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post #886 of 1283

Here's my entry for Shoe Shine Sunday:

 

Today I'm working on a two pairs of shell cordovan boots. A pair of Ralph Lauren Marlowes and a pair of Camina dress boots. 

 

No matter how careful I am at walking, I always seem to develop scruffs on the toe boxes of my shoes.

 

 

The goal today is to work out those scuffs and get a good shine back on these shoes! My tools of the trade for today will be some Saphir Renovateur (applied with a cut up strip of an old t-shirt, which is not shown), a standard shoe brush, a deer bone, and a lambswool mitt. I bought all the items at the Hanger Project and have to say that Kirby's customer service is quite excellent.

 

 

Anyway, the general strategy is to brush the shoes until my arm feels sore that it can't brush anymore, and then brush them some more after that. Afterwards, I apply the deer bone to the shoes to get some of that natural oil back into the shell. Then, it's time to brush the shoes even more. Once we brush the oils into the shoes, I apply some Saphir Reno to condition the shoes a bit and then brush some more. The entire process takes some time, so it can be good to find something to do while brushing. Some people I know like listening to jazz, but for me, this is my current jam.

 

 

I find this process takes care of most of the scuffs and puts a great shine back on the shoes. Sometimes I'll opt to put a coat of wax on top of the shoes if it's been a while, but that happens once every couple of shines.

 

Here's a look at the finished Carmina boot.

 

On a side note, I just wanted to share this cool stool I found at a flea market. I'm not sure if it's intended purpose was for shoe shines, but have to say that it's doing a fine job of not only holding all my polish, but being a great place to sit and put shoes on in the morning.

 

 

post #887 of 1283

We are glad to announce that @ThinkDerm is the winner of the Leather-Backed Polishing Brushes by La Cordonnerie Anglaise from this week's #ShoeShineSunday! 

 

Thank you to everyone who participated and we encourage everyone to join us again next Sunday for another chance to win a prize.

 

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post #888 of 1283
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedDevil10 View Post

We are glad to announce that @ThinkDerm
 is the winner of the Leather-Backed Polishing Brushes by La Cordonnerie Anglaise from this week's #ShoeShineSunday! 

Thank you to everyone who participated and we encourage everyone to join us again next Sunday for another chance to win a prize.
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Thank you Gentlemen (@Kirby and Red).

I'll be back next week for some more action!

I will post photos when the goodies arrive, and use in the next SSS smile.gif
post #889 of 1283

Just In: 42 New Talarico Umbrellas

Hand Selected Straight from Naples, Italy

 

 

 

Widely considered the finest maker of handmade umbrellas in the world, Mario Talarico is a legend amongst amongst many for his unparalled craftmanship. Each of our 42 new umbrella is one-of-one. Our collection this season includes more poly-cotton and interesting canopy patterns. When you buy a Talarico umbrella, you are buying your own unique accessory, a heirloom will make a statement about your personality and style. When well-cared for, a Talarico umbrella can easily last generations, needing only an occassional recovering.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #890 of 1283
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post #891 of 1283

Aaaaaaand...we're back!

 

Today I'm posting a little refresh suede regimen and I hope you all would like to give us all some insight into your polishing habits (PG-13 or less, please...) as by posting photographs here today of you shining/polishing your shoes (before and after shots, please).  

 

The first five (5) participants here in our thread today will receive a $50 Hanger Project Gift Certificate!  In addition, because we also want to interact with all of you on social media, anyone who participates in Shoe Shine Sunday here today and also cross-posts to interact with us on InstagramTwitterFacebook or Tumblr (using the hashtag #shoeshinesunday) will be entered into a drawing to be held early next week for...

 

wait for it...wait for it... (Click to show)


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

 

Today, I'm looking after a gently worn pair of Carmina suede shoes that just need a bit of a refresh and some updated waterproofing.

 

The "damage"

 

 

My set up includes: (Click to show)

 

As always, I first brushed the shoes, but this time with the Horn Backed Suede Brush to remove any dirt and to refluff the suede pile a bit.

 

Then, I applied a very, very light application of Saphir Medaille d'Or Renovateur with a cotton chamois cloth to clean the sole edges, using a little more pressure than I would on a leather upper.  I lightly brushed the sole edges once dry with a leather-backed La Cordonnerie Anglaise polishing brush, then lightly buffed with the cotton chamois cloth.

 

Moar Reno

 

 

Then, I (very carefully, given that the upper is suede) cleaned and protected the welts using the small spatula brush and neutral Saphir Medaille d'Or Pate de Luxe Glaçage Polish.  [You don't need to use a lot of the wax polish on the brush, but do make sure to really get into the welts with some light scrubbing action — think of it as brushing one's teeth (clean off the brush as needed with a towel).]

