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post #9286 of 10472
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Originally Posted by ShawnBC View Post

Would you care to explain why? I don't know a great deal about leather maintenance so I followed the instructions on the AE website. What would be your routine for the maintenance of the McTavish natural wax infused leather? Does it require special treatment when compared to a normal leather?

Thank you!

How long do you brush them after you apply their conditioner and polish? Brushing vigorously for a few minutes should remove the excess inside the holes.
post #9287 of 10472
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I don't get it (maybe it's not helping that English isn't my native language).
I'm using AE leather conditioner followed by AE saddle soap. Isn't that correct care?

If you are using so much conditioner that it piles up in the broguing, it's too much. Think of putting hand lotion on your hands...if you come away with greasy hands you've used too much. Similarly, only enough conditioner should be used that it all soaks into the leather. A light film in other words.

Same with the cream or the wax polish. Too little is better than too much...although most of the time what you think is hardly any will be more than sufficient..
post #9288 of 10472

Thank you guys!

post #9289 of 10472
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Originally Posted by ShawnBC View Post
 

Hi gents,

 

Quick question I'm not sure have been covered in the last 619 pages of this thread.

 

When applying a product (be it conditioner, paste or wax, etc.) to a brogue or punched shoe, how does one keep the product from accumulating inside the little holes?

 

I have some AE McTavish that have a bad habit of keeping leather conditioner in the brogue holes, thus appearing like white spots all over. 

 

Surely there must be a trick beside tooth-picking the holes one at a time after lotion application?

 

Thanks!

 

In the past, I have used cotton buds - (I don't know what they are called in other countries, but they are sticks with cotton wool at either end). In my experience, though - as DWF is suggesting,- if the holes get blocked, you are using too much polish or cream. 


Edited by Munky - 5/10/14 at 2:37am
post #9290 of 10472
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Originally Posted by ShawnBC View Post
 

Hi gents,

 

Quick question I'm not sure have been covered in the last 619 pages of this thread.

 

When applying a product (be it conditioner, paste or wax, etc.) to a brogue or punched shoe, how does one keep the product from accumulating inside the little holes?

 

I have some AE McTavish that have a bad habit of keeping leather conditioner in the brogue holes, thus appearing like white spots all over. 

 

Surely there must be a trick beside tooth-picking the holes one at a time after lotion application?

 

Thanks!

I agree with all the other advice, I would also say if you're applying any cream polish with a small dauber brush, it is easier to make sure that it gets into and out of the holes.    

post #9291 of 10472
how long does polish last? Generally speaking. I have saphir and some other products and don't use them more than once every other month.

Will they last years? I hope so.
post #9292 of 10472
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Originally Posted by Beach Bum View Post

how long does polish last? Generally speaking. I have saphir and some other products and don't use them more than once every other month.

Will they last years? I hope so.

Decades, if the stuff my dad has around is any indication. He doesn't polish his shoes much, if at all.
post #9293 of 10472
Hi all,
Question.
Is there any way to remove those dark spots off the right boot?
I bought these chukkas used a few months back and for the life of me can't get rid of them.
I've tried a deer bone, I've tried Reno lots of brushing too.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

post #9294 of 10472
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Originally Posted by ClassyCanuck View Post

Hi all,
Question.
Is there any way to remove those dark spots off the right boot?
I bought these chukkas used a few months back and for the life of me can't get rid of them.
I've tried a deer bone, I've tried Reno lots of brushing too.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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Others in this thread know far more about shoe care than I . . . but to me those shoes are gorgeous and the spots are par for the course for shell.

post #9295 of 10472

Are those burgundy dundees? 

 

Nice rolls. 

post #9296 of 10472
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

Are those burgundy dundees? 

Nice rolls. 

Alden Chukka Shell #8.
post #9297 of 10472

Gentlemen, I just got this pair of Red Wings Pebble Leather from BB:

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Red-Wing-for-Brooks-Brothers-4522-Brown-Pebble-Leather-Boots/MH00365,default,pd.html?dwvar_MH00365_Color=DKBR&contentpos=14&cgid=

 

How should I take care of the boots? Should I use reno and polish like I do for my calfskin?

post #9298 of 10472
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Gentlemen, I just got this pair of Red Wings Pebble Leather from BB:

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Red-Wing-for-Brooks-Brothers-4522-Brown-Pebble-Leather-Boots/MH00365,default,pd.html?dwvar_MH00365_Color=DKBR&contentpos=14&cgid=

 

How should I take care of the boots? Should I use reno and polish like I do for my calfskin?

 If you find that the leather looks like an oily leather, then it probably only really needs to be brushed to keep surface dirt off.  If you get any scuffs, you can probably just rub them out by pushing down on the leather in the opposite direction of the scuff.  If you wanted to be extremely diligent you could pick up one of the items intended for greasy leathers

post #9299 of 10472
Delighted to report that baby power was able to suppress most of the creaking sounds caused by the friction between the tongue and the flaps (derby) of my shoe. I'm not sure how long this effect will last but at least I don't have to force myself to wear this particular pair in my rotation.
post #9300 of 10472
Yeah, I hadn't worm my squeaky Butteros for months. I wore them on Friday and no squeaks.
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