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Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Veronica Parra, Sep 29, 2005.

  1. Short Balding Guy

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    Casual morning for me found me wearing a pair of Edward Meir spectators (navy/cream).

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  3. The Necktie Guy

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    I am stoked in having bought my first pair of wingtips/brogues! Admittedly, they feel a little big, but not by much.

    The shoes are in pristine condition; there are even pieces of rubber still sticking out of the bottom heels. Insides are still a bit dusty, but the uppers look fantastic.

    Black Pebble Leather Longwings
    Genuine Leather Soles With Rubber Heels
    Size 8D Made by Knapp in USA.

    I'm guessing these were made between the late 60's-early 80's.

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  4. Short Balding Guy

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  5. Doctor Jones

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    I love all those two-colour shoes!

    My newest shoes are comparatively dull

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  7. johnnycanuck

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    Back at an office job. My old Bostonians bit the dust and now these are my only brown dress shoes. Allen Edmonds McClains. Now I usually hit my shoes with a dab of mink oil or beeswax cream. What the heck do I use on these to moisturize, recondition? Without buggering up the colour?
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  8. Short Balding Guy

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    Johnny; I would use some Cadillac conditioner. The Allen Edmonds Cleaner and Conditioner works well also. The hardest part is removing any built up wax or polish that would prevent the conditioners from penetrating the leather. A bit of rubbing achohol will remove the built up layers. You will need to condition and cream polish the leather areas and then add a cream polish (if you desire a bit more shine on the toe and heel areas).

    The above said, unless they are whooped from winter salts and chemicals, I would condition, light dab and polish creme (appropriate colors) and them add some Saphir Clear Gloss on the toes.

    I like your spectators.

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  9. Dlaniger

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    Great shoes, Eric! I wear mine all the time. Your posts are never boring.


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  10. Dlaniger

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    Johnny I would always defer to Eric’s expertise, but when you asked the question the first thing that came to my mind was using Saphir Renovateur to condition those very nice Spectators.


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  11. Short Balding Guy

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    Agreed!
     
  12. Short Balding Guy

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    Yesterday I was out in an "older" pair of Allen Edmonds split toe shoes. "Dad jeans" and split toes paired well.

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  13. GHT

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    Here's my new summer spectators, they are to go with a new summer outfit.
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  15. 1930artdeco

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    Went to LA this weekend for a movie premier and then some vintage shopping. Between two stores I was able to get two bow ties, a pair of creme colored slacks from the 30's, some braces and a pair of brown cap toed shoes. The braces and shoes apparently came from the same person. The shoes are by Connelly and made in Australia-at least that is my guess. There is a Kangaroo and a sheep that is embossed in them. I will post pics tomorrow when I get a chance.
     

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  17. Dlaniger

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    I had to wear a Tuxedo this afternoon. So I went digging around in the shoe boxes and found a pair of Patton leather oxfords I had completely forgotten about. Thought I would share.
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  18. Short Balding Guy

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    Sweet tux shoes. Your shoe rack has some hidden gems.

    I wore a pair of Nunn Bush spectators to this evenings event. Not a tux event for sure.

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  19. GHT

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    Oxblood and white spectators, hand made by Colin Johnson, these shoes are a pain to clean, I find that using masking tape is the best way to keep the dark polish off the white surface. Pain or not, the finished effect really sets them apart.
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  20. Dlaniger

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    Fancy fancy! I like them.
     

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