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

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

  1. Chawk806

    Chawk806 Senior member

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    i have a pair of black Venetia shoes by cole haan also but they have harder heels. I haven't worn them in couple years. I should pull them back out
     
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    sinnedk Senior member

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  3. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    If your looking for shoe bags you can try Allen Edmonds. Not sure how much they cost nowadays but I have to imagine they are cheaper than Saphir shoe bags.
     
  4. sinnedk

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    well not exactly shoe bag just a polishing cloth that goes over my hand in cotton/flannel.
     
  5. DaveCPA

    DaveCPA Well-Known Member

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    Just use an old shirt.
     
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  6. M635Guy

    M635Guy Senior member

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    I just buy shoe bags from Allen Edmonds for my non-AE shoes. They're $10, nice and sturdy. I don't use them to polish/wipe my shoes - I've got a bunch of old cut-up cotton t-shirts for that.
     
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  7. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    I use old cotton diapers. They don't completely keep the polish off of your finger but they're great for spit shiningand they're fairly inexpensive.
     
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  8. M635Guy

    M635Guy Senior member

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    Just be careful that they aren't using nylon thread for the edges (or just cut them off).
     
  9. sinnedk

    sinnedk Senior member

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    yea thought about that
     
  10. dddrees

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    Why?
     
  11. muddy250

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    It'll scratch the polish and maybe the leather.
     
  12. M635Guy

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    Yup. From my days of detailing cars, I don't trust any stitching at all. Items that say 100% cotton often have nylon/poly thread or cotton thread with some nylon/poly content. You even have to be careful with microfiber for the same reason, though it is a lot easier to tell.
     
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  13. PbgGuy

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    Hey guys - was hoping someone could offer me some advice on fixing, or at least trying to minimize, this scratch I just noticed on my AE walnut Daltons. Anyone have any suggestions, thoughts, etc? Thanks in advance!

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  14. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Ah, well I don't seem to have that issue so I must be fine.
     
  15. muddy250

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    Me neither, use cotton dusters, never an issue
     
  16. fitchottie

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    So sorry!!!
     
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  17. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Um, what are your boots? Not everybody is up on your purchases.
     
  18. troika

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    Wrong thread? Sounds like you might have bought some Junkyard boots or something :)
     
  19. shoewizz

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    Is there a thread for identifying shoes?

    I searched around a bit and did not find anything. Im thinking this might be the best place.

    All it says on the insole is "J Crew", no co-branding. Made In England makes me think they are Alfred Sargent or Crockett & Jones, since those are the only made in england brands I know of that J.Crew has worked with. Are there any giveaway details here, like the numbers on the inside or the pattern on the back of the rubber sole?

    I also can't tell if these are cordovan or not. The rippling on the toe makes me think yes, but the creasing makes me think no?





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  20. bamboo

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    If not informed as made in England, I would have thought this sole is Alden. I took a look at my CJ bench made, but it does not look like this at all.

    I don't think this is cordovan looking at the way it creases as you said.
     

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