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inside the door. Not particularly interested in finding out tho...
What's this about? I'm at business school in the UK, Came across this in the disabled washroom.
Not all of it, tho. Some JLP creme is made in the UK and doesn't smell anything like the Saphir equivalent. I also thing some JLP is Saphir standard, and some Medaille d'Or (i.e., colours of creme that aren't sold in the M D'or line generally).
Have you tried washing the shoes with saddle soap or leather cleaner? Acetone will remove the finish, and with it the liquid polish, and will not ruin the shoes, in my experience. That said, you'll want to redye them once you've removed the finish. I've had success using rubbing alcohol (highest percentage), peroxide, and mineral spirits for jobs where I didn't want to completely lose the finish -- though I don't remember which worked the best. Follow with cream and...
Anyone? Any oils or heavy-duty conditioner recommended?
I realize this comparison wasn't perfect by any means, but glad you enjoyed the post. I've now found a source of Saphir very close to my home in London (Chelsea Green Cobbler, if anyone reads this in London) so I've switched to Saphir exclusively -- having a local source muted my obsession completely. I now just use it as if it's Kiwi and that's that.
I have an Etro jacket with leather elbow patches which I washed in the washing machine (dry cleaning didn't remove my noxious underarm odour) which left the leather bits extremely dry. I've tried multiple applications of saphir renovateur with no success. Any ideas?
Are you really asking if they're better than Jos A. Bank suits? I believe both brands are.
Louis Boston is alleged to be a great store, but I've never been.
Also go check out Lamb's Conduit Street. It's a very nice street to hang out with loads of independent shops, pubs, etc. There is an awesome designy kind of shop called Darkroom, and there are a few mid-range mens shops and tailors. I like Connock & Lockie a lot, which touts itself as an American tailor, whatever that means.
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