Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LA Guy, Aug 26, 2008.
Posting mine when I get home.
I've ordered some Crockett and Jones Spectators from Ben Silver and I have some concerns in regards to my upcoming shoe care regimen.
Now kwhunter was good enough to point me to a place where I good get some saphir white and saphir beige shoe cream.
But I still have a concern. Maybe it's just me, and maybe I'm just being paranoid. However I was wondering if anyone has ever used Saphir Renovateur to clean and condition white colored shoes, and if this has done any harm to them? I just don't want to end up with the white portions of the shoes looking dirty, dingy, or dull. But I would like to condition and clean them as well as polish them if possible.
Also is there any chamce you might start carrying additional colors of saphir cream polish like white and beige in the future?
I would probably use a neutral cream or wax.
Thanks, and that's been previously recommmended.
However I'm trying to determine if it is possible to use a cleaner and conditioner as well.
Kirby, the shell cordovan cream, is that just a polish, or is it a conditioner? Do I have to use a conditioner as well, or does it settle both conditioning and polishing steps?
Hi Patrick -
The Saphir Cordovan Polish is both a conditioner and a polish. The polish uses Neats Footoil as it's base for conditioning, instead of turpentine like the Pommadier Creams.
Others report good results also using the Saphir Renovatuer.
Hope this helps! Post a picture of your shoes!
Derek? Thanks for the response!
Looks like Kirby's come and gone without answering your question Have you looked into Saphir Renovateur Cleaner and Conditioner? I use it for my shoes and it does a great job, lots of people swear by it!! Also, there's Saphir Reno' Mat cleaner. Here's a link to a discription of both. Hope this helps
Yeah, he probably didn't see it, oh well.
Thank you sir.
Also, I thought turpintine was to act as a solvent more for cleaning, not so much conditioning. Neatsfoot oil makes sense for conditioning though.
You would be completely safe using a neutral cream - the Saphir Renovateur or neutral Saphir Pommadier Cream. The Leather Cleaning Soap and/or Reno'Mat would also both be safe and would help keep the white looking clean.
As far as a white polish, looks like you have that taken care of. We have some Sapir Beauty Cuir in white that I am happy to send you on your next order.
I don't have much personal experience with white, but I'll look into it for you.
haha. Sorry. I fixed that! I was responding to a "Derek" via email and got them crossed.
The turpentine acts for cleaning, really more as a byproduct. It's primary purpose is to make the wax soft so that it can be absorbed into the leather. In this respect, the turpentine is like the "vehicle" for the nourishment.
Thanks Kirby, and thank you for the PM. Excellent service as usual sir.
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