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  1. hangerproject

    How to Shine Allen Edmonds Fifth Avenue

    Kirby Allison, founder of the Hanger Project, shows you how to shine a pair of Allen Edmonds Fifth Avenue. Allen Edmonds shoes are a great pair of shoes to own but in order to keep them looking as great as new, you have to maintain their shine. Follow these steps to shine your pair of Allen...
  2. A

    Spit Polish With Neutral Wax?

    Let's say I have a black pair of dress shoes that I first polish with black cream polish. Can I use a neutral wax on the toe cap to achieve a high-gloss spit shine? Or must I use a black-pigmented wax? Does the same apply for brown leather dress shoes? Can I use a neutral wax on top of a brown...
  3. wdkwang

    Polishing question

    Recently got into wearing higher quality dress shoes, and now have 6 pairs of Allen Edmonds. I've looked at shoe care products and how-to videos on shoe shining, but am still left with a few questions. For each shoe, my process is to apply AE leather conditioner, then AE cream polish, and finish...
  4. shekkery

    Shoe Shining a Cognac Shoe? Not sure where to begin ...

    I recently bought this shoe -- http://www.buy.com/prod/stacy-adams-men-s-bedford/246036877.html and I realized I don't know how to get shoe shine for it? Should I use a neutral color or tan? I've been looking up Cognac Shoe Shine -- but I haven't found anything specific that would help me out...
  5. Anden

    Remove "high shine" coating on shoes?

    I got a deal on a pair of church´s tassel loafers. When they arrived they looked really shiny and my shoemaker confirmed what I feared. A thin layer of "high shine coat" was a part of the deal. I prefer a man made shine. Is it possible to remove it from the shoe without ruining it? Thanks...
  6. Mr. Moo

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

    In this thread we talk about shoe care, post our favorite products, before and after photos of our shoes, etc. There seem to be a few opinions on whether to use wax, paste, polish, cream? On what kinds of shoes? How often? Which products? What to avoid? Etc. Perhaps we can all contribute words...
  7. k4lnamja

    Should I use saddle soap or no?

    I finally received all of my supplies from AE and went and bought some saddle soap from a local shoe repair shop here in LA. I bought the saddle soap b/c my shoe shine guy would always use this plus I read some of you use it as well. But when I did a recent search (a few minutes ago) some were...
  8. BaseballDad

    Matching Shoe Polish To Shoe Color?...

    How do you go about getting the best color match between your shoe's original color and polish or wax? Many online sellers sell shoes, i.e. C & J in their "unique" colors...chestnut, but do not offer the corresponding chestnut polish. Some manufacturers do not even make color-matched...
  9. GBer

    Hard & Soft Bristle Brushes for polishing?

    Looking for some advice on when to use which brush... Some say to use the soft to clean dirt then polish with the hard. I've also heard the other way around. What do you guys do and recommend? I like to get my shoes shining like patent leather.
  10. Oyaji

    Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

    Those are nice Oyaji. Thanks, they are my favorite one. Here another pair of mine, G&G St James (from Bespoke-England), always showing left foot pics as it is my "worst" foot:
  11. seesee

    Are there matt shoe polish?

    Well I find most shoe polish too shiny, are there shoe polish that gives a Matt finish? Please help me! thanks
  12. Henry Boogers

    Removing Shiny Topcoat on Shoes / Keith Highlander Pictorial

    Okay, so I received my very expensive Keith Highlander shoes from Ebay for a whopping price of $35 + shipping last night and decided to 'Doc Holliday' them up a bit. Thanks to the Doc for his previous explanation and pictures of his work which gave be the confidence to give this a whirl. By the...
  13. hchamp

    Black polish on brown shoes?

    From Esquire http://men.msn.com/articlees.aspx?cp...=808246&page=2 He's got a point - forgoing the brown polish is going to save you $4.99, and who doesn't like that? But does this really work? Has anyone tried black polish on brown shoes? Results?
  14. raley

    making shoes less "shiny"?

    I just received what it seems like a few people on the forum ordered a month or so ago - the Charles Tyrwhitt/Loake black chelsea boots. I really like them, and they are comfortable/fit nicely, the only problem is they are a bit too Kenneth Cole shiny. Is there any way, maybe with acetone and...
  15. dah328

    Shoe cream vs. polish

    I've know there have been lots of shoe care threads and I've read all I could find, but one thing that I've not seen mentioned is whether the use of both cream and polish is beneficial.  If only one or the other should be used, how does one choose which to use? Regards, dan

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