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

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

  1. Chuckie Egg

    Chuckie Egg Senior member

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    Thanks :) sorry for the indoor lighting which maybe doesn't show them off best.

    The oxford brogue on the right is the Cheaney Hythe. Pebble grain in mahogany with dainite sole. I wear it for work, so it is the most creased. The black captoe oxford is on the 6184 last which I believe is discontinued. The Avon derby country brogue I haven't worn yet.
     
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  2. Crat

    Crat Senior member

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    Just some moar pics. Transition spit-polish from high to low shine.

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  3. niklasnordin

    niklasnordin Senior member

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    love the pictures and the shine.

    Good job...as usual :)
     
  4. Chuckie Egg

    Chuckie Egg Senior member

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    Stupid shoe care question... What do you do when the brass knob thing comes out of your shoe tree? Cedar wood seems quite soft and the screw is no longer threading due to the wood crumbling in the thread hole from repeated pulling on the knob. Should I glue it back on? :embar:
     
  5. mixProtocol

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    Get some wooden toothpicks and put a few in the hole (enough so that the screw will be tight). Cut the toothpicks to the correct length so that they don't stick out of the hole. Then put a few drops of wood glue (Elmers) on top the toothpicks and screw the knob back in. Allow it to dry overnight before using.
     
  6. Chuckie Egg

    Chuckie Egg Senior member

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    Thanks mixProtocol. I shall buy some toothpicks and try that. :)

    I think I'm beginning to understand why some use other woods. The knobs on my (non-cedar) crockett & jones shoe trees are still going strong despite much pulling.
     
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    benhour Senior member

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    this is not true!! the only reason is price and how the wood looks!! cedar wood is not solid color!!
    i have a lot of cedar shoe trees and never had any problem with them!!! probably this was a little problematic from the day it came out of the factory!
     
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    last saturday i bought a pair of pvc shoes. on monday i wore it for school graduation night. when i wore it at firsdt, it was okay but when the event was over, my right shoe start to peel off :( what can i do to cover up the peeled area? waht can i do to care for my pvc? thanks :)
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  9. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    ^^^

    unfortunately, not much I think can be done for those. inferior material that can't hold up to creasing while wearing
     
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    quick question i couldn't find an answer to on here or through google - anyone know either a cobbler or brick and mortar store in chicago that sells saphir renovateur?
     
  11. Chuckie Egg

    Chuckie Egg Senior member

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    Nickname199 - Could you return the shoes as not fit for purpose?
     
  12. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    Nickname199, how much did you buy them for?

    The moral of your story, you get what you pay for.
     
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    @wurger it is 30SGD
    @chuckie egg iemail the shop. now awating reply.

    Also the shoes are. Mixed PVC leather.
     
  14. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What does PVC leather mean? If it has anything to do with PVC pipe I would imagine this is a fancy way of saying, "Plastic shoes that resemble leather".
     
  15. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    that pair is gg'ed. dont buy pvc coated shoes if you can.
     

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