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I know that this has been talked about already, but I'd love an answer without searching this entire thread. Has anyone used a deer bone to polish their shoes and how effective is it? Would you recommend it? Thanks in advance.

Search. Very effective and this has been written about ad nauseum.
post #67037 of 122416
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Search. Very effective and this has been written about ad nauseum.

+1

post #67038 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Roggie Rog View Post

I know that this has been talked about already, but I'd love an answer without searching this entire thread. Has anyone used a deer bone to polish their shoes and how effective is it? Would you recommend it? Thanks in advance.

Never understood why some people get so bent out of shape when a repeat question is posed. As if searching this thread for answers is easy or foolproof. To your question, I used a dear bone initially when I was trying to bring an old pair of shells back to life. I think it worked but I was so inexperienced at that time about how to care for shell. As I've learned more, I have come to use it less and less. For my money, a damp towel combined with diligent and vigorous brushing works best for on-going maintenance. Mix a little Reno in for shoes that need to be brought back to life. I don't know that the deer bone adds much to that though it does work well on small scratches and nicks.

I spent about $30 on my dear bone. Looking back on it I wish I had allocated that $30 to other shoe care products.
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Never understood why some people get so bent out of shape when a repeat question is posed. As if searching this thread for answers is easy or foolproof. To your question, I used a dear bone initially when I was trying to bring an old pair of shells back to life. I think it worked but I was so inexperienced at that time about how to care for shell. As I've learned more, I have come to use it less and less. For my money, a damp towel combined with diligent and vigorous brushing works best for on-going maintenance. Mix a little Reno in for shoes that need to be brought back to life. I don't know that the deer bone adds much to that though it does work well on small scratches and nicks.

I spent about $30 on my dear bone. Looking back on it I wish I had allocated that $30 to other shoe care products.

 

agreed.. a thread like this is far too large to try and sift through..

 

I alternate between deer bone, reno, and VSC for shell. no real rhyme or reason, just whatever I feel like grabbing..

 

I definitely do not have the shine that mac and others have, but I also tend to lean towards more casual so a matte finish is not necessarily a bad thing in my eyes

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agreed.. a thread like this is far too large to try and sift through..

I alternate between deer bone, reno, and VSC for shell. no real rhyme or reason, just whatever I feel like grabbing..

I definitely do not have the shine that mac and others have, but I also tend to lean towards more casual so a matte finish is not necessarily a bad thing in my eyes

I'm with you. It was an especially long week at work. It's a little after midnight in Pgh. and my wife and son are in bed, I made a drink and engaged in one of my favorite pastimes, shell maintenance. Decided to work on these 3.......



Hit all 3 with a damp rag and threw some Alden color 8 paste wax on the tassel/longwings and let them sit (trying to darken them a little). Used some AE chili heel dressing on the Alden LHS's and just brushed the heck out of the LHS's and lace longwings. Once done, brushed the heck out of the tassle's. That's tonight's routine. Tomorrow may be something completely different.
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agreed.. a thread like this is far too large to try and sift through..

I alternate between deer bone, reno, and VSC for shell. no real rhyme or reason, just whatever I feel like grabbing..

I definitely do not have the shine that mac and others have, but I also tend to lean towards more casual so a matte finish is not necessarily a bad thing in my eyes

and there is no connection between the lengthof this thread and the many repeated questions? . Even if repeats did not materially add to the length of the thread it is a matter of courtesy and efficiency. Searching is not sifting through the thread. The beautubof searchbis precisely that you are targeting what you want, not sifting.

I never understand why some get bent out of shape about other people's time
Edited by aldenwear - 11/22/13 at 11:56pm
post #67042 of 122416
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Never understood why some people get so bent out of shape when a repeat question is posed. As if searching this thread for answers is easy or foolproof.

I generally agree with you but this week I found myself answering the same question multiple times (where to find antique color 8 LWBs) and reporting an answer I gave to 990 vs Dover question a couple or months ago. I've probably answered the Barrie boot vs shoe question 10 times. I am working on a FAQ / popular shoe retailer list
post #67043 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Roggie Rog View Post

I know that this has been talked about already, but I'd love an answer without searching this entire thread. Has anyone used a deer bone to polish their shoes and how effective is it? Would you recommend it? Thanks in advance.

Never understood why some people get so bent out of shape when a repeat question is posed.

It's not just that he asked the question again.
It's that he stated up front he knows the question has been asked before and that he's too lazy to go search for it himself.
post #67044 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Roggie Rog View Post
 

I know that this has been talked about already, but I'd love an answer without searching this entire thread. Has anyone used a deer bone to polish their shoes and how effective is it? Would you recommend it? Thanks in advance.

The primary use I have for mine is to help with nicks and scratches. I also from time to time use it for helping massage the creases in the vamp. That is all I would recommend. Saphir Renovateur (or VSC) is the product that most folks will agree is a staple. 

That being said, there isn't much good substitution for elbow grease and a decent brush. (brush quality is subjective as well)

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While a search may or may not yield the results one is looking for, i believe that some individuals simply enjoy the interaction aspect of the back and forth dialogue.
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While a search may or may not yield the results one is looking for, i believe that some individuals simply enjoy the interaction aspect of the back and forth dialogue.

+1 agree

post #67047 of 122416
Morning Gents,

I'm currently looking at a Grant boot and wanted to ask a question. Has anyone gone with their Barrie size when ordering a Grant lasted shoe/boot? If so, what areas seem tighter/looser on the Grant than the Barrie? I know everyone's feet are different but I'm looking for a little more detail/reasoning than simply "go TTS on the grant " etc.

Thanks in advance!
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FWIW when i spoke to Cathy at alden dc she advised me going with my barrie size would not work. Shame too, I really wanted the cigar captoes. Oh well.
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FWIW when i spoke to Cathy at alden dc she advised me going with my barrie size would not work. Shame too, I really wanted the cigar captoes. Oh well.

Ya, I figured my barrie size would not work as well. I just want to know why. Is the grant shorter? Narrower? Or a combo of both? Is the ball/vamp tighter? How does the heel compare?
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My Grant boots in 10E are the same size as my Barrie 9.5E

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