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

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

  1. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    Respect, good work.
     


  2. PCK1

    PCK1 Senior member

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    Yeah I'm amazed that the lighter on the suede worked...that is an awesome trick...
     


  3. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    Thats it. Thank you kindly. :fistbump:
     


  4. leicadokyu

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    Hi Gents! I hope everything is well. This would be my first time post after the long lurking days. I am sure that this has been asked a number of times already but for some reason digging through the archives is no avail. I have this boots trickers stow boots tha i purchased a couple of months back from shoe healer with the help of the very cool and pleasant guy Richard. I really love the boots and i am enjoying it. Yesterday when i was doing my regular shoe shine routine i noticed that there is an aweful creasing on the boots(right pair). It is located in just one area as you can see on the 1st photo. The second photo is the left pair which obviously doesnt show a lot of creasing at all. Is this normal? I am really bothered by it and i am assuming that a poor quality leather might have been used on this part of the boots? I know that there are a lot of factors to consider why leather creases and high quality leather is not excused at all. My question is, what would be the best remedy to stop the spread of the crease besides not using the shoe of course? I've applied saphir Reno but it seems that it did not lessen the damage. Any advise are greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!

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  5. Naphatw

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    I can't find the general shoes discussion thread,
    so I thought posting my question on shoes here would be best.

    Here are the shoes I currently own...
    If I were to add 1 or 2 more pair of shoes
    to my collection, what shall it be?

    From what I have, I like both Alden and C&J very much,
    I think C&J shoes are better in terms of quality comparing to Church's (with the same price)
    I never had a chance to try both John Lobb and Edward Green,
    but would love to have them one day

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  6. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    I would suggest split toe derbies in dark brown calf and tobacco suede semi-brogue oxfords.

    Do you have any boots?
     


  7. Naphatw

    Naphatw Member

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    Hi Gerry Nelson

    what brand do you recommend for the split toe derbies
    is it also known as the V tip?

    I don't have any boots at the moment. Do you think its a good idea to get one?

    Thanks
     


  8. masernaut

    masernaut Senior member

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    Cool trick, indeed. Suede is just hair right? A natural fibre like silk, so it burns similarly. I burn off loose threads/stitching on shoes and ties alike. Very carefully and precisely, of course.

    I did mess up a nice wool tie doing this. Lucky for me, it was only a thrift.
     
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  9. YRR92

    YRR92 Senior member

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    Have you ever seen a cow? [​IMG]

    Suede is either the back side of leather (reverse calf), or made from a hide that has been soaked and peeled into two pieces (split suede).

    But it is basically organic, so it does burn. I'm surprised just the "pills" burn off with this technique, but if it works, it works.
     
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  10. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    No, not hair.
     


  11. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Bingo. I'd give Richard a call.
     


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    Lol only the third wearing and I went to put on my Alden Indys and noticed I did some nice damage to the heel.

    Any suggestions on how to clean up the damage a bit?

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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  15. Burzan

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    easy enough, thx!
     


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