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post #16 of 56
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Originally Posted by Son Of Saphir View Post


One leather expert tell me to lotion all shoe once a month worn or unworn.
Man have many decades old heavy worn shoe made with average leather in perfect condition.
Test for proper nourish leather is artform,
many man say he shoe not dry when it is dry.
Shoe need to squeek special voice when polish it,
YES! nod[1].gif
Saphir renovator very very good to maintain between saphir cream.
Saphir renovator very very good to maintain shell cordovan good to stop cracking.
Saphir very very good,
me use it every day. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Me thank you, and grasshopper thanks you.

post #17 of 56
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

Son, have you tried the Saphir Lotion?
Me not get it yet,
me buy it soon and other Saphir product.
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I've been using it instead of Reno when I want to simply moisturize without removing any of the finish. It goes on smooth, picks up little noticable color from the shoes onto the application cloth (indicating little lifting of existing finish) and buffs out quick and shiny just like Renovateur.
me try it.
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Say more about that squeak if you can! Thank you.
lt the squeek Ms Berluti talk about.
When shoe done very very good it squeek at you,
it say in shoe talk "me finished now and stop polishing me". nod[1].gif
lf upper not squeek it not done good.
post #18 of 56
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

Looks good. What is your polishing method? How long do you take to get that shine?

There is no method as such, largely depends on mood, but usually 'full polish' in 2-3 months inspired by Ron Rider on shoe care: Crema alpina, Saphir cream, Crema Alpina, Saphir Wax, Crema Alpina, brushing after each application. Finish off with buffing with back side of Sylvet PR, then front side, then with little water on cloth, then buff with dry front side. Overall time perhaps 30 mins, but I leave shoes sometimes overnight or few hours before brushing or buffing

In between 'full polishing', Crema alpina then brush and buff lightly. When lazy (default mood) and if shoes look dull, buff with sylvet PR in the morning before wearing
post #19 of 56


Please, l need help. Are these beauties made in dark brown museum calf, or some other leather?

post #20 of 56
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Originally Posted by Nikola View Post





Please, l need help. Are these beauties made in dark brown museum calf, or some other leather?

Think these are dark brown museum. You can check different shades available at JL website here http://www.johnlobb.com/models/loafers/lopez
post #21 of 56

Thank you, goodlensboy ..

l did compare these with the JL official web page, and they look like brown museum. However on this particular photo they  appear to be more "open brown", maybe it's because of the flash light .. Just wanted to be shure and ask some of the more experienced members here ..

post #22 of 56
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Originally Posted by Nikola View Post

Thank you, goodlensboy ..


l did compare these with the JL official web page, and they look like brown museum. However on this particular photo they  appear to be more "open brown", maybe it's because of the flash light .. Just wanted to be shure and ask some of the more experienced members here ..

Welcome

Yes I guess the 'streaking' is visible only due to flash in the pic, otherwise they are usually subtle

Here is one shot in direct sunlight (badly needs polishing!)
John Lobb Dark Brown Museum Calf City II
post #23 of 56

Mmm .. thaaanks .. gorgeous .. toe area shows it best .. just can't get enough of that "cloudy" shades!
 

post #24 of 56


Please, l need help once again about defining the leather type. Can anyone tell from the photo Is this black museum calf leather? This model is no longer visible on John Lobb web page, so l cannot make comparsion. Thanks in advance. Also, what do you think about this Buckingham model?

post #25 of 56
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Might be pewter museum if not dark brown museum - just a guess

Buckingham looks good in classic, similar to Foxton in prestige (pewter museum):

post #26 of 56

Hmm .. hard to tell because of a flashlight involved, but compared to the Pewter museum you posted, the Buckingham in my photo looks more darker, more like black ..

l have a opportunity to order them online in black museum calf, brand new, they are made on 4098 John Lobb last. I don't know how that last fit.. So i am tempted and worried at the same time to order them ..
 

post #27 of 56
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Yes, pewter looks grayish, lighter than black. Both are very nice inlove.gif

Black Museum with flash
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Black Museum without flash
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Edited by goodlensboy - 8/19/13 at 12:54am
post #28 of 56

WoW! Thanks a lot!

Based on the flashlight photo you uploaded Buckingham loafers l'm about to order are most certainly made in black museum calf. Those cloudy shades with the flash on are drop dead gorgeous! You have a very nice collection of shoes.
 

post #29 of 56
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Originally Posted by goodlensboy View Post

There is no method as such, largely depends on mood, but usually 'full polish' in 2-3 months inspired by Ron Rider on shoe care: Crema alpina, Saphir cream, Crema Alpina, Saphir Wax, Crema Alpina, brushing after each application. Finish off with buffing with back side of Sylvet PR, then front side, then with little water on cloth, then buff with dry front side. Overall time perhaps 30 mins, but I leave shoes sometimes overnight or few hours before brushing or buffing

In between 'full polishing', Crema alpina then brush and buff lightly. When lazy (default mood) and if shoes look dull, buff with sylvet PR in the morning before wearing

Where do you get Crema Alpina? I used it a few years back, but have been unable to source it of late.
post #30 of 56
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It's not available anymore to my knowledge. Stocked it up a couple of years ago from Bata Stores in Dubai & Bahrain (both now closed down)
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