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Saphir Polish/Cream for Vass "Cognac" - Recommendations?

SirSuturesALot

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I have a pair of Vass shoes in Cognac. I was particularly inspired by the central shoe (argyle socks) in this picture from the SF meet thread:



Any recommendations on particular polishes/creams I should use? I have neutral cream already, but it doesn't quite give me the depth I'm looking for. I tend to shy away from anything more than a light coat of polish at the end for fear for aggregating so much polish it "cracks" on the vamp at the creases.

Thanks in advance!
 

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Those are very similar in color to the Rider boots I just bought. Ron sent me two tins of Saphir, one light and one darker but both near the color of the leather and suggested mixing both. I do that and like the results.

When I get home, I can check the colors on the tins for you.
 

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Originally Posted by Cary Grant
Those are very similar in color to the Rider boots I just bought. Ron sent me two tins of Saphir, one light and one darker but both near the color of the leather and suggested mixing both. I do that and like the results.

When I get home, I can check the colors on the tins for you.


That'd be awesome, thank you so much!
 

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Here you go-

The two tins are "hazlenut" and "lightbrown" from Saphir.

The Hznt looks almost peach color in the tin while the light brown is a caramel/butter toffee color. I use a light swipe of each.

I don't see the Hznt available at Franco's but if you PM Ron ("Rider") he'll get it for you. Or he may have a different recommendation.
 

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