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Zee's Leatherware & Shoe Co.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Toiletduck, Aug 4, 2008.

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  1. fox81

    fox81 Well-Known Member

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    Surely sombody has the dilution ratio I mentioned above? If antiquing is the way to go, I'd like to get it right.


    buy some deglazer from fiebings or angelus. these are designed exactly for this purpose so you dont have to dilute acetone or whatever else is suggested.
     
  2. luk-cha

    luk-cha Well-Known Member

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    Surely sombody has the dilution ratio I mentioned above? If antiquing is the way to go, I'd like to get it right.

    2-4 lumps of ice, slice of lime and 3 parts coke
     
  3. dragon8

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    Make sure to shake it and not stir it.
     
  4. luk-cha

    luk-cha Well-Known Member

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    Make sure to shake it and not stir it.

    before or after adding the coke?
     
  5. ApplesHK

    ApplesHK Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the helpful suggestions gentlemen. I was provided with the answer in another forum.
     
  6. dragon8

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    before or after adding the coke?

    Come on, are you an amateur? After of course[​IMG]
     
  7. luk-cha

    luk-cha Well-Known Member

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    Come on, are you an amateur? After of course[​IMG]

    i know, but still need to check
     
  8. dragon8

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    i know, but still need to check

    Good point. Better to be safe than sorry.
     
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    luk-cha Well-Known Member

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    Good point. Better to be safe than sorry.

    yes, have you ever put mintos in drink with coke??
     
  10. dragon8

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    yes, have you ever put mintos in drink with coke??

    No but is it like poprocks and coke?
     
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    No but is it like poprocks and coke?

    yes it could be, explosive
     
  12. boat_7

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    Went to Zee's recently after seeing some of the photos posted here. I was hoping to get a pair made but must admit that I was quite turned off by the quality of the leather and workmanship. The price quoted was HKD1,500 for the French calf-skin and HKD1,350 for suede. And it should take 4 days.

    Zee was very nice and friendly and willing to work with you on any pattern. He had a good selection of leather in term of color. With the sample leather that he showed me, there must have been between 8-10 shades (including blue).

    The quality of the leather was not very good in my mind (I wasn't expecting EG quality to begin with; but I think his is slightly below Loake). The workmanship (especially the punched holes and brogue pattern) was also not very good. I was quite disappointed, especially after comparing to the pictures of the shoes posted by Benjamin here, the sample shoes that he showed me look very different in term of quality. I am not sure if it's mainly because of the polishing technique but, if it is, then it might be worth a try to order a pair and do the polishing yourself.
     
  13. ApplesHK

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    Picked up a pair of "Gucci Loafers" from Zee this week. This is my second buy from Zee and the fit this time is spot on. I'm very happy with these.
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    Picked up a pair of "Gucci Loafers" from Zee this week. This is my second buy from Zee and the fit this time is spot on. I'm very happy with these.

    i am sure the shoes are great but why on earth post thumbnails sized pictures?
     
  15. ApplesHK

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    Because I don't know how to post larger ones that's why. Doesn't appear to be a way on the site so I'm stuck with thumbnails. Any assistance would be gratefully received.
     
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    Because I don't know how to post larger ones that's why.

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    Because I don't know how to post larger ones that's why. Doesn't appear to be a way on the site so I'm stuck with thumbnails. Any assistance would be gratefully received.

    1) open photobucket account
    2) upload pictures to PB
    3) resize if needed in PB
    4) post link of pictures in thread on SF

    hope this helps!
     
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    I'm gonna be in HK in a few weeks and was looking for a lightweight, more flexible 'sporty' dress shoe, does Zee's have soles like that or do they just do traditional construction? I know little about shoes, but I've always associated the latter with being heavy, clunky and stiff things.
     
  19. ApplesHK

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    Ok I'll give it a try and see what happens.

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  20. ApplesHK

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    Ok Photobucket worked. Thanks for that Luk-Cha.
    These are leather soled but I asked for Topy to be added to make them a bit softer on the foot.
    Wearing them today, so we shall see. At US$180 I reckon they are a bargain. I did look for a pair in stores and equivalent quality were double the price IMO.
     

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