Brush has always worked for me - finger inside cloth should only be the finishing step.
the brush works by removing polish until the it all lays in a flat surface.
I absolutely adore them!!!! they're not exactly wearable with everything but they're the perfect shoes to combine with jeans and a shirt on weekend and look supercool having something no one has!
I have a question. I have these shoes and wonder if the cracks are repairable? or they are done?Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Cracked leather is not repairable. You can cover it with polish but that is only temporary, and will not be very effective since you are dealing with the toe crease
In addition to the MTO option mentioned a few pages back, some manufacturers let you order standard sizes, but different for the two shoes. AE says there is a slight extra charge, but if the fit or the creases bother you, it may be worth it.
i have two pairs of AE park ave's both in the same size. one is a lot tighter widthwise than the other. is this normal? gonna drop them at a cobbler tomorrow to have them stretched and hope they get to the same comfort as the other pair. but still just wondering about that because it seems odd
I don't think its excess wax per se, but it is wax reacting to the water. I'd suggest giving the shoes a good buff with a cloth after brushing, and do this again if the problem persists in the rain. I believe this is a similar problem to having 'welts' appear on waxed shoes when water droplets fall on them.
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?