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SnowSeal day:

Alfred Sargent Fordham
Crockett & Jones Islay
Tricker's Stow

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Very nice collection.

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thanks for the tip. i'll give the rubber cement a try.

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Just did this with my shoes, they are now drying post-spray. However it seems that my nap on the toes and in other areas is quite damage. I dont' know whether to attribute this to problems in the washing, a couple years of neglect, or the fact that the sued multipurpose brush I bought from a local shop had brass bristles which seemed to hurt the nap =(.

I think I am having the same issue with my suede because of my Saphir suede brush.
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

SnowSeal day:

Alfred Sargent Fordham
Crockett & Jones Islay
Tricker's Stow

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 Untitled

 

 

 

An trio of icons of British shoemakers --- beautiful!  How would you rate the above three boots, from a fit,

comfort, leather, quality of workmanship point of view?

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Hello fellas, I recently purchased a pair of the beautiful Allen Edmonds Strand in Walnut Calf, and managed to scuff the front of the shoe!  Which product would you recommend that I use? Thanks a bunch.

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Hello fellas, I recently purchased a pair of the beautiful Allen Edmonds Strand in Walnut Calf, but managed to scuff the front of the shoe!  What type of product would you recommend I use? Thanks a bunch. 

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Some cream in the same colour.
post #3863 of 8979
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Hello fellas, I recently purchased a pair of the beautiful Allen Edmonds Strand in Walnut Calf, but managed to scuff the front of the shoe!  What type of product would you recommend I use? Thanks a bunch. 

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Some cream in the same colour.

 

In particular: http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF549_1_40000000001_-1

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I was wondering, you guys normally applying the shoe cream after the renovateur. Would you guys recommend to apply another coat of wax for protectice layer? 

 

I live in Singapore, so it rains quite often here.

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I was wondering, you guys normally applying the shoe cream after the renovateur. Would you guys recommend to apply another coat of wax for protectice layer? 

I live in Singapore, so it rains quite often here.
Cream after Reno might be a little too much. I do Reno (or cream if I want color) and wax.

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Originally Posted by TheCorporation View Post

Hello fellas, I recently purchased a pair of the beautiful Allen Edmonds Strand in Walnut Calf, and managed to scuff the front of the shoe!  Which product would you recommend that I use? Thanks a bunch.
Use tan wax polish also. After a couple of wears and a couple of coats it will be fine (depending on how big the scuffs are).

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An trio of icons of British shoemakers --- beautiful!  How would you rate the above three boots, from a fit,
comfort, leather, quality of workmanship point of view?

From my subjective owner experience, this is how I would rank them:
Fit (all shoes are the same UK size): Alfred Sargent, Tricker's, C&J (365 is a bit generous)
Comfort: C&J, Tricker's, Alfred Sargent
Leather: C&J, Tricker's, Alfred Sargent (this is based on softness; reverse the order for durability)
Qaulity of Workmanship: All are pretty much on the same level with very minimal differences. If I had to rank, C&J, Tricker's, then Alfred Sargent.

Overall, if I had to go for best value, I would rank Alfred Sargent, Tricker's, C&J. They all fit a purpose in my rotation and get regular use out of them... more than my bal boots!
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With Reno, shoe cream is debatable in Singapore humid climate but wax would be ideal for some protection against humidity and rain.  

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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

From my subjective owner experience, this is how I would rank them:
Fit (all shoes are the same UK size): Alfred Sargent, Tricker's, C&J (365 is a bit generous)
Comfort: C&J, Tricker's, Alfred Sargent
Leather: C&J, Tricker's, Alfred Sargent (this is based on softness; reverse the order for durability)
Qaulity of Workmanship: All are pretty much on the same level with very minimal differences. If I had to rank, C&J, Tricker's, then Alfred Sargent.

Overall, if I had to go for best value, I would rank Alfred Sargent, Tricker's, C&J. They all fit a purpose in my rotation and get regular use out of them... more than my bal boots!

 

Thanks for your input.  Going to visit Jermyn St. this fall and just beginning some research as I'd like to pick up a pair or two of English boots.

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Full disclosure: I'm a shoe noob. I am in the process of reading this thread, but do have an immediate issue I'm trying to solve. I apologize in advance if this is a simple, noob question.

I have a vintage pair of J&M jodhpur boots. They were bone, bone, bone dry when I got them. I hit them with leather lotion and meltonian. The color and moisture came back a bit. But they were still dangerously close to cracking when I wore them the first time. So I hit them with lexol. Like, a lot. And maybe this is where I made my mistake, but I let the lexol dry on it. They became quite waxy, but were still very dry and prone to cracking.

Should I hit them with more Lexol? More lotion? Do I need to strip the wax first? Is there some other process/product I should be using?

Again, sorry if this has been covered or if there's an obvious answer. And I will try to take a few photos in the next day or two, if that would help.
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Full disclosure: I'm a shoe noob. I am in the process of reading this thread, but do have an immediate issue I'm trying to solve. I apologize in advance if this is a simple, noob question.

I have a vintage pair of J&M jodhpur boots. They were bone, bone, bone dry when I got them. I hit them with leather lotion and meltonian. The color and moisture came back a bit. But they were still dangerously close to cracking when I wore them the first time. So I hit them with lexol. Like, a lot. And maybe this is where I made my mistake, but I let the lexol dry on it. They became quite waxy, but were still very dry and prone to cracking.

Should I hit them with more Lexol? More lotion? Do I need to strip the wax first? Is there some other process/product I should be using?

Again, sorry if this has been covered or if there's an obvious answer. And I will try to take a few photos in the next day or two, if that would help.

I think posting a picture would help but in my opinion I think you have to strip it all and start from scratch. Again not an expert just guessing at best.
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Good day to everybody. Should I use topy or tap on the leather sole of my shoes?

I searched this forum and I find the controversy about this issue. Someone said that the leather sole needs to breathe, but someone said the topy is helpful to prolong the sole and does no harm to the leather because of the lack of breathability.

I want to hear some suggestion from you.

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