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Originally Posted by Chowkin View Post

Very nice indeed. Thanks Nutcracker for making the video and posting the link.

My only issue with the video is that Hasegawa-San was brushing a brand new pair of shoes and so I can't really appreciate the difference. Maybe I should watch it on a computer monitor instead of my iPhone.

  I have to agree with Chowkin on that too!! I can never understand why posting a shoe care tutorial using a brand new pair of shoes(probably showing the procedure  but you cant see if that method works )

 

 Generally is a very good guide but i think he is doing things too fast (in the bad way)! Products need to sit properly to work well! And if you spit shine fast after conditioner-dubbin application all the mirror effect ll dull 

post #15392 of 19043
In case anyone wants that water dispenser thing-

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002RG187O/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=tt-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B002RG187O
Edited by phototristan - 6/6/15 at 7:52am
post #15393 of 19043
Cool tutorial @nutcrackerthank you!

We had a major downpour here last Thursday and I didn't have galoshes so I was doing my best but my shoes were getting fairly wet. Imagine my surprise/frustration when I noticed salt (stains) in them the next day! censored.gif

Who is putting out salt in June?! I will admit while trying to avoid puddles etc. I did see what looked like rock salt somewhere but I immediately disregarded it for what I thought were obvious reasons. musicboohoo[1].gif

Thankfully I know how to remove them fairly easily. (I use a water and vinegar mixture, at about 10:1. It's fairly weak and requires several reapplications but I've seen a strong mixture turn leather into wood bark, so I like to play it safe.)

My PSA is to be judicious in wearing your beaters in inclimate weather. And never underestimate how bad things can go.
post #15394 of 19043
I refinished my old Red Wing 595s.


I can't get the white soles any cleaner, but I may get them resoled. (Still undecided on that)
What do you think?
post #15395 of 19043
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Originally Posted by mreams99 View Post

I refinished my old Red Wing 595s.


I can't get the white soles any cleaner, but I may get them resoled. (Still undecided on that)
What do you think?

Put a Ridgeway or JR on it. 

post #15396 of 19043
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post

Put a Ridgeway or JR on it. 
A JR on old Red Wing chukka?
post #15397 of 19043
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Originally Posted by mreams99 View Post


A JR on old Red Wing chukka?

Could be. 

post #15398 of 19043
Is anyone here familiar with Leather Honey? It seems to be good with cleaning leather and getting gunk out, but I'm unsure about the conditioning merits. Thanks!
post #15399 of 19043
What are peoples opinions on goat hair brushes? Apparently they are softer than horse hair so are mainly good for just dusting already shined shoes. Worth it or no?
post #15400 of 19043
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Originally Posted by nutcracker View Post

Hi folks!

Check out the new Shoeshine Video we made in collaboration with Yuya Hasegawa (Brift H) and GQ Taiwan!!!
The video will be played around the country in the Mitsukoshi Dept and Eslite Bookstores. and of course, in OAK ROOM TAIPEI!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzpMgdISWG0


The actual run took about 20~30 minutes, this video was cut to under 2 min since it will be played in public spaces.



Is this the same guy as here? Because it seems very similar.


post #15401 of 19043
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

What are peoples opinions on goat hair brushes? Apparently they are softer than horse hair so are mainly good for just dusting already shined shoes. Worth it or no?

I bought a few from Hanger Projects. They were stuffed into the shipping box, and came to me looking unacceptable. I had to wash them and groom them back to acceptable appearance. Be sure to know that they take a while to actually work as wanted. So, unless you have time to spend, or else a piece of chamois leather works a lot better.

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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post

I bought a few from Hanger Projects. They were stuffed into the shipping box, and came to me looking unacceptable. I had to wash them and groom them back to acceptable appearance. Be sure to know that they take a while to actually work as wanted. So, unless you have time to spend, or else a piece of chamois leather works a lot better.

Thanks. How do they work before they reach a point of being optimal?
post #15403 of 19043
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Thanks. How do they work before they reach a point of being optimal?

They smear the finish all over rather than do anything good.  

post #15404 of 19043
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Is this the same guy as here? Because it seems very similar.



Yup, the same guy. The Japanese video was taken many years ago. He has since honed his SOP so it is easier to learn.
post #15405 of 19043
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They smear the finish all over rather than do anything good.  

Thanks, I guess I'll skip it.
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