or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › The Hanger Project: Affiliate thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The Hanger Project: Affiliate thread - Page 87

post #1291 of 1435

Aaaaaaand...we're taking today off!


I'm taking today off again and, as a reminder, for the remainder of the summer I'll be hosting Shoe Shine Sunday on a bi-weekly basis.

However, you are all invited to continue posting your pursuit of the perfect shine as usual!  Even though today's Shoe Shine Sunday isn't hosted, we also encourage everyone to cross-post to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr (using the hashtag #shoeshinesunday).

I'll still be checking back in on this thread throughout the day, so feel free to include any questions you might have along with your posts — who knows, the answer(s) may even be the subject of a future Shoe Shine Sunday!

For now, I'll leave you with an old Shoe Shine Sunday shot...

 

post #1292 of 1435
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedDevil10 View Post

Aaaaaaand...we're taking today off!


I'm taking today off again and, as a reminder, for the remainder of the summer I'll be hosting Shoe Shine Sunday on a bi-weekly basis.


However, you are all invited to continue posting your pursuit of the perfect shine as usual!  Even though today's Shoe Shine Sunday isn't hosted, we also encourage everyone to cross-post to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr (using the hashtag #shoeshinesunday).


I'll still be checking back in on this thread throughout the day, so feel free to include any questions you might have along with your posts — who knows, the answer(s) may even be the subject of a future Shoe Shine Sunday!


For now, I'll leave you with an old Shoe Shine Sunday shot...


amazing. is there more than one deco last? also, where'd you get that brush smile.gif usually decos look quite snouty. yours looks refined.
post #1293 of 1435
Quote:
Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post


amazing. is there more than one deco last? also, where'd you get that brush smile.gif usually decos look quite snouty. yours looks refined.

 

Thanks — G&G will make most of their lasts at Deco finishing levels, but this is Holden on the stock Deco last.  The brush is from Edoya in Tokyo.

post #1294 of 1435

History and Tradition of Inis Meáin

 

 

 

A little background on the rich culture of the island of Inis Meáin, home to our of favourite brand of knitwear. 

 

http://bit.ly/1o9z9zF

post #1295 of 1435

Aaaaaaand...we're back!

 

Today I'm taking a pair of Saint Crispin's Pedders out of storage for a bit of TLC.  Join me by posting before and after photos of your own polish job today!

 

Remember to also cross-post to InstagramTwitterFacebook or Tumblr (using the hashtag #shoeshinesunday) — one (1) random participant who does will receive one (1) pair of their choice of mid-calf Palatino cotton socks!

 

Without further ado, let's get to it...

 

The "damage"

 

Today set up includes... (Click to show)
Saphir Horsehair Polishing Brush
Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax Polish in Medium Brown, Neutral
Edging Tool
Cotton Pads

 

 

I began as usual by wiping the shoes down with a damp cloth, a brushing with the Saphir Horsehair Polishing Brush, and then a light application of Saphir Nappa Balm all over with a Saphir Chamois Cloth.  

 

 

 

I let the Saphir Nappa Balm dry and then brushed it off with the Horsehair Polishing Brush.  I applied another very, very light layer of Saphir Nappa Balm and, while that layer dried, used a small welt brush to apply neutral Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax Polish to the welt, sole edges and heel.  Before the neutral Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax Polish dried I used an edging tool to seal up the sole edges.

 

 

 

Predictably, I then brushed the shoes again in their entirety (including the heels where neutral Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax Polish was applied).

 

 

 

Then it was on to alternating applications of medium brown and neutral Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax Polish, particularly on the toe cap, as I wanted to bring the caps on this pair back to a mirror shine. 

 

 

 

Remember to post photographs here today of you shining/polishing your shoes (before and after, please) and also to cross-post your photos on InstagramTwitterFacebook or Tumblr (using the hashtag #shoeshinesunday) — one (1) random participant who does will receive one (1) pair of their choice of mid-calf Palatino cotton socks!

 

I'll be checking back in on this thread throughout the day, so feel free to include any questions you might have along with your posts — who knows, the answer(s) may even be the subject of a future Shoe Shine Sunday!  

post #1296 of 1435
Nice work @RedDevil10! I'm finding that getting a mirror finish is sometimes hit or miss. I usually use a small amount of wax and water and keep working it till it dries. Then keep repeating till I get the shine or give up. What's the technique you've found to be best? BTW, I saw your fit pic recently on The Armoury blog … Just Perfect!! Well Done!!!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #1297 of 1435
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedDevil10 View Post

Aaaaaaand...we're back!

Today I'm taking a pair of Saint Crispin's Pedders out of storage for a bit of TLC.  Join me by posting before and after photos of your own polish job today!

Remember to also cross-post to InstagramTwitterFacebook or Tumblr (using the hashtag #shoeshinesunday) — one (1) random participant who does will receive one (1) pair of their choice of mid-calf Palatino cotton socks!

Without further ado, let's get to it...

The "damage"
Today set up includes... (Click to show)
Saphir Horsehair Polishing Brush
Saphir Nappa Balm
Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax Polish in Medium Brown, Neutral
Saphir Chamois Cloth
Edging Tool
Solvent Dispenser
Cotton Pads


I began as usual by wiping the shoes down with a damp cloth, a brushing with the Saphir Horsehair Polishing Brush, and then a light application of Saphir Nappa Balm all over with a Saphir Chamois Cloth.  



