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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

I do get a kick out of the patterns. On a fairly regular basis, an individual will pop in here with question after inane question. Within a week or two, that same person is answering the next new guy's inane questions with information gathered from his own questions the week prior. The process completes the circle when the first individual starts debating the merits of shoe care with the guys who answered his questions in the first place.

style forum circle of life.
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Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post

I promise I wont be that Guy. I just really want to know what to pretreat my suede amoks with

Suede protectors. Meltonian or saphir both have it.

Or just don't use anything. Protectors aren't exactly necessary.
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Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post

I promise I wont be that Guy. I just really want to know what to pretreat my suede amoks with



I use AE's suede protector in the pump bottle (non aerosol). It's inexpensive, easily available and works. Can't ask for more that that.

I've used it on all my suede footwear and have yet to see water spots or stains.
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post


I use AE's suede protector in the pump bottle (non aerosol). It's inexpensive, easily available and works. Can't ask for more that that.

I've used it on all my suede footwear and have yet to see water spots or stains.

i use tarrago  nano protector and till now it served me well(http://www.styleforum.net/t/72565/rock-your-socks-show-your-sock-shoe-pant-combos/6960#post_5681389 specially when i steped in a hole with muddy water with my suede progues)

 

collonil(AE is tha same thing) and saphir have their protectors too! according to internet videos they are all great products!

 

according to the previous post someone asked me about mirror shine in the past here but i cant remember who that was......rotflmao.gif

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good morning and have a great  day from hot greece

sorry for the pic is from my phone laugh.gif

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I'm just loling how David even got under benhour's skin. He's like one of the most helpful and friendliest guy in this thread.
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I am no advanced expert when it comes the shoe care. Frankly I like the learning that is involved with this and that is why I am doing it. I have bought a tons of Saphir stuff I will say this Saphir is really good when it comes marketing of its products. Maybe I did not notice this before but a recent batch of Saphir products has an expiration dates on all of them. This is an very good example of company that excels at making stuff and marketing its products.

There is one thing I learned so far when it comes shoe care less is more and this is universal truth. Let's face it we do not wear our dress shoes that often and certainly we avoid walking in dress shoes during rain or snow. I really do not see any reason to put Renovateur on the soles of the shoes and this bi-annual maintenance regime of shoes is just plain ridiculous for lightly used shoes.
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

I do get a kick out of the patterns. On a fairly regular basis, an individual will pop in here with question after inane question. Within a week or two, that same person is answering the next new guy's inane questions with information gathered from his own questions the week prior. The process completes the circle when the first individual starts debating the merits of shoe care with the guys who answered his questions in the first place.

 

 That's precisely why they invented this emoticon: 1159[1].gif

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I'm just loling how David even got under benhour's skin. He's like one of the most helpful and friendliest guy in this thread.

thank you for your kind words Patrick! i try to do my best in any way i can!!

 

btw i have found this photo  from www.glacagechaussures.com

 

i am thinking of giving it a try!! ( i have found that berluti shoes, second hand, really cheap so i think it's quite good oportunity to start try creating a more unique patina and not doing it on brand new shoes)!! what is your opinion Gent's? give it a try or leave it? i am wayting for your thoughts

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Originally Posted by benhour View Post

good morning and have a great  day from hot greece

sorry for the pic is from my phone laugh.gif

 

Nice shine!  That's some dedication!!

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

 That's precisely why they invented this emoticon: 1159%5B1%5D.gif

 

 

I'd never seen that one before. It's now one of my favorites.

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After reading all 181 pages of this Thread I've discovered the single best way to clean/polish shoes. Thank you SF.
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Originally Posted by Beach Bum View Post

After reading all 181 pages of this Thread I've discovered the single best way to clean/polish shoes. Thank you SF.

 

You found it, huh?  I hid that nugget of truth in post #1,786 a few years ago and assumed it would never be discovered because it's much easier to ask the same question 1000 times than to go back and read prior posts.

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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

There it goes again.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

I don't see any relevance to mentioning this theme of diversion.  I have seen it before among the Three Amigos who most often post their credentials by narrowly promoting only their views while sidelining all others who come here to explore other venues.  

 

I have also witnessed first hand the young teenagers in Tijuana and Juarez who have many more years experience - not to earn money for college - but to earn pennies to buy food for their mothers and siblings who often sell candy on the streets to survive.

