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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

For those Saphir lovers- I came across this package on Bespoke Post.  All for $60. Is that a descent price? Was originally $45.

 

https://www.bespokepost.com/box/polished

 

 

Renovateur, 50 ml, Saphir

Creme Surfine, Black and Brown, 50ml, Saphir

Pate de Luxe Wax, Neutral, 50ml, Saphir

Buffing Brush, 13.5cm, Saphir

Applicator Brush x 2, Saphir

Waxed Cotton Colorful Shoelaces, 32 inches, 2 Pair - Red and Navy

Shoe Bag, Saphir

 

Descent package?

 

I agree with WiredAndTired . . . save your money on some of these products, and buy the horsehair brushes from Allen Edmonds (with free shipping) - and then buy the Saphir MDO upgraded brands separately.

 

In another thread/topic I mentioned B Nelson Store in NYC for BOTH a good Saphir Shine for $7, plus they sell Saphir Producs.

 

You also wish to look at the following:

 

http://www.hangerproject.com/shoe-care-guide/saphir-overview.html

 

All my best,

 

David

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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

 

Per my earlier post about AE's natural edge dressing, I ended up using a tiny amount of AE's walnut cream polish on the scuffs themselves. I didn't apply the cream polish to the entire edge, just the spots that needed color (the tube was listed as AE Premium Shoe Polish).

 

I then applied AE's Brown wax polish (jar of brown carnauba wax polish) over the entire edge. As we know, wax polishes don't impart all that much pigment, especially when applied very lightly. My thought process (based on the informative responses I received earlier today) was that the cream would cover the scuffs and the wax would seal the edge. I have a bottle of dark brown edge dressing but its very dark and I wanted to preserve the OEM finish & appearance. The brown edge dressing would likely cover up the visible stacked layers of sole leather.

 

It turned out as well as I'd hoped. Here are some before & after images for reference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lastly, I've no idea how I scuffed them in the first place. I fly regularly and while it was my first trip with these shoes, I've never previously seen scuffs like this.

 

If it lasts - let us know.  

 

I am unsure whether or not the AE polishes and waxes last very long on the edge.  Otherwise, why would AE produce an Edge Dressing?

 

AE is having a 15% off sale (with free shipping) today for Edge Dressing (which is also available in the CHILI color) for $4.68.

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF524_1_40000000001_-1

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Those chili's are all nice
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

 

Per my earlier post about AE's natural edge dressing, I ended up using a tiny amount of AE's walnut cream polish on the scuffs themselves. I didn't apply the cream polish to the entire edge, just the spots that needed color (the tube was listed as AE Premium Shoe Polish).

 

I then applied AE's Brown wax polish (jar of brown carnauba wax polish) over the entire edge. As we know, wax polishes don't impart all that much pigment, especially when applied very lightly. My thought process (based on the informative responses I received earlier today) was that the cream would cover the scuffs and the wax would seal the edge. I have a bottle of dark brown edge dressing but its very dark and I wanted to preserve the OEM finish & appearance. The brown edge dressing would likely cover up the visible stacked layers of sole leather.

 

It turned out as well as I'd hoped. Here are some before & after images for reference.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

Lastly, I've no idea how I scuffed them in the first place. I fly regularly and while it was my first trip with these shoes, I've never previously seen scuffs like this.

Wow the after pictures look great. Nice job...

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In regards to the recent saphir talk, there is a shoe store in Clifton, NJ (approx 10 miles outside NYC) called Moda shoes that sells 100 ML bottles of renovateur for $15, which is by far the best deal I've been able to find anywhere. They also have the full line of MDO polishes, not certain on the pricing for those, though. Just a tip for anyone in the area.
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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

 

If it lasts - let us know.  

 

I am unsure whether or not the AE polishes and waxes last very long on the edge.  Otherwise, why would AE produce an Edge Dressing?

 

AE is having a 15% off sale (with free shipping) today for Edge Dressing (which is also available in the CHILI color) for $4.68.

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF524_1_40000000001_-1

 

If one color of edge dressing is used, can you just use a different color without having to do any type of prep?

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Players shoes arrived today.  I just tried them on and the left shoe doesn't fit.  The right was ok, perhaps a bit big, but not bad.  These are 2nds that I ordered from the Riverhead staff- but the shoes were in the Serravalle, Italy store- so I paid the USA price and got them shipped for free rather than pay to have them shipped via USPS to my overseas military address.  So, the service was superb and creative, the shoes had zero blemishes, but the sizing was off a bit. 

Gotta send them back.

 

B.u.m.m.e.r.....

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Originally Posted by AmericanGent View Post

 

Players shoes arrived today.  I just tried them on and the left shoe doesn't fit.  The right was ok, perhaps a bit big, but not bad.  These are 2nds that I ordered from the Riverhead staff- but the shoes were in the Serravalle, Italy store- so I paid the USA price and got them shipped for free rather than pay to have them shipped via USPS to my overseas military address.  So, the service was superb and creative, the shoes had zero blemishes, but the sizing was off a bit. 

Gotta send them back.

 

B.u.m.m.e.r.....

The Player's shoe is nice, but it is on the 2-last, which is notoriously hard to fit. I have to size up half a size in order not to crush my toes. The resultant fit is OK, if a little loose in the heel.

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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

The Player's shoe is nice, but it is on the 2-last, which is notoriously hard to fit. I have to size up half a size in order not to crush my toes. The resultant fit is OK, if a little loose in the heel.


I have read about the 2 last.  Annie (SA from Riverhead NY) and I talked and she suggested I go 1 size wider, so from an 11D on the 1 last to an 11E on the 2 last. 

The left shoe had severe gaping around the ankle and major heel slippage.  Too bad- they are a beautiful shoe.  I overspent my clothes budget anyway, so I guess it's divine intervention (if God gives a shit about my shoe collection).

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I overspent my clothes budget anyway, so I guess it's divine intervention (if God gives a shit about my shoe collection).

I LOLed.
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I don't see them - are they gone already?

Chris
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I don't see them - are they gone already?

Chris

 

Just go to the site and search "webgem"

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Those chili's are all nice

I agree. Four bals and a tassel loafer. Interesting ........
post #22500 of 70737
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

The Player's shoe is nice, but it is on the 2-last, which is notoriously hard to fit. I have to size up half a size in order not to crush my toes. The resultant fit is OK, if a little loose in the heel.

For my foot, the 2 last is nothing short of miserable.
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