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

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

  1. Ayrton

    Ayrton Well-Known Member

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    Just dropped $200+ with Kirby for the full Saphir setup... sadly I as not able to get my discount code to stack with the free shipping. [​IMG]
     
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    tv2177 Senior member

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    i seems that either 10% or free shipping, but not both.
     
  3. Ayrton

    Ayrton Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, not a deal breaker in the end or anything.
     
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    bik2101 Senior member

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    WOW! that;s a lot
     
  5. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    Depends on how much you paid for the shoes . . .
     
  6. Ayrton

    Ayrton Well-Known Member

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    Exactly... I have a "few" pair that I take care of. [​IMG]
     
  7. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    well, i'm a die hard kiwi man. i don't care for the frog sh.t.
     
  8. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    first time doing anything to care for my shoes

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    they definitely need some caring for

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    the products (didn't use the AE cloth yet, cut up old boxers and t-shirts instead)


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    starting point
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    one shoe cleaned with cream
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    midway
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    end point

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    the browns done
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    black peal done



    i think i did alright for my first time
     
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  9. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    i think we're talking about a scar so i cannot make a connection to frog sh.t, imo.
     
  10. Cold Iron

    Cold Iron Senior member

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    LOL I hear ya on that, however.... I'm retired Navy and a general rule of thumb I always had was that I had to be better better dressed than my men. With uniforms it means mine were pressed correctly, spotless and the shine on my shoes was perfect. By the time I retired that was 550 of them to outshine. Standard black Kiwi and a stocking always served me well. And I refused to put plastic Bates shoes on my feet. But after using Saphir I am replacing all my Kiwi, it almost feels like cheating using it. The frogs got it correct with the Saphir line, at least in what I have used so far.
     
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    I have a letter from Vass, recommending both Saphir and Kiwi as both good. Till now I choose to stay with Kiwi and AE, but with all these hoopla I'm tempted to get a Creme and polish to judge by myself...
    I dont think there is any best, "Best is the one you have used and like the most" its all relative, so let not break sweat over it......
     
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  13. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    Now this sort of high minded, liberal thinking will NOT DO around here. These are matters of great importance upon which the very future of mankind will be determined. If one chooses to wallow around lazily in the 'middle ground' without firmly taking a position one runs the very serious risk of becoming trampled during the ensuing battle.

    For your own sake I recommend that you make a choice. As I believe the days of old when one was free to choose his own shoe polish are rapidly coming to an end. And I don't imagine it will be any fun for those who ultimately end up on the 'wrong' side. At least not if the history of mankind is any indication. As civilization becomes completely unraveled over the great shoe polish debate I predict a return to the dark ages. Can 'the rack', crucifixion, and being boiled in cauldrons of shoe polish possibly be far away?

    For God's sake man, SAVE YOURSELF!

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    i hear you. i received a tin of saphir and it is ok. don't change a winning team, imo.
     
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    +1
     

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