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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Provide depth for the polish.

I would go as far as 4-6 layers of darker shade of brown before a layer of neutral on the cap.

And cream the vamp not wax.

Totally agree that one should use only cream on the vamp.

I need many coats of wax before I can get a mirror shine though.
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Originally Posted by Sactogeoff View Post

If this question belongs somewhere else, please let me know.  Can someone offer some insight on how this was done?  Here's the before, or how they come when purchased.


Here's the after.


 Looks like just a top coat of medium brown + shine but I'm far from an expert.  Thanks!

That pair of polished Carmina is from the Armoury and probably polished by Ethan Newton. Have a look at this video

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WpVxJoUeDmE
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Can you use Saphir renovateur on leather sneakers? (Common projects)
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Any idea what causes Shell to look like this?

 

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Can you buy such a thing as a pair of shoes that are just natural unwaxed leather that you can dye yourself?

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Originally Posted by EnglishShoes View Post

Can you buy such a thing as a pair of shoes that are just natural unwaxed leather that you can dye yourself?

Sure. Try Septieme Largeur.

I can't access the French website from Hong Kong. Here's their Singapore site which I understand is more expensive:

http://septiemelargeur.com.sg/catalogsearch/result/index/?limit=30&q=Patina+shoes

J FitzPatrick has one offering in partnership with Dandy Shoe Care.

http://www.jfitzpatrickfootwear.com/collections/all/products/j-fitzpatrick-x-dandy-shoe-care-blog-exclusive
Edited by Chowkin - 11/7/15 at 6:24pm
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I do miss the regular contributions from DW, Patrick Booth and Travers.  If Travers still looks at these pages, I hope that the moderator will allow him to rejoin the thread. And perhaps, DW and PB can be persuaded to return to a more regular series of postings. 

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Originally Posted by EnglishShoes View Post

Can you buy such a thing as a pair of shoes that are just natural unwaxed leather that you can dye yourself?

Yes you can buy Yanko shoes from skolyx.se in crust leather.
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Certainly miss Travers, such a nice chap.

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It's been a while since I've heard anything on the saddle soap experiment.
Do we have an update?
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Originally Posted by shoelover View Post
 

Any idea what causes Shell to look like this?

 

Looks like more of excess moisture ( mold ) or excessive polish-factory finish that is bubbling on the surface(cause of moisture) !! have you stored them in the bathroom?(especially near a radiator or heater ) 

 

Use a light cleaner (lexol or renovateur ll do the trick) if these are not enough go with renomat! Spoon it down a little -polish-buff and you ll be ready to go

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I have several suede shoes that I love, however after a few months' wear the color seem to fade a little,  anyone know how to prevent the fading or re-color it?

 

I have Saphirs suede renovateur, used it once and can't really tell if it works.

 

any comment is welcome! Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

I do miss the regular contributions from DW, Patrick Booth and Travers.  If Travers still looks at these pages, I hope that the moderator will allow him to rejoin the thread. And perhaps, DW and PB can be persuaded to return to a more regular series of postings. 

Was there drama I missed?
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Originally Posted by manasdirge View Post
 

I have several suede shoes that I love, however after a few months' wear the color seem to fade a little,  anyone know how to prevent the fading or re-color it?

 

I have Saphirs suede renovateur, used it once and can't really tell if it works.

 

any comment is welcome! Thanks!


Fading at the creases is normal.  Suede also loses color from suede shampoos. 

 

Otherwise, use very stiff bristle brush or brass brush to raise the naps.  Suede spray helps as well.

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Originally Posted by mreams99 View Post

It's been a while since I've heard anything on the saddle soap experiment.
Do we have an update?

Already posted, check a few pages back. 

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