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

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

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    Hmm I'll try that thanks!
     
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    Another question, am I supposed to be cleaning my cream polish dauber after every use? I guess only if I'm using different color cream polishes with it?
     
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    That isn't bad at all. I'd get some Bick 4 for conditioning and some Saphir Pommadier cream polish (dark brown or mahogony) and go a couple rounds with both.

    I just use Fiebings sole edge dressing or the (very similar) AE equivalent.
     
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    Oh thanks a ton man!
    Thats a relief :D
    I'll try to not wear my dress shoes when im going out and the forecast says that it might rain...
     
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    Those don't look too bad. I'd just hit them with the brown shoe cream.
     
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    If your shoes are well-conditioned and maintained, rain shouldn't hurt them much. It's when they are under- or over-maintained when things can get bad.

    I'm inherently a little twitchy about rain, so I've added some shoes to my rotation that don't care about rain much, but really most shoes handle it well enough.
     
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    I think it's not that bad. I would use, as someone already suggested, conditioner, and cream. I would use first the one that is closer to the colour of the shoe and then a darker one and buff and buff. That would leave a very nice shine in the cap toe. Then I would use a touch of wax, nothing in excess since the cream already have waxes and buff and buff and buff.

    This.
     
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    whats peoples recommendations for a 'starter' pack for polish to keep expensive shoes such as Edward green in top knick.

    Im hearing Sapphir, but what exact products would I need - Thanks!
     

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