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post #211 of 10448
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Originally Posted by acousticfoodie View Post

Does anyone know if this mark on my AE strands is fixable? It is subtle, subtle enough that I didn't even notice it when I first got them until I gave them a good polishing. I took some pics before when I first got the shoes and the mark it seems was always there when I bought them at the AE store last month. I think the walnut polish made it more noticable compared to when it was new. Unfortunately I had already worn them a bit before I caught it.

Or is this something not worth fretting over?
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post #212 of 10448
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Originally Posted by Chris Waffles View Post


I couldn't even see the mark in the first photo, and since most people probably won't get that close to your shoes, I'd say the shoes are fine the way they are. Ultimately, though, it's your decision whether you can live with it or not. As for fixing it, you might try some cream instead of wax to see if that works better for you.

Well I guess I'd have to live with it for now, I got them on sale for 199...which is below factory seconds pricing. So technically I bought a factory first that I could have bought a factory second with which could have had a mark like this...which I would have been fine with...at least that's how I rationalize it in my mind lol. So no real way to fix it aye? That's alright I guess, lesson learned and its still a great looking shoe. I wonder in ten years time...if allen edmonds recrafting service could get rid of it...hmm...
post #213 of 10448
Great thread, much needed.
post #214 of 10448
Opinions on using Neetsfoot Oil as a conditioner?
post #215 of 10448
I wouldn't use it straight on fine leathers because it tends to make them oily and matte without being able to polish it out. However, neatsfoot is used in a lot of vege tanning. I know Horween recommends it as a conditioner for chromexcel leather as it is present as a tanning agent, but that has a different finish and texture than regular chrome tanned calf. Also, just to note, the guys from Lexol makes a regular conditioner and a neatsfoot conditioner, they say it makes absolutely no difference using regular Lexol and neatsfoot Lexol as they just makes the neatsfoot because some of the "old-timers" are more used to using neatsfoot and prefer it because they have been using it for years. I would suspect that even in Lexol's neatsfoot it isn't 100% neatsfoot oil. I think 100% of any oil will matte the finish on fine leathers. Works boots it makes them bulletproof though. All in all, I can't see any reason for not using just renovateur, or Lexol.
post #216 of 10448
just placed an order for this: http://store.asuitablewardrobe.net/deerpolishingbone.aspx

looking forward to using it on meh Darltons
post #217 of 10448
WTF? I have never heard of this.
post #218 of 10448
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

WTF? I have never heard of this.

whaaa? check this video out: http://putthison.com/post/4598062457/will-from-a-suitable-wardrobe-just-posted-a
post #219 of 10448
Well this makes perfect sense. The video doesn't work for me.
post #220 of 10448
hi guys,
im a noobie for shoecare..
Recently i bought those trickers malton boots in c-shade tone.
im not sure which type of polish should i get. the wax based or cream. and can anyone tell me what colour should i go for for either (waxed or cream)?
and should i get a Horsehair Brush or Saphir Applicator Brush?

one last question,
do you guys use those saphir renovateur and polish on boots like alden indy 405?


Thanks
post #221 of 10448
I have a few Dr Martens brogues, which I use for heavy weather.
They're made of this waxxy leather.
Any idea how to treat them? I read somewhere one shouldn't use regular polish/wax on them, but can someone confirm that?

cheers
post #222 of 10448
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Originally Posted by ambivalence View Post

hi guys,
im a noobie for shoecare..
Recently i bought those trickers malton boots in c-shade tone.
im not sure which type of polish should i get. the wax based or cream. and can anyone tell me what colour should i go for for either (waxed or cream)?
and should i get a Horsehair Brush or Saphir Applicator Brush?

one last question,
do you guys use those saphir renovateur and polish on boots like alden indy 405?


Thanks

It depends on what you are using them for. If you want to keep them shiny like a dress boot, I would use Saphir renovateur and Saphir light brown polish. If you are using them to be rugged, in the snow and want them to survive and not have that dress shoe look I would use a damp rag and Montana Pitch Blend conditioner, or obanaufs heavy duty LP.

As for the Alden, yes.
post #223 of 10448
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Originally Posted by Red Glasses View Post

I have a few Dr Martens brogues, which I use for heavy weather.
They're made of this waxxy leather.
Any idea how to treat them? I read somewhere one shouldn't use regular polish/wax on them, but can someone confirm that?

cheers

Montana Pitch Blend conditioner, or Obanaufs Heavy Duty LP
post #224 of 10448
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Originally Posted by ambivalence View Post

hi guys,
im a noobie for shoecare..
Recently i bought those trickers malton boots in c-shade tone.
im not sure which type of polish should i get. the wax based or cream. and can anyone tell me what colour should i go for for either (waxed or cream)?
and should i get a Horsehair Brush or Saphir Applicator Brush?

one last question,
do you guys use those saphir renovateur and polish on boots like alden indy 405?


Thanks

I suggest you only the saphir surfine cream in light brown or light cognac and Renovatour
I think that a country shoes doesn't look good to shiny.

Use a cloth to apply cream, and an horsehair brush to final buff.
post #225 of 10448
I received my deer bone last week from the same great seller as Namor. The bone worked wonders on both pairs of my burgandy Florsheim Shell cordovan longwings and my Alden cigar shell medallion tip bals.
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