 published by Esquire Japan in 2005. The monks are Cortay's bespoke shoes.
     


  4. chogall

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    Interesting. That's probably not the same LAST magazine, which only has 4 volumes up to now.
     


  5. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    LAST was published by Japanese Esquire as a bi-annual publication in the early-late 2000s. The magazine made it up to vol. 13. Although I have vols. 3-13 in front of me, I cannot read Japanese and can't work-out the publication dates. But if vol 6 was published in 2005, the final issue must have been 2008/09. At this time Esquire withdrew from the Japanese publishing market and publication seized.

    Whether the "new" LAST has anything in common with the "old" LAST, I wouldn't know. I have never seen the new one and, as I cannot read Japanese, I have no idea, whether or not members of the former magazine do work for the new one.
     


  6. chogall

    chogall Distinguished Member

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    The new LAST magazine is also a bi annual magazine as well, releasing apr/oct. right now it's issue #4.
     


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    Excellent find, thank you for sharing with us.
     


  8. VegTan

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    Mr.Matsuzaki, who was publisher of Esquire Japan, founded his company around 2005. New Last is published by this company.
    http://www.webchronos.net/

    Mr.Sugawara(below) was editor-in-chief of old Last from vol.1 through vol.13, and he is now editor-in-chief of new Last.
    http://openers.jp/fashion/flagship/john_lobb/photo_capitalcollection_party.html
    [​IMG]


    wurger, sure thing!
     


  9. phototristan

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    Interesting video. This guy literally scrapes the shoes with a knife and restores them completely with a deer bone. I don't speak German but I think he is saying no wax or cream is needed:
     


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    I appreciate the video, but I just don't get the whole deer bone thing. Is there any scientific basis for a deer bone "working?" I can speak from experience that when there are nicks on cordovan and calf, the back of a spoon with some polish and wax works just fine. Is deer bone just the cordwainer's version orlf snake oil?
     


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    Do not doubt the deer bone.
     


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    Awesome vid! brb, hunting deer..
     


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    Do not doubt the dear deer bone, dear.
     


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    I think I also have these shoes. I asked about them here:

    Dear god, I hope not. I didn't think that BB sells corrected grain. These shoes retail for over $500, although I did get mine for less than half price. Given the maker and price point, I had assumed it was not corrected grain. This is the box they came in, if that helps.
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    Boned calf is corrected grain. Both pairs are cg.
     
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