Best shoe polish?

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  1. Fashionslave

    Fashionslave Senior member

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    Does anyone have suggestions for top shoe polishes to maintain our Lobb,Edward Green,Mantellassi,etc. shoes? It seems that Kiwi and Meltonian(owned by Kiwi&#33[​IMG] are as commonplace as Dunkin Donuts and McDonalds.Are there superior products available without searching the ends of the earth?
     


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    My favorites are Mantellassi, EG, and Weston. Of the three, EG has the most pungent aroma.


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    Lincoln Wax is best polish I have used. Have carried it at the shop for 10 years. Good enough for the USMC, good enough for me.
     


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    I have some of the Cura wax polish, which is owned by Woodlore, which is owned by Allen Edmonds. You might want to look at Alden (which I haven't tried). It would be nice to find an online source for some of the English polishes. (And, yes, I do want to try the Lincoln&#33[​IMG]
     


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    Yes, Avel is the manufacturer of Saphir. Execellent cremes, waxes, and cleaners. They also manufacture for J.M. Weston, and I think also Lobb and Berluti.
     


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    (Giona Granata @ 11 Oct. 2004, 5:21) Anyone heard Avel?
    Yes, Avel is the manufacturer of Saphir. Execellent cremes, waxes, and cleaners. They also manufacture for J.M. Weston, and I think also Lobb and Berluti.
    I have to second Saphir. A truly superlative polish.
     


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    La Cordonnerie Anglaise and Saphire.
     


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    I found Lincoln, but where can one find saphir online or in NY or mail order in US/CA

    thanks
     


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    Yes, I searched in vain for the Saphir online a while back.
     


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    Apparently the Silvano Lattanzi polishes that Louis Boston distribues are by Kiwi with a Lattanzi label affixed.
     


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    Any idea who manufactures Allen Edmonds shell cordovan shoe cream? Cura or someone else? I don't see any shell cordovan cream on Cura's website though. And how effective is their cream compared to, say, Alden's shell cordovan wax polish?
     


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