Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
Thank you, kind sir.
Cordovan Dalton y'day. I couldnt stop looking down at my feet!
Gorgeous, and no creases yet. And they will look better with wear and age.
WOW!! That new burnished cordovan coloring is really really nice. If you don't mind, post a pic or two after some creasing.
Agreed--it's amazing and smells great too. I have learned that a little goes a long way, and not to let it sit on the leather too long as it gets harder to buff off the longer you wait.
Agree on all points. I learned the using too much and leaving it on too long lesson the hard way.
Is it a lot better than the Allen Edmonds Conditioner Cleaner?
FYI for those interested - Cordovan Dundees and Cordovan Daltons are on the AE website now:
As well as bourbon calf Strands:
I'm sure I'm missing something, but those were the top 'o the list for me.
I would love to hear some realistic answers on this as well. I fully believe that Saphir has earned it's reputation, and is a fantastic product. That said, you pay almost 4.5 times more for Saphir Renovateur for 1/3 of the amount of product that you get in one bottle of AE cleaner/conditioner. Is it really worth that kind of difference? I would hesitate to ask this question on the Shoe Care thread or one of the English shoe threads because it will inevitably bring the "don't you want the best for your shoes!?" responses . Hoping fellow AE fans can be a bit more objective.
Wow I would have never thought to put Reno on my beeswax DB. I just went to Oktoberfest this past weekend as well and they got all messed up as well. All I did was brushed off the dirt. Could you pm pics of your reno'd db's?
For whatever it's worth, I have and use both. I have also used AE polish (in the tubes) and kiwi (in the cans), as well as AE cordovan cream.
For new calfskin shoes, I use AE cleaner / conditioner to moisturize the leather. I also use AE polish (in the tubes) for the first few polishing sessions. After that, I switch to Renovateur and Kiwi if I need them to shine.
For my shell cordovan, I use Renovateur almost exclusively, though I usually also hit them with kiwi wax about 1x per year. If I want to get some of the burgundy coloring back, I use AE cordovan cream, but as stated a few pages back, you need to be really careful with this, and apply only a very little bit at a time.
I bought 2 glass tubs of Renovateur over a year ago - I am less than 1/4 of the way through my first one. You just don't use much of it....
What, y'all don't have yours yet?
Kidding. But on a serious note, their online pics really don't do them justice.
I sent in my moneys the week they became available to order and they still haven't made it to me yet (but I was told a size 14B would take a little extra time).
Photos like this make me really impatient.
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