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

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

  1. VegTan

    VegTan Senior member

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    Here is the same topic
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/...thread-tutorials-photos-etc/6090#post_6449334
    and the different kinds of grain.

    http://www.sulfaro.com.au/faq/production-processes
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    http://www.ilbisonte.com/eng/2013_la_vacchetta.php
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  2. ceoceo

    ceoceo Senior member

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    Thank you VegTan! Although now I am confused.. the discussion in first link I think says this is a sign of using inferior leather, but the rest are saying that it is fine.. :embar:
     
  3. VegTan

    VegTan Senior member

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    I couldn't find that. Would you quote?
     
  4. ceoceo

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    Well not literally 'says' anywhere, I guess, but I was talking about other links you provided one of which being Aero's jacket. I do not know about the other two brands but Aero from my experience was a reputable brand with quality. I was guessing it's fine if they use those kind of hide on their jacket. But please correct me if I am wrong:)
     
  5. benhour

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    hmmm i think you just used it the wrong way!!
    the old polish(even with silicon in it) had to get off really easily!!
    apply renomat on a cloth( prefer an old tshirt or shirt(better cause of the texture of the fabric )) about 2-3 ml, start rubbing the shoe with circular motion(dont need force,cause if you rub hardly you can damage the surface) and you ll see the old polish coming off onto the cloth!! do this until all the old polish ll come off !!!

    the 15 min on the bottle if i remember correctly referring to the time you have to wait before re polishing the shoes not the time you leave renomat on your shoes!! (you can see thats renomat in reasonable application would be evaporated in 4-7 minutes)

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  6. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    What do you think? Would you let her touch your shoes?

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  7. VegTan

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    OK! Sales are discounted.
    http://www.aeroleatherclothing.com/products.php?cat=salerv&sub=sale
     
  8. benhour

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    hmmm maybe touch something else but not shoes!!! hhahaha
     
  9. Spandexter

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    Can one of you gents kindly let me know if I have a problem here? Alfred Sargent Moore's that have probably seen around 30 wears. Any idea what the splitting is and will it get worse? Yikes.

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  10. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    just the channel splitting. no big deal, cement them back together or have cobbler cement them back.

    did u wear them in wet weather when they r new?
     
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    Thank you, sounds like an easy fix. They copped a bit of a soaking a few weeks ago so maybe that was a factor. I love melbourne but leaving home in the morning when it's like summer and coming home again when it's like winter makes shoe choice a little difficult at times.
     
  12. Murph65

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    All,

    I'm sure this question comes up all the time - what is a good initial care regime for a new pair of shoes?

    Condition and polish? Condition only? Something else?

    If this has been covered, referral to another appropriate thread would be helpful too.

    Thanks,
    Jim
     
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    Can anyone give me advice on these "veins" that have developed on one shoe on my Meermin monk straps? Should I worry? Just regular treatment/conditioning? Thoughts? [​IMG]
     
  14. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Dust off, wax, and wear.

    Cannot be saved. Those are not veins but creases from using lower grade part of the leather. Live with this. Cream wax will conceal them slightly.

    Don't need to complain about Meermin either. You get what you paid for, and there's no other well-known shoemaker that produces better at the same price.
     
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    A new one on me - cemented soles. I have discovered, from the manufacturer, that I have a couple of pairs of shoes with these. I don't know much about them but I suspect that a response to asking about cementing, here, will bring forth opinions along the lines of a) don't go anywhere near them, b) there is good cementing and bad and c) cementing can be very good.

    From a quick look on the internet, I note that some of Loake's and (I think) Church's are made with cemented soles.

    Any info would be welcome.
     

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