Don't invite him to any more of your parties.
I still own a pair of beat up suede loafers for that scene, it's amazing how black and sticky those floors can be!
Did you try stuffing the shoes with newspaper? That usually helps dry them out pretty quickly. Truly sorry what happened to your shoes, that guys sounds beyond ignorant.
Who in their right mind is afraid of a well kept, shoe collection, absolutely mind boggling.
Thanks for the detailed info. I have not actually polished them at all, this was done by the store to presumably spruce up a non-selling shoe (it worked!). I agree that stripping is likely the only solution as further coats will only enhance the flaking and i'm actually interested to see the original brown. Lexol is the thing for this right?
I am probably older than most people on this thread. It occurs to me that I don't need/want my shoes to last me 20 years. I have lately taken the view that what I will do is to buy shoes that I think are stylish but - more than anything else - are comfortable. This also means that I won't buy in a particular price range or shoes made by a particular range of makers. As you get older, you get more invisible, so no longer have to buy shoes for other people to look at - if other people ever look at our shoes. It does seem to be that 'comfort' is probably one of the most important features about what we put on our feet. Comfort and style, perhaps. Just some thoughts!