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The Hanger Project: Affiliate thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LA Guy, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. macjedi

    macjedi Well-Known Member

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    Happy Shoe Shine Shunday! :)

    Today, I'm giving a little TLC to a pair of Alden x J. Gilbert Tan Calf Wing Tip Boots.
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    Today's libation … an Old Fashioned with a Tovolo Ice Ball.
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    As you can see, these have a few scuffs and could use a good wax.
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    STEP 1:
    Wipe down with a damp cloth. Let dry a few minutes.
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    STEP 2:
    While I wait a few minutes for the shoes to dry, I clean and condition the laces with a little Saphir Renovateur. Just a little added to the cloth, then run the laces through the cloth a few times.
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    STEP 3:
    Brush vigorously for a few minutes on each boot.

    STEP 4:
    Apply Saphir Renovateur on each boot to moisturize and cleanse the surface. Let dry for 3 minutes and buff with a soft cloth.
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    STEP 5:
    Apply a very small amount of wax over each boot. This time I'm using Marc's technique of applying the wax and then lightly working the dried wax with a dab of water using the High-Shine Water Dispenser (courtesy of The Hanger Project) to displace the wax a bit and create a high gloss shine.
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    STEP 6:
    Brush vigorously … then buff with a soft cloth.
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    FINI:
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    Thanks! See ya next Shoe Shine Sunday!
     
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  2. Robstrongo

    Robstrongo Well-Known Member

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    Decided to give my new C&J Marlow's for Ralph Lauren some love before they see pavement. They came with a pretty decent shine but also had a lot of dried wax form the factory especially in the brogueing which came off with brushing. Followed the steps listed on the Hanger Project website for shell cordovan care using minimal amounts of Saphir Renovateur and Pate De Luxe wax . Didn't have good lighting because it rained all day, but before and after is much more pronounced IRL.
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  3. stevent

    stevent Well-Known Member

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    Polished up a pair of my girlfriends boots this weekend. Boot is by Dries, leather is so - so though nicer than on most designer shoes. Forgot to take 100% before photos but one big scratch on left toe. These boots have been worn for a few months then unworn for maybe 9 months so leather was very dried out.

    Started off with wiping down boot and brushing. Then applied two coats of reno to clean and condition leather. Darkened leather quite a bit but not in a bad way, photos from when I first started to show contrast:
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    After I applied a coat of creme to sit overnight and did two coats today, again waiting a few hours to let it really sink in. After third coat, with the materials for next stage:
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    Leather looks a little better IRL

    After the creme I put on a coat of wax over entire shoe, then 2 coats onto toes in neutral and one in black. Then one more neutral coat with a little water for a little shine. Final result:
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  4. eddiemczee

    eddiemczee Well-Known Member

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  5. Bonney

    Bonney Well-Known Member

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    I am looking for a hanger for a medium weight cafe racer leather jacket, it tends to get a bad shape in the front with regular suits hangers, would you recommend the hanger jacket suit hanger for this? I think I need something very wide in the shoulders end
     
  6. melis

    melis Active Member

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    Belated Shoe Shine Sunday Post. Here is my attempt at Midnight Blue shoes using the Saphir Navy Wax from The Hanger Project on my black oxfords. (http://www.hangerproject.com/blog/2012/06/30/navy-shoe-polish) In all photos, I left the shoe on the left unpolished and the shoe on the right with the navy wax polish. I used Saphir Nettoyant, Renovateur, Neutral Cream Polish and then at the end, the Navy Wax Polish.
    Though it is hard to tell in the photos, but the navy wax polish makes the black look richer in color.

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  7. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    I have been thinking about the enormous trunk posted and it occurred to me that such trunk is smalltimer status. Real ballers have entire houses devoted to shining shoes, yeah.
     
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  8. GothamRed

    GothamRed Well-Known Member

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    Congrats to @Robstrongo , this week's winner! Enjoy your hangers, mate!
     
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  9. macjedi

    macjedi Well-Known Member

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    Congrats @Robstrongo! Nice looking Marlows!
     
  10. GothamRed

    GothamRed Well-Known Member

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    Aaaaaaand...we're back!

    In lieu of any shoe shining on our parts today, Kirby and I met for a long conversation about Saphir, shoe shining and Shoe Shine Sunday (among other topics) over an indulgent breakfast.

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    Just a light snack

    In honor of our feast in the wee hours, we are encouraging all of you to post any shoe care related questions or thoughts you might have, in addition to giving us all some insight into your polishing habits by posting photographs here today of you shining/polishing your shoes (before and after shots, please).

    One (1) randomly chosen participant in today's thread will receive three (3) Luxury Wooden Suit Hangers! In addition, we also want to interact with all of you on social media, so cross-post to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr (using the hashtag #shoeshinesunday) — some exciting things are coming for those of you who do!

