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Shoe care without the shine?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nordicstyle, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. R.O. Thornhill

    R.O. Thornhill Senior member

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    Alternatively, if you live near a Berluti store you can also pick up their polish (made by Saphir). Living in London I find this easier than ordering from France, and I find Berluti's range in polish (and incidentally also in socks) to be excellent. The polish range includes a plethora of colours as well as neutral-beeswax (which I use as a first coat) and a 'cleaning wax', the properties of which I have never quite managed to figure out
     
  2. philosophe

    philosophe Senior member

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    In addition to Saphir, I recommend a leather conditioner called Crema Alpina. It may now be called Crema Nubiana or something like that. Look at the Franco's website. The product is fantastic.
     
  3. nordicstyle

    nordicstyle Senior member

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    Alternatively, if you live near a Berluti store you can also pick up their polish (made by Saphir). Living in London I find this easier than ordering from France, and I find Berluti's range in polish (and incidentally also in socks) to be excellent. The polish range includes a plethora of colours as well as neutral-beeswax (which I use as a first coat) and a 'cleaning wax', the properties of which I have never quite managed to figure out

    Sounds good, except that I am not looking for a polish. I want something that does not give the shine a polish does. Other people in the thread recommended me getting the cream instead for that purpose.

    I think the Shoe Polish Crème Surfine Pommadier SAPHIRÂ[​IMG] or Cream Shoe Polish Pommadier SAPHIRÂ[​IMG] MEDAILLE D'ORÂ[​IMG], which they sell at www.valmour.fr is what I'm after.
     
  4. Kuro

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    sorry for the noob question, but are cream, conditioner and lotion all for different purposes?
     
  6. Kuro

    Kuro Senior member

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    sorry for the noob question, but are cream, conditioner and lotion all for different purposes?

    Yes, but I think there is some overlap. Perhaps RIDER or someone else will chime in on the exact differences. I use saphir conditioner/lotion only after stripping off old wax/cream, but otherwise cream, and then depending on whether i want a glaze, wax.
     
  7. grimslade

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    If you don't want a shine, just get some conditioner and rub that on periodically.
     
  8. shoeguide

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    Hi Lord Sheraton balsam is good
     

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