Shoe Shine @ Brift H
The fabulous Kitami-san (store manager) worked his magic on my Il Quadrifoglio (worn lightly, but they needed a high shine badly
I managed to take some pictures to show the (almost) entire process. Enjoy and learn! (picture heavy!!)
Unlacing the Shoes
The interior/lining is conditioned using a light conditioning cream (Colonil 1909)
Sponge tipped trees (by Hartmann) are inserted
Dusting off with a Horsehair bush
Freshening up the surface with a light cleaning lotion
Brift H's original cream polish in mahogany
Forcing the cream into the pores with a bristle brush
Excess cream removed / buffed to a moderate shine.
Now the magic begins. Polish time!
Wax polishes (Saphir) are rubbed in with bare fingers
Wrapped securely around the fingers
A tap of water, and a smidgen of polish
Working on it
Nice shine, but not nearly finished
At the 90% mark, the goat hair brush kicks in to smooth out the streaks
With a few more rounds of brushing and rubbing, it's almost done
Slick and shiny!
Finally, some oil for the soles
Done! The whole process (+chatting) took 40 minutes
my thanks to Mr. Kitami for the awesome shine!