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Originally Posted by mingus2112 View Post

Does anyone know of a brick and mortar establishment in Manhattan at which I can buy Saphir products? Hoping to pick up some renovateur while I'm in manhattan at my tailor's tomorrow. Would be nice to have it for the weekend rather than ordering it online. I'll be between Penn Station and 50th street (taking the train into penn and the tailor is over on 5th ave near 50th), but am not afraid to hoof it a little!
-James

Walk a few blocks past Lex and you can pick some up from Nick V at VIP Shoes/B. Nelson.
post #2777 of 10232
thanks, guys! i'll check them out!

-James
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Guys, I have a pair of Carshoes in lamb skin and I haven't idea how to clean and nourish them.I tried applying Saphir Renovateur but they seem to darken the leather considerably.Any thoughts on how to clean them would be greatly appreciated.
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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post

Guys, I have a pair of Carshoes in lamb skin and I haven't idea how to clean and nourish them.I tried applying Saphir Renovateur but they seem to darken the leather considerably.Any thoughts on how to clean them would be greatly appreciated.

probably a pic ll be a lot helpfull to see the shoes and the leather !!! if it is like the outside off the ugg boots use a cleaner for suede i think it ll do what u seak for!!

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I just bought a pair of C&J Hallam in dark brown, is the saphire creme in dark brown a good match color wise? Need to order the polish over the internet. Anyone with the same shoes that can give me some advice?

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Dark brown looks like it should work.

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Dark brown looks like it should work.

Thanks!

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I am slowly making my way through the thread from the beginning; trying to obtain my necessary supplies this week.  Is it necessary to acquire a horsehair dauber?  Imagine it is optimal for applying cream/polish to brogueing and the welt?

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you can do just fine without a dauber. aplly polish and cream with a soft cotton cloth to ensure a smooth and relatively thin coat.

you probably won't ever need to specifically get polish into the brogueing.

as for the welt i prefer a soft toothbrush anyway. it's easier to control.
post #2785 of 10232
A brush is pretty essential IMO but it doesn't have to be horsehair, it can be any of the cheapies you pick up at the supermarket.

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Sorry misread - you absolutely do not need a dauber. Just use a rag. Gdot is correct - a toothbrush is the best option for applying to broguing and the welt.
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FYI Guys - we're doing free shipping on all Saphir orders over $30 this weekend (instead of the normal $50). Just got a 400 lb shipment of polish, so we're fully stocked after their summer holiday. No promotional code needed.

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Notice the leather on the left shoe being alot rougher, is this a sign of over/under-exaggerating of shoecream? the only product ive used on the boots is the Saphir Creme Surfine.



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Is it likely I'll be able to minimise or cover the slight cracking on these Shell's?

Any product recommendations? 

post #2789 of 10232
Since I can't even see any cracking on those, I think you will be in good shape.
post #2790 of 10232
um, er, a, look again at the photo enlarged.

There is a huge chunk of leather gouged out along the crease at the inseam.

No fixing this as far as I know. Perhaps a patch could be applied? I'm not familiar with this level of repair.
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