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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

I'm not sure about the turpentine, Ozzy. I will report back when I have got it.  It doesn't say anything about turps it in the FPOS description (while it does in the Saphir descriptions). I see that the Boot Black wax is a discontinued line but not the cream. 

When the weather is OK, here, I can use turpentine products outside. In the winter I will rely on Callonil and Woly products. That being the case, it looks like I will be using the latter products more often than not!

Ha! I hear that! We had summer last week. Great British weather
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I cleaned these up yesterday in preparation of thinning the herd a bit. They've been boxed up for a couple of years now but cleaned up well with a bit of brushing, conditioning and wax on the toe & heel counters. Like many here, there was a time that I wanted to bull everything. I've eventually settled on a healthy-looking, conditioned, matte finish on my dress shoes but I liked how the slightly bulled toe came out on these. I thought they'd look nice in pictures with the shinier toe as I try to sell them.




Shoes are AE Westchester in walnut. Like many before them, I bought them on sale, thinking that they would stretch out a bit and feel great down the road. It may have been this purchase where I finally convinced myself that from that point forward, shoes have to fit well out of the box. I've made far fewer impulse purchases since then and my feet are thankful.
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Its on sale at Afpos at less than £5 a tin

aaa nice!!! i havent seen that!!! i was refering on the original price!

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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

I cleaned these up yesterday in preparation of thinning the herd a bit. They've been boxed up for a couple of years now but cleaned up well with a bit of brushing, conditioning and wax on the toe & heel counters. Like many here, there was a time that I wanted to bull everything. I've eventually settled on a healthy-looking, conditioned, matte finish on my dress shoes but I liked how the slightly bulled toe came out on these. I thought they'd look nice in pictures with the shinier toe as I try to sell them.




Shoes are AE Westchester in walnut. Like many before them, I bought them on sale, thinking that they would stretch out a bit and feel great down the road. It may have been this purchase where I finally convinced myself that from that point forward, shoes have to fit well out of the box. I've made far fewer impulse purchases since then and my feet are thankful.
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New shoes out of the box!!

 

 

apply 1909 collonil nurishing cream , Saphir renovateur --> brush then apply Woly dubbin on the vamp and side flex area ! taking messurment  and drill the starting holes!

install  toe steal guards

wait about 2,5 days for dubbin to be fully absorbed !! then the whole shoe is shined and toe spit shine!!(didnt go mirror shine because i didnt want to hide the anagliph design)

Gent's all thoughts are more than welcome!!hope you like the outcome

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Those are beautiful shoes, Ben and beautifully polished and conditioned, too. Congratulations!

 

I notice that you use dubbin on parts of your shoes. I have often wondered about how and why dubbin is used. Can you help me on this one, Ben?  With many thanks, Munky.


Edited by Munky - 6/23/13 at 9:09am
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

Those are beautiful shoes, Ben and beautifully polished and conditioned, too. Congratulations!

 

I notice that you use dubbin on parts of your shoes. I have often wondered about how and why dubbin is used. Can you help me on this one, Ben?  With many thanks, Munky.

thank you Munky  for your kind words!!!!!

 

As for the second one i ll try to do my best on that!!

Dubbin is made from animal fats, oils  and some waxes! the main reason of why dubbin is used is for making the leather softer,more flexible and nourishes it really deep!! make the creases more smooth and if you use the right shoe trees your shoes ll look like new for long long time!! prevents to some point  the leather  cracking !One big advantage is that it is waterproofing to a very good level!!

 

i apply it most of the time with bear fingers(the only shoe product i do this) to have a better feel of how mutch i apply and working it along the creases!!

 

the only disadvantage of dubbin i have found(if you use it the right way ) is that if you use it for long it is darkening the color of your shoes a little bit!!

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Thank you very much for the information, Ben. I hope you enjoy your new shoes!

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Originally Posted by phantom_lord View Post

How often should saphir renovateur be used?

At the moment I clean and polish weekly, and then monthly do a full renovateur/polish/wax. I only tend to wear any pair once a week,


I have this problem with one of my shoes, I was out in mildly wet weather and it looks like all the polish has leached out of the shoe.

I've noticed with a couple of other shoes just blotchy polish residue on the surface, nothing as bad as this shoe though. Is that a sign I'm using too much polish?
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Hey does anyone know where in the US to buy some stiffer boar bristle brushes for cordovan? The horse hair brushes don't seem to shine like boar bristle.
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Originally Posted by JermynStreet View Post

Hey does anyone know where in the US to buy some stiffer boar bristle brushes for cordovan? The horse hair brushes don't seem to shine like boar bristle.
Hanger Project has the Saphir ones . Kinda pricey imo. There are a few others on the internet
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Hey does anyone know where in the US to buy some stiffer boar bristle brushes for cordovan? The horse hair brushes don't seem to shine like boar bristle.

Just out of curiosity--why not a full hair brush? Many of those are boar bristles and some are quite thickly bristled.

They also make them for brushing horses:

http://www.horseloverz.com/Brushes/171753-Legends-HorsehairBoar-Bristle-Body-Brush.html
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Originally Posted by phantom_lord View Post


I have this problem with one of my shoes, I was out in mildly wet weather and it looks like all the polish has leached out of the shoe.

I've noticed with a couple of other shoes just blotchy polish residue on the surface, nothing as bad as this shoe though. Is that a sign I'm using too much polish?
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what you mean with mildly wet weather? this looks to me that these shoes have bean wet and let  dry in rong position!! this looks more like water stain!! 

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Originally Posted by benhour View Post

what you mean with mildly wet weather? this looks to me that these shoes have bean wet and let  dry in rong position!! this looks more like water stain!! 

this has happened to some of my shoes even when it isn't wet out. If my feet get sweaty this tends to happen, I think it is the salts from perspiration being transferred from the lining to the uppers. Usually happens when it is very warm and I walk a lot. Reno seems to remove it, then I condition and use cream polish. I think it is important to put in trees and let them dry a few days before you do anything to them.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post


this has happened to some of my shoes even when it isn't wet out. If my feet get sweaty this tends to happen, I think it is the salts from perspiration being transferred from the lining to the uppers. Usually happens when it is very warm and I walk a lot. Reno seems to remove it, then I condition and use cream polish. I think it is important to put in trees and let them dry a few days before you do anything to them.

really??  even i  leave in a very hot country i have never had this issue!! i thought it was salt from watter!!!

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