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post #76 of 107
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post #77 of 107
I also use Saphir Médaille d'Or. If you live in the UK, forget about trying to find it in the shops. It's either an Internet job or a trip to France. There are plenty of shops in Paris that sell Saphir products. Someone is going to say that the John Lobb (Paris) stuff is actually re-branded Saphir. This may be the case, but I'm not sure if it's Médaille d'Or, or simply the 'inferior' (cheaper) Saphir line of waxes/polishes. Can someone confirm or deny this?
post #78 of 107
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Originally Posted by low_profile
Quick question to the thread -- does anyone use saddle soap as a cleaner and prep for polishing/waxing/etc...?

No, I use Saphir Renovateur or Crema Nubiana.


For the purposes of cleaning a shoe how do Renovateur and Nubiana differ from Renomat? Is Renomat basically more aggressive and remove more layers of built up wax/polish?
post #79 of 107
How's the Allen Edmonds shoe care accessories? I'm tempted to spend $40 to buy everything I need. And is there a difference in Allen Edmonds Premium Shoe Polish and Carnauba Wax Shoe Polish? Do you need both or just one?
post #80 of 107
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Originally Posted by Lear View Post
I also use Saphir Médaille d'Or. If you live in the UK, forget about trying to find it in the shops. It's either an Internet job or a trip to France. There are plenty of shops in Paris that sell Saphir products.

Someone is going to say that the John Lobb (Paris) stuff is actually re-branded Saphir. This may be the case, but I'm not sure if it's Médaille d'Or, or simply the 'inferior' (cheaper) Saphir line of waxes/polishes. Can someone confirm or deny this?

My instinct says it's not the Medaile d'or, it's just the Saphir. The reason for saying this is because only the "inferior" Saphir has the big range of colours.

By the way is anyone interested in a combined order from Valmour www.valmour.com ? They offer free shipping to some countries for orders greater than 75euros but to get one shoe cream I have to pay more than 20 euros shipping
post #81 of 107
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post
How's the Allen Edmonds shoe care accessories? I'm tempted to spend $40 to buy everything I need. And is there a difference in Allen Edmonds Premium Shoe Polish and Carnauba Wax Shoe Polish? Do you need both or just one?

I'm not sure about the Wax, but the Premium is rebranded Colonil. Great stuff.
post #82 of 107
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I'm not sure about the Wax, but the Premium is rebranded Colonil. Great stuff.

x2, it's definitely rebranded Collonil Waterstop
http://www.amazon.com/Collonil-Water.../dp/B001O50DMK

I'm not sure why AE labels it as "premium polish" when, AFAIK, there is no wax in it. It's a conditioning/coloring cream with some water protection.

I found that in a thread on AAAC.
post #83 of 107
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Originally Posted by enginerd917 View Post
x2, it's definitely rebranded Collonil Waterstop
http://www.amazon.com/Collonil-Water.../dp/B001O50DMK

I'm not sure why AE labels it as "premium polish" when, AFAIK, there is no wax in it. It's a conditioning/coloring cream with some water protection.

I found that in a thread on AAAC.

Well, I called them to find out. They claim it is shoe cream and wax polish 2-in-1. So you don't have to use those separately.
post #84 of 107
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Originally Posted by Tarzan View Post
My instinct says it's not the Medaile d'or, it's just the Saphir. The reason for saying this is because only the "inferior" Saphir has the big range of colours. By the way is anyone interested in a combined order from Valmour www.valmour.com ? They offer free shipping to some countries for orders greater than 75euros but to get one shoe cream I have to pay more than 20 euros shipping
I thought that this might be the case. Think I'll stick with the Médaille d'Or. Shipping on Saphir products is expensive. I always buy a few tins when in Paris. Hope you manage to get together a group buy, because spending a total of 32 euros on a tin of polish sounds expensive
post #85 of 107
I think the best type of polish depends on the leather to be dressed, and the way it has been prepared by the shoe maker. Most leather comes from older animals, and is then presented in such a way by the shoe maker that the leather is already highly polished, and has lost much of its natural grain. For these shoes, something like Angelus is very good. I wear only RM Williams boots (see my posts on the RM Williams thread ont his forum), and they have a number of different types of leather. The finest is made from veal calf, and is lighter and softer then their yearling leather boots. The grain of the leather is different as it displays a more open grain. I have traditionally used an Australian polish called Waproo, which is more of a cream than a polish, but is utilised in the same way, i.e. apply with a rag, stand for some time, and buff with a soft cloth. Recently I bought a pair of light tan veal calf boots, and began to worry that the natural grian of the leather would become clogged even with the soft Waproo polish. This week I finally found the answer in a product called Leather Mate, which is actually from Italy. I understand that, outside Australia, this product is sold under the name Urad. This product is very different in that it is 70% lanoline, 20% carnauba wax, and 10% gentle cleaning agents. Since lanoline is a natural animal oil, it restores the leather and keeps it waterproof. The product comes in a tub with a second lid on the inside, and a sponge applicator. You just wipe down the shoes, dip the applicator into the cream and take off any excess moisture from the sponge. You then wipe the sponge thinly over the leather. It shouldn't be applied thickly or actually be moist. After letting it stand for a couple of mintues you are ready to go. There is no buffing needed, but it comes up with a gentle shine. In between applications the manufacturers suggest wiping the shoes with a damp cloth. Now, those who want their shoes coming up with a parade shine willl not like this product, but if you have a really fine quality leather with a natural grain, like the RM Willams veal calf boots, this is just the product.
post #86 of 107
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Originally Posted by Fashionslave View Post
Does anyone have suggestions for top shoe polishes to maintain our Lobb,Edward Green,Mantellassi,etc. shoes? It seems that Kiwi and Meltonian(owned by Kiwi&#33 are as commonplace as Dunkin Donuts and McDonalds.Are there superior products available without searching the ends of the earth?[b]

Saphir
post #87 of 107
Polished my shoes for first time today.
I did what the guy in the store had told me: remove dust. Then apply the polish with the first small brush. Wait 10/20 min, then swipe with the bigger brush.

then now I found this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU1vOE4RaMk

what do you do? I am for something which can be done at home without so much time request or trouble or too many polishes/brushes/clothes
post #88 of 107
and btw the guy sold me the Coxy shoe polish, he said it's made in germany and recommended it
post #89 of 107
For those inquiries made about Saphir, it can be found at the link below.

http://www.hangerproject.com/shoe-care.html

Cheers...
post #90 of 107
Saphir is great. I bought some from Ron Rider's website a while back. It blows the AE waxes and creams away.
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