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What is the best Shoe Cream or Wax for Black Shell Cordovan?

If you want a cream black in color, go with Saphir cordovan cream in black. For a black wax, use Alden.

If you want no color, go with Saphir Reno or VSC.

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post #62762 of 89935
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

I used AE black cordovan cream a few years ago for a couple of treatments. I hated it. It was retired to the garbage can.

I have used Saphir black cordovan cream. When treating black shell, however, my preferred product is Reno. I also use VSC from time to time for black shell.

When do you decide to use VSC as opposed to Saphir/Alden products? I've never used VSC, but it seems like a product I should own...
post #62763 of 89935
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

When do you decide to use VSC as opposed to Saphir/Alden products? I've never used VSC, but it seems like a product I should own...

I use VSC and have good results from it. I got a lifetime supply sized jar for like $15, so it's not a bad deal either.

-Mike
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Pair of Brand New Cigar Tassels (36630) just popped up on eBay for $250. Would have already bought them, but they are too big for me. Just a tip. 11D.

-Mike
post #62765 of 89935
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I use VSC and have good results from it. I got a lifetime supply sized jar for like $15, so it's not a bad deal either.

-Mike

Is the VSC good for shell and does that even matter. Not being a SME, I kind of assumed that there was something different about cream for shell and that the stuff typically used for calfskin was actually harmful to shell.
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Is the VSC good for shell and does that even matter. Not being a SME, I kind of assumed that there was something different about cream for shell and that the stuff typically used for calfskin was actually harmful to shell.

Horween recommends and sells VSC...
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Horween recommends and sells VSC...

They also sell Saphir Reno and Cordovan creme
http://horween.bigcartel.com/

Both work well think VSC gives more of a shine
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Thinking on pulling the trigger on the J Gilbert tan calfskin wingtip boots... Any recent fit pics (there were some I think a while back in the thread) or reviews? With the rare shell shortage this looks like a great substitute for a whiskey or ravello boot
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Welcome back uncle Mac.
Great looking shoes.
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Black shell is underrated. 

post #62772 of 89935
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Thinking on pulling the trigger on the J Gilbert tan calfskin wingtip boots... Any recent fit pics (there were some I think a while back in the thread) or reviews? With the rare shell shortage this looks like a great substitute for a whiskey or ravello boot

Alcibiades! I truly love these boots! I got them from J. Gilbert about a year ago … worn probably once or twice a week since.


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Good to have you back Uncle. Nice wingtips and combo.
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Welcome back uncle Mac.
Great looking shoes.

nephew,,
thank you
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Black shell is underrated. 

I agree with your conclusion
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