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Was in a polishing mood today...
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^ looking good man! Vass right?
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Have you guys noticed any benefit from using shoe trees in your suede shoes (especially boots)? I feel like they're stretching them out a little.
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

^ looking good man! Vass right?

Thank you Sir, Yes Vass.
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Anyone used this? Herring shoe polishing apron for 17 GBP

Any better alternatives (other than saphir and anglais)?

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Originally Posted by goodlensboy View Post

Anyone used this? Herring shoe polishing apron for 17 GBP
Any better alternatives (other than saphir and anglais)?

 

Out of genuine curiosity and/or ignorance, what is the advantage of a shoe polishing apron compared to my 5$ kitchen apron?

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The nicest (and expensive) I know:

http://apronandbag.com/collections/all

also this one is nice:

http://www.labourandwait.co.uk/products/work-apron-bib

I use a solid heavy canvas kitchen apron found on ebay.
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Out of genuine curiosity and/or ignorance, what is the advantage of a shoe polishing apron compared to my 5$ kitchen apron?

The difference would be that your $5 kitchen apron is probably made of a lighter fabric, which can be useful if you stand in the kitchen for any length of time preparing food with an apron hanging from your neck. Bib style Lap aprons tend to be of a heavier weight canvas for a couple of reasons: You will have things in your lap that may soak through a lighter weight fabric, and you will be sitting so the weight is less of a factor on your neck.

I have seen some heavier weight commercial kitchen aprons, and of course there is a waist tie that helps support the weight. But, I still prefer a light kitchen apron when cooking, and a heavy canvas lap apron when I polish my shoes.
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Do you guys wear satin gloves, too? Good grief...

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Do you guys wear satin gloves, too? Good grief...
Only once, and man was my wife pissed. tongue.gif
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Received my hanger project sheepskin mitt today for polishing my cordovan. Not trying to get a military shine (those days are gone) but brushes tend to leave micro-lines and I don't have the patience to sit there and brush them for 5 minutes.

I also ordered the bone backed suede brush and deer bone and stocked up on Saphir and shoestrings while I was burning money.
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Do you guys wear satin gloves, too? Good grief...

Only if over the elbow length. The shorter ones clash with my tiara. shog[1].gif
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

Do you guys wear satin gloves, too? Good grief...

 

You mean for shining shoes? No, not for shining shoes. 

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Do you guys wear satin gloves, too? Good grief...

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