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post #991 of 1368
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Originally Posted by RedDevil10 View Post


Without further ado, let's check in with Marc and his shoe trunk of wonders...

Wow, that trunk is amazing!
post #992 of 1368
The combination of no more snow, a rainy day, the beautiful trunk and walking dead marathon may tempt me to clean the winter grime off my shoes.
post #993 of 1368
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post

Wow, that trunk is amazing!

I know. The trunk is quite a piece. Had the pleasure of seeing it last weekend while visiting the Saphir Factory in France. Marc originally had it designed for trade shows, but it seems to have gotten stuck in his dressing room. Perhaps given that it's a little difficult to travel with! Pretty cool piece - can accommodate up to 40 pairs of shoes and everything you need to take care of them.

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post #994 of 1368
And here I thuoght it would simply be filled with shoe shining goodies. Those boots are gorgeous though. I would love to explore french tailoring/shoemaking.
post #995 of 1368
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post

Wow, that trunk is amazing!
Indeed. Will HP start selling trunks soon?
post #996 of 1368
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Indeed. Will HP start selling trunks soon?

On a made-to-order basis only! And by special request. Thought about adding this just for fun. Who knows, maybe some Russian Oligarch would buy a $20,000 + shoe shine trunk. (And that's just a guess - I have no idea how much this thing would cost to make.)

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post #997 of 1368

truly awesome, I want a box like that!  do you sell them at the Hanger Project?

post #998 of 1368
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On a made-to-order basis only! And by special request. Thought about adding this just for fun. Who knows, maybe some Russian Oligarch would buy a $20,000 + shoe shine trunk. (And that's just a guess - I have no idea how much this thing would cost to make.)

That is one of the most AWESOME things I've seen! #GoBigOrGoHome.

I saw this one the other day on eBay for $12,450 and it includes free shipping smile.gif

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post #999 of 1368
That shining trunk is the most ridiculous unnecessary shoe care item I've ever seen, and I totally want it. Too bad it's the size of my apartment.
post #1000 of 1368
Was out of town all weekend and had a few scuffs on my shoes so I thought I'd work on these a bit. I'll need them later in the week for work.

Before:


After:


Nice even shine; though I may work on the cap toe and put more of a mirror on it next time.
post #1001 of 1368
Happy Shoe Shine Shunday! smile.gif

Today, I'm giving a little TLC to a pair of Alden x J. Gilbert Tan Calf Wing Tip Boots.
BEFORE:


Today's libation … an Old Fashioned with a Tovolo Ice Ball.


As you can see, these have a few scuffs and could use a good wax.


STEP 1:
Wipe down with a damp cloth. Let dry a few minutes.


STEP 2:
While I wait a few minutes for the shoes to dry, I clean and condition the laces with a little Saphir Renovateur. Just a little added to the cloth, then run the laces through the cloth a few times.


STEP 3:
Brush vigorously for a few minutes on each boot.

STEP 4:
Apply Saphir Renovateur on each boot to moisturize and cleanse the surface. Let dry for 3 minutes and buff with a soft cloth.


STEP 5:
Apply a very small amount of wax over each boot. This time I'm using Marc's technique of applying the wax and then lightly working the dried wax with a dab of water using the High-Shine Water Dispenser (courtesy of The Hanger Project) to displace the wax a bit and create a high gloss shine.


STEP 6:
Brush vigorously … then buff with a soft cloth.


FINI:




Thanks! See ya next Shoe Shine Sunday!
Edited by macjedi - 3/30/14 at 6:58pm
post #1002 of 1368
Decided to give my new C&J Marlow's for Ralph Lauren some love before they see pavement. They came with a pretty decent shine but also had a lot of dried wax form the factory especially in the brogueing which came off with brushing. Followed the steps listed on the Hanger Project website for shell cordovan care using minimal amounts of Saphir Renovateur and Pate De Luxe wax . Didn't have good lighting because it rained all day, but before and after is much more pronounced IRL.
Before:


After:
post #1003 of 1368
Polished up a pair of my girlfriends boots this weekend. Boot is by Dries, leather is so - so though nicer than on most designer shoes. Forgot to take 100% before photos but one big scratch on left toe. These boots have been worn for a few months then unworn for maybe 9 months so leather was very dried out.

Started off with wiping down boot and brushing. Then applied two coats of reno to clean and condition leather. Darkened leather quite a bit but not in a bad way, photos from when I first started to show contrast:







After I applied a coat of creme to sit overnight and did two coats today, again waiting a few hours to let it really sink in. After third coat, with the materials for next stage:


Leather looks a little better IRL

After the creme I put on a coat of wax over entire shoe, then 2 coats onto toes in neutral and one in black. Then one more neutral coat with a little water for a little shine. Final result:

Edited by stevent - 3/31/14 at 10:55am
post #1004 of 1368
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Polished up a pair of my girlfriends boots this weekend. Boot is by Dries, leather is so - so though nicer than on most designer shoes. Forgot to take 100% before photos but one big scratch on left toe. These boots have been worn for a few months then unworn for maybe 9 months so leather was very dried out.

Started off with wiping down boot and brushing. Then applied two coats of reno to clean and condition leather. Darkened leather quite a bit but not in a bad way, photos from when I first started to show contrast:







After I applied a coat of creme to sit overnight and did two coats today, again waiting a few hours to let it really sink in. After third coat, with the materials for next stage:


Leather looks a little better IRL

After the creme I put on a coat of wax over entire shoe, then 2 coats onto toes in neutral and one in black. Then one more neutral coat with a little water for a little shine. Final result to be uploaded tomorrow morning when there is light out:

Huge difference, nice job.

post #1005 of 1368

I am looking for a hanger for a medium weight cafe racer leather jacket, it tends to get a bad shape in the front with regular suits hangers, would you recommend the hanger jacket suit hanger for this? I think I need something very wide in the shoulders end

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