or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › **The Official Shoe Care Thread: Tutorials, Photos, etc.**
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

**The Official Shoe Care Thread: Tutorials, Photos, etc.** - Page 168

post #2506 of 11205
Quote:
Originally Posted by hendrix View Post


I believe so, although that might only be for the "compound" and "prime" and lower grades, while "pure" might actually be all animal fat.

 

Doesn't exist anymore, mixture of plant & animal oils (without petrochemical distillates) is the closest you can get to natural & pure.

post #2507 of 11205
true, although I feel like mineral oil is still natural.
post #2508 of 11205
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stirling View Post

Oh Lordy are you for real Gdot? That practice stopped a couple of decades ago (at least!).

You really shouldn't keep quoting stuff you read on the net as some kind of acquired knowledge, highlights your bitsy knowledge no end.

Don't get me wrong I applaud your enthusiasm & helpful disposition on all the threads, but the misinformation & misinterpretations are regrettably frequent.

If you wish to discuss the frequency of misinformation that I've put forth then I'll thank you to cite examples. Your random character summaries highlights your bitsy knowledge of me and my knowledge no end. (To use your own words, not mine.)

In any case - discussion is a part of learning.

I'll thank you to address me politely, or not at all. I'll do the same to you.
post #2509 of 11205

I got some new AE Strands and put a mirror shine on the toe. All I've put on them is a wipe down with Lexol, then a couple applications of Saphir Renovateur, a quick overall shine with Medaille D'or, then bulled the toes

 

 

 

IMG_5796.jpg

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

IMG_5799.jpg

 

IMG_5800.jpg

post #2510 of 11205
Quote:
Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

true, although I feel like mineral oil is still natural.

Isn't it natural in the same way that plastics are? I.e., made from petroleum, which at some point was plants?

post #2511 of 11205
grendel,

Nice! I have a pair of strands and I have been meaning to do the same, now I am motivated.
post #2512 of 11205
How often, if at all, do you strip your shoes clean of all built-up wax layers?
post #2513 of 11205
Quote:
Originally Posted by b1os View Post

How often, if at all, do you strip your shoes clean of all built-up wax layers?

I would suggest only using wax on the toes of your shoes for that mirror shine and creme on the rest of the shoe, particularly the parts that flex. This will help prevent the need to strip back layers of wax. So to answer your question, never.
post #2514 of 11205
Quote:
Originally Posted by NORE View Post

I would suggest only using wax on the toes of your shoes for that mirror shine and creme on the rest of the shoe, particularly the parts that flex. This will help prevent the need to strip back layers of wax. So to answer your question, never.
D'oh.. makes sense, thanks! baldy[1].gif I've just applied a handful of thin coatings on the whole shoe -- whenever the shoe had scuffs -- so I guess that won't be a problem (more on the toe/heel obv). Will use cream in the future.
post #2515 of 11205
bah, so many words on this page. could someone synthesize the discussion into a few sentences?
post #2516 of 11205
Quote:
Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

whether you've conflated them or not, saphir shell cream is neatsfoot oil based.

why is only reno good for shell and shoe cream not? why does saphir shell cream then even exist? aren't people too much concerned how to treat their shoes? where is the good old empiric spirit? try and error. is this too blue eyed?
post #2517 of 11205
Quote:
Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

why is only reno good for shell and shoe cream not? why does saphir shell cream then even exist? aren't people too much concerned how to treat their shoes? where is the good old empiric spirit? try and error. is this too blue eyed?

Well, almost anything is fine, and yes trial and error is the right attitude. I like the saphir shell cream though.

I am a bit different from many here in that I pretty much only use cream - never polish - mainly because I don't like a mirror shine but also because IME too much polish dries a shoe out.

Because I never use polish I have no need for a cleanser/conditioner like reno to remove the polish.

I also think neutral cream is fine for all my shoes because they're anyline dyed and therefore don't need any pigment restoration.
post #2518 of 11205
Quote:
Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

why is only reno good for shell and shoe cream not? why does saphir shell cream then even exist? aren't people too much concerned how to treat their shoes? where is the good old empiric spirit? try and error. is this too blue eyed?

Too many producers with too many marketing objectives at stake results in a lot of marketing lanquage that is well written but of questionable authority. Makes it hard for a guy to come up with any logical conclusions.

I do agree that keeping it pretty simple is the best.

I used nothing but mink oil, meltonion cream, and kiwi polish for decades - my shoes didn't seem to suffer.

I do like reno - it is very easy to use. But it is not essential.
post #2519 of 11205
Quote:
Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Well, almost anything is fine, and yes trial and error is the right attitude. I like the saphir shell cream though.
I am a bit different from many here in that I pretty much only use cream
- never polish - mainly because I don't like a mirror shine but also because IME too much polish dries a shoe out. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Because I never use polish I have no need for a cleanser/conditioner like reno to remove the polish.
I also think neutral cream is fine for all my shoes because they're anyline dyed and therefore don't need any pigment restoration.

same for me with the mirror shine. didn't know about the drying out issue, though.
post #2520 of 11205
Quote:
Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

same for me with the mirror shine. didn't know about the drying out issue, though.

well, my only experience on this matter is military.

Issued service boots always receive a mirror shine all over. after a couple of years they seem to always crack. Leather quality is certainly not very good, but i've found that the suede field boots (obviously do not receive any polish) and black field boots that only receive dubbin (as anything shiny could get you killed) tend to last much longer before they crack.

Again, leather quality is questionable, but that's been my experience. I think overdoing the mirror shine is bad for the leather, but a bit of polish here and there is a good thing.

The original tanning is probably far more important.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › **The Official Shoe Care Thread: Tutorials, Photos, etc.**