Care & feeding of grenson masterpieces

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by AlanC, Oct 1, 2004.

  1. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    With the influx of 'cognac' Grensons into shoe wardrobes around here, does anyone have any particular suggestions for shoe polish for them? I've been using carnauba "Light Brown" wax from Cura (owned by Woodlore owned by Allen Edmonds) on my AE chestnut shoes (well, and my other brown shoes, too).

    Does the cognac call for something different?
     
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    kidkim2 Senior member

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    Meltonian produces "Boot and Shoe Cream Polish" in cognac (and a multitude of other colors). I have used it to good effect for decades. It gives a shine and at the same time nourishes the leather.

    The drawback is that shoe cream doesn't make leather water resistant, and thus spilled liquid can discolor the shoe. The answer may be to finish the shoe with a thin coat of wax. (I, however, just take my chances. And never leave the house without my overshoes.)
     
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    Lincoln mahogany - as I've posted many times before, the best wax out there, IMO. Soak your rag in dark beer as well and you can give a nice finish as well as protection.
     
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    keys Senior member

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    I've been using neutral shoe cream. It nourishes the leather yet doesn't appear to change the color at all.

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