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

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

  1. vim147

    vim147 Member

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    Also do i go for flat or round wax laces ? any good stockists to buy them from in UK.
     
  2. Satmoche

    Satmoche Well-Known Member

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    I know that Justin Fitzpatrick - the Shoe Snob - sells flat ones, I have not tested myself so I could not comment on the quality.
     
  3. EnglishShoes

    EnglishShoes Well-Known Member

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    Look at what you already have on the shoes. Church's tend to have flat waxed laces. Crockett & Jones tend to use round laces.

    I just bought a batch of flat and round laces from A Fine Pair of Shoes in the UK and they are a very good match for the originals. Very pleased with my purchase.

    Take a lace of your current shoe and measure the length before ordering the right one.
     
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  4. mreams99

    mreams99 Well-Known Member

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    IMG_0229.JPG I've got an older pair of cordovan shoes (Allen Edmonds MacNeil) that are in great shape. I thought that I should clean them up a little, using a damp cloth (water) at first. There were still some darker blotches of polish, so I went over them again using a little rubbing alcohol on the water-dampened cloth. That helped get rid of most dark blotches of polish. One shoe is darker than the other now. These are burgundy (color #8).

    I had planned to use a little VSC, but I'm wondering if I should apply some of the Allen Edmonds cordovan cream (in burgundy) first, to help even out the color. Any suggestions?
     
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