Use it only for scuffs, prefer lotion or renovateur.
I suggest you saphir polish in dark brown in the toe and heel and medium brown /mahogany mix in the rest oh the shoe.
Hey guys for the Classic Collection's dark brown double monks...what shade of Saphir would you suggest using to maintain the color of the shoe?
Also, how are delivery times for you guys on average? I have the website telling me its 7/10 days but from what I've been reading im doubting it?
I would use a light coat of renovateur every now and then as basic leather care and then just use Saphir's Medaille D'or polish in dark brown to polish the shoes. If you are in a rush you can also polish with renovateur or dark brown Medaille D'or creme.
This is what I do on all my dark brown AE shoes and also on my tan Meermins (not to mention the 4 pairs of burgundy shoes I have). Haven't seen any color change whatsoever. To really change the pigmenting on the shoes one really needs to grind cremes and polishes on them for quite some time longer than just putting on a single layer. A coat every now and then does nothing as it wears off anyways. To experiment I've also put some Medaille D'or creme in tan on my dark brown shoes only to find out that a single coat really does nothing.
For extreme cleansing you can use Saphir Renomat but this really removes everything and dries the leather. It is good if you have too much Chelsea leather food on your shoes. For a cleanse after a crappy, rainy and muddy day I personally just brush my shoes and remove stuck dirt with an antiseptic. Afterwards a light coat of renovateur or Medaille D'or creme depending on the shoe.
I emailed them after and got them to add trees to my invoice. It has caused issues with customs from people outside the EU, so you might be better off just getting a generic set.
They look nice, but since they clearly list them as not being lasted, I thought it wasn't worth the possible customs hassle. I can get similar shoe trees for less in the same way I get them for any other shoes I have.
It seems to hinge more on luck than anything else. I was able to get a substitute pair in a week while another pair has so far taken about 50 days and counting. If you need shoes quickly it would be a good idea to ask them what's in stock in your size and order if there's something you like.
Is here anyone who ordered since the start of the year? What is the state of your order?
Honestly, it's not the delay that pissed me off, it's this response. I thought they pride themselves on customer service, this, to me, is anything but. Especially, since in her last response (2 weeks before, same questions), she responded by reminding me the waiting time is 30 days.
Yeah, I ordered fro the Classic line on Feb 4 with the order "initiated" on Feb 7. That's it so far. Based on reading through this thread, I'll give it 2 months before I even bother contacting them.
I'm pretty OCD and I like to have matching shoe trees with the brand stamped on them, luckily I'm in the EU this year. Let's me avoid VAT with a Canadian credit card and I don't get charged duties/brokerage fees either.
For the people who also ordered the monks, did your invoice list them as "oxford marron" as well? Just hoping there wasn't a mix up because I've spent so long waiting for them. They're supposed to be here Monday/Tuesday