 

I also suspect some who have experience with shining shoes can be a bit too narrowly focused on their own routines, rather than to promote a wider consideration.  

 

(It's akin to how some prefer to have their steak cooked - whether it be rare, medium, or well cooked.  For the mature - it should not make any difference when it comes to cooking a steak for someone else whose tastes may be different.  But to the mule heads who insist their method of cooking a steak is the only method to consider - then I suspect their restaurant will either be short-lived - or will become more of a cult.)

 

 

 

There is goes again.

 

Maybe that's the difference between Greece and the United States. 

 

It was an American, unpopular with the mule-headed establishment of his present day, who reached into areas where the old-minded claimed "such things will not work" - that made it possible for those from Greece (and other parts of the world) to fly at high altitudes in short-sleeved comfort without freezing to death - "without knowing if things works" [sic] ;

 

It was the same American who looked to unproven sources not yet ready in a workable prototype or hypostasis which led to aiding the liberation of Europe and Greece in his own unique military weaponry - "without knowing if things works" [sic] ; 

 

It was the same American whose particular minority view enabled his own design as the first United States Spacecraft to soft-land on the moon - which was preparatory to America's Astronaut Mission - "without knowing if things works" [sic] ; 

 

It was the same American who made it possible for Greeks and New York naysayers to pick up their telephone and speak to others around the world with something called "satellite communications" - "without knowing if things works" [sic] ;  

 

It was the same American who aided Greeks and the Manhattan dandies to obtain a advanced prescribed drugs to save their lives - "without knowing if things works" [sic] ; 

 

And the list goes on - for those who reach beyond the prideful majority to seek a better future without nailing any given dogma to the past as mortal "scripture".

 

 

There it goes again.

 

Yes, what I posted did come through outer space - namely the internet through satellite .  Without it - Greece could not post personal opinions to the USA.

 

But seriously, why not contact the source directly?  If someone has an issue with their quote - they can certainly go direct to the source.  If not, then it can appear more like a whine and less than a legitimate critique.   Why remain one of the Three Amigo's whose agenda appears to shut up any consideration other than their own rhetoric?

 

 

 

There it goes again.

 

No one needs Saphir standard or Saphir MDO to get a mirror shine.  We all know that.  Kiwi will do just fine.  There are plenty of videos around to prove it.

 

As for the Saphir standard in the photo, that was the author's choice of photos.  Why not go direct and ask him yourself?  The actual Saphir products offered at the sources website include MDO items.

 

 

I would tend to agree with you.  I have re-visited the author's comments at his website  about using a brush.  It may have been a typo or an after-thought - but I can't speak for what he may have had in mind.  I have only quoted him.  Perhaps his comments were to use the brush before going into the shine process, such as removing dirt.  Who knows.  But you can certainly ask him yourself for clarification.  All of the tutorials I have seen  (except for the quoted author's concept) has been void of using a brush to acquire the actual spit-shine in its later stages.

 

And, you have been a major contributor to this site.  There have been many posts which I have deeply been appreciative of.  And for that reason, I wish not to throw the baby out with the bathwater,

 

My very best,

 

 

David

 

 

I will refrain from name calling but please stop quoting random Internet posts without pictures for reference.  Most stuff on the Internet is pretty worthless and you won't find the same breed of shoe shine/care enthusiasts elsewhere, such as Sysdoc, Ron Rider, Nephew Mac, Glenjay, etc, and we already lost quite a few due to trolls and dilution of quality contents.  Even guys like Justin @ Shoe Snub website are only mediocre in terms of skill on Styleforum.  Only a rare few sites/artists are worth learning from, and none of the posts you've quoted are worthwhile to enrich this thread.

 

Now if you could get artisans like Hom Nguyen, Saion, Dandy Shoe Care, Corthay, Berluti, etc, to spit out their secrets, that's great.  Or translate more magazine reference guides from Men's Ex, Last, or the like.  Otherwise what's the point in reposting some random Internet hearsay that won't produce as good a result as most shoe shine porn in this thread?

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Nice shine!  That's some dedication!!

thank you!i try to do my best!

i am always happy  when i hear these kind of word's from Gent's that has ''a lot milles'' on shoe care!!

 

according to the berluti shoes and the patina on the photo what is your opinion?give it a try or leave it?

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