    I'll be checking back in on this thread throughout the day and I look forward to some conversation, in addition to your Shoe Shine Sunday photos!
     
  11. Swede66

    Swede66 Well-Known Member

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    Crockett & Jones Belgrave in antique chestnut. After a full cleaning/stripping, before and after polishing. Stripped by Renomat, followed by a leather soap. Maintenance with Renovateur, Md'O 1925 and Pate de Lux.

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  12. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Well-Known Member

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    very nice!
     
  13. GothamRed

    GothamRed Well-Known Member

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    They look great. Did you strip them when "new" or after a certain amount of time?
     
  14. Swede66

    Swede66 Well-Known Member

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    Thanx.

    They're about three years old so quite used. Typically I do the full cleaning/stripping regime twice a year. Between those sessions I give them a bit of Reno once in a while and refresh the toes with wax to keep the shine going.
     
  15. brillopad

    brillopad Well-Known Member

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    Although I have a couple pairs of suede shoes now, I'm not as proficient in their care regimen (and don't have all of the recommended care products yet). Nonetheless, I'm still able to keep them from looking too ratty with a few simple things.

    Here's a pair of suede captoes, made by Alfred Sargent for Sid Mashburn (a great ebay find). They've seen a lot of wear and it's starting to show. Although I'm sure they've earned a good suede shampoo or whatever, I just did some touch up work this time around. Before:

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    Here, after some brushing, Reno on the sole edges, and a suede eraser on the bumps and bruises:

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    It's a subtle change, but I think they look much better.
     
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  16. LeSacre

    LeSacre Well-Known Member

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    I recently purchased (from @mktitsworth [​IMG]) a pair of Gaziano & Girling Deco Black Collcutts. They were already in fantastic shape, but I decided I wanted a little extra shine especially in the toe box area. I used the Deco Black polish in thin layers and drops of water sparingly. Here are the results:

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    I was on a roll so I decided to start working on my Edward Green x RLPL tuxedo shoes using Saphir's navy wax this time. Got half way through today:

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    Red, I might pick your brain sometime soon on how to bring out the bleaching on the G&Gs
     
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  17. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Well-Known Member

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    My G&G Westburys were in pretty good shape but hadn't gotten any attention for a while. I also wanted to darken a pair of Carmina hatchgrain chukkas and change the laces. Dark brown Glen Karen on both.

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    After (forgot to take a picture of the Westburys before I put them away):

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  18. tkocloser

    tkocloser New Member

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    4-way Presidential Shine
    2 pairs of Black Calfskin Gravati custom shoes & 2 pairs of Brown Radica Gravati custom shoes

    Gentlemen, time for a little spring cleaning!

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    Here are four pairs, on the black calfskin pairs post-RenoMat & post-Dubbin Graisse. Just Dubbin Graisse on the brown radica as I don’t want to mar the special radica finish on the brown leather. I know, I know, the RenoMat is probably safe but I prefer caution in this case so for now, I’m sticking to a light application of Dubbin Graisse on the vamp & heel with three or four days to soak in.

    Black calfskin: Saphir Renovateur, then three thin layers of Saphir MDO Pommadier Black Cream polish followed by three thin layers of Saphir MDO Pate de Luxe Black Wax & they are looking stunning again! Loving Kirby’s new water dispenser for high gloss shines from the Hanger Project, by the way. I’m so glad to be rid of my clumsy water sprayer.

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    Brown radica: Saphir Renovateur, then three thin layers of Saphir MDO Pommadier Neutral cream polish followed by three thin layers of Saphir MDO Neutral Pate de Luxe Wax polish & we are back in business. I don’t bring these to as high of a gloss shine just out of preference on these two pairs.

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    Here is whole lineup. The boys are cleaned up & ready for business.

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  19. macjedi

    macjedi Well-Known Member

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    Happy Shoe Shine Shunday! :)

    Got my Hanger Project Suede Cleaning Kit, so I thought I'd put it to good use.

    Today, I'm working on a pair of Target, yes Target :O, Merona suede chukka's I thrifted two years ago for $5. I think I may have worn them once, but always intended to darken them and get some new laces. The color was very dull and the laces they came with were like sneaker laces, they were thrown out immediately. Unfortunately, it took me two years to get the appropriate Saphir Suede Spray to recolor them.

    Today's drink BTW is a Negroni.

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    I think they're actually wearable now!!!


    Cheers!

    Macjedi
     
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  20. Artking3

    Artking3 Well-Known Member

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    I'm starting to wear more shoes made of suede instead of calf. There are two schools of thought on caring for them. The first is to keep them looking as new as possible, which requires quite a bit of care. The second is to just wear them while acquiring a patina, just the occasional brushing and cleaning of the odd stain. I'm tending toward the second school of thought, but I would like to know what others prefer.
     
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