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Good stuff, @Itsuo
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Originally Posted by djdanniedee View Post

For the sole edge, what do you guys do for it?  I've been using either saphir creme polish or wax to get the colour back.

Some people prefer the creme renovatrice and some also prefer the fiebing's dressing, but I usually just use cream and wax as needed.
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Thanks RedDevil! Also was wondering, in your last picture, what is the wooden tool for?

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Thanks, I'll give this a try! 

I really like these, I may have to look into getting my own pair someday!

 

Sadly, I am preparing some shoes for sale so I decided to make sure I gave them a good one over, before posting.  

 

A before picture looked like this.  Not in particularly bad shape but ready for some attention.  

 

 

I used a number of different products to include the following: 

 

Large Horsehair Shoe Polishing Brush throughout,

Saphir Nappa Leather  Balm before any polish or wax was applied, 

Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax for the sole edges, and 

Saphir Pommadier Cream Shoe Polish for the waist!

 

The after pictures were taken outside late in the day so the pictures are a little noisy but you get the idea! 

 

 

 

 

Extra photos! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

really nice work.  would love to hear a bit of elaboration on what exactly you did on the toe 

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Thanks RedDevil! Also was wondering, in your last picture, what is the wooden tool for?

Sure, @djdanniedee - it's an edging tool and serves the same purpose as using a deer bone on sole edges, i.e., to smooth out and seal up (after wax applications).
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@RedDevil10 Had a feeling it was for that but have never seen it used before. I was checking hanger project but couldn't find it, would you know any place that sells it?  Thanks for answering my questions, much appreciated

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@RedDevil10
Had a feeling it was for that but have never seen it used before. I was checking hanger project but couldn't find it, would you know any place that sells it?  Thanks for answering my questions, much appreciated

@djdanniedee Always happy to answer questions, but I'm sorry, unfortunately the edging tools aren't for sale at present.
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@RedDevil10  dang... i guess i'll stick with using creme/wax on the sole edge then.  Another question if you don't mind, do you think the soles of your shoes need conditioning with reno?

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@RedDevil10
  dang... i guess i'll stick with using creme/wax on the sole edge then.  Another question if you don't mind, do you think the soles of your shoes need conditioning with reno?

A deer bone or sleeking bone will do essentially the same thing, no specific need for the edging tool. As to your question, I don't really think there's a "need" to use Reno on soles.
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Is there a particular brush I should look for to help me raise a higher polish/mirror shine on my shoes? I have a horse hair brush and a chamois. The chamois does a great job, obviously, but it takes a lot of effort to raise a decent shine with it. I feel like my arms are going to spin off. I'm sure a lot of it is technique. Was just curious if there are any brushes (the yak hair brush?) that will raise a great shine comparable or better than using a chamois. 

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Any idea when you are going to get more of the men suit hangers back in stock? Was hoping to pick up some more hangers during the black Friday sales.
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Good stuff, @Itsuo
 

Thanks Red! 

 

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really nice work.  would love to hear a bit of elaboration on what exactly you did on the toe 

Hi @bradp, it's a lot of what you've heard before.  Just choose a wax of your choice and put a small amount on a cotton cloth stretched across your fingers.  I use a cut up old t-shirt.  I begin making nickel-quarter sized swirls on the toe.  It usually starts getting tacky/sticky quickly and begins to "drag". I then dab just a drop of water on the same place on my fingers that I dabbed the wax.  I then begin to swirl again.  You'll notice it's extremely smooth and there is very little "drag".  

 

I do this until the cloudy wax on the surface of the toe has begin to disappear.  I then dab the wax again and start over again.  I do this over and over again until an extremely glossy reflection shows up.  It can take a while to build up enough to begin seeing any kind of reflective shine but it will come. 

 

Let me know if you have more questions! 

 

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Originally Posted by loxo View Post
 

Is there a particular brush I should look for to help me raise a higher polish/mirror shine on my shoes? I have a horse hair brush and a chamois. The chamois does a great job, obviously, but it takes a lot of effort to raise a decent shine with it. I feel like my arms are going to spin off. I'm sure a lot of it is technique. Was just curious if there are any brushes (the yak hair brush?) that will raise a great shine comparable or better than using a chamois. 

I honestly think most normal horse hair brushes will scratch up a mirror finish. I use a woolen cloth much like the Saphir Cotton Chamois Cloth.  I just fog up the toe with my breath and polish with the cloth.  I know the Hanger Project site said they have a Deluxe Goat Hair Finishing Brush, that will be soft enough to bring a mirror shine but I haven't committed to purchasing one yet.  Looks promising though! 

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Are there going to be any black Friday sales besides the "door buster" advertised on the website?
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