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post #30766 of 54996
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Originally Posted by jobro View Post

I use kiwi's parade gloss and have no trouble at all maintaining a mirror shine. I wouldn't use any other product from kiwi though, every one of the brown polishes seems to turn shoes a red-ish colour.

My Cobbler says not to go near my RMWs with it.

I've used it for many many years since purchasing my first tin to polish parade boots. I've never seen any cracking or drying of the leather that some people "report" and it is for this reason I have never purchased a tin of regular black polish from kiwi. I might make my next tin of black polish regular kiwi to see the difference, but I'm very happy with the parade gloss.

I would suggest trying black kiwi polish first, if you don't like the results go for something more "high quality" but honestly in my experience the difference in "quality" is negligible although it is easier to colour match in the more expensive brands.
post #30767 of 54996
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

Hello, from Hong Kong!
Any awesome places to shop? Walked past Brunello Cucinelli store, didn't bother going in because its (quite) a bit out of my budget. Went into Massimo Dutti expecting half canvassed seems like all fused stuff, went out disappointed. Unlikely acquisition is a pair of h&m linen trousers for HK$149 which is a princely sum of ~AU$20. Will need to find places for decent shoes around ~AU$200 bracket.

Hi Blah, sounds like you're having fun over there. Visiting the Armoury while you are in town?
post #30768 of 54996
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

I don't know whats SF approved and if i did I might ....

But I use Collinol Creams instead of Saphir - and I have a plastic storage box full of Saphir stuff I get given as a gift from a mate who travels to France a lot.

Saphir is too smelly I may revert to Collonil.
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Originally Posted by jobro View Post

I've used it for many many years since purchasing my first tin to polish parade boots. I've never seen any cracking or drying of the leather that some people "report" and it is for this reason I have never purchased a tin of regular black polish from kiwi. I might make my next tin of black polish regular kiwi to see the difference, but I'm very happy with the parade gloss.

I would suggest trying black kiwi polish first, if you don't like the results go for something more "high quality" but honestly in my experience the difference in "quality" is negligible although it is easier to colour match in the more expensive brands.

No . Do not use Parade Gloss as it is too full of turps and destroys the leather. Even regular Kiwi has to be watched though it works well.
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Reminds me of why I left Wagga Wagga for Canberra, better class of bogans in this town.

You will never make the cut for the Riverine Club mate.
post #30769 of 54996
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Originally Posted by meister View Post


No . Do not use Parade Gloss as it is too full of turps and destroys the leather. Even regular Kiwi has to be watched though it works well.

I would really like to see a pair of shoes with leather that has been "destroyed" from parade gloss. I think I might try and dig up some parade boots from the 70's and show some loafers from the 80's that have both been polished with parade gloss over their life.
post #30770 of 54996
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post #30771 of 54996
I don't think theres anything wrong with Saphir - I just like a duller shine (I don't like a spit /parade shine at all) and I think the Collinol Creme gives a bit of a drink.

I've been putting Bunnings Furniture wax /polish on my work boots and its fine.

I rub Dubbin into leather soles.

I get others to rub coconut milk into my best bits.
post #30772 of 54996
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

Hello, from Hong Kong!
Any awesome places to shop? Walked past Brunello Cucinelli store, didn't bother going in because its (quite) a bit out of my budget. Went into Massimo Dutti expecting half canvassed seems like all fused stuff, went out disappointed. Unlikely acquisition is a pair of h&m linen trousers for HK$149 which is a princely sum of ~AU$20. Will need to find places for decent shoes around ~AU$200 bracket.
Good to see you back blah

Uniglo is the go - when I was in Tokyo they had some nice linen/cotton jackets for ~$80 aud - I got a bit confused - some were, sadly, trendy bum freezers, but some were not. I regret not getting a pair of Uniglo jeans. (yes I've decide I may yet wear jeans again)

Forget about clothes- take the ferry to Cheung Chau island and have a nice day away from crowds and eat great food
post #30773 of 54996
Macau. The best day trip ever
post #30774 of 54996
Eurasian babes. That is all.
post #30775 of 54996
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

I don't think theres anything wrong with Saphir - I just like a duller shine (I don't like a spit /parade shine at all) and I think the Collinol Creme gives a bit of a drink.

I've been putting Bunnings Furniture wax /polish on my work boots and its fine.

I rub Dubbin into leather soles.

I get others to rub coconut milk into my best bits.

Had to take that extra step...
post #30776 of 54996
Well, now, it wouldn't be a genuine Fxh post without that extra step.
post #30777 of 54996
No, it wouldn't.
post #30778 of 54996
Hey Guys
Sorry to hijack the thread....frequent reader and infrequent poster...keen to get a deer bone for my cordovan shoes (heard it is very beneficial)...anywhere in Melbourne got it?
Thanks
OLG
post #30779 of 54996
The Ms is sitting in front of TV watching Richmond vs Geelong, yelling & swearing, drinking and eating chips etc.

Me: I'm in the office having a quiet James Squire Stowaway IPA, listening to ABC Jazz on digital radio, Yamaha NS10 - white cone vintage speakers, and reading the Productivity Commission Report on NDIS.
I can't stand sport.

Its a funny old world isn't it.
post #30780 of 54996
Nowhere in Melbourne has it. You'll have to order online and pay exorbitant shipping fees. I have one I bought from The Hanger Project. Happy to sell you it.

As an addendum for other frequent posters and friends here (GN, PS, et al) - can't even take myself seriously now that I'm selling deer bone hahahaaa
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