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post #6256 of 10417
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post
 

 

I quite agree - gorgeous!

 

niklas - what polishing method did you use?

thanks all.

Roger: I followed glenjays steps approximately, except for the first cleaning part, since this wasnt needed

http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc/1440_10#post_5223940

 

something like this

1. brush/clean

2. cream, wait, brush, pretty hard

3, cream, wait, brush, not as hard as in the previous step

4. wax/polish, wait, lighter brush and brush lightly.

5. wax/spit/polish with an old ripped cotton t-shirt, 2 layers or until you feel you've had enough,

    i start out with light pressure and increase it as i go along

6, last step switch to a small cotton ball and no more wax, only very little water or spit, cotton ball must not be dry

post #6257 of 10417

thanks for the info niklas - the results certainly appear to be worth the effort.

post #6258 of 10417

^^

Mycket bra Niklas.

 

1. Advantage of double creaming in phases 2 and 3? Is this for building the base and really getting the desired color in the leather as creams have more pigment than wax/polish?

2. I see no stockings are used. Thoughts on completely replacing a brush with stockings and/or using stockings over a brush in the end after putting on neutral paste?

 

Personally I spit shine with colored wax/polish, let dry, buff with stockings, spit shine with was/polish, let dry, buff with stockings, apply neutral polish by spit shining, let dry and buff with stockings. Gives a fair result.

post #6259 of 10417
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Originally Posted by konda View Post
 

^^

Mycket bra Niklas.

 

1. Advantage of double creaming in phases 2 and 3? Is this for building the base and really getting the desired color in the leather as creams have more pigment than wax/polish?

2. I see no stockings are used. Thoughts on completely replacing a brush with stockings and/or using stockings over a brush in the end after putting on neutral paste?

 

Personally I spit shine with colored wax/polish, let dry, buff with stockings, spit shine with was/polish, let dry, buff with stockings, apply neutral polish by spit shining, let dry and buff with stockings. Gives a fair result.

tack så mycket :)

 

Dont really know the advantage of double creaming, I thought I'd just follow glenjays steps, but

the creams I used was medium brown, except for toe it was dark brown and for the first wax layer I only used dark brown and after that only black polish for the toe area

 

Nylon stockings is cheating ;)

plus I was looking at @snakaz on instagram (who I think is the best out there :)) and saw that he was using a small cotton ball, hence the cotton ball.

I recently read somewhere else that last application of polish should be neutral, so I'll try that next time.

post #6260 of 10417
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Originally Posted by konda View Post
 

^^

Mycket bra Niklas.

 

1. Advantage of double creaming in phases 2 and 3? Is this for building the base and really getting the desired color in the leather as creams have more pigment than wax/polish?

2. I see no stockings are used. Thoughts on completely replacing a brush with stockings and/or using stockings over a brush in the end after putting on neutral paste?

 

Personally I spit shine with colored wax/polish, let dry, buff with stockings, spit shine with was/polish, let dry, buff with stockings, apply neutral polish by spit shining, let dry and buff with stockings. Gives a fair result.

Nylon stockings?  They are just shoes.  Who in the world has nylon stockings lying around to use anyway?

 

Brushing and finishing with a good old fashioned cloth has worked fine for decades, maybe centuries, of shoe shiners, and works just fine.   

post #6261 of 10417


Anybody interested in a group MTO of this? Simpson lasted burgundy Adelaide. I love this shoe smile.gif
post #6262 of 10417
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Originally Posted by aldenwear View Post
 

Nylon stockings?  They are just shoes.  Who in the world has nylon stockings lying around to use anyway?

Those who have women who have stockings seems to be a credible version. You will never have a problem with supply.

post #6263 of 10417
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Anybody interested in a group MTO of this? Simpson lasted burgundy Adelaide. I love this shoe smile.gif

Doesn't Skoaktiebolaget have that model? Or is it out of stock or in a different colour?
post #6264 of 10417
They are out of stock for that model. Apparently it was sold out very quickly and they have done 2 group MTOs already for this particular model.

I was hoping we could rustle up round 3 smile.gif
post #6265 of 10417
I was part of that last group MTO for the burgundy Adelaide. It's beautiful in person. Highly recommended.
post #6266 of 10417
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They are out of stock for that model. Apparently it was sold out very quickly and they have done 2 group MTOs already for this particular model.

I was hoping we could rustle up round 3 smile.gif

This just came in:



Edited by Leaves - 10/22/13 at 3:19am
post #6267 of 10417
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Anybody interested in a group MTO of this? Simpson lasted burgundy Adelaide. I love this shoe smile.gif

We seriously JUST got these in the mail. Already remade. Not sure if Pat got more. I posted a picture of mine earlier (I think).. here it is. Unfortunately, no real lighting to bring out the burgundy.

 

post #6268 of 10417
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

We seriously JUST got these in the mail. Already remade. Not sure if Pat got more. I posted a picture of mine earlier (I think).. here it is. Unfortunately, no real lighting to bring out the burgundy.



Where do you get your laces? (Assuming those aren't standard)
post #6269 of 10417
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post


Where do you get your laces? (Assuming those aren't standard)

Those were, actually.

Ask Patrik.

post #6270 of 10417
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Originally Posted by niklasnordin View Post

Some newly polished Chukkas that I posted on instagram, bought from skoaktiebolaget last year.
Second pic is from instagram where the lo-fi filter was used.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




Awesome polish job!
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Those were, actually.


Ask Patrik.

Yes, those were provided from the Carmina factory (has to be specified of course).
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