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I would leave well alone; those look stunning!
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Originally Posted by dapperdoctor View Post

 50 coats!  That's true dedication.  They look great.  
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That's a lot of work. Personally I think that looks just right. I don't go for a full reflection but I'm sure I don't even get past 5-6 coats... that's dedication!
Horween's CXL is pretty saturated already so it would likely take a LONG time for them to dry, no? How do you know they have been in storage for a while? On the flip side, I don't think conditioning them will do any harm.

Thanks, I don't know how some people get a mirror shine in 5 coats.
post #11447 of 19870
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I recently ordered a pair of CXL boots that looked much happier after I gave then a drink. Try Venition shoe cream, or this stuff http://www.hangerproject.com/saphir-greasy-leather-cream.html

 

It won't take much of either. Apply lightly, let it dry and then brush the shit out of them with your neutral brush, then don't use any conditioner unless you need to spot treat. Brush brush brush and watch that patina grow.

I bought this one since it was cheaper

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007QODSG6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Looks to be the same...Thanks!

post #11448 of 19870

I just cover the sole edge when polishing I think it does a good job of making it look nice. Not sure if edge dressing is necessary. I also stopped caring about a super reflective mirror shine, it gets scuffed up and I tend to bump the cap when entering my car so I just got too lazy and just buff with shoe brush. It's still pretty reflective though. 

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I just cover the sole edge when polishing I think it does a good job of making it look nice. Not sure if edge dressing is necessary. I also stopped caring about a super reflective mirror shine, it gets scuffed up and I tend to bump the cap when entering my car so I just got too lazy and just buff with shoe brush. It's still pretty reflective though. 

Bespoke shoemakers would always go for wax instead of coloring dyes. Therefore, polishing the sole edges would be far more appropriate than just swipe some color on the area. 

 

Factory shoes like AE for example comes with a coloring which I find extremely irritating. I removed the color fairly easy with water and a sponge. I have to rub the deer bone on the heel and sole edge to smoothen the heel and sole edge, which actually works, and of course, follows the process of conditioning and heavy waxing.

post #11450 of 19870
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post

Bespoke shoemakers would always go for wax instead of coloring dyes.

Not sure if you're talking about the heel and the edges of soles...but this is one bespoke maker, in a long line of bespoke makers, who would always dye the edge of the sole and the heels before getting the wax anywhere near it.
post #11451 of 19870
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Not sure if you're talking about the heel and the edges of soles...but this is one bespoke maker, in a long line of bespoke makers, who would always dye the edge of the sole and the heels before getting the wax anywhere near it.

How come I've never seen him before? Anyway I can gain access to him? And for what it's worth, I can only see colored waxes on the edge by many. And yes, I was talking about the heel and sole edges, with reference to many of your previous statement, also include the surface of the sole.

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Lol, what?
post #11453 of 19870
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post

How come I've never seen him before? Anyway I can gain access to him? And for what it's worth, I can only see colored waxes on the edge by many. And yes, I was talking about the heel and sole edges, with reference to many of your previous statement, also include the surface of the sole.

But you have...crackup[1].gif

The bespoke maker I referred to above is none other than your's truly...backed by all my contemporaries I've ever spoken with and the literature going back at least 200 years.
post #11454 of 19870

Try to keep up, traverscao. Read through just a few of the pages here and you will find that DWF is one of a small group of people who have real experience and knowledge of shoes. DWF, as a bespoke shoemaker, is someone from whom we can all learn. He is generous with his knowledge and very much worth listening to. 

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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

He is generous with his knowledge and very much worth listening to. 

Thank you!

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post #11456 of 19870
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post

Bespoke shoemakers would always go for wax instead of coloring dyes.
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

Not sure if you're talking about the heel and the edges of soles...but this is one bespoke maker, in a long line of bespoke makers, who would always dye the edge of the sole and the heels before getting the wax anywhere near it.

Not sure where you are getting your info traverscao, but that seems like an odd statement to make without providing anything factual to support it, unless of course you are a bespoke shoemaker as DWFII is. If pics help, the Vass book explains it the same way DWFII does:
"The edges of the sole and heel are treated with the desired color. Then a thin layer of wax is applied."



post #11457 of 19870

I use petroleum jelly I use for my lips and dry skin (leather is skin after all) on my dark brown leather monk straps. Now I used a dab on my light brown Van Bommel dress shoes and the spot darkened. Shouldn't I use it on these shoes or just work it in across the whole shoe?

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LOL mimo!
post #11460 of 19870
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post




But you have...crackup[1].gif

The bespoke maker I referred to above is none other than your's truly...backed by all my contemporaries I've ever spoken with and the literature going back at least 200 years.

Please, DW, call me a douche bag...

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