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For those of you who use Saphir Cordovan Cream Shoe Polish, what color do you use on your brown shell shoes (say AE, or C&J)?  Does the "dark brown" color darken the shell?  If so, do you use the "whiskey/fawn" color instead?  

Thanks in advance!!

post #2522 of 3048
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Originally Posted by mosy View Post

For those of you who use Saphir Cordovan Cream Shoe Polish, what color do you use on your brown shell shoes (say AE, or C&J)?  Does the "dark brown" color darken the shell?  If so, do you use the "whiskey/fawn" color instead?  
Thanks in advance!!

To be safe, I've just always tended towards the neutral stuff. I have used dark brown on Alden Cigar though.
post #2523 of 3048
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To be safe, I've just always tended towards the neutral stuff. I have used dark brown on Alden Cigar though.

 

did the dark brown darken your cigar (I believe cigar is a lighter shade of brown than the standard brown shell)...

post #2524 of 3048
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did the dark brown darken your cigar (I believe cigar is a lighter shade of brown than the standard brown shell)...

Darken isn't the right word - it made it more rich, but I had a very brown-undertoned cigar to start (as opposed to the olive-heavy colors on some makeups).
post #2525 of 3048
I think I use dark brown on my RL Marlows (Wingtips, Pennies, Tassels). I want to keep them dark.
post #2526 of 3048
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I think I use dark brown on my RL Marlows (Wingtips, Pennies, Tassels). I want to keep them dark.

I also want to keep my browns dark. But I don't necessarily want to actually darken them to be darker than original. Do you find that the dark brown cream darkens the shade more than the original brown of the shell?
post #2527 of 3048
New pair of C&J for BB. Left shoe MUCH shinier than right (I wonder if someone mixed and matched before making a return). What's the simplest way to shine up the right shoe?

post #2528 of 3048
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I also want to keep my browns dark. But I don't necessarily want to actually darken them to be darker than original. Do you find that the dark brown cream darkens the shade more than the original brown of the shell?
I don't think they got darker. These were them last week.

post #2529 of 3048

AE Walnut Shell Cordovan Strands.

 

 

 

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-Mike

post #2530 of 3048

Quick question for all you shell experts.  I recently purchased a pair of Color #8 oxblood shell shoes.  They are extremely dark red where they look almost black unless in direct sunlight.  I really like this look and wanted to know if it is possible to keep the color this dark over time.  I know they tend to lighten up over time but am hoping I can keep them this dark using polish or something else.  Let me know if you think this would be possible.

post #2531 of 3048

(Excuse the cross post, but this seemed to fit well here as well.)

 

Being relative new to the fine shoe game, I have read many posts about shoe care. The various approaches to high shine, removing scratches, caring for shell, etc, are similar to hearing how to make "the world's best chili." Seems everyone has their own secret. So I wanted to echo those who have advocated the minimalist approach to shell care. I laid a nice scratch on the heel yesterday. Nothing fatal, but it was certainly noticeable and could be felt. No creams; no polish. Just several minutes of good brushing and it all just faded away. My affection for shell is deepening.

 

post #2532 of 3048

Meermin Cherry shell Double monks ..

 

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post #2533 of 3048

Its Merlot (#8) Monday!

 

post #2534 of 3048

Here's something different Heinrich Dinkelacker

 

post #2535 of 3048
Whoa, never seen anything like those from a welt stitching perspective. Kinda cool/different.
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