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post #166 of 193
If I have chestnut and dark brown shoes, is it recommended to have a different brush for each?
post #167 of 193
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Anyone have first hand knowledge of Leather Honey Leather Conditioner?

Yes. It relaxes the leather a lot and alters the fit if you use too much. Be careful with it.
post #168 of 193
I have some walnut Allen Edmonds, like a light tan brown color. I want to make them darker. can I achieve this by polishing with darker brown cream? or black polish even?
post #169 of 193
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I have some walnut Allen Edmonds, like a light tan brown color.

I want to make them darker.
can I achieve this by polishing with darker brown cream? or black polish even?

If I remember correctly I think a member did this and posted his results. Turned out really well as I remember.
post #170 of 193
On a related note if I buy a bunch of cream polishes in the glass containers and store them, will they ever dry out? I would say that I would have to store extras up to 3 years. This would be Meltonian.
post #171 of 193
just experimented in darken my shoes. originally they were Walnut Allen Edmonds McAllisters. i normally use Meltonian Medium Brown. to darken them I used Meltonian Cordovan color cream polish. before treating/polish creamed and drying polished(with medium brown color) polished with darkened coats (cordovan cream color) comparison i'm happy with the results and they look like new shoes. reason for this darkening was I wanted to wear my McAllisters with a Navy Suit, but they were too light. i didn't wanna drop money on new shoes so this is the alternative. Opinions?
post #172 of 193
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just experimented in darken my shoes... comparison Opinions?
I think it looks great, especially if you were trying to darken the entire shoe. I have a pair of walnut AE's as well and while I like the color, I just want to darken the toe area, more like slightly antiquing than darkening the whole shoe. I'll give it a shot. I've had decent results using black polish on medium brown shoes but I'll give the cordovan/burgundy color as you've seemed to achieve great results. Anyway, nicely done.
post #173 of 193
Any recommendations on the best place to buy shoe care products online? I just bought two new pairs of Allen Edmonds shoes and want to put together a basic kit.
post #174 of 193
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Any recommendations on the best place to buy shoe care products online? I just bought two new pairs of Allen Edmonds shoes and want to put together a basic kit.

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post #175 of 193
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Any recommendations on the best place to buy shoe care products online? I just bought two new pairs of Allen Edmonds shoes and want to put together a basic kit.

http://www.duffystric.com/home.php?cat=71
post #176 of 193
just buy the allen edmonds stuff. The creams are great in the tube.
post #177 of 193
After reading this whole thread it is basically information overload.

I think i'm going to go with AE supplies for now, unless someone talks me out of it.
I've got some terry cloths or old tshirts I could use to apply the cleaners/polish.
So I am looking at these items.

Cleaner/Conditioner

Shoe Polish

Horse hair brush

Do I need a cream or wax also? What step is that? Is the Kiwi stuff in the little tins a wax?

Also what order does everything go on?


Thanks
post #178 of 193
Does anyone know how long the Saphir Renovateur Cleaner and Conditioner last when stored properly? I'm hoping to stock up on a couple of bottles to take advantage of free shipping.
post #179 of 193
I remember that there's a site where one can get Saphir stuff with free shipping. Can someone remind me what that is?
post #180 of 193
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I remember that there's a site where one can get Saphir stuff with free shipping. Can someone remind me what that is?

A Suitable Wardrobe. Link should be in the horror that is the right column.
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