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Tights = next level menswear?

This thread cracks me up.
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Any tips for cleaning wax and conditioner out of brogues?
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Any tips for cleaning wax and conditioner out of brogues?

When I polish, I use a horsehair brush as the first buffing step after applying conditioner/cream/wax. Doesn't do a great job of getting a shine, but is most useful, IMO, to get out anything that has gotten into the perforations before you start buffing with whatever type of cloth you use.

If you've forgotten to do this and it has hardened, then I'd say a toothrush is probably the best bet?

I also use a toothbrush to clean the welt area.
post #50539 of 57856


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post #50540 of 57856

Don't know how you guys are struggling shining your shooz

 

I brush, renovatuer, let dry for like 10-15min, brush hard, dampen a cloth, half a pea-sized polish and a spray of water, rub it in circles, and then repeat until mirror. Easy. 

post #50541 of 57856

Lots of SW bros wear tights under shorts. Common enough.

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post #50543 of 57856
Tbh I've never done a mirror shine.

I just give my shoes a lick of conditioner when they need it.
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A guide to 'shoeshine products for beginners' would be nice if somebody could be arsed...
post #50545 of 57856
I have a Garry Nelson come to my house and do my shoes each week. He brings a female in panty hose.
post #50546 of 57856
Btw I just bought a Seiko Sub

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Originally Posted by ryanohare View Post

A guide to 'shoeshine products for beginners' would be nice if somebody could be arsed...
Set up sophisticated shoe care kit.**

Get one large ice cream container - empty - tear one old white cotton T shirt into 4 pieces.
Buy cheap shoe brush from supermarket.
Buy tubes of Collinol with sponge top/applicator, in 3 or 4 basic colours, (mid brown, dark brown, black, burgundy/mahogany), apply to shoes, in various combinations as mood takes you.
Brush to dull shine, wear shoes.
Buy BIG tube of WAPRO leather furniture conditioner - slather on shoes every 3 months or so and leave for 24 hours before brushing off.
If you have suede shoes.
Buy tin of suede spray-on protector - spray on before wearing first time and every few months afterwards.
Buy or purloin from child a soft white rubber/eraser to remove stains.
Pinch soft pumice stone from a beauty kit to remove stains.
Use old stiff tooth brush to brush up suede.

Most important: Spread newspaper on kitchen table to perform the cleaning every couple of weeks or so.


Note: this will not necessarily impress people or make a good photo on a menswear tumblr. But it will cost very little and look after you shoes as well as anything more expensive.

** it is assumed that, unless you are a total idiot, you will have Topy on shoes sole unless they are rubber or Dainite.
Edited by fxh - 6/5/14 at 7:28pm
post #50548 of 57856
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

There are a few Perth members around from time to time. "Johnsnothere" is one that I remember but I'm sure that a few other people from Perth post from time to time.

Guilty as charged. More of a lurker these days.
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post #50550 of 57856
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Originally Posted by ryanohare View Post

A guide to 'shoeshine products for beginners' would be nice if somebody could be arsed...
If you follow one of the million add links around here to the hangar project the have a very comprehensive guide to shoeshining and the use for all their different products. That's how I taught myself. They only sell sapphir though so starting out with their gear will be pretty pricey.

http://www.hangerproject.com/shoe-care-guide/basic-shoe-care-guide/

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