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!!
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.
(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.