Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr. Moo, Feb 28, 2011.
Yup, they're Belgraves.
Are those UK6?
Being an UK6.5 I often experiences shoes looking clumsy in smaller sizes compared to their bigger brothers.
Those Belgraves don't seem to suffer from it.
I'm impressed. They are indeed UK 6. What is it about smaller sizes that make them look clumsy to you? Some people have said that some lasts (like the 348) can look too long in bigger sizes. Here's a full shot:
Just checked your signature and profile, nothing you should be impressed of.
Maybe I am not yet experienced enough with leather shoes and their looks, as I do only posses four pairs,
but to myself shoes of smaller sizes often look as wide as they are long, also thick soles can ruin the look.
Obviously those Belgraves are made of a last which looks quite longish even in small sizes.
Do you have free space for your toes in them?
I also like the soles.
Once again I would encourage you to keep and wear them as they are, they look lovely.
Not sure though if I, as a student, can afford a pair of them.
Oh, I thought you had somehow guessed the size of the shoes from seeing the picture.
I sized down one full size and I've only worn them once. My left foot feels fine, but the upper is digging a little into the top of my right toe. I'm hoping that this will go away once the shoes break in. You may be right about a mirror shine being too much but I'd like to see how it looks and I can always take it off if I don't like it.
Any specific recommendations for Lobb Museum colors to maintain?
Just the Reno and neutral cream?
I don't know man. These NYC downpours with long walks happen to me often I have never had a problem returning my shoes to great condition, with much less than what you are doing here. I let them dry naturally for a few days then use a welt brush to clean the shit out of the welt and give them a good soaking with Lexol. I will let it dry for a long time, buff, then reno, brush, wax, brush and blamo, good as new.
Yeah, I just don't have the time with all of my shoes. Now after just a regualr condition, polish session I will put another light coat on the toes and quarters and dab the cloth on my tongue and do one "swirl-shesh" and call it a day.
What's a good inexpensive shoe brush?
I'm not sure what you mean by inexpensive, but The Hangar Project has a myriad of great quality brushes that I think are very reasonably priced here. (no affiliation)
I ordered 2 of the larger and a number of the smaller ones and couldn't be happier. The larger ones are worth the few extra dollars because you can get big, long, buffing strokes - which I'm finding really helps with my polishing.
Combo of me bein me and going overboard on things combined with some especially nasty puddles of water and oil that night. probably didn't need the conditioning/polishing treatment to be as thorough.
Kiwi brush, I have used expensive ones and always go back to the Kiwi. The bristles seems softer and give a better buff, imo.
Like Patrick I've used expensive and inexpensive brushes, but I have always found the expensive ones to be be longer lasting. This is something you'll need to consider if you start using Saphir on all your shoes, as it has a tendency to build up on brushes and the need to wash them increases.
Yes, every now and again I find that some dish detergent is good for cleaning the bristles.
^ Indeed it is, the cheaper brushes I've used begin to suffer after a few washes however, whereas the better quality brushes remain un-affected.
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