Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by david3558, Feb 24, 2011.
Many thanks for your help.
Nice! Handgrade? 337 Last?
what did you do for your first polish? they look great. congrats!
Thanks! Well I first applied 3 layers of shoe cream using small circular motions with a damp cotton cloth, switching shoe between every layer. Use more water if needed. This takes around 30 min per shoe. After this is done the shoes should look nice and shiny. Then switch to a shoe polish and apply using the same technique 1-2 more layers. Use more water on these last layers and focus on parts that are visible when wearing the shoes. After using the polish you should (more or less) have a mirror shine. The trick is to be patient and really work the cream/polish into the shoes properly - if you think you're done, do a little bit more.
I really like well polished dark brown captoes....
I tried to polish my Hallams yesterday evening. Looked nothing like that, though I only spend about 3 minutes per shoe with one layer of cream on each... Perhaps I'll set aside 90 mins this weekend as they really look great.
From my experience, I get a better shine when I let the polish set on the leather. Can't say I put in as much time as TheSuit, but I don't go for a full shoe gloss; I prefer only the toe box (and sometimes the heel) to have a high shine.
CROCKETT & JONES Boots. Feast your eyes, some are not labeld C&J , but made by them, others are for kicks.
Awesome, but aren't they made to be worn?
Very nice! Time to add your character to them
I will. Fall is upon us and they will all be put to use.
I will. Fall is upon us and they will all be put to use.[/quote
Can you give us a run down in the styles?
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Crockett & Jones NORTHCOTE in Brown Calf Derby Boot
Crockett & Jones TETBURY in Brown Calf Chukka Boot
Crockett & Jones BRECON in Brown Calf Derby Boot
Alfred Sargent Exclusive CAMBDRIDGE boots in Rustic Tan pebble claf
Harris grey suede chukka boots
Charles Tyrwhitt navy suede HARWOOD chukka boots (by Loake)
Ralph Lauren Purple Label Jodhpur boots in hand-burnished calfskin leather
Ralph Lauren (Crockett & Jones) Lindrick boots in brown sell cordovan
A. Testoni black calf boots
Alfred Sargent FORDHAM black calf derby boots
Alfred Sargent MENDIP black calf chukka boots
Alfred Sargent SILKIRK brown zug veld boots
Crockett & Jones SKESWICK tan wax calf & snuff suede & crepe sole
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