Crockett & Jones for Ralph Lauren Cordovan (Marlow, Darlton, Gifford, Garran, Lindrick, McCallum, Rh

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  1. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    No such problem. I do use Saphir cordovan cream and I do have a deer bone on order (although I'm not quite sure how to use it) since my number of cordovan shoes/boots has exceeded 5.

    I have a pair of Alden Indy cordovan that I bought to be beater boots and I wear them in the rain and mud. They then shine up just fine with no issues. I've heard about these welts but have not really experienced them.
     


  2. dddrees

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    Thanks for the prompt response.

    Glad to hear it hasn't been an issue for you so far, although I must say I'm not all that anxious about testing this with my Cordovans right now.


    I know they say you can smooth them out, but it just doesn't sound that good to begin with.
     


  3. Fraiche

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    Got my 32oz tin of Venetian Shoe Cream and I will second the fact that it is significantly better than Saphir Renovateur for shell.
     


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    Hmmmmm, I've got both and think they both give similar, great results (with reno having a - possibly subjective - edge)

    So, what makes you think it is "significantly" better?
     
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  5. Fraiche

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    Less work/time needed to get the shine for me. Venetian was a simple rub and brush. I had to buff for some time when using Reno.
     


  6. dddrees

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    How often do you guys apply Saphir or Venetian to your Cordovan shoes or boots? Does it have more to do with time or number of times you actually were the shoes or boots?
     


  7. Fraiche

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    I use it whenever the while film appears.
     


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    Ok, you might have a valid point there - but I don't know that it makes the Venetian better. Reno may just require more work because the ingredients are superior (or, maybe that's wishful thinking). And, yes, I just happened to Reno both my shell Lindricks and Marlows this past weekend while watching football and, yep, had to buff the heck out of them too :)
     


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    Ditto here (white film, or spots, that is). Or, whenever I feel like I've neglected them a bit and they need some reviving. Search the forums and you'll see some spectacular "revival" pics that people have achieved with nothing more than reno and hard work on very worn, badly maintained leathers. Some examples are practically miracles...
     
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  10. dddrees

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    I got the impression that this was just a sign the leather was secreting some of the oils and that was a sign that they were well oiled and shouldn't need more oil???
     


  11. Fraiche

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    If it's secreting, it's losing oil.
     


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    Ok so that make sense, so it requires more to replace what it's losing.
     
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    got my 9.5s in and they fit nicely...pics to come
     
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    Lindrick owners: do you guys use the regular twin tube shoe trees for them?
     


  15. Gerry Nelson

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    I do, yes.
     


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