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post #1111 of 1316
Happy Shoe Shine Shunday!! wink.gif

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

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BEFORE: BB White Bucks

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STEP 1:
Any imperfections or scuffs should be treated with the Saphir Gommadin Suede Cleaner.

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STEP 2:
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.

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STEP 3:
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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 smile.gif

STEP 4:
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.

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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.


STEP 5:
A light application of Saphir's Super Invulner Spray is used for protecting, waterproofing, and providing an anti-stain treatment.


FINI:
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And that's all there is too it!


Croquet anyone?!
post #1112 of 1316
Very nice Jedi!
post #1113 of 1316
@RedDevil10



^ I have a pair of RL Singleton Spectator Loafers that are a mix of tan calf and white suede. How would you go about maintaining these? These are my first spectator type shoes and I've never really thought about how one goes about keeping the combination separate and in good order. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks!
post #1114 of 1316
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post

Very nice Jedi!
Thanks! Right back at ya CB! Those Carmina bal boots are awesome!!!
post #1115 of 1316
Started a little late today - shampooing my Meermin beaters. They have been sprayed with both saphir spray and nano protector (depending on which I have on hand) but I get lazy in terms of reapplying it. Nano protector has saved this shoe when a topped off gasoline hose spilled gas all over these shoes.

To start


Cleaning kit, just got the suede shampoo so looking forward to trying it out. Definitely need to get a better brush in future as well:


After shampooing, think I didn't put enough shampoo though but will find out when it dries


After watering out shampoo (also the Instagram pic)


Will post results after drying out / spraying shoes tomorrow morning

edit - after photos, stains pretty much gone

Edited by stevent - 5/5/14 at 6:51pm
post #1116 of 1316
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Originally Posted by macjedi View Post

@RedDevil10

^ I have a pair of RL Singleton Spectator Loafers that are a mix of tan calf and white suede. How would you go about maintaining these? These are my first spectator type shoes and I've never really thought about how one goes about keeping the combination separate and in good order. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Nice - I have the RLPL (by EG) version of the same shoe. Care is basically the same as any calf, with maybe just a little more care as to where products are applied. There is a white polish product from Saphir, but it isn't exactly necessary - neutral polish/Reno ought to be enough to clean when necessary.
post #1117 of 1316
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Originally Posted by RedDevil10 View Post


Nice - I have the RLPL (by EG) version of the same shoe. Care is basically the same as any calf, with maybe just a little more care as to where products are applied. There is a white polish product from Saphir, but it isn't exactly necessary - neutral polish/Reno ought to be enough to clean when necessary.



Are you actually suggesting that we can safely use the Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax on a suede shoe?

I didn't know it's safe to apply those saphir cream and waxes on a suede leather .. I thought they were designed only for smooth/calf leather ..

post #1118 of 1316
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Originally Posted by Nikola View Post



Are you actually suggesting that we can safely use the Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax on a suede shoe?


I didn't know it's safe to apply those saphir cream and waxes on a suede leather .. I thought they were designed only for smooth/calf leather ..

No, thanks, @nikola - I missed that the white panels on @macjedi's pair are suede (all panels are leather on my version of the shoe). Obviously, treat the suede panels as you would any suede leather and take extra care in keeping the leather products on only the leather panels.
post #1119 of 1316
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Originally Posted by Nikola View Post

Are you actually suggesting that we can safely use the Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax on a suede shoe?

I didn't know it's safe to apply those saphir cream and waxes on a suede leather .. I thought they were designed only for smooth/calf leather ..
Thanks for following up on that … I was thinking the same thing.
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Originally Posted by RedDevil10 View Post

No, thanks, @nikola - I missed that the white panels on @macjedi's pair are suede (all panels are leather on my version of the shoe). Obviously, treat the suede panels as you would any suede leather and take extra care in keeping the leather products on only the leather panels.
Will do!! Thanks for the response and for clarifying! Those EG's are nice shoes!!
post #1120 of 1316
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Originally Posted by macjedi View Post


Thanks for following up on that … I was thinking the same thing.
Will do!! Thanks for the response and for clarifying! Those EG's are nice shoes!!

 

Yeah, sorry for the mixup there.  :confused:

post #1121 of 1316
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post

Removing the winter grime from my Carmina scotch grain boots.

Before


After

Good result I would say, no?
 

post #1122 of 1316
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Originally Posted by Gianni Cerutti View Post

Good result I would say, no?

Good result, bad ipad pic. I prefer a satin finish on boots.
post #1123 of 1316
A Downpour Of Umbrellas

Just In: Over 20 New Maglia Umbrellas + Fox Umbrellas

 

A Downpour Of Umbrellas Just In: Over 20 New Maglia Umbrellas + Fox Umbrellas A downpour of umbrellas is upon us. Over 20 new styles of Maglia Francesco Umbrellas have been added along with our first collection of handmade British umbrellas from Fox Umbrellas. As we continue to build on our extensive collection of handmade umbrellas, you’ll see that we have added many more hard-to-find styles, such as poly-cotton and tartan canopies. 

 

A downpour of umbrellas is upon us. Over 20 new styles of Maglia Francesco Umbrellas have been added along with our first collection of handmade British umbrellas from Fox Umbrellas. As we continue to build on our extensive collection of handmade umbrellas, you’ll see that we have added many more hard-to-find styles, such as poly-cotton and tartan canopies. 

Buy one for yourself here: http://bit.ly/18olNsK

 

In related news, take a look at our new blog on Fox Umbrellas: 

Fox Umbrellas: British in Name and Make

 

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Well-made umbrellas are beautiful things in their own right, and I’ve been collecting them for a few years now. Most of mine are from small workshops in Italy, some are from France, and some are vintage. A number are also from Britain, as no country – no matter how skilled their craftsmen – give umbrellas the same kind of heritage. Perhaps it’s because of our image of the ideal English gentleman, with a bowler hat on his head and the crook of an umbrella on his arm. Or perhaps it’s because presidents, royalty, and movie stars have always gotten their umbrellas from here.

Either way, some may be surprised to find out that not all English umbrellas are made in England. Some are in fact made in Italy. Fox Umbrellas, however, have been making theirs on their wet isle for almost 150 years. In fact, if you visit their offices in Surrey today, you can not only see the showroom, but also the workshop where they make their brollies.

The process starts with the stick. If the umbrella is made from a solid piece of wood – such that a single stick forms both the handle and shaft – then a small groove must be cut into the wood so that a metal spring can be inserted. Since each wood is different, and each cut can be a hair off, the springs must be twisted and bent by hand, so that they fit perfectly inside these grooves. If they’re just a millimeter off, they’ll rub against the side of the wood and wear the shaft down from the inside.

 

Read More on Fox Umbrellas here. http://bit.ly/1m2OrDC

post #1124 of 1316
Are the small suit hangers in the traditional finish going to be in stock any time soon?
post #1125 of 1316
Here's a vote to create or source a more cost effective garment bag. I'm not cheap, but $65+ a pop adds up quick if you wanna moth-proof your entire wardrobe.
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