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To dear Mr.Nutcracker,   I thought it will be nice if there's some reports about the scene of shoe shining store/boutique in Tokyo. I saw that the number of stores growing each time, from Brift H to Kutty & Shoe Shine Tokyo (Not to mention Maestro or other countless non-boutique/person shoe shine service).  If we have more & more bespoke shoes in the future, of course we need a better choice of shoe shining specialist IMO. If you don't mind to visit them of...
I've seen there's a LOT of Goat Hair brushes in Germany either Hand-made or machine-made. The Collonil still made by Machine. IMHO for the 2800 Yen price (as I seen in one of the prominent Japanese shoe care website) I thought it's overpriced (But not if we see in term of business that Goat Hair brush is a rare item in Japan). I saw a Hand-made Brushes in Germany either horsehair, pig hair, goat hair or even a Yak Hair still have a cheaper price tag than Edoya (Except the...
All the Brush cost US$60 each (Include the Shipment & Forwarder Fee - I live in Indonesia) The price quite good, mostly because the Yen's value dropped almost 20% in this Year.   But after all, IMHO the real Challenge to get this Brush is not the price (You could save the money) but the stock. I waited almost 2 month for the stock of this brushes. Edoya promised they will stock all the Brush in the Mid-April but in reality they stocked it in 3rd week of May. I remember...
Just got some Edoya brushes & they really fantastic especially the Goat Hair one. Edoya's  Hair Density & Construction really par excellence.      Edoya Horsehair Dusting Brush (Below) compared to generic german-made Large Brush. The Hair at Edoya superbly packed up like there's even no single line of hair could make way into the inside      Edoya also have a longer hair (and softer!!) compared to that generic brush     Last but not least, the...
I want to post pictures of my shoe care Tools        3 types of 'Box'   First, the Transparent plastic box: Shoe Deo, Creams, Cream Dauber (Horse & Pig Bristle), Cream Brush Pig Bristle, Leather Chamois & Cream Cloth   Second, the wooden Box: Leather Cleaner, Leather Lotion (Collonil & Cololite), Menda Alcohol Container, Water Dispenser, Wax (Saphir, Kiwi & Bootblack), Horsehair Brush (Medium & Large) & Cleaning Cloth   Third, the large Tin Can:...
   I have a same experience with Lexol. Really need much effort to remove all the Polish in the Shoes. It's ok to remove about 1 or 2 layer of wax, but I have a problem when I want to remove entire Wax in the Mirror Shine part.  There's still quite thick of polish after applying Lexol. Btw, in Indonesia there's a local Brand of Shoe Care called Cololite. They produce a Leather Cleaner too, in paste not liquid like Lexol   The ability of Cololite to remove Wax is awesome...
From my experience, when using Shoe Cream try to avoid any water into the shoe. Shoe cream doesn't give a good water protection like Wax so IMO don't use any water to give a Shine to Cream. Just brush it then buff with fine cotton Cloth
Tea-stained Tan Shoes Update It has been roughly 9x24 hours since my Tan Derby get stained. I realize after removing polish with Cleaner (Making the shoe 'Bare' of outer layer of polish) the Stain fade away little by little. I just put it on well ventilated wardrobe with cedar shoe trees. I think the difference of Tea Stain is just the amount of 'Stain' that would stuck in the shoes. It's very time consuming to wait for the Stain to fade
  It has been 3x 24 hours & Stain still stick in there The first day when the shoes stain I quickly use Lexol Cleaner before applying the MDO Cream (I polish with wax a days before). I use cleaner to strip off the wax polish But Is that logical some Cleaner would like to remove the stain? From what I learn, cleaner used to remove the old (wax) polish   From my experience, I found even a neutral leather conditioner If concentrated in one point will cause stain in my tan...
Is there's a technique to remove Stain caused by Tea in Tan colored shoe? I use MDO Cream & got no solution, the Stain still there. It has been 24 hours since I put my shoes in a well ventilated cabinet & the Stain seems not move from my shoes.
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