Burgundy shoe polish?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Roberto1984, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. Roberto1984

    Roberto1984 New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Location:
    Bath, United Kingdom
    Hello Style Forum,

    I wonder if anybody could recommend which shade of Saphir shoe polish products would be suitable for these burgundy shoes? Thanks


    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Mr Engineer

    Mr Engineer Senior member

    Messages:
    1,016
    Likes Received:
    534
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2012
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Just use a neutral shoe polish for those shoes
     
  3. Roberto1984

    Roberto1984 New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Location:
    Bath, United Kingdom
    Thanks for your reply Mr Engineer. I was going to use neutral, but I've seen several SF forums where people suggest it should only be used very sparingly and not on the uppers, so opinion seems somewhat divided...
     
  4. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

    Messages:
    6,501
    Likes Received:
    473
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2009
    Location:
    The Arena - Centerfield
    Neutral can flake white where wrinkles occur. I would stay with burgundy cream polish. Welcome to Styleforum Roberto1984.
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2013
  5. Mid-Modernist

    Mid-Modernist Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 17, 2013
    Saphir offers a Mahogany and a Burgundy.

    Both are predominantly red of course, but the Mahogany is more of a Yellow/Brown Red compared to the Purple/Red of the Burgundy. As such I would recommend the Burgundy, but realized in the last few months that it's not massively critical to get the colour spot on. I used a lot of Mahogany on a pair of tanned monks from Cheaney,adding a red hue to them, and received a lot of compliments yesterday.
     
  6. thinman

    thinman Senior member

    Messages:
    4,926
    Likes Received:
    40
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Location:
    USA
    

    I use Saphir's mahogany (mahagoni?) on brown shoes to give them a chestnut brown hue and some really nice depth of color. I wouldn't use it on my burgundy shoes (though I've never tried Saphir burgundy).
     
  7. kirbya

    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    648
    Likes Received:
    86
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2006
    Location:
    Dallas, Texas
    Burgundy would probably be too light. Might help fill in the background should there be any scuffing. Otherwise, those are super dark shoes!

    check out the below comparison of the different Saphir colors:

    [​IMG]
     
  8. thinman

    thinman Senior member

    Messages:
    4,926
    Likes Received:
    40
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Location:
    USA
    

    I think the white background on your color card is seriously distorting the colors. My Saphir mahogany cream is MUCH darker than it looks in your photo. If the OP is worried about cream polish being too light, he can always alternate polishing with burgundy and black or mix burgundy with black. I find it very easy to darken shoes.
     
  9. kirbya

    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    648
    Likes Received:
    86
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2006
    Location:
    Dallas, Texas
    

    The polish is going to look lighter on a white background, but it gives a good ideas of the relative color differences. Mahogany is darker, but this shows the difference in color vs. burgundy, cognac, and the other browns. The Burgundy is also much darker than shown, but, again, this is for illustration.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by