Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Nick V., Jul 6, 2012.
Paper towl trick works on several day old chicken bones. I should use them on my shell instead.
Reasoning: I would just be curious to see how shiny my shells could be. Generally with brushing and occasional Reno, I assume I get the 'matted' look. Interested to find out how much more it shines when the pros do it.
Nick, thanks for the info re Venetian. I think I'll pick some up next time I'm in.
After seeng Bambi I could never use deer bone
I guess you better stay away from horse movies or it will ruin you for shell too!
My shell comes from unicorns... How else can you explain the colors
I still want to see War Horse!
And I thought I am the only one.
#3, I am happy to reapply the scuffs on my own doing, but when the come back from a resoling it's nice to see them buffed out.
Just wear them and enjoy - why try to rationalise simply to create a thread?
Anyone like suede shell cordovan?
^ I like corrected grain shell. Actually I wonder whether anyone's bothered to make a pebble grain shell?
no, I was talking about the spelling error in the title. Your you're.
Differences in taste are interesting.
Is shell cordovan from a real fish, like tilapia or a whale?
^^^^ I like my shell off the coast of Maine with a little bit of butter.
what is the style of the shoe? casual or dressy? Alden boot or EG shell monk? not all shell, even Horween, is created equally so varying methods and frequency of upkeep are required.
Mac recommends that all you do with Alden shell is brush and add some creme. Alden shell does a good job of keeping its luster whereas C&J shell is dry as hell and could use a brush and creme just about every other wear. Regarding patina, patina is more a function of time and wear than neglect. Some on this forum think they can beat their shell to death, let it dry out, and then call it "patina." looks shitty imo. Patina develops after years of wear and upkeep. If the shell has gashes, fill them in with a little wax. If dry, add creme and brush.
Nick, if someone sends you a pair of shell, you should polish and care for them. Unless of course someone instructs you not to
Funny, my Mother was Vice Principal and taught spelling and, 3 languages in a very prestigious grammar school in Northern N.J. Obviously, I didn't pay attention!
Probably got some things wrong here
Sorry that you misinterpreted the intent of my post.
Alden for Tassels #8 LW.
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