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Color matching: Edward Green & Saphir

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Modic, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. Modic

    Modic Active Member

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    Searched some time there seem no centralized post for this topic.
    I guess most of Edward Green owners use Saphir shoe cream/wax
    Why don't you share your matching?
    Let me start with my choice

    Edward Green - Saphir
    Dark Oak - 05 Dark Brown (sometimes 01 black for antiquing)
    Edwardian - 03 Light Brown (09 Mahogany for antiquing)
    Burgundy - 08 Burgundy (sometimes 01 black for antiquing)
    Burnt Pine - 37 Mid Brown (05 Dark Brown for antiquing)
     
  2. Macallan

    Macallan Senior member

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    I use Saphir's neutral polish for my non-black EG shoes - bronze antique, midnight blue, old rose & chameleon
     
  3. dinowhite

    dinowhite Well-Known Member

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    Of the Saphir ('gold medal') products, I also prefer to use Saphir’s neutral polish
    Not just for EGs but in general

    This runs counter to Saphir's popularity and hence- I assume- to most people's 'user experience', but I have found that Saphir coloured creams have a tendency to 'take away' the original colour of the upper if there is a mismatch and so unless you know what matches with some certainty- perhaps as suggested by Modic for the EG colours case- you may well end up with some local discoloration

    Bottom line, I hesitate to use Saphir coloured creams and prefer creams that lead to little/no discoloration when there is a mismatch; unless I am trying to ‘change things’ (more general than antiquing)
     
  4. Modic

    Modic Active Member

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    I agree your statement.
    That's one of the purposes of this post, to collect experiences from you those expertises on color matching.

    People said using neutral for a long time darkens the color.
    Do you find the case?
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2012
  5. Modic

    Modic Active Member

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    Do appreciate your sharing
    :happy:
     

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