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 25

post #361 of 1267
Quote:
Originally Posted by JPHardy View Post

Shoe Shine Sunday- One day Early. I appreciate Kirby's enthusiasm and his passion for his business. Changing up the way I do my soles, so need to order more products from Hanger Project. For now, just bumping up the thread with some Prom. Of course a always match your spirits to your shoe color or mood.

JP - your photography is better than mine! Thanks. Shoes look beautiful. What are you currently using for your soles? In the past, I have recommended the Saphir Dubbin Grasie. However, Neats Footoil also works well to condition soles.

Saphir Shoe Polish  -  Shoe Shine Guides

Luxury Wooden Hangers & Hundreds of other Fantastic Men's Accessories

Reply

Saphir Shoe Polish  -  Shoe Shine Guides

Luxury Wooden Hangers & Hundreds of other Fantastic Men's Accessories

Reply
post #362 of 1267
Shoe Shine Sunday: Post a picture of yourself shining your shoes this Sunday, March 10, and enter to win a Luxury Shoeshine Starter Kit from The Hanger Project. Post on our StyleForum Affiliate Thread or our Facebook Page.

Saphir Shoe Polish  -  Shoe Shine Guides

Luxury Wooden Hangers & Hundreds of other Fantastic Men's Accessories

Reply

Saphir Shoe Polish  -  Shoe Shine Guides

Luxury Wooden Hangers & Hundreds of other Fantastic Men's Accessories

Reply
post #363 of 1267
Quote:
Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

To keep the color of these 5 year old Lobb Museum Calf shoes, I alternate polishings with a neutral cream and a medium brown cream. I don't want to build up too much color or it darkens the leather and you loose the Museum Calf's character. Yet using only neutral will result in cloudiness in the darker brown areas or creases. I also give it some medium to dark brown wax from time to time but not every polish.



Nice! I would use just Saphir Renovateur on a pair of antiqued shoes like this. Beautiful finishing. It would take me a few Sundays to shine this many pairs of shoes....

Saphir Shoe Polish  -  Shoe Shine Guides

Luxury Wooden Hangers & Hundreds of other Fantastic Men's Accessories

Reply

Saphir Shoe Polish  -  Shoe Shine Guides

Luxury Wooden Hangers & Hundreds of other Fantastic Men's Accessories

Reply
post #364 of 1267
Quote:
Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

There seems to be a correlation between shoe shining and drinking wine...

Maybe I should be shining my shoes at night with scotch instead of in the morning with coffee... I'll try this next week. Not like I am doing much anyway at night given the newborn...

Saphir Shoe Polish  -  Shoe Shine Guides

Luxury Wooden Hangers & Hundreds of other Fantastic Men's Accessories

Reply

Saphir Shoe Polish  -  Shoe Shine Guides

Luxury Wooden Hangers & Hundreds of other Fantastic Men's Accessories

Reply
post #365 of 1267
Quote:
Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

The best I have ever found is linen from Italy. It is the same linen Berluti uses for their Swann Club. Once you get the leather conditioned, the pores open up and the texture of the linen allows you to really work in creams and waxes. I would never be able to do that with a cotton ball.

Interesting... linen shoeshine chamois.... coming soon to The Hanger Project.

Need to infiltrate this Swann Club...

Saphir Shoe Polish  -  Shoe Shine Guides

Luxury Wooden Hangers & Hundreds of other Fantastic Men's Accessories

Reply

Saphir Shoe Polish  -  Shoe Shine Guides

Luxury Wooden Hangers & Hundreds of other Fantastic Men's Accessories

Reply
post #366 of 1267
Quote:
Originally Posted by kirbya View Post

JP - your photography is better than mine! Thanks. Shoes look beautiful. What are you currently using for your soles? In the past, I have recommended the Saphir Dubbin Grasie. However, Neats Footoil also works well to condition soles.

Kirby,

I used wrong terminology. I meant edge dressing. I'm about to order the edge dressing tube , and some wax polish. Give them both a try.

In the past I have used Fiebings.
post #367 of 1267
Quote:
Originally Posted by kirbya View Post

Interesting... linen shoeshine chamois.... coming soon to The Hanger Project.

Need to infiltrate this Swann Club...

Next time you are in NYC or Paris go to the Berluti store and ask. They don't sell it but sometimes they will offer a square or two to customers. The artisan refinishing people at Berluti use it, so there is usually some around.
post #368 of 1267
Quote:
Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

The best I have ever found is linen from Italy. It is the same linen Berluti uses for their Swann Club. Once you get the leather conditioned, the pores open up and the texture of the linen allows you to really work in creams and waxes. I would never be able to do that with a cotton ball.

very interesting! I just saw you said berluti has some. Next time I go to NYC ill definitely have to ask them.

my problem was I was going to cheap stores and buying handkerchiefs to use to polish and realized they are blends of crap and so that why no matter how long I spend polishing they never really have the luster or the quality that I see on the forum. Now I know (Me = Stoopid)
post #369 of 1267

Shoe Shine Sunday -- full day of rain here, tuning in to the Giants game and working on two pairs of oxfords.

 

post #370 of 1267
I only have court on weekends, so suits are a twice a week affair. I shined two pair last week and this week I managed to not scuff either pair that I wore. So I decided to be a nice guy and shine my wife's heels. They're full calf navy Brooks Brothers pumps, so they need some love, too. Besides, if she learns to shine shoes, I can start asking her to do them every so often, haha. I need to get some navy Saphir polish--using AE black cream polish with some neutral AE carnauba on the front where the toe cap normally would be. Not sure if that's the proper way to polish heels, but I think it came out okay. These were in good shape so the difference is more subtle, but hopefully the pics convey at least some degree of change.

Setup

Conditioned

Cream polish applied
AppleMark
Buffed/Finished
AppleMark
Another view
AppleMark
post #371 of 1267
Quick Shine-

I mostly just use renovateur on all my shoes. I like applying it with index and middle finger and working in.

AppleMark

After letting it dry, vigorous brushing for a few minutes. Trying to just let the edge of the bristles touch. While I like high gloss shoes in photos, it is not something for me. So mostly its just a brush to the shoe.

AppleMark

Breaking all #meanswear rules, by buckling up. Off to Brunch.

AppleMark
post #372 of 1267
Vaguely related to Shoe Shine Sunday and inspired by PocketSquareGuy, I've decided to open a bottle of wine and finishing organizing some socks I just washed.

Question: Do you roll or fold your socks? What are your tricks for organizing your sock drawer? I'm working on re-organizing mine. Trying to figure out a better system.


I hang-dry my socks to extend their life. After they dry, I fold and put away in my sock drawer.


Million-dollar-question: Do you fold or roll your socks?

Saphir Shoe Polish  -  Shoe Shine Guides

Luxury Wooden Hangers & Hundreds of other Fantastic Men's Accessories

Reply

Saphir Shoe Polish  -  Shoe Shine Guides

Luxury Wooden Hangers & Hundreds of other Fantastic Men's Accessories

Reply
post #373 of 1267
Wash them in lingerie bag and then hang dry. Fold the matching sock over the first so I don't lose track of the pair. Rolling takes too much space and harder to see all pairs in drawer IMO.
post #374 of 1267
Roll them...

post #375 of 1267
Quote:
Originally Posted by JPHardy View Post

Quick Shine-

I mostly just use renovateur on all my shoes. I like applying it with index and middle finger and working in.

]

You must have very soft hands...smile.gif
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