**The Official Shoe Care Thread: Tutorials, Photos, etc.**

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr. Moo, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. Bear

    Bear Well-Known Member

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    I have only seen 1 picture with a mirror shine shell - 1 only! Does anyone have multiple pictures of mirror shined shells? The "mac method" looks to work well but it does not look like a mirror shine.
     


  2. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    wouldn't you just do the same as how you shine calf? all it is is building up layers of wax.

    I wouldn't put a mirror shine on shell, but then again i wouldn't get balmorals in shell either, or put a mirror shine on anything but my army boots.
     


  3. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have a mirror shine on the toes of my shell balmoral boots. you can get one really quickly because it is rather non-porous.
     


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    grendel Senior member

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    Did you put neutral on top or just all cordovan / brown to build the shine?
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Just black, because they are black.
     




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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Notice the jar of black cream ^ Debunks that myth.
     


  7. Bear

    Bear Well-Known Member

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    But the previous picture has a tin of black wax...
     


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    alexSF Senior member

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    The cream is from saphir medaille d'or cordovan range

    from google translator:

    first link:
    "Persistent treatment with sapphire Cordovan Care and a hard smooth rubbing tool (similar to a shoe-Bone) produces the popular high-gloss"
    "... only sapphire Cordovan cream, black has been used and no water-gloss polishing technique was applied"

    Second link (where the wax tin is visibible):
    "...today discovered a method by which Cordovan within
    a short time can bring shoeshine mirror shine. And without the bone!"
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I wonder if Kirby can get some of the colored cordovan cream... :D
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes, but the myth is the cream polishes shouldn't be applied to shell cordovan.
     


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    Is there any posting of the method he uses?
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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