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

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

  1. hendrix

    hendrix Senior member

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    In my experience dubbin is more waxy than a conditioner/cleaner. You'd want to apply it after, not before conditioner as it's more of a protector.

    I use it on the soles of my shoes and the uppers of some of my more rugged work boots.
     
  2. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hell, maybe before and after?
     
  3. SHS

    SHS Senior member

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    You should have said this some 2000+ posts ago. It would have saved us all a lot of time, money and trouble. :D
     
  4. hendrix

    hendrix Senior member

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    Nivea face cream is kinda expensive.
     
  5. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    No as expensive as Reno'er.
     
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    But Nivea doesn't smell as good.
     
  7. SHS

    SHS Senior member

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    Maybe Reno is just Nivea with added mink oil for the scent.
     
  8. paskaldjay

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    From my experience, Leather Conditioner from Howard (Made in Australia) make a good result. I haven't tried the Obenauf although most of leather goods enthusiast that I know use them. Howard products seems to be made from all-natural ingredients too, it smells great! I use them on my soles, haven't tried it on my upper as whole.Once I apply it on the small portion of the heel & gosh, use to wait it soaks for a very long time. This thing is different on the soles (vegetable-tanned), it soaks right after you apply it although the color of the soles turns darker each time I apply it

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    it belongs to a good educational background...
     
  10. sdolina

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    Gents, can you recommend the shoe cream/polish for the C&J Clifford in color "Tan Antique"
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    Should I buy C&J wax polish (they offer only "tan polish wax") or I can use Saphir which has much wider choice?

    What would you take from this Saphir color card if yu want to save the original color + add some depth on the seams?
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  11. fritzl

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    depends on the effect you want to achieve, imo.

    can't help with "frog stuff", as i'm a kiwi/nivea man.
     
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    Okay, if I want to keep the color - should I take the lighter tone or same or darker?
     
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  13. hendrix

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    Lighter tone is the safe option.

    You can always make things darker, but you won't be able to lighten them if the dye properly penetrates.
     
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    +1
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Ok, guys, this might sound like a weird question, but are you putting the Nivea on your shoes after you shave them, or are you using the Nivea as a shave cream? :confused:
     
  16. fritzl

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    a rock in the wave breaking - you never disappoint me. carry on...
     
  17. kirbya

    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Same stuff as the Saphir Pommadier Cream available in the 75 ml jar.

    I have a few of the 100 ml left over from a shoe care kit I'm no longer using. Black, neutral, mid brown. Email me if you want them. Otherwise, just purchase the Saphir MDO.

     
  18. kirbya

    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Well... I would suggest the Saphir because it is a much higher quality product (although you could call me biased since I also sell it). However, the quality of the Saphir is just incredible. You'll be happier in the long-run.

    Looking at the color of the shoe, I recommend a light-brown. For antiquing, I could consider the Mahogany.

    And remember, you can always mix the cream polishes together to yield any color. If a polish is the right color but wrong shade, just dilute it with some Renovateur or Neutral Cream Polish.

     
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    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Actually, the Saphir Reno'Mat is very effective at stripping off darker polish from shoes. Unless you put a black on a light-brown, it works in almost every instance I have used it.
     
  20. sdolina

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    Bull's eye! Before reading your reply I visited the local Saphir reseller and bought the light-brown polsh (#3).

    Have not decided what to buy for antiquing, so - will follow your advise.

    What would you take for the Vass oxblood?
     

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