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I don't have those, but several other pairs of their Cheaney-made shoes.  They are of course pretty standard GW fare, but the lasts are pretty and I find them good value - especially when they pop up in Herring's sales regularly.

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The Herring, Chaucer ll are made by John Spencer, not Cheaney. I asked them!

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Didn't know that...explains the different last then.

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Need some help from some folks who use Saphir Cordovan Creme (Neutral). I bought one container (left) as was indicated as Neutral Cordovan Creme. Then the second I received as a gift from Gentlemens Footwear. I've never really had great results using the creme on the left, admittedly I think I've been using too much. I went to open the new one because I noticed it was more white colored paste vs a bit more transparent. They are supposed to be the same but even the labeling isn't clear. Anyone run into this? I'm tempted to give the new jar a shot but also hesitant as I don't want to fuck up a pair of cordovan shoes.

I appreciate any help cheers.gif





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Originally Posted by jungleroller View Post

Need some help from some folks who use Saphir Cordovan Creme (Neutral). I bought one container (left) as was indicated as Neutral Cordovan Creme. Then the second I received as a gift from Gentlemens Footwear. I've never really had great results using the creme on the left, admittedly I think I've been using too much. I went to open the new one because I noticed it was more white colored paste vs a bit more transparent. They are supposed to be the same but even the labeling isn't clear. Anyone run into this? I'm tempted to give the new jar a shot but also hesitant as I don't want to fuck up a pair of cordovan shoes.

I appreciate any help cheers.gif






The left jar is neutral polish, Creme 1925, whereas the jar on the right is cordovan cream.
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Originally Posted by RedDevil10 View Post

The left jar is neutral polish, Creme 1925, whereas the jar on the right is cordovan cream.

Thank you! I find anything about any Cream only product for cordovan from them. Would the cream act solely as a conditioner then?
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The main difference between the two is that the cordovan cream doesn't contain turpuntine and has neatsfoot oil rather than mink oil.
post #10223 of 10715
conditioner plus polish it has neatsfoot oil which is supposedly good for shell.
post #10224 of 10715
So million dollar question, which would be the preferred/better creme? Sounds like the creme with Neatsfoot oil.
post #10225 of 10715
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Originally Posted by jungleroller View Post

So million dollar question, which would be the preferred/better creme? Sounds like the creme with Neatsfoot oil.

 

JR:  I use the Saphir neutral cordovan creme on all my shell shoes.  It does a better job moisturizing the shell and bringing out a glow than Renovateur or brushing alone.

post #10226 of 10715
Thanks everyone! cheers.gif I'll give it a whirl tomorrow.
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What is this all about, then?  I popped into my local good-shoe shop. Up until now, I have been buying 8.5 shoes from the F last. I explained that I was still having problems with fit. After measuring my feel again,  said 'try these' and helped me put on another pair of shoes. They fitted very well and didn't feel as though they would need the arch supports I use with most of my shoes. The shoes he gave me were size 8 and G fitting. What's going on here? Shorter shoes that are wider and yet they fit? I think I may take to wearing old sacks on my feet. 

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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

What is this all about, then?  I popped into my local good-shoe shop. Up until now, I have been buying 8.5 shoes from the F last. I explained that I was still having problems with fit. After measuring my feel again,  said 'try these' and helped me put on another pair of shoes. They fitted very well and didn't feel as though they would need the arch supports I use with most of my shoes. The shoes he gave me were size 8 and G fitting. What's going on here? Shorter shoes that are wider and yet they fit? I think I may take to wearing old sacks on my feet. 

Even if the shoes were made on exactly the same model of last and from the same lot (shoe manufacturers re-stock lasts on a fairly regular basis), there is no guarantee you were fit properly...heel to ball...in the first place.

Adding to that is the fact that, within reason, all shoes of any size will seem to fit better when they are brand new and unworn...if only because it is a new and different feel. Only over after a period of break-in will you know for sure. It's the new "shoe effect"--shoe stores and RTW manufacturers rely on it.
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Thank you for your help on this one, DWF. I now recognise what you called the shoe shop effect. I realise that a lot of my shoes felt nearly perfect in the shop but became a bit more roomy once I had worn them a few times. 

 

To give him, the man in the shoe shop his due, despite the fact that he had given me an G fitting, he thought, that, on examining my feet, I was a F fit. He also thought that the difference was down to the idiosyncrasies of the particular pair he gave me to try on. 

 

I suppose the moral to all this is, for RTW shoes, try on various permutations of size and fit and - perhaps - try on a range of different styles. I have noticed that the man in the shop that I go to is happy for me to try on loads of pairs of shoes, on any visit. He even offers you coffee or whiskey! 

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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

Thank you for your help on this one, DWF. I now recognise what you called the shoe shop effect. I realise that a lot of my shoes felt nearly perfect in the shop but became a bit more roomy once I had worn them a few times. 

To give him, the man in the shoe shop his due, despite the fact that he had given me an G fitting, he thought, that, on examining my feet, I was a F fit. He also thought that the difference was down to the idiosyncrasies of the particular pair he gave me to try on. 

I suppose the moral to all this is, for RTW shoes, try on various permutations of size and fit and - perhaps - try on a range of different styles. I have noticed that the man in the shop that I go to is happy for me to try on loads of pairs of shoes, on any visit. He even offers you coffee or whiskey

As long as it's a good Highland or Island single malt, my professional advice is buy all your shoes there.

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