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Where do I go to see such a thing?

 

 

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Link?

 

You folks know best ;D

post #12002 of 19073
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post


I still wear them, they are still my babies.

 

Lemme guess the dilemma you have with shell - they were not coated with bullshit finishes like the ones from Alden, and as a result, they suffer catastrophic rain and water problem. Am I even closed to be correct? Because as far as I know, you have some St. Crispin shells, and per my knowledge, St. Crispin only polish their shells and not coating them with anything.

post #12003 of 19073
You are 100% correct, my friend.
post #12004 of 19073
This threak has entered the twilight zone.
post #12005 of 19073
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You are 100% correct, my friend.

Paste wax folklores seems to be, well, folklores....

post #12006 of 19073
OMFG! Unsubscribed!!
post #12007 of 19073
I'm so confused about what to do with Alden cordovan to maintain it.

So far what I can gather is everyone is on the same page about leaving them alone and only brushing if necessary for at least 15 wearings. Then, Saphir Reno and good brushing seems to go a long way if they need it. A deer bone if necessary for any imperfections and more brushing. But what everyone does disagree about is what to use after...

Some say polish, some say don't. Some say use a paste wax, some say never. Then there's Alden brand wax or Saphir cordovan cream. Some use neutral, others colors.

So confusing...
post #12008 of 19073
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Originally Posted by chrisefi View Post

I'm so confused about what to do with Alden cordovan to maintain it.

So far what I can gather is everyone is on the same page about leaving them alone and only brushing if necessary for at least 15 wearings. Then, Saphir Reno and good brushing seems to go a long way if they need it. A deer bone if necessary for any imperfections and more brushing. But what everyone does disagree about is what to use after...

Some say polish, some say don't. Some say use a paste wax, some say never. Then there's Alden brand wax or Saphir cordovan cream. Some use neutral, others colors.

So confusing...

 

part of teh reason behind all this confusion is that (a) cordovan is finished slightly differently by each maker, (b) different cordovan batches welt/shine differently, and finally, (c) you can put a wide range of products on them without ruining them, so everyone counts their success in making them look good as evidence that theirs is the only right way

post #12009 of 19073
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Originally Posted by chrisefi View Post

I'm so confused about what to do with Alden cordovan to maintain it.

So far what I can gather is everyone is on the same page about leaving them alone and only brushing if necessary for at least 15 wearings. Then, Saphir Reno and good brushing seems to go a long way if they need it. A deer bone if necessary for any imperfections and more brushing. But what everyone does disagree about is what to use after...

Some say polish, some say don't. Some say use a paste wax, some say never. Then there's Alden brand wax or Saphir cordovan cream. Some use neutral, others colors.

So confusing...

Give it a shot at the basic products first, then move on to experimental stage(s) later on. AFAIK, Glen Karen cream works perfect with shell, even though Glen himself never proposed the cream for used with shell. Pat had great results with Glen Karen cream, and so was myself.

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Speaking of which, @patrickBOOTH, would wearing shell in summer a very crazy idea? I wear them from time to time and walk the fuck out of them, but still, my feet remains alright - no excess perspiration, no sweat, no problem(s) at all.

post #12011 of 19073
Shell is overrated.
post #12012 of 19073
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post

Give it a shot at the basic products first, then move on to experimental stage(s) later on. AFAIK, Glen Karen cream works perfect with shell, even though Glen himself never proposed the cream for used with shell. Pat had great results with Glen Karen cream, and so was myself.

Untrue, Glen has said it can be used with Shell.
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Speaking of which, @patrickBOOTH
, would wearing shell in summer a very crazy idea? I wear them from time to time and walk the fuck out of them, but still, my feet remains alright - no excess perspiration, no sweat, no problem(s) at all.

I do wear shell in the summer, although I understand the downfalls to it. Sweaty feet is never a concern, but veg tanned leather is more sensitive to hot weather so on those blazing summer days a lot of walking can possibly make the oils rather volatile.
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Shell is overrated.

Shell sucks.
post #12013 of 19073
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Originally Posted by chrisefi View Post

I'm so confused about what to do with Alden cordovan to maintain it.

So far what I can gather is everyone is on the same page about leaving them alone and only brushing if necessary for at least 15 wearings. Then, Saphir Reno and good brushing seems to go a long way if they need it. A deer bone if necessary for any imperfections and more brushing. But what everyone does disagree about is what to use after...

Some say polish, some say don't. Some say use a paste wax, some say never. Then there's Alden brand wax or Saphir cordovan cream. Some use neutral, others colors.

So confusing...

What brings you to this conclusion? Just brush polish wear.
post #12014 of 19073

The best way to treat your shoes is to put your feet in them, before you go out.

post #12015 of 19073
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post
 

The best way to treat your shoes is to put your feet in them, before you go out.


and put a wooden stake through its inside when u get back home?

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