SUMMER IS COMING!
In honor of Derby Day and the rapidly approaching summer, I'm getting a couple white bucks primed and ready for service.
Today's libation is … as you might expect for such an occasion … a mint julep served in a tall glass.
BEFORE: AE Spiaggia
BEFORE: BB White Bucks
Any imperfections or scuffs should be treated with the Saphir Gommadin Suede Cleaner.
Brush the shoes thoroughly with a suede cleaning brush. The one I'm using is The Hanger Project's Horn-Backed Suede Cleaning Brush. It's a beautiful brush that really raises the nap and then smooths the surface of the nubuck.
Then I lightly pat and wipe the surface of each shoe with Fiebing's White Buck Bag. This helps to brighten and whiten the suede much like powdering a wig … if you're familiar with such a thing
Brush the shoes again to restore the nap, distribute the powder and smooth the surface. I found the The Hanger Project's Horn-Backed Suede Cleaning Brush was working better on the AE Spiagga's than the BB Bucks.
To finish up the Brooks Brothers Bucks I switched to another suede brush. I found The Hanger Project's Saphir Crepe Brush for Suede and Nubuck worked a bit better at smoothing this leather.
A light application of Saphir's Super Invulner Spray is used for protecting, waterproofing, and providing an anti-stain treatment.
And that's all there is too it!