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1)Is the AE tent sale offering discounts and free shipping on shoe polishes, horse dauber etc? 

 

2)Any comments on this shoe cleaning regimen? 

 

So basically: 

 

1) Brush excess dirt with cloth 

2) Apply Saphir Reno

3) Rub around the reno with cloth for an even coating 

4) Apply corresponding AE premium polish color (walnut for walnut shoes, black for black shoes)

5) Rub around the premium polish for an even coating 

6) Use horse hair dauber for a finshing touch and shine


Edited by docka - 6/18/13 at 1:27pm
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Any comments on this shoe cleaning regiment?

 

Wait for it... ;)

post #23508 of 43038
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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

 

Wait for it... ;)

I just want to keep it as simple as possible and still preserve the appearance of the shoe. I know aficionados go far and beyond to maintain their shoes, but I'm not sure if I'm part of that camp yet...I wouldn't bet against it though - 2 new pairs in 2 months, and looking forward to the Nordstrom sale in July. 

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Originally Posted by docka View Post

I just want to keep it as simple as possible and still preserve the appearance of the shoe. I know aficionados go far and beyond to maintain their shoes, but I'm not sure if I'm part of that camp yet...I wouldn't bet against it though - 2 new pairs in 2 months, and looking forward to the Nordstrom sale in July. 

When you visit a Nordsrom Department store and purchase a pair of shoes, they will provide you with a free professional shoe shine (all of the Nordstrom Department Stores have a shoe stand).  The last time I was in, the professional shine was very simple:

 

Brush the shoes

Apply a Shoe Creme

Lightly brush

Apply Shoe Wax

Lightly brush

 

That's it.

 

(You can double up on each of the above if you wish to deepen the shine, but it can be very simple)

 

By the way, take your other shoes to their shoe stand.  They only charge $2.50!

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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

 

Wait for it... ;)

 

Score

post #23511 of 43038
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Originally Posted by thecooldude33 View Post

 

 

I only used the Saphir wax for the job. I was using the Allen Edmonds polish before (the one in the tube with the sponge applicator thing), but I found that the AE polish just wasn't giving the shine I desired. I ordered the Saphir Wax and found the difference to be like night and day.

 

 

I apply a little bit of wax to the shoe with a cloth, then dip the same cloth in a tiny amount of water. Add a bit more wax and rub to the now wet cloth onto the shoe. I use another cloth to get most of the polish off. Then I use the saphir buffing cloth to bring out the deep shine. Finally, I get some nylon pantyhose and give it a good once over. 

 

Saphir products are amazing.

 

I use nylon pantyhose for the final buffing when I make dorodango. I had been wondering if it would work just as well when polishing leather. Thank you for answering this unasked question of mine :)
post #23512 of 43038

Can anyone comment on the feasibility of painting the red sole of the black eagle county boot? Its a lovely boot and being offered dirt cheap on discount. I feel a strong paint should be able to cover the color on the sides of the sole. Either that, or I could send it through the $125 AE resoling option, or have it resoled locally?

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NewShoes, how did you find the list of the top posters in this thread?

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NewShoes, how did you find the list of the top posters in this thread?
If you go to the Classic Menswear forum, and click on the post count next to the tthread title, you'll get a list of all the posters. You have 193 posts at the moment.

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Do you guys keep your shoe boxes? I would feel like a hoarder if I did. It really makes no sense to...
I keep shoes In a closet but keep the empty boxes... Always on the fence on getting rid of the boxes since they just take up space. However, I'm moving soon and the boxes do make it more convenient.
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does anyone wear cordovan shoes during the summer?
Yup, shoes and boots.
post #23516 of 43038
any ideas where i can get more AE shoe laces that post international?
post #23517 of 43038
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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

 

Well, I purchased the Dalton's counter-part sister - the LONG BRANCH .

 

 

My first Allen Edmond Boots that will expand my small collection of "dress shoes" - since I moved to Montana.

 

David

 

Very nice, David.  I like those.  Are you going to keep the red laces?

 

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NewShoes, how did you find the list of the top posters in this thread?

 

I would tell you, but I don't want to be accused of insider trading.  You can get the answer to your question if you e-mail Brett, the shoe manager at Nordstrom.

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^that is funny
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

^that is funny

+1
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

Very nice, David.  I like those.  Are you going to keep the red laces?


I would tell you, but I don't want to be accused of insider trading.  You can get the answer to your question if you e-mail Brett, the shoe manager at Nordstrom.

Truly LOL'd
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