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Best Shoe Polishes?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by DAlighieri, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. DAlighieri

    DAlighieri Member

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    I have been reading quite a bit on the shoes discussed here and on Andy's Forums. I was wondering what are the best polishes that can be had online.
     


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    I like Saphire and La Cordonnerie Anglaise.
     


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    "I like Saphire and La Cordonnerie Anglaise."

    Where online can you get these?
     


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    Roy Distinguished Member

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    JM Weston beeswax. Deepest shine ive ever gotten. Not the shiniest, the DEEPEST.
     


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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    These come up from time to time, and are always highly recommended. To my knowledge a satisfactory source (short of going to Paris) for those of us in the USA has yet to be suggested.
     


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    jcusey Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    I've recently switched to Lincoln. Franco's carries a nice selection at good prices.
     


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    Barneys used to sell a shoe shine kit (was it $300? $400?) that included two tins of L.C.A. polish (neutral and black).
     


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    Gotta agree.  Not a fan of mirror-like shines.
    Grayson
     


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    That is rebranded Saphir [​IMG]
     


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    Good to know, thanks for the info. I figured it was rebranded something. All of the top shoemakers sell their own brand of polish, and I never thought that they actually made it themselves. I wonder if certain companies like EG tweak a certain polish though, for use on their own shoes.
     


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    (Phil @ April 06 2005,00:24) JM Weston beeswax. Â Deepest shine ive ever gotten. Â Not the shiniest, the DEEPEST.
    That is rebranded Saphir  [​IMG]
    But you'll agree at least that it's pretty damn good polish [​IMG]
     


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    Custom shoemaker Perry Ercolino uses this brand. Good stuff, too.
    Grayson
     


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    (T4phage @ April 06 2005,10:36)
    JM Weston beeswax. Deepest shine ive ever gotten. Not the shiniest, the DEEPEST.
    That is rebranded Saphir [​IMG]
    But you'll agree at least that it's pretty damn good polish [​IMG]
    I concur. Saphir is the best I've ever tried and I lament it not being readily available in my neck of the woods. Strangely enough, among the budget polishes, I've found Kiwi parade gloss does a very reasonable job.
     


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    (T4phage @ April 06 2005,10:36)
    JM Weston beeswax. Â Deepest shine ive ever gotten. Â Not the shiniest, the DEEPEST.
    That is rebranded Saphir  [​IMG]
    But you'll agree at least that it's pretty damn good polish [​IMG]
    Yes, Saphir (and it's incarnations under various brands such as Lobb and Weston) is the only polish/cream/conditioner that I use.
     


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