Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
pair of brown patriots and a burgundy belt enroute.. the money goes so quick lol
I liked them so much that I after I received the brown shell ones I ordered the burgundy shell as well. You need to hurry though as today is the last day of the sale you may never again be able to buy shell for $359. What with the shell shortage and all you may never have an opportunity to buy shell again at any price. I'm really joking around but $359 is a great price for shell. My brown ones had a little color variance on the upper as well and I used Saphir renovateur and some Alden brown wax and they now look like liquid chocolate. Could not be happier with the purchase. I wore them without socks yesterday and they were extremely comfortable.
What about some chukka boots? Dundees are nice (especially in cordovan). Maybe a slip-on loafer style? What do you want them for? Casual or dress?
Try with saphir renovateur to remove imperfection at upper. Probably its factory polish.
for those who think Saphir Renovateur is so good see (from the shoe care thread):
I like Reno, and have had only positive experiences with it.
Nick at BNelson Shoes uses various Saphir products, Reno included. He knows a thing or two about shoes.
Good questions and thank you for the feedback. I do like the Dundees but have some Desert boots that I am waiting to wear out a bit more before I move into a nicer pair.
These would be mostly for casual use in the SF definition business casual environment to be more specific. I rarely wear a tie but do wear dress shirts, OCBD on Friday's. Wool, linen, flannel pants. I think McAllister's and Macneil's are more on that sort of casual side?
A shell cordovan Dundee would work just fine for your intended uses. As would a shell cordovan Leeds. I would suggest going with one of those models in burgundy shell.
I haven't read the entire thread but both post you quoted were by one member. I know for a fact that B. Nelson (arguably the best shoe guy in the U.S.) uses Saphir. So does Stephen at Leffot as well as Ron Rider. I'd be interested in knowing "which" ingredients are questionable. Sounds like gibberish to me. I use Saphir Reno on all my shell shoes and I use Saphir wax polish on all my calfskin shoes. I've never had any issues and that is with 25+ pair of shoes.
i guess the question is do they use or sell Saphir because it really performs the best, or just because people request it so much?
i also don't really get the impression that Stephen at Leffot knows a whole bunch about caring for shoes as exemplified by his video here where he is using way too much polish and stuff on shell cordovan and does it every 2 weeks?:
I guess the question would be, if I were to get Leeds what size? I'm a 10D in the 5 last but a 10.5C in the 4. I suppose a trip to the store would truly answer the question but off the top do you know how the 1 last fits?
So, let me get this straight, your argument is based on one poster's anecdotal experience. Yet, you are questioning whether we should listen to recognized experts due to your speculation that they just give the public what they want as opposed to doing what they believe is right?
I have some VSC as well and use it at times. I don't get as good a shine with it as I do with the reno. I bought the VSC on Nick Horween's recommendation and use it before I store my shoes for the season (like I just did with my boots). I'll also admit that most of the time I do't use anything on my shell shoes except a brush. Only when they are dirty or start getting scuffs will I break out the various products. For calf I mostly brush and then apply Saphir wax polish as needed.
Decided not to buy the chili Daltons, today I received an email from AE swat. The only question is walnut or cappacino? Thoughts gentlemen?
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