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WAYWRN: Shoe & Boot Edition

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NAMOR, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    you sell your best looking shoes. amazing
     
  2. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    horses for courses. ;)
     
  3. John Doe

    John Doe Senior member

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    ^I've never understood that phrase.:puzzled:
     
  4. Asian Afro

    Asian Afro Senior member

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    Same here. I think Spoo either means that great-looking shoes are meant to be sold, or that those shoes are more suited to somebody else (e.g., a more conservative person).

    That said, I like those shoes, but they aren't my size.
     
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  5. Gdot

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    horses for courses means

    what is good for one may not be good for another

    or

    one man's trash is another man's treasure

    etc. etc.

    taken from the understanding that in horse racing a particular horse may be more suitable for a particular race track than he is for another track.

    :teach:
     
  6. John Doe

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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Thank you, G.
     
  8. NAMOR

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    these would look better on Spoo if he was a little fuller. f last doesnt go with Spoo's look as they are too big on his feet. Narrow leg opening and f-last dont jive
     
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    I always understood the meaning of the phrase but never knew its origin. Thanks G.
     
  10. fritzl

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    they are still the most flattering... :foo:
     
  11. SpooPoker

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    Ill sell em to ya, fritz, fine.
     
  12. fritzl

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    no budget :D
     
  13. glenjay

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    Thanks you guys, I really appreciate the kind words.
     
  14. glenjay

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    Today's contribution:

    -Magnanni:

    A wholecut weave? Seems like a contradiction.

    [​IMG]
     
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    That is quite an interesting shoe tomrakewell, can you tell us more about it?
     
  17. Poindexter

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    That's gorgeous. Tell me about them. Classic tropical shoe.
     
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  18. glenjay

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    Not much to tell really. They are made by Magnanni. They are fully leather lined, so even though they are a weave they work fine in a cooler environment. I like them because I haven't seen too many wholecut style shoes done in woven leather. The style, dark color, and tight weave allow me to wear them with slacks in a business environment, or with jeans on the weekend. They are actually quite versatile.
     
  19. razl

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    Quick q: could you talk about care and polishing? I was thinking about a similar "woven" type of shoe but then I thought "how the heck do you polish it?". It just seems like the wax is going to get lost in the myriad crevices.

    I'm thinking since yours look great, you've solved that problem. Or, maybe, there was no problem to begin with and I'm over analyzing again...
     
  20. glenjay

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    It is actually quite easy. Keep the polish to a minimum. I use one coat of brown cream polish, and one coat of brown paste polish, and brush each coat a lot. I also put the polish on with a folded cotton round which allows me to put just a thin coat of each on. And the minimal polish that end up in the crevices is drawn out by the brushing process with the horsehair shoe brush.
     

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