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post #46 of 56

goodlensboy, I always enjoyed watching your process of shoe care .. I packed my Lopez in Black Misty Calf until spring, and I have couple of question for you if you don't mind answering.

1. Did you first apply crema alpina, than saphir cream, and after all that you will apply the wax?

2. Should I slot in the shoe trees in brand new JL Lopez for the next 6 months period they will sit in the baggies and closet, considering that they have never been worn nor they will be before Spring 2014? I'm worried if the trees might actually stretch the shoe over that period of time if not worn ..

3. Should I apply Saphir cream over that next 6 months period even though shoes are brand new and never worn? Or wait until I start wearing them ..

Thank you in advance
 

post #47 of 56
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Originally Posted by Nikola View Post

goodlensboy, I always enjoyed watching your process of shoe care .. I packed my Lopez in Black Misty Calf until spring, and I have couple of question for you if you don't mind answering.


1. Did you first apply crema alpina, than saphir cream, and after all that you will apply the wax?

I am very cruel on my shoes, sometimes keep wearing them for months without any polish. But when I do polish i do it somewhat like this

1. Crema Alpina, let dry, brush
2. Apply Saphir Cream, let dry
3. Apply Crema Alpina, let dry, brush. Sometimes I apply Crema Alpina without first brushing Saphir Cream, sometimes I brush Saphir Cream then apply Crema Alpina
4. Apply Saphir Wax with little water, let dry, brush
5. Apply Crema Alpina, let dry, brush
6. Sometimes if I think there is still excess wax or cream on the shoe than I like, apply another coat of Crema Alpina, let dry, brush
7. Buff with back side of Selvyt PR until smooth and somewhat shiny
8. Finally buff with Selvyt PR front side


2. Should I slot in the shoe trees in brand new JL Lopez for the next 6 months period they will sit in the baggies and closet, considering that they have never been worn nor they will be before Spring 2014? I'm worried if the trees might actually stretch the shoe over that period of time if not worn ..

Actually longer the storage period, more important it is to put shoe trees in. If the trees are correct size they won't stretch shoes at all. I would most definitely not store any shoe without shoes trees.

3. Should I apply Saphir cream over that next 6 months period even though shoes are brand new and never worn? Or wait until I start wearing them ..

I would not apply anything in this situation. If you fear stretching them out then avoid putting any cream etc altogether during storage.

Besides, 6 months is a long period, sometimes I change my mind about shoes right after buying them and try to sell! Also I cannot wear brand new JL for more than a couple of hours in the first 2-3 weeks, so you might want to factor in that before you calculate when exactly you want to wear your shoes


Thank you in advance

 
post #48 of 56

Thank You Very Much for taking time to answer!

post #49 of 56

WoW, just saw the results .. :O

post #50 of 56

goodlensboy, I see you use Selvyt PR cloth for Wax applying.

Do you use the Selvyt cloth for applying the Saphir cream too, or you have some other?

Im in the process of cloth ordering and would appreciate your advice. Thanks.

post #51 of 56
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Originally Posted by Nikola View Post

goodlensboy, I see you use Selvyt PR cloth for Wax applying.


Do you use the Selvyt cloth for applying the Saphir cream too, or you have some other?


Im in the process of cloth ordering and would appreciate your advice. Thanks.

I use Sylvet PR only for polishing/buffing the wax/cream. I apply wax and cream with a strip of old cotton t shirt which I throw away afterwards. And an old tooth brush for applying cream around the welt smile.gif
post #52 of 56

Thanks!

Now I really wonder why would someone spend the extra money on brushes and cloth, when tremendous effect could be made using your technique .. :))

post #53 of 56

It's threads like this one that make me love the internet. 

 

I was a bit nervous before polishing my new John Lobb's for the first time, as I was not sure if to use neutral or brown products on the museum calf leather. It also didn't help that the sales folks in their Jermyn St store didn't make a very competent impression, and that their customer service failed to respond (3 weeks and counting!) to an inquiry about the finer points of shoe care. 

 

But having found this thread, this is all water under the bridge. Polished them last week using Burgol dark brown shoe cream and wax, and the results are great. Without further ado, I give you the after-pictures! (I meant to post before-after, but frankly the two are virtually indistinguishable)

 

 

 

Not so happy about that loose thread there - that's before wearing them! Quality control people...

post #54 of 56

That loose thread is unacceptable. Shoes with such faults are sold as Rejects at 40% off the price in their Factory Shop in Northampton. I would visit the boutique or store where you bought them and make a complaint. They should either exchange them for you, or send them for refurbishment.

post #55 of 56

Thanks Nikola. I have contacted their customer service about it, let's see what happens. 

post #56 of 56

Np. Please let us know what they replied to you.

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