Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
Are AE walnut shoe polish available in Canada?
They sell it on the website, which is how I get mine. Not sure about shipping to Canada, though.
Check out Novelty Shoe Repair at Yonge and Adelaide...I picked up a few shoe creams there under the brand name "Collonil" which is supposedly the exact same cream AE uses, except they just stamp AE all over it. I'm not sure if they have Walnut, but so far the black, brown, and burgundy creams I've used are great (I don't own AE brand polish so I can't completely verify).
So I will need an AE conditioner and AE walnut shoe shine? Do I have to buy AE or will the other brands work just as well?
Thanks, will check that out.
I think I've seen AE shore care products at Harry Rosen on Bloor. Might be worth it to give them a call.
Yes. Harry Rosen should have it. That's where I got mine
Any shoe leather conditioner should work fine, but be careful with the polish/cream. I could not find an appropriate walnut replacement where I live, so I just got the AE version. In a pinch, neutral should do fine.
Anyone know which last the Steinbok uses? I want to pull the trigger but am unsure of sizing.
^style number ends with a 1, so should be the last 1, same last as the Dalton boot.
Those are ghastly.
Your insight on the last was extremely helpful. Thanks.
Anyone interested in MacNeil firsts black/brown in sz. 9.5-11 (except 10.5 brown) for $250 shipped? PM me for details if so.
Do Allen Edmonds Outlet stores sell Park Avenues? If so, what is the going price?
We all have our own systems and opinions about this and there really is no wrong answer (aside from doing nothing forever). I use a conditioner like saphir renovateur when shoes are new then follow that up with a wax polish to get them shiny. In lieu of a conditioner, AE's 'Premium Shoe Polish' which is a color matched cream in a tube will also condition the leather. Then follow up with a wax polish if you want them to shine. I can't get shoes to really shine (mirror shine) using AE's wax but I can get a great shine with regular ole Kiwi.
I condition every couple of months (or more depending on use) and reapply wax as needed to keep up the mirror shine. Lastly, I hit them with a brush for a minute or so after each wear and use a damp cloth to remove salt in winter (most important step).
First image is 3 coats of AE's wax, 2nd & 3rd image is 3 more coats of kiwi.
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