I let the Saphir Nappa Balm dry and then brushed it off with the Horsehair Polishing Brush.  I applied another very, very light layer of Saphir Nappa Balm and, while that layer dried, used a small welt brush to apply neutral Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax Polish to the welt, sole edges and heel.  Before the neutral Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax Polish dried I used an edging tool to seal up the sole edges.



Predictably, I then brushed the shoes again in their entirety (including the heels where neutral Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax Polish was applied).



Then it was on to alternating applications of medium brown and neutral Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax Polish, particularly on the toe cap, as I wanted to bring the caps on this pair back to a mirror shine. 



Remember to post photographs here today of you shining/polishing your shoes (before and after, please) and also to cross-post your photos on InstagramTwitterFacebook or Tumblr (using the hashtag #shoeshinesunday) — one (1) random participant who does will receive one (1) pair of their choice of mid-calf Palatino cotton socks!

I'll be checking back in on this thread throughout the day, so feel free to include any questions you might have along with your posts — who knows, the answer(s) may even be the subject of a future Shoe Shine Sunday!  

Great work there! How come Nappa balm instead of Réno or Lotion though?
post #1298 of 1435
Quote:
Originally Posted by macjedi View Post

Nice work @RedDevil10! I'm finding that getting a mirror finish is sometimes hit or miss. I usually use a small amount of wax and water and keep working it till it dries. Then keep repeating till I get the shine or give up. What's the technique you've found to be best?

 

Thanks — it's a combination of factors, some of which I've covered in past posts, but I'll do another sometime soon.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by traverscao View Post


Great work there! How come Nappa balm instead of Réno or Lotion though?

 

Thanks — Nappa instead because I didn't need to "clean" the shoes or redistribute any polish, just condition, which called for something gentler.

post #1299 of 1435
Thanks — Nappa instead because I didn't need to "clean" the shoes or redistribute any polish, just condition, which called for something gentler.
[/quote]

Oh well, for that purpose I'd introduce the Saphir Beauté du Cuir Crème Universelle to you. Nappy seems to be the thing for delicate leather.
post #1300 of 1435
Quote:
Originally Posted by traverscao View Post

Thanks — Nappa instead because I didn't need to "clean" the shoes or redistribute any polish, just condition, which called for something gentler.
[/quote]

Oh well, for that purpose I'd introduce the Saphir Beauté du Cuir Crème Universelle to you. Nappy seems to be the thing for delicate leather.

 

I'm well acquainted — Crème Universeille is the Beauté de Cuir version of the Medaille d'Or Leather Lotion, both of which aren't quite as "gentle" as the Nappa.  I wanted something gentler and without as much solvent, i.e., Nappa balm.  

post #1301 of 1435
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedDevil10 View Post

I'm well acquainted — Crème Universeille is the Beauté de Cuir version of the Medaille d'Or Leather Lotion, both of which aren't quite as "gentle" as the Nappa.  I wanted something gentler and without as much solvent, i.e., Nappa balm.  

Oh well in that case I bet Nappa balm will do for you.
post #1302 of 1435
post #1303 of 1435
Quote:
Originally Posted by RIDER View Post

904cuniv.pdf 45k .pdf file

1193nappa.pdf 40k .pdf file

If of interest..............

 

Thanks, Ron - beeswax (i.e., the lack thereof) was included in my thinking above.

post #1304 of 1435
which combo of suede maintenance tools would you guys suggest?

Trying to keep both pairs of my suede footwear clean. I have actually never brushed the chukka boots and the suede is pretty balance. the oxfords seem a little bit more delicate and you may notice the right toe the suede on the oxford is flat.

I am considering these items to help lift the suede back to its proper form:

Horn-Backed Suede Cleaning Brush
Is this 100% natural? No plastic

Saphir Brass Suede Brush
Combo natural and plastic bristles

Is 100% natural the way to go?

Is this necessary, Saphir Crepe Brush for Suede and Nubuck

And this, Saphir Gommadin Suede Cleaner

14705854088_a4b6f643c4_b.jpg

TIA!
post #1305 of 1435
Quote:
Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

which combo of suede maintenance tools would you guys suggest? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Trying to keep both pairs of my suede footwear clean. I have actually never brushed the chukka boots and the suede is pretty balance. the oxfords seem a little bit more delicate and you may notice the right toe the suede on the oxford is flat.

I am considering these items to help lift the suede back to its proper form:

Horn-Backed Suede Cleaning Brush
Is this 100% natural? No plastic

Saphir Brass Suede Brush
Combo natural and plastic bristles

Is 100% natural the way to go?

Is this necessary, Saphir Crepe Brush for Suede and Nubuck

And this, Saphir Gommadin Suede Cleaner

14705854088_a4b6f643c4_b.jpg

TIA!
My favorite suede brush is the Horn-Backed Suede Cleaning Brush. It works great!! The Gommadin Eraser is IMO, a necessity. I think the Saphir Crepe Brush for Suede and Nubuck is kinda like a brush and eraser in one. I use it, but I think I get more use out of the brush and eraser. The hanger Project Suede kit is a great deal. It includes the brush, eraser, cleaner, addl. Cleaning brush and sprays. With all that you're sure to keep your suede in first class condition.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › The Hanger Project: Affiliate thread