Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH You dismiss actual experience because I don't have a website. Typing my experience as well as qualitative information stated by so many people on this site is good enough. It is rational. You're being irrational. Want me to create a website for you? I can write anything on it that I want. Why would I mislead anybody? I have no conflicts of interests AND I have experience. What the fuck more do you need to be convinced that it is worth thinking about subjectively? Oh I know. A fucking website.
You and I both know that anyone on this website can sign up with a phony name or an verifiable alias, and post thousands of personal experiences as a home-grown surgeon or other alleged professional - without any such web link to verify in written form, what they are recommending to owners of high quality shoes. And if someone were to author an instant website to support their views without credentials, the first line of business would be to verify the whois and archive directories to determine if the site was just manufactured to support a recent view - or if it has a history of longevity.
As such, when it comes to recommending personal experiences under a phony name or alias regarding the care and maintenance of $600 shoes, my belief is it would be rather foolish for anyone to take unverified advice without checking valid resources beyond pen names - especially if the buyer is known to have purchased a lifetime of high quality shoes. Summary - Trust but Verify.
Secondly, the continued defense of attack because of an allegation that Saphir was responsible for cracked leather in (six?) pair of $600 shoes - and yet steadfastly neglecting to post any actual pictures of all of the "victim shoes" to show the actual damage - is without merit. Why is that?
Third, dismissing Nick's professionalism as a master craftsman of shoe repair for the use of his products - especially by refusing to contact him in support of the alleged damage to shoes - and not posting the results of the dialog - also proves that allegations of nothing still equals nothing.
For that matter, below is a verified copy of Nick's Question & Answer review of the Saphir Products he uses in caring, repairing, and maintaining high quality shoes:
"Would you please comment on how the following procedures may work?
"For complete restoration, going in this order:
"1) Saphir Reno'Mat Leather Cleaner?
ANSWER BY NICK: Yes...1 or 2 applications. Let dry in between.
"2) Saphir Dubbin Graisse Conditioner?
ANSWER BY NICK: I prefer not to use Dubbin on dress shoes.
"3) Saphir Renovateur?
ANSWER BY NICK: Only every 3rd or 4th application of cream or wax.
"4) Saphir Pommadier Cream Shoe Polish?
ANSWER BY NICK: Yes.
And as for other shill's chiming in with character assassinations - the obvious lack of civility reveals their mission - and not a replacement for the actual truth.
As always, I wish you the best in looking forward to a very nice Spring week.