Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr. Moo, Feb 28, 2011.
Speaking of creaking my Butteros squeak like a mother
Is squeaking a sign of a fatal flaw in the shoe? I know it means the leather is rubbing/moving,but does it matter - Meaning does the squeaking indicate a larger problem that will cause the shoes to fail?
If it's creaking, no.
If it's squeaking, it might be mice. All bets are off at that point..
I had a pair of G&Gs that creaked terribly on both sides, although the left was worse than the right. It occurred right after heel strike when the weight was being transferred from the heel to the forefoot(?).
I tried to keep wearing them and just adjusting my gait to reduce the noise (especially in the office). After nearly 4 weeks and maybe ten all day wears I took them to London with me to the G&G showroom on Savile Row. The gentleman there had me try them on and walk around, with a tone of suspicion. And after about three steps he had heard enough and told me to take them off, with an air of embarrassment while claiming he had never heard anything like that before from G&Gs. That was mid March.
They're still at the factory now. I'm not holding my breath on seeing them again any time soon, and I have half a mind to put them on eBay as soon as they're returned.
I now have an MTO creak-phobia.
My G&G's squeaked in the same manner. I ended up selling them because they killed my feet. Couldn't pinpoint the source of squeak. But my bloody big toe was more of the instrument to me selling them than the squeak.
Orders se glen Karen high shine. Time to see what a wax shine is all about
Cleaning out the kitchen cupboards with Mrs Munky, today, we found an old, half used, jar of Maple Syrup. I now wonder if I could use this syrup on a pair of John Lobb, Hilos. I imagine that it would bring out an added depth to the sheen of the shoes. Any advice would be welcome.
I assume you're kidding, but that syrup would attract much dirt and dust all while smothering the leather. Do not advise.
Maple syrup will definitely ruin you shoes...
Might work but only under the following circumstances:
Soak shoes in a mixture of three eggs, 3/4 cup of milk, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of bourbon vanilla and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Mix ingredients together so that sugar is absorbed and the liquid turns yellow.
Fry with butter in a pan at 300° until nicely browned.
Slather with warm maple syrup and enjoy.
Very Werner Herzog.
Great recipe, DWF! To the others, I was joking and have no intention of putting maple syrup on my shoes.
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