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

  1. Numbernine

    Numbernine Distinguished Member

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    I really don't think it's a matter of money.you can find shoes that are not corrected grain and they really aren't that much more .I think mostly corrected grain is used because it's low maintenance but then you give up the whole aspect of patina.
     


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    Bought some saphir renavutor. A fee questions, is it recommended to apply water before applying the cream? Also, do you recommend clean the shoe with a horsehair brush after applying of a cloth? Lastly, should I apply a splash of water after using?
     


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    Tried it. It doesn't work like it does on calf. It seems to take the finish/colour/shine off of the shoe.

    I wear my corrected grains in bad weather conditions... like today [​IMG]
    They are excellent beaters.
     


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    Church has binder finishing for their custom grade line, priced the same compare to the full grain calf version.
     


  6. Patek

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    Members of SF, generally.
     
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    Yeah, my gf once asked me why I don't get a pair of binder finish shoes like the ones she sees on the street, it's more shinny.

    I educated her immediately.
     


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    I have a pair of corrected gain shoes. it's my bad weather pair.
     


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    FWIW, I like Church's binder leather for the grafton. Sometimes, like most things with shoes these days, it is just about a look. Plus they are built like tanks and can be used as shitkickers. Also, take note, just because a leather is corrected doesn't mean it is bad, or inferior, companies like Church do it for a look, not a price point. People here are overly concerned with the matter, imo.
     


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    I suppose its a case of buying the shoes you like and polishing them every so often.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    People lose sight of this, but really the essence into being happy with what is on your foot.
     


  12. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Stylish Dinosaur

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    Generally, how much does it cost to change a sole from leather to dainite or vibram? (Per pair of shoes). I was looking to add the vibram 430/435 soles to a pair of shoe to be my bad weather shoes.
     


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    Crockett & Jones charged me £60 to resole a new purchase from leather to Dainite.

    (They sent it to a third party repairer that they use, who's done an awful job, but that's another story...)
     


  14. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Stylish Dinosaur

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    Is that a typical price? Or more expensive because you used the manufacturer to fix it.
     


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    That sounds cheap to me. I think B. Nelson charges somewhere in the range of $150 to do it.
     


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