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My wife doesn't condition her shoes.  That has turned out to be my job.

LOL, this is my job too. I usually do shoe care on Sunday nights and she just adds whatever she wants done to the pile. The flip side of the deal is that she doesn't really care what I spend on shoes or shoe maintenance, and she does all the simple sewing: buttons, hems, tapering shirts, simple alterations, etc...
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My apologies to Nickrut and Travers. My posts, above, were much too smart-arsed.

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Take it easy, Munky.

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Gentleman,

 

Season of love is coming up. Apart from Tuxedo or sharp suits (and GF or Mrs., of course), anybody gonna take care of their patent leather and perhaps tell us a little bit about those care regimen required as well?

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I have a bottle of Vernis Rife in black that I use for patent leather, but honestly I haven't used it in a while. I actually had a black tie event last night, but I just wore my C&J Hallams instead of patent, because I didn't want to damage my patent leather shoes clomping through snow and ice in Brooklyn.
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LOL seems like a good idea. 

 

Somehow I love snow. I love wearing my shells and take a good walk in the snow. Believe it or not, I'd much missed the snow when I move out of WA, but rain is what got me so mad and depressed that I just gotta move away for good.

 

So, was your shoes mirrored with wax, Fred?

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And how does the Varnish product work?

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So, was your shoes mirrored with wax, Fred?

Naaah, toe was close though. In all honesty, I generally don't go as far as a mirror toe. I occasionally do it, but it takes some time (at least for me) to get it done correctly as I go slow and only add a little teeny bit of wax in each pass. I'm also a musician, and the odds of someone stepping on it and screwing it up just makes it not often worth the time and effort for me.
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Naaah, toe was close though. In all honesty, I generally don't go as far as a mirror toe. I occasionally do it, but it takes some time (at least for me) to get it done correctly as I go slow and only add a little teeny bit of wax in each pass. I'm also a musician, and the odds of someone stepping on it and screwing it up just makes it not often worth the time and effort for me.

LOL!!! Yeah it takes time and patience to work with mirror shine. I guess I'm the only idiot who mirrored the whole upper. 

 

Sometimes ago, a respective member of SF, named Lear, posted some long list of rules about shoe care. One of them was about mirror shine, and as I recall, it was something like, 'if someone steps on your mirrored toe, murder is not the option', and it was pretty much "...the way of the mirror...". Still LOL-ing at the rules every time I mirror my shoes.

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LOL!!! Yeah it takes time and patience to work with mirror shine. I guess I'm the only idiot who mirrored the whole upper.

How can you mirror the whole upper when the wax cracks in the area which flexes?
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LOL!!! Yeah it takes time and patience to work with mirror shine. I guess I'm the only idiot who mirrored the whole upper.

 

Sometimes ago, a respective member of SF, named Lear, posted some long list of rules about shoe care. One of them was about mirror shine, and as I recall, it was something like, 'if someone steps on your mirrored toe, murder is not the option', and it was pretty much "...the way of the mirror...". Still LOL-ing at the rules every time I mirror my shoes.

 

any photos of your mirror shine traverscao?

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How can you mirror the whole upper when the wax cracks in the area which flexes?

you can but its quite pointless!! after 3-4 steps it flakes away at the areas where the shoe flexes and except toe and heel area cracks all!!!

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How can you mirror the whole upper when the wax cracks in the area which flexes?

I know. It cracked. It wasn't like I didn't know. It was fun to do, though, and, FWIW, the gloss was still retained after the walk.

 

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any photos of your mirror shine traverscao?

you can but its quite pointless!! after 3-4 steps it flakes away at the areas where the shoe flexes and except toe and heel area cracks all!!!

 

 

After a long day full of walking, it's a dampen cloth with warm water, an hour of resting on trees, then brushing with goat hair brushes and chamoisine wipe over. The "mirror" was pretty much broken, but all in all, the gloss still retains. 

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After a long day full of walking, it's a dampen cloth with warm water, an hour of resting on trees, then brushing with goat hair brushes and chamoisine wipe over. The "mirror" was pretty much broken, but all in all, the gloss still retains.

nice travers!! ;) yes the gloss remains from the flaxes still remaining on the shoe but most of the time it looks a little messy(like a cracked paint or something like that)

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nice travers!! ;) yes the gloss remains from the flaxes still remaining on the shoe but most of the time it looks a little messy(like a cracked paint or something like that)

Thanks, Ben!

 

There was an unbelievable amount of cracked crystalline waxes residue on the cloth after I wipe the surface down. The creases are very much highly defined unless the surface was brushed.

 

Fun, nonetheless.  

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Just wanted to share the full resoling work at Chez Weston. 2 month wait. Very happy with it. 165 € + shipping fees.

 

 

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