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post #9706 of 19038
Dunno, just curious based on your diction.
post #9707 of 19038

@patrickBOOTH

 

So, would you recommend a routine like this:

 

Conditioning

 

1) wipe down with microfiber and solution of 1:1 distilled white vinegar and water

2) brush

3) apply Lexol with MF; let dry

 

Standard cleaning

 

(above routine minus Lexol step) 

post #9708 of 19038
There's no reason to put vinegar on your shoes if you don't have a high ph type stain like salt or whatnot. If you want to use Lexol I see no reason against that.
post #9709 of 19038
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

I recently bought a nice suede jacket, and am hoping to wear it out without it looking beat to hell after a week. Am wondering if it's a bad idea to spray a suede protector on it, like one would use on shoes? Does anyone know? (cc'ing: @DWFII and @patrickBOOTH). FWIW, the suede protector I normally use is from Allen Edmonds, which I understand doesn't have any silicone. Are there issues with using suede protectors/ waterproofers?

Sorry if this question seems out of line with the thread, but I couldn't think of a better place to ask it. Hopefully the answer will generate some useful info for people interested in suede care in general.

 

I have never seen a real napped-suede jacket in san francisco. Would you care to share pictures? (hopefully that wont be too off-topic on this thread)

 

 

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xpost from Alden thread.

 

I was hoping to get some advise on these. I bought these 2nds from TSM.  The only defect in the shoe is "broken" welt stitching.  I am not complaining about the quality as these are 2nds.  But my concern is whether the welt will unravel.  Can anyone chime in whether this is a major construction defect and would affect longevity of the shoe?  I still have the chance to send these back so hoping to get some insight.  

 

post #9711 of 19038
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Originally Posted by green garden View Post

xpost from Alden thread.

I was hoping to get some advise on these. I bought these 2nds from TSM.  The only defect in the shoe is "broken" welt stitching.  I am not complaining about the quality as these are 2nds.  But my concern is whether the welt will unravel.  Can anyone chime in whether this is a major construction defect and would affect longevity of the shoe?  I still have the chance to send these back so hoping to get some insight.  

Doubtful. The only problem is that it's an open channel into the insole and interior of the shoe. Get some clear silicone caulking, fill the hole...and forget it.
post #9712 of 19038
In the comments section here, on December 22, Nick Hoween says "No Lexol!" on cordovan.

http://horween.com/products/brownout/
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post


Doubtful. The only problem is that it's an open channel into the insole and interior of the shoe. Get some clear silicone caulking, fill the hole...and forget it.

Thank you!  I think I have clear caulking.  I'm am spraying them with suede protector and start getting mileage.  

 

Happy Friday. :cheers:

post #9714 of 19038

Could I turn a "natural"-colored welt (with white stitching) dark brown? How would I go about doing such a thing?

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What are people's experiences with Saphir Creme Universalle?

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I like it better than renovateur. It is a little more liquid-y than Reno and sinks into the leather more. It seems there's less beeswax because it doesn't give you that higher shine when buffed that Reno does.
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While brushing my suede shoe off yesterday, I realized the suede has a split in them. What can I do to prevent further damage?

I will also contact PS; I wore them once, but didn't see the cut until I went to brush them.


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I don't think there is any solution to that...except to return them

post #9719 of 19038

Ok, just put Lexol on the natty CXL indy boots. Letting them dry, then will buff with a dry cloth.

 

Lesson learned: I need the largest brush I can comfortably hold, preferably with longer bristles. If anyone has a good rec for a cheap-ish brush, let me know.

 

Re: Cordovan buffing...

 

I noticed the dri-fit socks I have—made of nylon, I think—take little buffing to shine up the shell.

post #9720 of 19038
While trudging through the several hundred, but interesting, pages of this thread, I've detected more than once a consensus (sorta) form on one point or another, only to be replaced a few weeks or months later by a different idea.

So, at the present time, is there an emerging general agreement among the more respected contributors that Saphir neutral cordovan creme might be the best thing for conditioning shell? Or have I misread things?

Thanks
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