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Yet more shoes questions

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by demeis, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. demeis

    demeis Well-Known Member

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    1) whats the difference between shoe cream and polish?
    2) I know i should polish my shoes when i get them, does it matter if i use shoe cream or shoe polish?
    3) How does shoe wax that i keep hearing about fit into this whole picture.
    4) DO you recommend cleaning shoe brushes and clothes or just buyin new ones?

    Sorry if i sound so ignorant but i just starting buying decent shoes and i want them to last and i'm not quite sure how to fully take care of them and i can't find the posts the i remember vaguely hearing about this stuff in.
     
  2. smartie_addict

    smartie_addict Active Member

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    Please, please, please: search first. There are many, many, many (you get the point) threads on care ofr beautiful shoes. I actually spent the better part of my morning reading them all. My favorite linked to this ask andy page: Perfect shoeshine
     
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  5. Renault78law

    Renault78law Well-Known Member

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    polish and wax are the same thing. they put a protective layer between the elements and the leather.

    cream is used to nourish and rejuvinate the color of the leather.

    when you get new shoes, it's a good idea to add a layer or two of polish. but it's not absolutely necessary. cream is not needed unless the leather is particularly dry, eg very old stock.

    i don't wash my rags, I just throw them away. i use old t-shirts or socks...any rag I can find.
     

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