The Hanger Project: Affiliate thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LA Guy, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. Fraiche

    Fraiche Senior member

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    Kirby - Do you offer any edge dressing products on your site? I didn't see any and would like to suggest adding it to have a complete end-to-end site for shoe care. If you do have it, I am having trouble finding it.
     


  2. kirbya

    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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  3. Fraiche

    Fraiche Senior member

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    Much appreciated for the link!
     


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    Great! Happy you are willing to work with the shipping costs for SF members. I sent you two emails and a PM, still waiting to hear back.
     


  5. bostonbob

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    I am new to high end shoe polishing and have been on your site. I plan to order saphir paste and other implements but have some questions. First, I have some black and some brown cordovan shoes from C&J and also brown, but not cordovan, C&J shoes. First set of questions, do you like to apply the paste (C&J advises against the creams) with a dauber or with chamois or with something else. If a dauber, all the daubers I have used over the years have gotten caked with paste and brittle and ultimately useless. Is there some way that I can clean the daubers after use to extend their life, does it matter that the hairs get brittle from paste, or do I just have to resign myself to buying a new dauber every year or so? Assuming I should use a chamois, since I only have two different color shoes, should I just use two different chamois and then how do I care for the chamois (or do I need to buy new ones every year or so). Second set of questions, on your website, you also talk about applying the Reno Mat, the Dubbin Graisse and the Renovateur with a chamois - should I buy different chamois for each application and how do I care for/how long should I expect those to last. Final set of questions, what different functions do the Reno Mat, Dubbin Graisse and Renovateur perform? They all seem to be cleaning and nourishing solutions so I 'm not sure if I need them all and do you know if C&J recommends for or against using any of the products on either their hand grade or cordovan shoes? Thanks very much. I look forward to using these products to get a long, beautiful life out of my shoes.
     


  6. kirbya

    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Hi Bob -

    Lot of questions. Let me see if I can answer them here:

    1. We actually encourage the use of cream polishes because they offer more nourishment to the leather than wax polishes. For cordovan leathers, Saphir has a formulated a special Cordovan Shoe Polish that is great. I would recommend using this with cordovan leathers, as it is formulated especially for it.

    2. I personally use a cotton chamois to apply polish, as I find it allows me to better control the amount I apply and to better massage it into the leather.

    3. I just use a different area of the chamois to apply polish. When your chamois gets really dirty, you can hand wash it with some mild detergent, handsoap, or a little Reno'Mat. Reno'Mat also works great to remove caked polish from daubers.

    4. Our Saphir Presidential Shoeshine speaks at great length on how to use all of these products together. I might skip the Dubbin on any Cordovan leathers.

    Let me know if you have any additional questions!
     


  7. kirbya

    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    We just uploaded a bunch of photography to our new Hanger Project Gallery. Take a look at some of the other products that we offer:

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  8. yywwyy

    yywwyy Senior member

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    Just a quick review as a new customer: After trying a set of Kirby's suit hangers, I have to say they are hands-down the best hangers available. They're beautiful as well as shaped perfectly for suits. I bought a few more sets to put most of my suits on them. I'd highly recommend for anyone contemplating. Also, as others would attest, Kirby's customer service has been excellent, and it's been a pleasure to work with him.
     


  9. kirbya

    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    FYI Guys - we're doing free shipping on all Saphir orders over $30 this weekend (instead of the normal $50). Just got a 400 lb shipment of polish, so we're fully stocked after their summer holiday. No promotional code needed.
     


  10. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    Two questions Kirby:

    Are your garment bags breathable?

    Also, is there a shipping discount at the moment?

    Thank you...
     


  11. kirbya

    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Are Garment Bags are very breathable... they are constructed from a high-quality 8-10 oz cotton twill with a fully fused (and lined) gusset. Beautiful bags.

    No free shipping at the moment, though, except on shoecare stuff.
     


  12. Gilmour

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    I live in Australia

    Things I am interested in

    1 Garment Bag for Suit

    1 luxury Suit Hanger

    1 Mort Travel Shoe Horn

    Saphr products so much to choose from and not alot of time to read right through shoe care advice.
    At the moment I have One pair of Brown Loake I will add a pair of Black soon
    Can you list me the products I need for careing for these 2 shoe colors, brushes & cloths also.

    Now I am thinking that the shipping cost may be to much for me to bare how much $ to ship all this to Australia.

    cheers
     
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  13. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    Placed another Saphir order today, i am amazed at the luster and water repelling properties of the Saphir polishes. Great products, from a reliable source.
     


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    If you want to go the whole nine yeards with Saphir, you should get the following:

    Renovateur
    Black and Dark Brown Shoe Cream\
    Black and Mid Brown Shoe polish
    2 X Horsehair brushes, one for each colour
    You can add daubers if you like, I just use cut up pieces from an old shirt.

    The shipping to Aus is very expensive, and although I love the Hangers I have now it's really putting me off buying one of the shirt/suit hanger combo packages. I've been putting aside money for it, because the hangers are fantastic and shipping a big box full of coathangers is an expensive endeavour, especially when you're shipping it halfway around the world.
     


  15. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    Mr. Kirby,

    Is there still free shipping for Saphir products? I don't see the option when i try to check out.

    Another question, what polish & cream color would you suggest for GG vintage cherry?

    Thank you.
     


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