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post #16 of 31
I have an extremely large hore hair brush, cherry handled and with leather stitched to the back from WS Foster. Great for a quick buff before heading out, or will rub off polish to a satin shine in a very short amount of time.
post #17 of 31
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post
I use a Kiwi brush that I bought at Duane Reade years ago. I tried the expensive ones, but I went back to the Kiwi. I feel that the bristles are softer and produce a more "buffed" finish much like that of a piece of silk. The others I felt disrupted the finish more than anything.

I use a Kiwi brush as well. I know there are people who will only use horse hair brushes made from the descendents of Alexander the Great's Bucephalus but the standard issue Kiwi served me well in the infantry and it continues to do well for me now. Hell, did two shoes tonight using nothing but Kiwi brushes.
post #18 of 31
JL soft brush @ JL store. Finer and softer than most others I've used, so it does a good job of polishing. Grip could be better...

Similar to the following, but the ones at the boutiques are a bit different:

https://btsecuresession.com/johnlobb...hp?cPath=37_22

This also looks interesting with the grip:

http://www.well-chosen.com/www/Shoeb...ndle-light.htm
post #19 of 31
How many brushes do you need? Do you use to get off the dust, and a separate one for applying conditioner, polish, cream, etc.?
post #20 of 31
I would vote for Burgol's yak hair brushes (not only because I know the seller). They are really dense compared to the horse hair brushed that I have: http://grunwald-true-style.com/Shoe-...g-Brushes.html
post #21 of 31
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post
How many brushes do you need? Do you use to get off the dust, and a separate one for applying conditioner, polish, cream, etc.?

Don't forget for different colors.
post #22 of 31
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post
How many brushes do you need? Do you use to get off the dust, and a separate one for applying conditioner, polish, cream, etc.?

Use a rag for dust. Of course shoe bags help.

I use a rag for applying stuff. A brush for buffing.
post #23 of 31
The "Star" brand brushes that you can probably buy at any shoe repair shop.

one for browns and one for blacks (and I don't worry much beyond that)
post #24 of 31
I don't know if others do this, but time to time I wash mine with dish soap and let dry over night. Just to avoid buildup that gets streaky and such over time.
post #25 of 31
How about a lovely Saphir Polishing Brush - MDO (Medaille d'or 1925), produced in France. Made from hand waxed exotic wood with black or natural boar bristles and ergonomic ridged sides.

Dimensions : width = 4 cm, length = 12 cm, height = 4 cm


post #26 of 31
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post
I don't know if others do this, but time to time I wash mine with dish soap and let dry over night. Just to avoid buildup that gets streaky and such over time.

I do this...I suppose if you want, you could also finish off with shampoo to keep the horsehair soft (dunno if it matters)

I wash my applicator brush almost every time...
post #27 of 31
What's the difference between that Saphir brush with boar bristles and those with horse hair that are the ones most talked about?
post #28 of 31
There's no need to get fancy. Don't spend more than you have to just to feel like you're in the know. I use Kiwi shoe brushes, which you can pick up just about anywhere. They last, they work, and they're likely the same exact composition as the other brushes.
post #29 of 31
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Originally Posted by Jay Gatsby View Post

There's no need to get fancy. Don't spend more than you have to just to feel like you're in the know. I use Kiwi shoe brushes, which you can pick up just about anywhere. They last, they work, and they're likely the same exact composition as the other brushes.

Yeah, I agree. Am just interested in what the difference is between the different bristle type, as I've been reading up on shoe care products and only ever seen horse hair talked about.
post #30 of 31
I rarely use brushes anymore. I'll use them on the first few layers of wax on any new shoe. Then it's felt strips for me (the stuff shoe bags are made of). Shoe polishing is a black art biggrin.gif, with everyone having their own little way of doing things. This works for me.

Lear
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