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post #1 of 27
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I'm looking to get a shoe shine box/kit. I'm currently keeping my polish, cream, and brushes in a shoe box. I'd like something nice that I would look fine if left out of my closet. Any recommendations?
post #2 of 27
Ephtée see here: http://blog.leffot.com/2009/09/11/le...mieres-ephtee/ or, La Cordonnerie: http://blog.leffot.com/2009/01/12/new-groom-kits/
post #3 of 27
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Thanks Patrick, those look great. Since I'm based in London I'll try to find a European supplier (shouldn't be that hard).
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post #5 of 27
Forum affiliate Cedarville Store (http://www.cedarvillestore.com/c-3-s...-products.aspx) has some, think they offer a 10% discount with "styleforum" code as well. Seems like a good deal, can't speak to their quality though as I've never ordered from them.
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post #8 of 27
Don't forget eBay

Weston

John Lobb Paris
post #9 of 27
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Thank you everyone for the suggestions... I've narrowed it down to the following 3 items:

the Tricker's case
http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/produc...electedFitID=0

the Presentation Box from Valmour (I'll go Blue w/ Nickel)
http://www.valmour.com/catalogue/ind...t=0&id_cdt=916

the Professional Casket from Ephtee
http://www.ephtee.com/3.aspx?sr=4

The 2nd and 3rd kits are w/ Saphir products, but does anyone know who makes the Tricker's polishes?
post #10 of 27
Now go home and get your fuckin' shinebox!
post #11 of 27
For those of us a bit more financially challenged:

I found an empty wooden Charles Krug box, looks like it originally held 2 bottles of wine (I don't drink but found it at a thrift store for almost nothing). Gave it a coat of polyurethane. Has a lid which slides out from a groove. Works and looks great.
LL
post #12 of 27
Might be late, but found a LA CORDONNERIE ANGLAISE COFFRET INTENDANT

http://www.codeshoe.fr/FR/catalogue/...ag=75125_81611

Quite similar in design to the Tricker's Valet box
post #13 of 27
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Now go home and get your fuckin' shinebox!

My fuckin' shinebox? You POS fake old tough guy. You bought your fuckin' button....
post #14 of 27
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My fuckin' shinebox? You POS fake old tough guy. You bought your fuckin' button....





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post #15 of 27
Over here I use an old toolbox, simply because it offers a lot more compartments and space.
This is what it holds:
Creme Polishes: (KIWI & Meltonian) Black, Marine Blue, Burgundy, Light Brown, Dark Brown and Clear
Wax Polishes: (KIWI) Black, Burgundy, Light Brown, Clear
Brushes: One horse hair brush for each colour- Black, Light Brown, Dark Brown, Burgundy and Clear
The Clear brush doesn't mean clear polish. I use that one for tan/brown shoes that I only lotion.
Leather conditioners, lotions, jams & jellies (just testing if you're paying attention)
Shoe Dyes: Black, Medium Brown, Dark Brown
Tins of Varsol, Paint Thinner, Acetone
Old toothbrushes that are used to touch up the wheeling on the welts.
Sandpapers, Burnishing sticks and metals. Spare laces. Cobblers glues, etc etc

To hold all of this, I would need an entire fleet of shine boxes, so this is why I use a toolbox instead.
No rags are stored in my box at all. My rags are stored in a separate metal tin with no lid.
My storage isn't sexy but satisfies all my needs.
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