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post #3001 of 10206
good points.

I've honestly never given my shoes a full strip or a clean. If I were to I think i'd just use a bit of shampoo or saddle soap, maybe some turpentine.

Thing is, most conditioners contain a bit of solvent anyway that would provide a small amount of cleaning.
post #3002 of 10206
Conditioning of your shoes and regular brushing takes care of the dust clogging the wax. If you want your shoes to last you shouldn't maintain a "shine" on the vamp of your shoe. Shiney vamp and longevity is a fine line and are at odds with each other. I stand by my full statement.
post #3003 of 10206
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

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Conditioning of your shoes and regular brushing takes care of the dust clogging the wax.
If you want your shoes to last you shouldn't maintain a "shine" on the vamp of your shoe. Shiney vamp and longevity is a fine line and are at odds with each other. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I stand by my full statement.[

Has this been your experience? I have circumstantial evidence that this is true with my army boots, but nothing definitive.

Perhaps glenjay negates this by cleaning the wax off so often. ST Crispins seems to recommend it.
post #3004 of 10206
Has anyone tried the Mink Oil Renovator of The Shoe Snob?
Does it work as well as Saphir Renovateur or might it even be the same thing?
Justin once said that his products were made by a French company, so this is highly likely, right?
He is a great guy and I'd like to support him with a purchase as soon as I run out of Renovateur.
post #3005 of 10206
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Originally Posted by Louis XIV View Post

Has anyone tried the Mink Oil Renovator of The Shoe Snob?
Does it work as well as Saphir Renovateur or might it even be the same thing?
Justin once said that his products were made by a French company, so this is highly likely, right?
He is a great guy and I'd like to support him with a purchase as soon as I run out of Renovateur.

i cant say for sure  but the jar of his mink oil renovateur looks lika a twin brother of the old Saphir renovateur(its mink oil based) jar!! i think that it's probably rebranded Saphir renovateur!thats my thought but i cant be sure about that!! in all cases i think u can ask him!

post #3006 of 10206
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Conditioning of your shoes and regular brushing takes care of the dust clogging the wax. If you want your shoes to last you shouldn't maintain a "shine" on the vamp of your shoe. Shiney vamp and longevity is a fine line and are at odds with each other. I stand by my full statement.

Da troof!
post #3007 of 10206

 

 

Hi all, this is my first bespoke shoe, i am trying to get proper products to take good care of it, but i am seriously not sure what to do now, there is so much advice going on, and my double monk, calf skin, burgundy dual tone handsew welt is giving me a headache about what product to use.

 

The color is dual tone, and i am afraid that by using a burgundy or bordeaux color cream will affect the dual tone?

 

This is the list of items i was planning to buy

 

1) Horse hair brush

2) Saphir Renovateur

3) Saphir Pommadier Cream - bordeaux (08)

4) Saphir Oate de Luxe Wax - bordeaux (08)

5) Chamois Cloth X 2

 

Is there any kind expert that can assist in telling me if the cream will affect the dual tone look? thanks

post #3008 of 10206
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Originally Posted by darknite View Post

 

 

Hi all, this is my first bespoke shoe, i am trying to get proper products to take good care of it, but i am seriously not sure what to do now, there is so much advice going on, and my double monk, calf skin, burgundy dual tone handsew welt is giving me a headache about what product to use.

 

The color is dual tone, and i am afraid that by using a burgundy or bordeaux color cream will affect the dual tone?

 

This is the list of items i was planning to buy

 

1) Horse hair brush

2) Saphir Renovateur

3) Saphir Pommadier Cream - bordeaux (08)

4) Saphir Oate de Luxe Wax - bordeaux (08)

5) Chamois Cloth X 2

 

Is there any kind expert that can assist in telling me if the cream will affect the dual tone look? thanks

first of all welcome!

i am not consider myself as an expert but with my experience of taking care of shoes for some years  the thing i can recomend to you is to use a neutral cream and wax, and yes bordeaux cream will effect the dual tone!! the other things u say for me is a must have so you are in the good direction smile.gif!!

post #3009 of 10206
just use a neutral creme and/or wax. or a light burgundy should be fine as well.
post #3010 of 10206
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

just use a neutral creme and/or wax. or a light burgundy should be fine as well.

 

Neutral products have the undesirable affect of leeching colour from some leather finishes however.

post #3011 of 10206
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Originally Posted by benhour View Post

i cant say for sure  but the jar of his mink oil renovateur looks lika a twin brother of the old Saphir renovateur(its mink oil based) jar!! i think that it's probably rebranded Saphir renovateur!

 

I think so too. Except Saphir can be had a bit cheaper!

post #3012 of 10206

I have both brown & colorless wax by Kiwi (I know...it's no Saphir but I think Kiwi is sufficient enough for my old pair of AE).

 

I read a comment awhile ago that between coloured and colorless wax for non-black shoes, coloured is preferable over colorless. Can somebody elaborate this for me?

post #3013 of 10206
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Originally Posted by darknite View Post




Hi all, this is my first bespoke shoe, i am trying to get proper products to take good care of it, but i am seriously not sure what to do now, there is so much advice going on, and my double monk, calf skin, burgundy dual tone handsew welt is giving me a headache about what product to use.

The color is dual tone, and i am afraid that by using a burgundy or bordeaux color cream will affect the dual tone?

This is the list of items i was planning to buy

1) Horse hair brush
2) Saphir Renovateur
3) Saphir Pommadier Cream - bordeaux (08)
4) Saphir Oate de Luxe Wax - bordeaux (08)
5) Chamois Cloth X 2

Is there any kind expert that can assist in telling me if the cream will affect the dual tone look? thanks

I would ask your shoemaker what he prefers to do for his shoes. Nobody knows better than them.
post #3014 of 10206
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Originally Posted by strangedream View Post

I have both brown & colorless wax by Kiwi (I know...it's no Saphir but I think Kiwi is sufficient enough for my old pair of AE).

I read a comment awhile ago that between coloured and colorless wax for non-black shoes, coloured is preferable over colorless. Can somebody elaborate this for me?

I prefer color. Some people say that neutral looks cloudy, but I haven't experienced this. I think it is good to deposit color, it hides scuffs and scrapes better and shoes do fade in the sun and such so no harm done.
post #3015 of 10206
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Originally Posted by Louis XIV View Post

Has anyone tried the Mink Oil Renovator of The Shoe Snob?
Does it work as well as Saphir Renovateur or might it even be the same thing?
Justin once said that his products were made by a French company, so this is highly likely, right?
He is a great guy and I'd like to support him with a purchase as soon as I run out of Renovateur.

I asked, and it is!bigstar[1].gif
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