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**The Official Shoe Care Thread: Tutorials, Photos, etc.**

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr. Moo, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. Teeka

    Teeka Well-Known Member

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    BTW; I just ordered Saphir Renovateur Cleaner and Conditioner, not sure it will help[​IMG]
     
  2. glenjay

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    It is hard to tell from the picture what the nature of the mark is. If it is a mark on the finish of the leather, you might be able to remove, or at least diminish, most of it by using RenoMat. If the mark goes into the leather itself to any degree, you probably won't get rid of it.

    If the Renovateur, that you bought already, doesn't get rid of the mark (and I suspect it won't), then I would try striping both boots (just to keep them even) with RenoMat. It would also be a good idea to give the boots a good once over with leather conditioner after using RenoMat. After waiting a day for the leather conditioner to soak in you could try putting the Renovateur back on again if you like.
     
  3. goodlensboy

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    Good to hear all is well... wear in good health.

    The only problem now is how to wear anything else
    It is indeed difficult to downshift from JL, I think people do that when the Lobb last is not perfect for them and there are better fitting or looking lasts in other shoe brands (e.g. TF or italian narrower lasts), or the person wants to have more good enough shoes (e.g. GG, CJ etc) in different styles and colors for money than having one perfect pair in JL

    Or people want to experience bespoke/MTO for less price like Meccariello etc, or just diversify in other similar quality brands like Corthay, Bemer ...
     
  4. Teeka

    Teeka Well-Known Member

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    Thanks gleniay!! for the very useful information.

    -Cheers-
     
  5. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Well-Known Member

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    Some "cleaning porn". :/

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. SuitedDx

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    Deets please? I like that toe medallion/shape
     
  7. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Well-Known Member

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    Antonio Meccariello
     
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    Jhors2 Well-Known Member

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    What do you do for ratty front edges like that? I always scuff the fronts of my shoes, I'm thinking about getting toe taps on all of them or nailed on metal toe protectors. I realized after polishing a couple of my lower end shoes that shoe care is one of my favorite things to pass the time.
     
  10. MalfordOfLondon

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    I doesn't bother me really but I'm quite "toe heavy" so decided to get taps with the next pair.
     
  11. Fxxd

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    Hi, I posted this in the Crockett and Jones thread, but figured this is a more appropriate thread:


    I just got a pair of Black Antique Nubuck Tetbury. Have ordered the C&J wax polish, and also looking at getting Saphir Renovateur and Saphir Cream polish.

    For the cream polish, should I get black or neutral colour? On the C&J care video, the french fellow says to apply a neutral cream before applying a wax polish. Is he talking about cream polish or conditioning (renovatuer) cream?


    The cream I am talking about:

    http://www.afinepairofshoes.co.uk/c...phir-medaille-dor-pommadier-cream-polish-75ml
     
  12. grendel

    grendel Well-Known Member

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    That stuff is for smooth calf, not nubuck.
     
  13. Dingusberry

    Dingusberry Well-Known Member

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    I am new to smooth leather shoes, and I just received my first pair of smooth leather shoes, which is Loake Litchfield.
    I bought the shoes with Loake's own wax polish in the same colour.

    So to the questions.
    What's a wax polish? And how should I lubricate it?
    What products should I buy to maintain the shoes?
     
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  14. grendel

    grendel Well-Known Member

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    Read the first 20 pages of this thread and you should have all the answers you need... Read the rest if you want the masters class
     
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  15. Winston S.

    Winston S. Well-Known Member

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    +1.
     
  16. Shoeliker

    Shoeliker Well-Known Member

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    Tru dat.
     
  17. Fxxd

    Fxxd New Member

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    The 'antique nubuck' on the Tetbury isn't a suede-like nubuck, it feels more like calf.
     
  18. knezz

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    Greetings,

    I have a pair of medium brown leather and suede spectators. After polishing with medium brown polish I finished the job with neutral polish. After the shoes sitting for a while the shoes developed the white look of the neutral polish in the holes of the medallion. Is there any way of devolving the polish without compromising the shoe. I have to be extremely careful of the upper of the shoe is suede. The medallion has quite a few pin hole size holes. I did use a pin to clean out a bit of the neutral polish. I used Saphir and from my reading here - didn't think that it would turn white like kiwi. Is there any way to help resolve the issue?

    Regards.
     
  19. Rook1

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    I just bought a pair of used AE. Just to be on the safe side, I want to clean the insides to kill off any potential bacteria/fungus/etc. Would lysol suffice or is that too harsh?
     
  20. kwhunter

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    Read the postings about fumigation about 6 pages back.
     

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