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post #13411 of 19072
I assumed threads like this existed to provide help when peopled asked questions. I must've misunderstood how an Internet forum works. But hey your brief lesson on how to use the Internet to find information was helpful. Thank you.
post #13412 of 19072
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Originally Posted by nickrut View Post

United States

Afpos seems to be affordable. Not sure if there's a better price out there.

Safeway or your local supermarkets have polishes.

Hardware stores should have Lexol.

Cobblers should have all.

So does Amazon.

And if you want to go all fancy there's plenty of forum sponsors and no sponsers that sells saphir and other high end stuff.

And you would need to proxy for boot black.
post #13413 of 19072

 

I was put under pressure to condition  ( usually do not polish much) some of my wife´s shoes this afternoon.  It was a good chance to test the Bick 4  (I just received) Vs. Lexol Conditioner that I previously ordered; both from USA via Amazon with crazy shipping fees and exchange rates.  . All left shoes were done with Lexol and the right ones with B4. Both are great stuff, I would say they are very similar products but somehow I liked  more Lexol: it seemed to me that is a bit less smelly, and a bit more creamy (wich I like).  Great results in both cases. I will keep conditioning the sole stiching and edges with Saphir Creme Universelle. Thank you for the inputs.

post #13414 of 19072
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post


Safeway or your local supermarkets have polishes.

Hardware stores should have Lexol.

Cobblers should have all.

So does Amazon.

And if you want to go all fancy there's plenty of forum sponsors and no sponsers that sells saphir and other high end stuff.

And you would need to proxy for boot black.

Chogall, what site for the bootblack stuff again, please?

post #13415 of 19072
post #13416 of 19072

I thought there was a US site...

 

Thanks a lot anyway... 

post #13417 of 19072
I did say you need a proxy.
post #13418 of 19072

Thought you meant a site with the name "proxy". Hah.. My mistake.

post #13419 of 19072

You could always try Proxy Creams and Polishes...although I am not certain it is still up and running. :lurk:

post #13420 of 19072

Cool, thanks, but I'd stick to Saphir for coloring capabilities and Glen's for extra nourishment and protection.

post #13421 of 19072

Shoe crisis.

 

In a few hours I will be hosting a party for friends and well-wishers at the newest evening club in Boston. As such, I wish to wear my finest pair of Church's custom grade black calf single monks, which seem right for the occasion.

 

The only issue here is that I may have to walk a very small amount between cars and doors through recently dropped snow and an unpredictable, but likely large, amount of rock salt. I don't want to be overly fussy, but typically I'd just wear middle-of-the-road dress boots in such an occasion so as not to worry. The shoes are relatively new...

 

Should I be concerned about the salt and snow? Perhaps I should bring a little secret cotton rag? Thank you.

post #13422 of 19072

OMG dude, get over the phobia already. Little bit of snow won't damage your shoes in immediate. Give them a good amount of nourishment and wax polish and you're set to go. If anything, the wax surface will be the one taking damages all the time. When you get home make sure a damp, warm cloth is wiped over the surface and that is all what it takes.

post #13423 of 19072

But that soft, pristine sole...

post #13424 of 19072

Season it with a light coat of Obenauf, or any boot/shoe greases available at hands.

post #13425 of 19072
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

Shoe crisis.

In a few hours I will be hosting a party for friends and well-wishers at the newest evening club in Boston. As such, I wish to wear my finest pair of Church's custom grade black calf single monks, which seem right for the occasion.

The only issue here is that I may have to walk a very small amount between cars and doors through recently dropped snow and an unpredictable, but likely large, amount of rock salt. I don't want to be overly fussy, but typically I'd just wear middle-of-the-road dress boots in such an occasion so as not to worry. The shoes are relatively new...

Should I be concerned about the salt and snow? Perhaps I should bring a little secret cotton rag? Thank you.

The only correct solution here, of course, is to walk from your house to the car and the car to the club barefoot, carrying your shoes between thumb and forefinger, your socks standing in for a pocket square. Once you get to your final destination put your shoes and socks on, and don't wander off the carpet.

A towel is optional if you are walking in snow or rain.
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