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post #18031 of 19061

Hey guys, anyone here with Tricker's shoes in their Acorn Antique calf leather? I bought a pair of Bourton Brogues a couple of weeks ago and promptly spilled coffee on them. There is now a discoloration right on top of my left foot (looks like a dark circle surrounded by a lighter colored ring) and you can see that in the photo I attached here. I have been periodically wiping the spot down with a damp cloth but haven't had much luck yet. I'm starting to wonder if I should try some Saphir Renovateur but don't want to do anything that may cause any more issues! Any ideas?

 

post #18032 of 19061

Reno should do the trick so should creams. Or any shoe leather conditioner would do.

post #18033 of 19061
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Originally Posted by benhour View Post

i dont see any problem cause you just have stripped off all the preexisting polish one the toe!! Let them sit for a day to fully dry and then polish without using any water (preferably with wax) and you ll be  good to go wink.gif (generally Reno mat need to stay 5-6 minutes max , it is better 2 sessions than one too prolonged)

Yes but that image was taken after I had polished both shoes. I'll give it a try again again though as you suggested.
post #18034 of 19061
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Nah, they get more attention in my office than my nice shoes! They have developed holes in the soles and they will see the garbage soon.

Too bad. Thye about look in line with most non running shoes I see at the office. Just yours are "nice" cap toe bals vs. weird square toe monsters I see smile.gif
post #18035 of 19061

I sometimes think that the less I do to my shoes, the better they look. 

post #18036 of 19061
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Originally Posted by wolfpacktime243 View Post
 

Hey guys, anyone here with Tricker's shoes in their Acorn Antique calf leather? I bought a pair of Bourton Brogues a couple of weeks ago and promptly spilled coffee on them. There is now a discoloration right on top of my left foot (looks like a dark circle surrounded by a lighter colored ring) and you can see that in the photo I attached here. I have been periodically wiping the spot down with a damp cloth but haven't had much luck yet. I'm starting to wonder if I should try some Saphir Renovateur but don't want to do anything that may cause any more issues! Any ideas?

 

 

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Saphir creme universelle is also a pretty good cleaning/nourishing cream, and, it should do the job you are looking for.  But be careful if you use it:  it can sometimes take a bit of the maker's burnishing off if applied repeatedly over a short time span.

post #18037 of 19061
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Originally Posted by cypi2 View Post

Saphir creme universelle is also a pretty good cleaning/nourishing cream, and, it should do the job you are looking for.  But be careful if you use it:  it can sometimes take a bit of the maker's burnishing off if applied repeatedly over a short time span.

AFAIK it's the diluted Renovateur.
post #18038 of 19061
deleted since I apparently can't read...  *sigh*

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post #18039 of 19061
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Originally Posted by benhour View Post
 

 

Very nice outcome!! One little suggestion , you can use a toothpick to clean the brogueing from the wax!:happy:

 

 

Thanks!  Working from home + conference calls equals really polished shoes :happy:

post #18040 of 19061
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Originally Posted by cypi2 View Post

Saphir creme universelle is also a pretty good cleaning/nourishing cream, and, it should do the job you are looking for.  But be careful if you use it:  it can sometimes take a bit of the maker's burnishing off if applied repeatedly over a short time span.

AFAIK it's the diluted Renovateur.


I am not completely sure:  'creme universelle' contains jojoba oil rather than mink oil. 

And the 'polish lotion medaille d'or' which contains mink oil might be closer to being the diluted version of renovateur. 

I use 'creme universelle' specifically to clean and get rid of stains and renovateur a couple of times a year for maintenance. 

Perhaps one could argue that both 'creme universelle' and renovateur give close to the same results on stains. 

But, 'creme universelle' has worked well for me to get rid of stains:  I find it to be a tinny bit more "aggressive" than renovateur.

post #18041 of 19061
I'm not entirely sure whether this is the correct thread to post this on, but I figured you guys could be of some help. I recently purchased a beautiful pair of new espresso shell Cordovan pinch penny loafers by Rancourt from a third party seller (eBay). They are great and fit perfectly, but I immediately noticed some errant/loose stitching on the saddle/top part.







Now, as far as I can tell, the stitching there is more "cosmetic" than functional, as it does not (to my eye) seem to be involved with holding a piece of the shoe to another. This should not have any bearing on the longevity/wear of the shoe, correct?

That said, any ideas to help "fix" it? The appearance isn't the end of the world for me, but I'd like to prevent it from unraveling further.

Like I said, these were bought from an eBay seller (at a good discount) so I'm not expecting 100% direct from manufacturer perfect quality, nor would I assume it'd be reasonable to ask Rancourt to restitch it or something. Any quick DIY fixes? I had considered the tiniest dot of superglue (or similar) to "bind down" the loose thread so it does not continue to unravel further across the top, but I am horrified at the thought of putting superglue on a pair of new shell loafers.
post #18042 of 19061
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Originally Posted by MansardRoof View Post
 

 

Thanks!  Working from home + conference calls equals really polished shoes :happy:


I know that feeling. In past years, Fridays were often filled with 2-4 conference calls. My shoes were never shinier. I'd just figured out how to bull the toe so I pretty much shined everything! I also wore suits more in those days. Nowadays rarely finds me in suits and much less shiny shoes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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post #18043 of 19061

Gents,

 

I've had these Alden Officer chukkas for 2 years and have hardly worn them, because I dislike the chunky crepe sole (not my photos).

Do you think I could have the soles replaced somehow, or should I forget about it?

 

Thanks

 

 

post #18044 of 19061
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Originally Posted by Nikos View Post

Gents,

I've had these Alden Officer chukkas for 2 years and have hardly worn them, because I dislike the chunky crepe sole (not my photos).
Do you think I could have the soles replaced somehow, or should I forget about it?

Thanks





Yes, you can easily have those soles replaced.
post #18045 of 19061
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Originally Posted by Nikos View Post

I've had these Alden Officer chukkas for 2 years and have hardly worn them, because I dislike the chunky crepe sole (not my photos).
Do you think I could have the soles replaced somehow, or should I forget about it?

Re malaka, if you'd worn them for the last two years the soles would have been ready to replace now!
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