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^That looks great; makes me really double think about selling mine.

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^That looks great; makes me really double think about selling mine.

 

I'd give them another shot before you let them go!

 

;)

post #2238 of 2543

I still prefer the Kempton's color more personally. Pimlico's brown feels way too dark for jeans. I mean, not inappropriate, just doesn't look as good.

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I was searching for the Apethorn model but cant find it anywhere. Why did they stop making it

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I was searching for the Apethorn model but cant find it anywhere. Why did they stop making it

Odd pair still available depending on your size?

 

http://www.pediwear.co.uk/loake/products/6068.php

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Odd pair still available depending on your size?

 

http://www.pediwear.co.uk/loake/products/6068.php

Thank you very much. My size is 10UK so it is also difficult to find one in that exact size. Only one was available from ebay at 144 pounds but it was second. 

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I was searching for the Apethorn model but cant find it anywhere. Why did they stop making it

It wasn't popular enough to warrant the continuation of it's manufacture. All down to numbers really which is why the "sale" mentality can be a little counterproductive in terms of obtaining what you want.

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I still prefer the Kempton's color more personally. Pimlico's brown feels way too dark for jeans. I mean, not inappropriate, just doesn't look as good.

Pimlicos are now also available in a mich lighter shade. Lighter than the Kemptons.
post #2244 of 2543

Hi all, Does anyone know what colour Saphir shoe creme and wax I should buy to polish a pair of tan Loake Edwards and cover over the scuffs? Would appreciate any advice...

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Hi all, Does anyone know what colour Saphir shoe creme and wax I should buy to polish a pair of tan Loake Edwards and cover over the scuffs? Would appreciate any advice...

 

Saphir light brown - in both the cream and wax - is the nearest Saphir product to tan. I have sometimes used the cream on my tan Loake's.  I don't use wax. Don't forget: use very little and don't use it very often.

 

Note that Loake sell their own tan cream and wax They are, obviously, an exact match with the colour of their shoes. I would certainly recommend them and you can buy them on Amazon either on their own or as a 'dual pack' - one of each, cream and wax.

 

Best wishes, Munky. 

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Saphir light brown - in both the cream and wax - is the nearest Saphir product to tan. I have sometimes used the cream on my tan Loake's.  I don't use wax. Don't forget: use very little and don't use it very often.

 

Note that Loake sell their own tan cream and wax They are, obviously, an exact match with the colour of their shoes. I would certainly recommend them and you can buy them on Amazon either on their own or as a 'dual pack' - one of each, cream and wax.

 

Best wishes, Munky. 

Thanks very much! 

post #2247 of 2543

A couple of Loake chukkas in my daily wear rotation. Used both for work and casual.

 

Berry

 

Tan

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Originally Posted by Munky View Post
 

 

Saphir light brown - in both the cream and wax - is the nearest Saphir product to tan. I have sometimes used the cream on my tan Loake's.  I don't use wax. Don't forget: use very little and don't use it very often.

 

Note that Loake sell their own tan cream and wax They are, obviously, an exact match with the colour of their shoes. I would certainly recommend them and you can buy them on Amazon either on their own or as a 'dual pack' - one of each, cream and wax.

 

Best wishes, Munky. 

What I would say additional to this is that any product containing high concentrations of colour pigmentation such as coloured saphir creams (even of an exact colour match) will expedite darkening of the leather. Whilst any wax product will eventually darken the colour of a shoe due to it penetrating the leather through pore absorption, the best way to keep the original colour for as long as possible would be to use neutrals/colourless polishes. Its worth pointing out that Tan leather darkens easily with it being such a light hue but by using neutral as opposed to coloured and as Munky rightly says using very sparingly, it  will give you the best chance of keeping that colour for the longest possible time.

 

The downside to neutral though is that it wont cover any scuffs, for that you will need a colour cream.

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What I would say additional to this is that any product containing high concentrations of colour pigmentation such as coloured saphir creams (even of an exact colour match) will expedite darkening of the leather. Whilst any wax product will eventually darken the colour of a shoe due to it penetrating the leather through pore absorption, the best way to keep the original colour for as long as possible would be to use neutrals/colourless polishes. Its worth pointing out that Tan leather darkens easily with it being such a light hue but by using neutral as opposed to coloured and as Munky rightly says using very sparingly, it  will give you the best chance of keeping that colour for the longest possible time.

 

The downside to neutral though is that it wont cover any scuffs, for that you will need a colour cream.

 

All I can add is that, over the years, I have used both neutral and coloured polish on my tan Buckingham's and Chester's. I guess that, if Loake's sell their own shoe products, they wouldn't be anticipating a darkening with their use. 

 

Two tan creams that I have found useful are GlenKaren and Brush Up (by Sweeney).  Neither contain turpentine, they are mild and and light in the colour department. If there is a worry about darkening, it is worth considering these. Very best wishes, Munky. 

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All I can add is that, over the years, I have used both neutral and coloured polish on my tan Buckingham's and Chester's. I guess that, if Loake's sell their own shoe products, they wouldn't be anticipating a darkening with their use. 

 

Two tan creams that I have found useful are GlenKaren and Brush Up (by Sweeney).  Neither contain turpentine, they are mild and and light in the colour department. If there is a worry about darkening, it is worth considering these. Very best wishes, Munky. 

 

I understanding what you are saying but the products by their very nature will darken leather over time, it has nothing to do with turpentine and everything to do with wax and pigment. Wax is oily, oil stains. Drip oil on a tshirt and you will leave a dark stain because the oil has saturated the fabric.

 

This is the exact reason why you can damage shoes if you use too large an amount of product and why it says to use sparingly in the instructions, it overloads the material, impregnating it with oils which cannot then be removed.  

 

Likewise with colour creams, you are adding additional colour pigment on top of colour which is absorbed into the material, just like using a crayon on paper the more times you go over the same mark the darker the colour will go.

 

Loake products are no different, they will darken leather over time and they themselves will know fully the effect that wax products have.

 

Having spoken with tanneries, having spoken with factory managers, having witnessed with my very own eyes, shoes that are years old being sent back for repair and knowing what colour they were in comparison to what was received I can assure you that this information is correct. It has even happened to my own shoes and my colleagues.

 

Granted darkening takes a long time (unless used incorrectly or too frequently) and you may not even notice at first due to how gradual the process is but the end result is the same.

 

There is NO wax product that you can use that will not eventually darken the leather, its just science.

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