 

Clear as day

 

 

A quick, light application of Saphir Crème Rénovatrice was next to finish off the sole edge cleaning and treatment.

 

Filling in

 

 

The last step is applying the Tarrago Nano Protector Waterproofing Spray.  This stuff smells very strongly and, if you think about what the product does, isn't the best thing to be spraying around in even a large room for you (and others) to inhale.  I recommend spraying outside or, in a pinch as was the case for me this morning, out of your 12th floor window.  After shaking the can vigorously, apply a consistent, even application of the spray all over the suede upper.  You'll see the upper darken where the spray is applied - you want that consistent darkening all over the upper, without noticeable variance in the color (as that indicates a difference in application amount).  Don't worry, it won't actually change the color of your suede.  Once it starts to dry, the color will return to normal.  Once applied, let your shoes dry for a good while (the can suggests 10 minutes or so, but 20-30 is the usual for me).  

 

Out in the cold

 

Reapply the protector as needed/desired with wear.

 

That's it for today, as once again it's time for brunch and a few cocktails because, well, I'm still alive, just started a new job, and the Reds still haven't turned things around.  

 

Remember to be one of the first five (5) members to post photographs here today of you shining/polishing your shoes (again - before and after, please) to receive your $50 Hanger Project Gift Certificate!  Keep the win rolling by also cross-posting your photos on InstagramTwitterFacebook or Tumblr (using the hashtag #shoeshinesunday) so you can enter our drawing for one (1) Drake's of London Cashmere Tie!

 

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 #892 of 1283
The new Talarico umbrellas are fantastic. When I was in Naples in January, I really made Talarico Jr. dig and pull out some really interesting stuff. Even canabalized some umbrellas from his locked display cabinets. Many more interesting patterns, greater aray of canes, and more poly-cotton canopies. I really encourage you guys to check them out, if for nothing less than admire the craftsmanship.

WE ALSO even has some shoehorns coming from Talarico using the same materials as his canes, but all with fantastic knob-ends. We'll be the first to carry these in the world. Hoping to receive them very soon.

And even more exciting...



I'm about to board a plane in Galway, Ireland, to go visit Inis Mèain!! Pictures forthcoming to my Instagram (easier to post to on the fly).

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post #893 of 1283

Well,

 

This is an excellent idea! I usually take care of my shoes every week or so and this is a great idea!I needed to take care of my Brown shoes this week. Sadly I let them sit a bit and i did a bit of damage because of the salt :/ 

 

I needed to take care of my Brown shoes this week. Sadly I let them sit a bit and i did a bit of damage due to the salt around the edges. But it seems isolated and everything else cleaned up nicely.

 

A bit about my shine kit, I have my GREAT grandfather'skit that he ha for years. i have two USMC (100 and 110) Brushes for my softer polishing as well as a leather backed stiff brush I use at first

 

The shoes are Edward Greens and they are stunningly beautiful

 

Before

 

Bit of salt damage :brick:

 

Stiff brush

 

Freshly polished

Side by side. 

 

 

The polish was a bit of Saphir Medaille D'or

post #894 of 1283
I've only just recently started taking care of my new wardrobe (actually have a starter kit and a few other things on the way from your site right now!) and I don't have the proper stuff to take of my suede (yet). To get my self in the routine of using Sundays as a time to care for my stuff I used a kiwi suede kit to work on my Desert Boots... I hope to get the level of you guys in the future!


post #895 of 1283
Worked on some cordovan today, C&J for RL aka driest shell in the world. Apologies for poorer quality pics as sun isn't out at 9:30 in the morning




First off with brushing for a minute or so, special C&J brush as I used to keep this one out of the shoe box since the shell always needed a bit of brushing. Don't brush as much now though:


Then deer bone to get out rolls, I use the technique I saw in a suitable warbrobe video, rolling over surface, pretty effective in getting out cordovan rolls / creases



Then after a coat of Saphir cordovan creme, much lighter rolls and a faint shine as C&J doesn't have Alden's acrylic finisher. I only use one coat as I put on the creme probably once every two weeks and try to keep products minimal on cordovan. The creme works way better than reno which I feel just tries out C&J shell more.



And adding Instagram photo:
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Edited by stevent - 3/2/14 at 10:09am
post #896 of 1283
Hanger Project Studios presents

The case of the Scuffed Vass Burgundy Suede Monks



AppleMark

Getting the tools in place

AppleMark

Accessing the damage

AppleMark

Using my favorite suede tool

AppleMark

Mink oil spray, follow by protector spray ( do not do this on a table you care about)




Finished product.
post #897 of 1283
Back again, Santoni scotch grain shearling boots that got scuffed at the theater the other night. These shoes have a scotch grain-ed outer which is hard to polish... will need the usual suspects + Hanger Project new water dispenser.

before:



after:

note the scuff on the toe is gone, which is tough with scotch grain. also gave some dark polish to the toe and buffed it out...


