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Turns out a lot of elbow grease in rubbing (almost scratching) very hard with a dry cloth got rid most of this thick waxy layer with a few specks remaining. But now there is some fading on the the actual dye finish due to the friction of rubbing! Was recommended the rubbing alcohol strip, redye method at a cobblers and then at another thankfully suggested this idea. Hopefully lots of shoe cream, polish would cover these patchy areas and salvage these shoes. Would...
Cheers. Not tried saddle soap yet, should pick some up. Leather cleaner didn't do anything unfortunately.   When I used nail polish remover (substitute for acetone) it removed the dye/finish underneath the liquid polish strangely rather than lifting the liquid polish itself where it did not move one bit! Quite frustrating as the leather itself is in decent condition. Makes me wonder what is in the liquid polish that makes it so stubborn to get rid of.   Ill try...
I've picked up a used pair of Loake mid-brown oxford shoes. Seeing as there were some major scuffs around, I nonchalantly used kiwi instant shine liquid wax polish I had at hand. BIG mistake. It left a messy splattered finish across the shoes. In my haste I thought I'd rub a wet cloth over hoping it'd absorb it or soak it, but the liquid polish has become a layer waterproofing agent and it just won't budge! Also attempted a few courses of leather conditioner and neutral...
Is it unacceptable to wear indigo/blue suit for an interview? On what occasion(s) is it appropriate to wear indigo/blue suits? (I'm aware charcoal and navy is advisable but they are too dark or close to black for my liking.)   Examples:   http://www.moss.co.uk/TBC-964840320   http://www.reiss.com/mens/suits-and-tailoring/evoque/indigo/   http://www.reiss.com/mens/suits-and-tailoring/duke/blue/     Cheers
Hi. I picked up a pair of used mahogany brown brogues off eBay. To my dismay upon receiving them I noticed the left shoe has light patchy streaks of discolouration just at the toe end. What could have possibly caused this? Previous water or sun light damage or salt stain? Is it possible to fix it at all? At the moment I'm hoping to polish over it with multiple layers of mahogany red shoe cream over time but not sure if with time the discolouration will blend in with...
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