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A few weeks ago I hosted my own shoe shine Sunday, attended by @eddiemczee and @P. Bateman. It was a great time.

 

 

This week, I'm working on a pair of Allen Edmonds McAllisters in merlot...not a fancy shoe, but it's been my go-to beater dress shoe for a few years now and after a nice shine it looks pretty good. I used Lexol leather cleaner to strip the old gunk off, and then reno, followed by Saphir cream and wax polishes in burgundy and AE sole edge dressing in black.

 

 

final product!

 

post #872 of 1430

setting everything up

applying reno

hermes red cream polish on merlot AEs -- not a perfect match (their premium polish is actually really good) but wanted to redden the leather a bit for this go round

wax polish on the bourbon -- mix of brown and mahog

applying a few extra layers of neutral wax to both pairs

quick buff of the toe cap and edge dressing applied

They were in pretty good shape to begin with so I didn't do too much. All in all took me about 90 minutes after deducting distractions and photos.
post #873 of 1430
Anyone know if the twill garment bags ever go on sale? Look nice but $65 is pricey
post #874 of 1430
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Looking good! Keep us updated on the Decos.  :slayer:

 

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A few weeks ago I hosted my own shoe shine Sunday, attended by @eddiemczee and @P. Bateman. It was a great time.

 

 

 

 

 

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hermes red cream polish on merlot AEs -- not a perfect match (their premium polish is actually really good) but wanted to redden the leather a bit for this go round

 

The Hermès Red is one of my favorite colours.

post #875 of 1430
So for my first shoeshinesunday post (red, you are doing this right) I kicked it off like this:

Dusty (and scuffed) Shell Aldens being re-essenced by meltonian cleaner, then polished off with elbow grease from my mazzarrelli linen shoe polish cloth, edges dressed using fiebing's edge polish, and then final coat of saphir reno applied and then hand polished to perfection using some napa valley hagafen 2008 lake county white riesling (devoto vineyards). I could use the dispenser to store vino so I get just the right amount of solution to bring out the shine on these boots.

Here's my starting point - The blue overtones of this starting photo reflect my inability to use my cameraphone as well as mirror my Picasso-esque approach to shoe shining.:



Fini:

What I love about shell is that with the right products and technique, you can have them transition from a state of blue to a Rembrandt-esque shine:

Note the patina that my polishing cloth has acquired. This is part of the journey.



Added: Social Media: Tumblr: http://thinkderm.tumblr.com/post/77622036046

(#4/10 for the water dispenser)
Edited by ThinkDerm - 2/23/14 at 12:54pm
post #876 of 1430
My shine for today - Meermin Classic Line Double Monks
Before, a bit dusty from storage with scuffs all over:





I started off with brushing for about a minute to clear off dust and dirt off surface as these shoes are my beaters and go through clubs / bars regularly. Have a few scuffs on toe that I will try to cover up.


After brushed I apply reno by hand, just a little and massage it into the shoe. Let it dry and brush out.



Then I use dark brown Saphir Pommandier, a little darker than shoe but still pretty close. 2 layers of this. After:



Then onto Saphir pate de lux wax, neutral for body, black for toes. A few coats as well. Scuffs still there but these shoes have been destroyed so came out pretty nice in the end I think:


and the Instagram pic:
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Then onto Saphir pate de lux wax, neutral for body, black for toes. A few coats as well. Scuffs still there but these shoes have been destroyed so came out pretty nice in the end I think:

 

 Good stuff and some good character there...I'm sure those kicks could tell some great stories.

post #879 of 1430
This was fun! So, here's my contribution to shoe shine Sunday…


Before. Not bad, just needs a little TLC and Just a bit of kit … Negroni optional wink.gif


Wiped down with a damp cloth, a good brushing and a bit off deer bone.


A lot more brushing, followed by polishing cloth and a little edge dressing. Probably needs a bit of wax in a few weeks.

Question: How do you know when it's time to wax cordovan?

Cheers!
post #880 of 1430
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Negroni required



Question: How do you know when it's time to wax cordovan?

 

FTFY

 

They look great!  I usually wax once every 20 wears or so, but a good "guide" is that if they still look good with just brushing, no wax is needed.


Edited by RedDevil10 - 2/23/14 at 1:37pm
post #881 of 1430
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Glenkaren conditioner and paste polish plus some elbow grease for a shiny pair of worn Saint Crispin's.
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Glenkaren conditioner and paste polish plus some elbow grease for a shiny pair of worn Saint Crispin's.

 

Great shoes!  Do you have a before shot?

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it's high time I try some of the GlenKaren conditioner at minimum.

would someone chime in on whether or not the conditioner or high shine hard wax removes any color ?

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They look great!  I usually wax once every 20 wears or so, but a good "guide" is that if they still look good with just brushing, no wax is needed.

Thanks Red! I'm probably close to 40 wears on these so I'll be sure to wax them soon! I've got few other color 8s that could use some wax so maybe I'll do 'em all on another Sunday. Thanks again!
post #885 of 1430
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Great shoes!  Do you have a before shot?

Nope I don't. My shoes shall never be seen unpolished bigstar[1].gif
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it's high time I try some of the GlenKaren conditioner at minimum.
would someone chime in on whether or not the conditioner or high shine hard wax removes any color ?

They do remove wax/color pretty well. I had a pair of loafer which has been subject to amateur polish when I first started learning (black wax, brown cream, burgundy cream, neutral wax etc.) Used the conditioner on them yesterday and it took pretty much all the stuff out - to my delight.
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