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post #11911 of 33197
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Could be a lot of things. If you dab the cloth with a very little bit of water you don't need to dab back in wax if you have already applied the wax. Also, give the wax a minute or so to dry a bit.

Sorry, I meant that I dab the cloth in wax only once for each layer, not twice.
post #11912 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Liquidus View Post

Tried to get a mirror shine on my Alden burgundy captoes yesterday and gave up after an hour. Here was my routine:
1. Put on conditioner/cleaner and buff with horsehair brush.
2. Put base layer of Sapphir wax over shoe with cloth.
3. Wrapped cloth around my finger, dabbed in water, dabbed in wax, and applied to toe cap in fast circle rubbing motion.
4. Apply hot breath to toe cap and rub again.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4.
I did not pause between any of the steps. Maybe this was my mistake? I think I was using too much water as well, judging by how people stress how little water should be used. After about an hour, I got a slight shine near the seam of the toe cap area, but I could still see the microbumps on the rest of the toe cap. What am I doing wrong? Do I need to remove the wax buildup if I want to start again?
Also, could someone link me to a good mirror shine guide? I've searched the forum and the two most commonly referenced guides (Sysdoc's and Saint Crispin's) are both dead. Thank you.

A quick an dirty way:
1. thin layer of wax, spread evenly without buffing.
2. 1 drop of water, circular rubbing using cloth, light to moderate pressure
3. repeat 2 until get shine

At first, you may need to do step 2 many times (5-10 times), but after you are familiar with the process and can feel how much pressure you need when rubbing, then it would take very little of water.
post #11913 of 33197
How do you guys feel about this vintage light blue 3 piece? I have just purchased it couple days ago. While it is on its way I feel as if the maybe color might be a bit too much, I'm not sure whether to keep it or return it once it arrives.
Here is the photo of the jacket. Inputs welcome.
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post #11914 of 33197
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Originally Posted by onix View Post

A quick an dirty way:
1. thin layer of wax, spread evenly without buffing.
2. 1 drop of water, circular rubbing using cloth, light to moderate pressure
3. repeat 2 until get shine
At first, you may need to do step 2 many times (5-10 times), but after you are familiar with the process and can feel how much pressure you need when rubbing, then it would take very little of water.

I thought you need multiple layers of wax to cover up the uneven surface of the leather?
post #11915 of 33197
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How do you guys feel about this vintage light blue 3 piece? I have just purchased it couple days ago. While it is on its way I feel as if the maybe color might be a bit too much, I'm not sure whether to keep it or return it once it arrives.
Here is the photo of the jacket. Inputs welcome.
$(KGrHqF,!jUE65jdWOSEBO8qLlKvgw~~60_3.JPG

The color looks a bit dated.
post #11916 of 33197
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

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Originally Posted by Pieceofsand View Post

How do you guys feel about this vintage light blue 3 piece? I have just purchased it couple days ago. While it is on its way I feel as if the maybe color might be a bit too much, I'm not sure whether to keep it or return it once it arrives.
Here is the photo of the jacket. Inputs welcome.
$(KGrHqF,!jUE65jdWOSEBO8qLlKvgw~~60_3.JPG

The color looks a bit dated.

My thoughts as well, I'll wait to see what others think before confirming on the return. Thank you sir.
post #11917 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Liquidus View Post

I thought you need multiple layers of wax to cover up the uneven surface of the leather?

You only need enough wax to cover the leather pores, which are too small anyway, so any amount of wax you use is enough. The more wax you use, the harder it is to get the shine.
post #11918 of 33197
What are good pocket square colors paired with a purple shirt? Yellow?
post #11919 of 33197
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

What are good pocket square colors paired with a purple shirt? Yellow?

Depends on the rest of the ensemble.
post #11920 of 33197
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Depends on the rest of the ensemble.

Walnut shoes, light coloured chinos, dark brown SC, purple gingham shirt.
post #11921 of 33197
In my mind I see something olive, or something with olive in it.
post #11922 of 33197
Anyone offering UK proxy services?

I see the old thread is archived, so is this the place to ask now?
post #11923 of 33197
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

In my mind I see something olive, or something with olive in it.

Thanks, will definitely go with that as I already have an olive ps smile.gif.
post #11924 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Pieceofsand View Post

How do you guys feel about this vintage light blue 3 piece? I have just purchased it couple days ago. While it is on its way I feel as if the maybe color might be a bit too much, I'm not sure whether to keep it or return it once it arrives.
Here is the photo of the jacket. Inputs welcome.
$(KGrHqF,!jUE65jdWOSEBO8qLlKvgw~~60_3.JPG

If it fit me, I would totally rock it (as a two-piece). No guts, no glory.
post #11925 of 33197
Whut he sez.

Only, that's some killer waist supression. Can you button it?
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