Menswear: Shoes and Boots thread


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Frangles
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131 posts since 27/11/11

4 Dec 2014 04:35
Anybody able to comment on buttero derby sizing? Noticed the sneakers might run large from a couple sales threads so wondering if this applies to the derbies too. I run a UK10 in RW/clarks, UK10.5 in cons and most sneakers
compulsiveshopper
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1292 posts since 12/6/12

4 Dec 2014 05:37
They fit much the same as standard Butteros based on the pair that I tried on.
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

4 Dec 2014 10:47
Quite fancy a pair of those broughtons on dainite, shame they've sold out the two cheap sets already
compulsiveshopper
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1292 posts since 12/6/12

posted 4 Dec 2014 13:16, edited 4 Dec 2014 13:16
I was tempted, too. The leather they used in those Broughton boots but in something closer to a Beckman is what I'm looking for just now.

Quite like the look of these though.

Arwhyayen
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368 posts since 13/12/13

4 Dec 2014 15:14
Anyone have any experience with danner? Look quality
kushty
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365 posts since 2/7/09

8 Dec 2014 18:48
I've got myself a pair of the Wolverine 1000 Mile cordovan no 8. What do I need to take care of it? Polish, cream, waterproof etc?
Ruben
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10775 posts since 2/7/03

8 Dec 2014 18:53
Saphir Renovateur for occasional buffing up
amin
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1282 posts since 5/11/06

8 Dec 2014 19:17
for cordovan just brush them and occasionally apply cream/paste to them. the leather is full of oils.

http://theagatineeyelet.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/the-mac-method/
kushty
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365 posts since 2/7/09

8 Dec 2014 21:35
Thanks Ruben. Amin, weirdly they are called cordovan but aren't shell cordovan leather, they are chromexcel.
Seventyfour
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9412 posts since 6/10/05

posted 8 Dec 2014 21:45, edited 8 Dec 2014 21:45
How can they be called cordovan if they are chromexcel? Completely different types of leather!
Number 8 is a colour usually used on cordovan I think!
Are they colour cordovan number 8? If so that's really misleading I'd send them back
jimmoleum
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1304 posts since 15/5/12

8 Dec 2014 21:52
I changed my mind, i prefer the cordovans now.
They came with wolverine leather conditioner, and cream.
I know the conditioner cleans, polishes and protects, but what does cream do?
Is it to water proof them?

Where did you get yours from in the end kushty?
mtthrvy2
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1969 posts since 8/11/10

8 Dec 2014 22:38
how old are you jim & kushty? always had it in my head you were young'uns
kushty
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365 posts since 2/7/09

9 Dec 2014 12:57
Seventyfour wrote: How can they be called cordovan if they are chromexcel? Completely different types of leather!
Number 8 is a colour usually used on cordovan I think!
Are they colour cordovan number 8? If so that's really misleading I'd send them back
I think they're named after the colour. I agree it's misleading but I'm not sending them back!

jimmoleum wrote: I changed my mind, i prefer the cordovans now.
They came with wolverine leather conditioner, and cream.
I know the conditioner cleans, polishes and protects, but what does cream do?
Is it to water proof them?

Where did you get yours from in the end kushty?
My gf got them for me from countryattire. I think she got 20 or 30% off though.


mtthrvy2 wrote: how old are you jim & kushty? always had it in my head you were young'uns
I'm 29. Why did you have that image? I've definitely noticed in the last few years I've moved towards 'classic' stuff that will last longer e.g. wolverines, white/blue ralph oxfords etc. I think that might be a sign I'm getting old…
Superprecise
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2212 posts since 16/7/11

posted 9 Dec 2014 14:40, edited 9 Dec 2014 14:40
Cordovan has long been used to mean a reddish burgundy colour:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cordovan_(color)

Shell cordovan is a also special type of horse leather:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shell_cordovan

The name comes from the city of Cordoba where the famously durable leather was first produced. The most common colour of shell cordovan was this burgundy colour, the specific shade of which came to be known cordovan also, thought the colour and the leather type have become a bit disconnected. Similarly, not all objects chartreuse in colour have to be made from a French herbal liqueur.

It's a bit confusing though when you have a leather referred to as being cordovan in colour but not comprised of shell cordovan, especially when it's actually chromexcel from (presumably) the Horween tannery who are known for their shell cordovan (in a range of colours of which the arbitrarily-named Colour 8 is but one).
kushty
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365 posts since 2/7/09

9 Dec 2014 14:51
Interesting, ta.
figurine
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6020 posts since 14/5/07

9 Dec 2014 14:58
TL;DR
kushty
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365 posts since 2/7/09

9 Dec 2014 15:34
tldr: Sometimes cordovan is a colour, sometimes it's a leather.
Trystero
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1633 posts since 1/8/07

posted 9 Dec 2014 18:33, edited 9 Dec 2014 18:33
picked these up today to add to the winter boot rotation - Tricker's Stow in Acorn Antique on Dainite sole
Serbia
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4932 posts since 22/3/06

11 Dec 2014 08:38
aware this has been asked and answered before but have searched and can't find the answer - best place to get virgil's resoled in london? from memory someone mentioned timpsons but a specific branch that did vibram. thanks
Trystero
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1633 posts since 1/8/07

posted 11 Dec 2014 10:54, edited 11 Dec 2014 10:54
Holborn store used to, so assume it still does. Quality might be a bit hit and miss though.

I'd recommend Tony's Heel Bar near Green Park (9 Crown Passage, London SW1Y 6PP). Certified Vibram specialist so have access to all sole types.
http://www.tonyscrownpassage.co.uk/Shoe_Repairs.html