06 October 2010

A little TLC goes a long way.

brogue love.
When I find a pair of shoes I love, I tend to wear them out. We're talking holes through the soles held up with duck tape! And when they are already old and worn, this happens even faster. I bought these lovely Nubuck brogues at Absolute Vintage three years ago when I first moved back to London and at the time, they were the most expensive shoes I'd ever bought. I have not been able to date them and cannot read the label inside but they are definitely old. The club heel and the leather trim are the icing on the perfect colour and shape.
You can see just how much I've loved them above, wearing them in the rain (and once even in the snow -eek!) and wearing them right out. I've had to toss my fair share of vintage shoes but can't bear to part with these. So I decided to treat them to a little TLC with new leather soles. I can't wait to wear them again with wooly tights and nobbly socks. But first I want to give the uppers a bit of TLC, and I wondered if any of you have tips for conditioning and preserving Nubuck? I promise to weatherproof them!


size too small said...

these are super cute- maybe take them to a shoe repair man and he'd know how to weather proof / spruce them up!

Megan said...

man, I love these shoes! I have been looking for a pair just like it. I found a pair at a local thrift shop for $4. bought 'em. And guess what?! They broke. Like basically disintegrated. Sad:( But your shoes are lovely.

Tess said...

Wow, I'm so glad I found your blog. The cotton pickin'? Those oxfords? Perfect and amazing!

Kristin said...

cute shoes.


jessica said...

Thank you ladies - I am going to see what the professionals say. Tess and Kristin, I'm really lookin' forward to catching up with your blogs. x

Greer said...

your outfits are always so beautiful and have a glorious vintage feel to them...how lovely.

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