I have a bunch of additional products that I am working to add, including the Vernis Rife (for patent leather), Canadian (for water and salt stains), and a bunch of other stuff.
I am also working on a thorough "renewal" shine -- basically starting with the Reno'Mat and then working all the way through the final application of Wax polish. As soon as it is up, I will submit it to you guys for your review and feedback.
Do you guys have much experience with the Medaille d'Or Grasse (or Dublin)? It was recommended to me by the CEO of Saphir as part of a "semi-annual" regiment, applied after using the Reno'Mat.
I tried it recently on some shoes and have since stripped my entire collection with the Reno'Mat, applied Grasse, and then Renovateur, three coats of Pommadier Cream Polish, and two coats of Pate de Lux Wax Polish. The results are rather astounding.
From my conversation with the Saphir guys, the Grasse contains 15% natural animal oils and provides deep, penetrating nourishment to leather that is essential to prevent cracking caused by dryness. It is so oily that it requires two full days to fully absorb into the leather! However, I had a pair of shoes that some cracking on the outer portion of the vamp, and the Grasse did an incredible job at moisturizing and softening this area of the shoe.
Not something to use every time you polish, but very appropriate ever four to six months and especially after applying the Reno'Mat. It is important to note that it can take up to three days for all of the nutrients to fully absorb into the leather. Until this has occurred, the leather will not take a polish.
The new post I'm working on for the site will detail this.
Here is a before & after of the Grasse alone:
I'll have to bring the shoes back by the office to photograph the proper "after."
Also - The Hanger Project is now offering free shipping on all shoecare orders over $40.00. If an order contains both shoecare and hangers, shipping will only be charged on the hangers (we can't offer free shipping on everything -- the hanger margins will not allow it and they ship too damn large). But, for shoe polish, etc, free shipping. No promotional code required.