Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by T4phage, Nov 5, 2004.
There is a short shoe care/polishing/glace movie at J.M Weston's website: J.M Weston
Mmmm....shoe porn for those with a polishing fetish. I want those shoes.
I like how the laces are put back on before the spit shine.
Help my failing eyes.
At the outset of "cirage", the polisher pours a creamy liquid from a small plastic bottle. I don't think that the bottle contains water, but I can't discern (and didn't read) what the liquid is.
Would any poster be so kind as to let me know what it is?
It looks to be a leather conditioner that he applies as the first step before the brush polish and then finally the spit shine.
That's about 45-60 minutes of work condensed into 30 seconds. Nice result.
That is a leather cleaner/conditioner from Saphir. Excellent stuff made with milk and honey. I use it also on leather jackets and gloves.
Actually, if you look, all the products used are branded Saphir, not the Weston labelled Saphirs.
I think you guys crashed the server.. their page isn't coming up anymore.
Thank you, T4phage, it is very instructing.
I use that product from saphir, it is an excellent polisher to use before applying wax. It is not showed the first phase: polish the shoe and removing stain with that cream.
Interesting also the part that shows the making of the shoes: I see a goodyear welting and a "rapid" welting, but maybe I'm wrong.
I didn't see a movie. Is it down already?
Go to "Art and the Material" then "maintenance"
Ahhhh got it. I didn't have the correct version of macromedia installed on my PC.
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