The Hanger Project: Affiliate thread

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

  1. nednil

    nednil Member

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    Shoe Shine Sunday

    Magnanni brown loafers

    Saphir renovateur, cream and then wax with a brush shine. the products really does wonders to the leather and the shoes look almost like when i first bought them. was quite surprised when they were already quite shiny just by brushing. might try polishing with a cloth and water next time round- that should bring up the shine even more right?

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  2. robbrechter

    robbrechter Well-Known Member

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    1. Getting everything out to do a Presidential Shine. I used RenoMat on Thursday to strip all of the factory polish off of these shoes, which I have never worn. Took quite a bit of RenoMat to accomplish this. Hoping my backordered bottle comes soon.
    2. Renovateur applied
    3. Saphir black cream polish applied
    4. Excess cream polish brushed off
    5. Wax polish applied (1 thin coat all over shoe in black, 3 coats on toe cap -- 1 black, 2 navy)
    6. Final product, after buffing with chamois.
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    Thinking about adding another layer or two of wax to the toe cap. Need to see what shoes look like in natural light first.
     
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    I apologize if this has been answered previously, but the Neiman Marcus Ultimate Indulgence package seems like a significant savings. Is there any option to get a commensurate discount, substituting the felted pant hangers for trouser clips?
     
  4. David Copeland

    David Copeland Senior member

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    Perhaps a nice cedar box for EACH of my Saphir Shoes that have different Saphir colors on the uppers . . . would look nicer than just tossing everything into one large container.
     
  5. moopband

    moopband Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    I just got my new Allen Edmonds Park Avenue (Black) shines at a highly rated place in NYC. However, the shine is way too shiny (spit shine/army shine) for my taste. What shoe products offered by hanger project would allow me to remove the sheen and then apply a more matte finish as I have seen on the website and throughout posts in this thread.

    Thanks!
     
  6. GothamRed

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    Wear them for a day and they will dull significantly. Trust me. Then Reno and use cream as necessary.
     
  7. kirbya

    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    If wearing them as RedDevil10 suggested does not do the trick, you could try using Saphir Reno'Mat or Saphir Leather Cleaning Soap.
     
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    Thanks for the response. Considering this was the first shine since I purchased them, would the soap be a better option as there haven't been too many layers of wax applied to them?
     
  9. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I would just put a coat of cream polish over the top of the factory finish. Cream polish doesn't give a high shine especially over coats of wax polish.
     
  10. moopband

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    Sorry - my issue is that after the factory finish I got them shined at a place and they went for a mirror finish which I do not like. To remove that, would I need to use a soap or can I just use Saphir Renovateur on top of this which will get me back to a matte finish with a subtle shine?
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I would just use a cream polish. It will dull the spit shine you received.
     
  12. kirbya

    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    The Cleaning Soap would totally dull your finish; absolutely no need to use Reno'Mat on a new pair of shoes. And you could also try Patrick's recommendation of just some cream polish. If all you do is apply and then buff off with a horsehair brush, it shouldn't produce much of a shine and would dull any previously applied high-gloss polish (thus the difficulty in actually obtaining a very high-gloss shine). The additional waxes would only help protect the leather.
     
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    What's a good shoe cleaning procedure for suede shoes? I just got a pair of blue suede Grenson loafers and I want to make sure I'm taking proper care of them.
     
  14. gyasih

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    Three weeks later, still waiting for the vendor to chime in...
     
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  15. in stitches

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    got my first order of suit hangers from THP a few days ago. truly fantastic. highly recommended.
     

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