Crockett and Jones Polish?

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  1. Alter

    Alter Senior member

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    Does anyone know who manufactures C&J polish? I just picked some up on a whim.

    I tried searching but couldn't find anything.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Alter

    Alter Senior member

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    Sorry for the bump but still wondering if anyone knows who makes the C&J wax? I assume it is re-branded something.

    I just used some of the Dark Brown and it is great stuff? It polished up to a nice mirror shine with very little effort. Recently I have been using Saphir and La Cordonnerie Anglais but I prefer the C&J; it is a little less oily.

    Some over-flashed pics of the can and some freshly polished EG Chelseas:

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  3. Mr. Checks

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    English, I think.
     
  4. Alter

    Alter Senior member

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    English, I think.

    That seems rather Vaclavian. Do you mean it is manufactured in England?
     
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    Etienne Senior member

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    Recently I have been using Saphir and La Cordonnerie Anglais but I prefer the C&J; it is a little less oily.
    Saphir has two lines (mÃ[​IMG]daille d'or and pâte de luxe) which differ in composition, which one were you using?

    Avel makes Lobb's polish, as far as I know, but they could do it to different specifications than the one they use for their own Saphir line. They can also make a special order when you order in bulk (Marc Guyot sells a specific formula in his shop in Paris). I don't know if they are doing Crockett's polish.
     
  6. Mr. Checks

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    That seems rather Vaclavian. Do you mean it is manufactured in England?

    I am the Forum's self-appointed protector of all things Polish, so I made a little joke at your use of the upper-case "p."

    FWIW, there are a number of threads here and in AAAC regarding polish. The consensus was "they're all the same" except for a few who believe you get what you pays for.
     
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  8. Alter

    Alter Senior member

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    I am the Forum's self-appointed protector of all things Polish, so I made a little joke at your use of the upper-case "p."

    FWIW, there are a number of threads here and in AAAC regarding polish. The consensus was "they're all the same" except for a few who believe you get what you pays for.


    Got the joke now; quite good actually!

    And yea, I know they are basically all the same but I buy polish when I go to the shoe shop but can't afford to actually buy shoes. I have more polish than I have shoes [​IMG]

    But this C&J stuff really laid on the mirror shine better than Kiwi. Really.
     
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    Got the joke now; quite good actually! And yea, I know they are basically all the same but I buy polish when I go to the shoe shop but can't afford to actually buy shoes. I have more polish than I have shoes [​IMG] But this C&J stuff really laid on the mirror shine better than Kiwi. Really.
    I've got the C&J polish as well and I can second your observation that it is different to Kiwi. I've stated before that all of Kiwi's shades of brown contain some red tint. C&J's brown polish doesn't which is why I prefer it. I am still at a loss as far as the manufacturer of the C&J polish goes. It is certainly not an Avel product. It could be Collonil, but I have yet to verify it. Anyway, it's good polish.
     
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    I really like C&J's polish too - it seems to be "softer" and easier to apply than Kiwi. Plus C&J offer a dark brown, while Kiwi doesn't.
     

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