John Lobb Appreciation Thread

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  1. linds_15

    linds_15 Senior member

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    Just bought my first pair of Lobbs, the Heath in bordeaux. Any recommendations on whether it would be better to use cream or polish and which brand/colour?
     
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    Polish, that is until you scuff them (very much hoping you don't) then apply cream as required. If the cream is not of the same tint, to the purchased colour, it will lighten or darken the shoes over time. Be mindful of that.
    Saphir Bordeaux is what I use (both cream and wax), with regard to the cream, it is darker than my Bordeaux Lobbs. Use irregularly.

    Heath is a very nice start to a collection.
     
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    Thanks! I wasn't in the market for a pair but Nordstrom in Toronto had a really steep markdown on them and I couldn't resist. I didn't realize Saphir made a Bordeaux wax, I thought I would have used a neutral instead. When you apply cream after a scuff do you only apply it to the affected area or the whole shoe?
     
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    Whole shoe.
    For general polishing neutral is definitely an option. I tend to be "that person" who scuffs his shoes, hence I find coloured wax covers minor blemishes.
    Sale shoe! so much cream on top. Well-done.
     
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    Sorry do you mean since its a sale shoe I should apply some cream or that it probably already has a lot applied from the store?
     
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    "Cream on top" - an expression, congratulatory remark.
     
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    If I wanted to darken the Parisian misty I got, can I do it with polishing with saphir brown and dark brown waxes? I'm guessing this is dyed leather so wondering if the darker polish will help get the shade I prefer.
     
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    Such an interesting color. Is it basically a desaturated tan or more grey?
     
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    :-DYes
     
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    They are like a chameleon, they blend with the accompanying colors. Today they look more brown with the brown pants, here is a photo paired with gray pants where they take on a more gray appearance and paired with black. 20170524_161944.jpg 20160426_133731.jpg
     
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    Loving the colour.
    Are they on the 7000 last? I'm not familiar with it. If so, how does it compare to the 8000 - should I half size up, told it can be a trickier fit as I am a EE fitting.
     
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    Depending on the light can be seen as, pewter, bronce, grey or dak brownish. Pewter museum has almost no hues compare to some other museum leathers. It is fantastic.
     
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