Fifth!

Social media: thinkderm.tumblr.com

before: http://thinkderm.tumblr.com/post/78338066242/before

after: http://thinkderm.tumblr.com/post/78338076126/after
Edited by ThinkDerm - 3/2/14 at 10:04am
post #898 of 1283
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marc Voorhees View Post
 

Well,

 

This is an excellent idea! I usually take care of my shoes every week or so and this is a great idea!I needed to take care of my Brown shoes this week. Sadly I let them sit a bit and i did a bit of damage because of the salt :/ 

 

I needed to take care of my Brown shoes this week. Sadly I let them sit a bit and i did a bit of damage due to the salt around the edges. But it seems isolated and everything else cleaned up nicely.

 

A bit about my shine kit, I have my GREAT grandfather'skit that he ha for years. i have two USMC (100 and 110) Brushes for my softer polishing as well as a leather backed stiff brush I use at first

 

The shoes are Edward Greens and they are stunningly beautiful

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Before

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Bit of salt damage :brick:

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Stiff brush

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Freshly polished

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Side by side. 

 

 

The polish was a bit of Saphir Medaille D'or

 

Out of curiosity - are you using shoe trees with this pair?

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrockB View Post

I've only just recently started taking care of my new wardrobe (actually have a starter kit and a few other things on the way from your site right now!) and I don't have the proper stuff to take of my suede (yet). To get my self in the routine of using Sundays as a time to care for my stuff I used a kiwi suede kit to work on my Desert Boots... I hope to get the level of you guys in the future!
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Worked on some cordovan today, C&J for RL aka driest shell in the world. Apologies for poorer quality pics as sun isn't out at 9:30 in the morning
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



First off with brushing for a minute or so, special C&J brush as I used to keep this one out of the shoe box since the shell always needed a bit of brushing. Don't brush as much now though: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Then deer bone to get out rolls, I use the technique I saw in a suitable warbrobe video, rolling over surface, pretty effective in getting out cordovan rolls / creases Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Then after a coat of Saphir cordovan creme, much lighter rolls and a faint shine as C&J doesn't have Alden's acrylic finisher. I only use one coat as I put on the creme probably once every two weeks and try to keep products minimal on cordovan. The creme works way better than reno which I feel just tries out C&J shell more. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



And adding Instagram photo: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
27d4ef02a23511e3919d125d2b9382bf_8.jpg

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by JPHardy View Post
 
Hanger Project Studios presents

The case of the Scuffed Vass Burgundy Suede Monks


  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
AppleMark


Getting the tools in place
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
AppleMark


Accessing the damage
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
AppleMark


Using my favorite suede tool
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
AppleMark


Mink oil spray, follow by protector spray ( do not do this on a table you care about)

  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Finished product.

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post

Back again, Santoni scotch grain shearling boots that got scuffed at the theater the other night. These shoes have a scotch grain-ed outer which is hard to polish... will need the usual suspects + Hanger Project new water dispenser.

before:
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


after:

note the scuff on the toe is gone, which is tough with scotch grain. also gave some dark polish to the toe and buffed it out... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Fifth!

Social media: thinkderm.tumblr.com

before: http://thinkderm.tumblr.com/post/78338066242/before

after: http://thinkderm.tumblr.com/post/78338076126/after

 

Looking good, gents!

post #899 of 1283
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedDevil10 View Post
 

 

Out of curiosity - are you using shoe trees with this pair?

 

 

Absolutely!

post #900 of 1283

I decided to follow today's theme and go with some suede shoes. I recently cleaned my shoes with some suede shampoo and conditioning spray, but thought they could use a little touch up.

 

I gave them a brushing to fluff up the suede but noticed that the edges were a little scratched. Decided to follow RedDevil10's strategy and use a little Saphir on the edges first before applying edge cream. 

 

 

 

 

 

The Saphir alone really helped out the edges and the dressing made them look brand new.

 

Final product. The shoes weren't really in bad shape to begin with, but I think they look a lot sharper with the touch up.

 

Decided to prep another pair of shoes for next week's shoe shine while I'm at it today. A pair of Wolverine 1000 Mile hiking boots. I accidentally applied some neutral polish to the shoes (because I thought it was Renovateur) and as a result, the shoes took on a subtle white shade that I didn't like. I wanted to start from fresh so I used some Reno'mat and Dubbin.

 

 

 

Going to let these guys absorb the Dubbin for a few days and will come back to finish them off!

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