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Isiah Tongue

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Need some help here from the forum. I polished my dark brown Chelsea boots today and by mistake grabbed the brush that I used to buff out black polish. I realized this after buffing both shoes. No super noticible issues except maybe a duller than expected finish. How do I recover from this? Can I repolish with brown polish and buff with the correct brush, or do I have by a product to remove all the waxes?

Not a big issue. The black will probably add some patina to the brown leather. If you want to remove any hint of black polish on the leather, use a neutral polish and some elbow grease. This will lift off the black. Use circular motions and a bit of pressure. You can then reapply the correct polish and brush.

I occasionally use black polish on burgundy and some brown shoes just to enrich and darken the colour of I feel they look faded.


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Oct 23, 2015
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Some well priced Cheaneys available on TK Maxx. Sizes 8-11.

From a few pages behind in this thread:

I remember seeing them for sale last year as well. They also used the same leather for some double monks which I bought from TK. Came in a Cheaney branded box but not the proper one (and certainly no shoe bag). Quality of the leather was not very good at all, neither was the finishing (edges and stitching). Made me think these were some substandard just for TK models. It's interesting that your correspondence confirms this. (That's not to say TK don't sell proper Cheaney shoes, as I've bought at least 4 pairs from there, all the real deal) They of course were returned.

This is in contrast to Tricker's who we discussed late last year in the SW&D thread who iirc categorically stated they don't make a 'budget' range for TK Maxx.


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May 30, 2016
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As mentioned above, it was a pair of double monks I had an issue with. Whether it's the same story with the ones for sale at the mo, who knows.

Must admit, am tempted by the brown loafers though.

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