Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here (Classic menswear)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    33,498
    Likes Received:
    8,860
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    What's a good leather conditioner for shoes?

    Saphir Renovateur.
     


  2. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    33,498
    Likes Received:
    8,860
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    I got a pair of AEs that are experiencing premature creasing. I've worn the pair fewer than ten times. My mistake was not applying a leather conditioner to the shoe immediately after purchasing the shoe. Since wearing them several times I have polished the shoe using a neutral color.

    To protect the shoe my inclination is to strip the polish and condition the shoe. Should I take this to a cobbler? Longevity is hurting!


    You need to put proper sized cedar shoe trees in after each wear. It pulls out the creases and absorbs moisture. The best shoe conditioner is Saphir Renovatuer. The consensus shoesthat Saphir polishes are also the best money can buy.
     


  3. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    33,498
    Likes Received:
    8,860
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    Does AE offer cordovan seconds from their shoe bank? In particular, I'm looking for a pair of burgundy shell Leeds, just don't want to pay anything close to retail.

    Ask voxsartoria. He would probably know.
     


  4. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

    Messages:
    4,642
    Likes Received:
    310
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Location:
    DCish
    What's a good leather conditioner for shoes?

    Lexol.
     


  5. poissa

    poissa Senior member

    Messages:
    535
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2009
    You need to put proper sized cedar shoe trees in after each wear. It pulls out the creases and absorbs moisture. The best shoe conditioner is Saphir Renovatuer. The consensus shoesthat Saphir polishes are also the best money can buy.

    Thanks for the reminder about the shoe tree. I got woodlore or some such. They are solid, shaped to the shoe and most importantly fit the shoe.
    Are my $200 Allen Edmond's worth purchasing Saphir Renovateur. If so, I'll pick them up. I would also like budget options for an older pair of AE's that I'm keen on keeping much longer.
     


  6. luftvier

    luftvier Senior member

    Messages:
    3,919
    Likes Received:
    618
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Location:
    Filthydelphia
    Shell, or Not Shell?
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     


  7. LanceW

    LanceW Senior member

    Messages:
    512
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2010
    Location:
    Little Rock, AR


  8. mouseandcat

    mouseandcat Senior member

    Messages:
    115
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    May 2, 2009
    Location:
    California
    Can someone confirm that JM Weston (on madison ave) sells re-branded saphir? I tried calling no one picked up..........
     


  9. fxh

    fxh Senior member

    Messages:
    4,906
    Likes Received:
    1,473
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2010
    Location:
    Melbourne
    This is class of odd to ask, but when I sit down it seems like the crotch area of my pants always bunch up and stick up. And yes, it's just my pants . Is this standard?

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: No media files are hosted on these forums. By clicking the link below you agree to view content from an external website. We can not be held responsible for the suitability or legality of this material. If the video does not play, wait a minute or try again later. I AGREE

    TIP: to embed Youtube clips, put only the encoded part of the Youtube URL, e.g. eBGIQ7ZuuiU between the tags.
     


  10. Red Glasses

    Red Glasses Senior member

    Messages:
    163
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    Location:
    Rio de Janeiro


  11. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

    Messages:
    4,642
    Likes Received:
    310
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Location:
    DCish
    Shell, or Not Shell?

    Very shell.
     


  12. chasingred

    chasingred Senior member

    Messages:
    1,190
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2009
    Baracuta Van Heusen Harrington jackets - are they worth buying? Seems like you can get a Van Heusen for about 40 to 50, where as an original G9 will end up running about 120-150. Is it worth pursuing the Van Heusen?
     


  13. bleachboy

    bleachboy Senior member

    Messages:
    1,800
    Likes Received:
    23
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2008
    Location:
    Nashville
    This is class of odd to ask, but when I sit down it seems like the crotch area of my pants always bunch up and stick up. And yes, it's just my pants . Is this standard?

    Yes.
     


  14. luftvier

    luftvier Senior member

    Messages:
    3,919
    Likes Received:
    618
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Location:
    Filthydelphia
    This is class of odd to ask, but when I sit down it seems like the crotch area of my pants always bunch up and stick up. And yes, it's just my pants . Is this standard?

    Yes.

    Wear pleated pants and this will stop, or at least be significantly reduced.
     


  15. AnnSOS

    AnnSOS Active Member

    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010
    Location:
    Connecticut
    What color tie goes with a very dark charcoal sweater and a light blue or white striped shirt?
    Anything in in the "cool" color family. All blues, greens, purples, violet, eggplant. Reds and pinks that are blue based (that is not orangy reds).
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by