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My solution for this was to get two pairs of shoes in vintage cherry shog[1].gif and use hermes red on one and neutral cream on the other pair.

Nice idea and to really get a good experiment you should have three pairs so you can also use mahogany for one.
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I am planning on giving mahogany cream & wax a try as some people recommended above.
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My solution for this was to get two pairs of shoes in vintage cherry shog[1].gif and use hermes red on one and neutral cream on the other pair.

 

Oh then you're the perfect person to answer this riddle which has kept many people up all night. Ideally, should buy one more pair and polish it with Mahogany cream to have this debate put to rest,

 

Which one wins ?

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I would like to know this also biggrin.gif
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For what it's worth, I tried the mahogany cream with neutral wax on a EG's burgundy antique (already quite darker than GG vintage cherry) and it came out brownish red, similar to bonafe etrusco.  I'll try something different probably in the future. I'd like more of the red to show through. 

 

Edit: in daylight, it def looks burgundy antique.  looks etrusco indoors.

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Nice idea and to really get a good experiment you should have three pairs so you can also use mahogany for one.

I use mahogany on Cheaney's FS029 mahogany country calf boots.
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Originally Posted by Staffer18283 View Post

Oh then you're the perfect person to answer this riddle which has kept many people up all night. Ideally, should buy one more pair and polish it with Mahogany cream to have this debate put to rest,

Which one wins ?

If you think this was bad, you should visit The Official Shoecare Thread. The lives were lost on that thread.

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Originally Posted by dalevy View Post

For what it's worth, I tried the mahogany cream with neutral wax on a EG's burgundy antique (already quite darker than GG vintage cherry) and it came out brownish red, similar to bonafe etrusco.  I'll try something different probably in the future. I'd like more of the red to show through. 

Edit: in daylight, it def looks burgundy antique.  looks etrusco indoors.

Edward Green burgundy is unique color. That is why I purchased Hermes Red because that is the closest match to EG burgundy antique. I would use Hermes red or neutral to preserve original burgundy antique color.
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Originally Posted by Zapasman View Post

C&J BG/HG are. 
No, these were waxed (Carnauba) and not lacquered. HG still is and BG is now unfinished.
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PSA and shout out - AH One Shoes in Springfield, Virginia is selling most of its in-store stock at 10% off. I've purchased shoe care products and a Gaziano and Girling shoe tree from AH One, and indeed have two incoming pairs - RTW Vintage Pine Connaughts, and MTO Wiltshires.

AH One is about a year old, and is actually in my neck of the woods - the Washington, DC area. Aram, the store proprietor and cobbler, enjoys discussing his craft and sharing his knowledge with fellow shoe enthusiasts (even if they do not buy anything), and happily listens to customers' input for helpful shoe care hints, brand knowledge, etc. Aram is a gentlemen who loves and knows foot ware; I've spent many an hour chatting with him and learning more about our shared interest (passion? obsession?) in beautiful, yet functional, foot ware.

To my knowledge, AH One is one of only two stores in/near DC that sells Gaziano & Girling shoes (the other being the newly-opened Paul Stuart store in Gallery Place). If there are other venues that sell G&Gs here, please let me know.

Usual caveat - not affiliated/related with the store or owner, just a happy (and return) customer. Enjoy!

Good info. I'll have to stop in.
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What stores do you guys buy your saphir cream & wax products from generally besides hanger project
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What stores do you guys buy your saphir cream & wax products from generally besides hanger project

I bought some stuff from Valmour. https://www.valmour.com/?id_langue=2
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I bought some stuff from Valmour. https://www.valmour.com/?id_langue=2
I will have to check them out thx you
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Just bought some from Will at asuitablewardrobe.com/shoes/shoe-care
Excellent prices, free shipping, great service!
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Oh then you're the perfect person to answer this riddle which has kept many people up all night. Ideally, should buy one more pair and polish it with Mahogany cream to have this debate put to rest,

 

Which one wins ?

 

Guys - this debate has now taken a turn away from Mahogany / red / neutral. I wrote to G&G to get their recommendation on which Saphir cream to use for vintage cherry.

 

First of all credit to them to respond to my query so promptly (within a day). I have always considered their shoes to be the benchmark in RTW and their customer service makes me feel good about my choice.

 

Response was as follows "We recommand using Saphir medaille d'or cream in medium brown or burgundy. A rotation of these two creams allows the color to gain a nice depth with time.".

 

Only problem is that I ordered the Mahogany and Hermes Red creams already :violin:

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Originally Posted by Staffer18283 View Post

Guys - this debate has now taken a turn away from Mahogany / red / neutral. I wrote to G&G to get their recommendation on which Saphir cream to use for vintage cherry.

First of all credit to them to respond to my query so promptly (within a day). I have always considered their shoes to be the benchmark in RTW and their customer service makes me feel good about my choice.

Response was as follows "We recommand using Saphir medaille d'or cream in medium brown or burgundy. A rotation of these two creams allows the color to gain a nice depth with time.".

Only problem is that I ordered the Mahogany and Hermes Red creams already musicboohoo%5B1%5D.gif
Hahah you & me but I ended up picking up neutral & mahogany lol
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I have all of those Saphir creams suggested, but i will stick to mahogany for now. I'm pleased with the touch of red this med. brown color has...
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