I got some used shoes, which apparently have been worn often and not much cared for.
However the leather seems to be not so bad, may it be that it is cordovan?
It has these larger bulges like cordovan, but also small ripples inbetween, which should only appear on calf skin?
I think I also have these shoes. I asked about them here:
Hello shoe care aficionados.
I have this pair of shoes from Brooks Brothers.
How do I care for these shoes properly? They came from the manufacturer with a heavy shine that I don't want to lose. At the same time, I don't want the leather to dry out or form any more creases than it needs to.
The box describes them as "dark brown boned calf."
I bought some Saphir Renovateur, and Saphir Medaille D'or 1925 in Dark Brown. But before applying I wanted to know whether it would take the shine off of them.
Nobody ever replied. So I don't know how we are supposed to care for them. :(
Dear god, I hope not. I didn't think that BB sells corrected grain. These shoes retail for over $500, although I did get mine for less than half price. Given the maker and price point, I had assumed it was not corrected grain. This is the box they came in, if that helps.