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post #3781 of 10448
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

They're C&J Onslows. Only made in scotchgrain or shell now and tbh don't even know if it's the same last!

I used First Class shoe repairs as C&J said they were beyond repair. They fixed the damage and resoled them for about £20 more than the resole alone would have cost.

Perhaps most remarkable is that I didn't kill my dog!

 

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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

Yeah I was very happy with their work! He kept his ears but it took a while to clean the shoes after I'd hoofed one up his arse!!

 

Agree!  It looks like it was worth the effort to get them fixed! 

post #3782 of 10448
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

 

Agree!  It looks like it was worth the effort to get them fixed! 

Thanks! I like them

post #3783 of 10448
Yo Crat

Thought you was 'avin a bubble there mate, as I could't find the link. Once I logged in it appeared innit.

Nice one. Thanks.

Lear
post #3784 of 10448
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Originally Posted by Lear View Post

Yo Crat

Thought you was 'avin a bubble there mate, as I could't find the link. Once I logged in it appeared innit.

Nice one. Thanks.

Lear

Yo Lear!
No, not 'avin a bubble. Not this time.
Thanks, means a lot coming from you : )
post #3785 of 10448
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Originally Posted by drakevu View Post

any recommends for a good shoes care kit at reasonable price gentlemen?

 

many thanks

 

Bespoke Post has one of their $45 "Box of Awesome"s right now with shoe care items. It comes with:

 

  1. Saphir Renovateur conditioner, 50 ml
  2. Saphir Creme Surfine polish, Black, 50 ml
  3. Saphir Creme Surfine polish, Brown, 50 ml
  4. Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax, Neutral, 50 ml
  5. Saphir Buffing Brush, 13.5 cm
  6. 2 Saphir Applicator Brushes
  7. Saphir Shoe Bag
  8. hook+Albert Shoe Laces, Navy, 32 in
  9. hook+Albert Shoe Laces, Red, 32 in
  10. According to dappered.com, it comes in a cool box.

 

I have been meaning to try Saphir Reno, so I bought a box. I'll let y'all know what I think.

 

Full disclosure: The above is a referral link.

post #3786 of 10448
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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

Bespoke Post has one of their $45 "Box of Awesome"s right now with shoe care items. It comes with:
  1. Saphir Renovateur conditioner, 50 ml
  2. Saphir Creme Surfine polish, Black, 50 ml
  3. Saphir Creme Surfine polish, Brown, 50 ml
  4. Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax, Neutral, 50 ml
  5. Saphir Buffing Brush, 13.5 cm
  6. 2 Saphir Applicator Brushes
  7. Saphir Shoe Bag
  8. hook+Albert Shoe Laces, Navy, 32 in
  9. hook+Albert Shoe Laces, Red, 32 in
  10. According to dappered.com, it comes in a cool box.

I have been meaning to try Saphir Reno, so I bought a box. I'll let y'all know what I think.

Full disclosure: The above is a referral link.

Fantastic price
post #3787 of 10448
OK, I'm officially frustrated. Are there some shoes that just won't polish? Can you tell which of these shoes I've just spent an hour trying to put a shine into? Because I sure as hell couldn't unless I had spent the last hour with one of them in my hand:



No matter what I do, the toe cap looks like this:



I use cream polish. It looks like this. I use wax polish. It looks like this. I use more polish. I use less polish. Always the same. I can see the polish on there and moving around while I'm buffing for 30 seconds or so, and then it just vanishes and the leather looks the same as it always has. It won't stay and work into nice circles and then start to shine. Wtf is going on?
post #3788 of 10448
get some black kiwi.

Wax on with any brush.

buff off with a soft brush.

The buffing off is the important part. you just have to keep buffing.
post #3789 of 10448
brush? I have only heard tell of using finger inside cloth for buffing.
post #3790 of 10448
To be clear, I'm trying to get a bull shine on the toe cap, not just a general shine.
post #3791 of 10448
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

To be clear, I'm trying to get a bull shine on the toe cap, not just a general shine.

 

Happy to lend some assistance if you want to PM.

post #3792 of 10448

I have Saphir Reno and cream polish. Am about to get a new pair of Allen Edmonds loafers and was wondering should I do something to the loafers before wearing them? Should I apply some polish or reno? Also, as far as the procedure is concerned, could you lay something out when using the the saphir products? Also, when using a horsehair brush, is there some special technique like in circles, up and down, side to side, or does it matter?

 

Thanks!
 

post #3793 of 10448
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

OK, I'm officially frustrated. Are there some shoes that just won't polish?
Some are more difficult to polish than others. Still, in 30 min you should be able to make more progress than that. Practice is the main ingredient though.

I used the saphir teinture francaise to do the edges of the soles after cleaning the shoes. When the teinture was dry I applied a layer of polish from the tin to them.



Edited by Crat - 2/1/13 at 4:22am
post #3794 of 10448
Using an iPad as a polishing mat is next level shit! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #3795 of 10448

And what appears to be bits of charcoal as polish!

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