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I dare you to tell your friends how much that lot cost. Actually, forget that... if you're into this kind of thing, then you have no friends lol8[1].gif
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Who manufactures wax/creams for these Northhempton manufacturers?  Specifically Trickers, C&J and other mid/high tier shoemakers.

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Originally Posted by Lear View Post

I dare you to tell your friends how much that lot cost. Actually, forget that... if you're into this kind of thing, then you have no friends lol8[1].gif

Actually, I'm not making any effort to let the wife know. It doesn't even include the 2 items on back order... peepwall[1].gif
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Who manufactures wax/creams for these Northhempton manufacturers?  Specifically Trickers, C&J and other mid/high tier shoemakers.

Saphir
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Can anyone recommend a good cleaning kit / trunk? 

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Can somebody explain the comparative merits and differences betwean Sno Seal and Obenauf's LP? It's getting to be about time to winterize my leather boots and I am wondering if the LP can stand fast on its own as a waterproofer. Also, should polish be removed before applying either of these?

 

Edit: PS - Obenauf's is offering $5 off any order over $25 this month with the code "5555." Just picked up the combination package with the LP, oil and waterproofer. $35 shipped.


Edited by BostonHedonist - 11/22/11 at 8:19am
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Sno-Seal is liquid silicone. Obaneuf's LP is all natural. Both can be applied whether there is polish or not, but I wouldn't touch sno seal with a ten foot pole.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Sno-Seal is liquid silicone. Obaneuf's LP is all natural. Both can be applied whether there is polish or not, but I wouldn't touch sno seal with a ten foot pole.

Sno-Seal's website says it is beeswax based and contains no silicone. http://www.atsko.com/products/waterproofing/sno-seal.html

I wouldn't apply it to my nicer shoes, but I've used it on my clark's desert boots and it made them nice and waterproof. Significantly darkened the leather though.
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I was wrong, it is not silicone. I still wouldn't use it.
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Originally Posted by JonathanCWalker View Post

Can anyone recommend a good cleaning kit / trunk? 

Kirby's website has a nice collection of Saphir and LCA shoe kits....

http://www.hangerproject.com/closet/shoe-care/shoe-care-sets.html


but for something more unusual from Japan.....

The Japanese trunkmaker TIME VOYAGER makes this nice Shoe-care trunk. MTO with choice of colors in vulcan fiber. Priced at 31,500 yen, or 400 USD. Doesn't include brushes and polishes (but sure fits them well) . You can order it at the Trading Post at Aoyama, Tokyo.

553


This one is a bit overboard: an all-in-one Shoecare kit/trunk, with Bootblack shoecare products (Japanese equivalent to Saphir), custom black Edoya brushes, and a leather trunk by Bespoke trunk maker Tsuchino. a whopping 315,000 yen, yes, 4,000 USD.

510

but with that kind of money, you may opt for something exquisitely French like Epthee instead
post #566 of 8964
Why not look for a nice antique box or piece of luggage?

I keep my shoe gear in an old leather travel case.
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I found an old antique doctor's bag that I keep all of my supplies in. Makes a nice decoration and it is totally functional.

Yep, I put Obaneuf's Leather Oil on it when I bought it too. nod[1].gif
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Jesus, where can I get one of those...

Here (I guess):

http://www.nihonbashi-edoya.com/shop/

SHS
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The problem is that they aren't dress shoes. CXL is a pull up leather, it's not designed to shine up like a fine calfskin.

I know, but I was hoping to somehow circumvent that, since these are the only things that I have right now that function as "dress" shoes.
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This is true, but you can bull the toes and heel quarters.

I'm not familiar with that term. Plz to explain.
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what is puzzeling you?

What "proper stuff for boots" is?
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

This is true, but you can bull the toes and heel quarters.

I'm not familiar with that term. Plz to explain.

Bulling is another term for spit-shining a shoe/boot.

Even though the heel counter and the toe puff, in the boots you are referring to, would keep those areas of the boot rigid enough to hold a spit-shine, I doubt the leather on those boots would allow for it.

A nice glossy brush shine should look just fine however.
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