Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr. Moo, Feb 28, 2011.
Hmm I'll try that thanks!
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?
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.
Oh thanks a ton man!
Thats a relief
I'll try to not wear my dress shoes when im going out and the forecast says that it might rain...
Those don't look too bad. I'd just hit them with the brown shoe cream.
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.
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.
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!
Generally you are going to need :
1. A good conditioner
2. paste/ cream polish at a matching colour
3. A good horse hair brush (one for every colour, for removing the dust you can use the one you are using for neutral )
4. wax if you are going for a mirror or spit shine!
Due to a very dominant joint on my left foot, which is not anywhere near going back to normal again in the near future, I am thinking about trying out one of these leather stretching foamrs/sprays.
Has any of you ever experienced one of these? If so: how was the result, and did it damage the leather in any way?
As fas as the reviews go, they seem to be quite promising, however I am having quite a hard time imagining that it works.
I have used them. I use one that is called "Troy" that's what we can get in Mexico. I use it sometimes in the inside of the (especially if it's suede) and also in the outside (only in calf). In the outside, it looks like if you have just stained your shoes, but wear them and start walking, with time, it will dissapear and leave no mark. Or at least the one I have doesn't leave a mark. I'm a bit hesitant if they work maybe I was expecting more (I have used it several times in the same pair of shoes) and that's why I don't feel a big difference but if it doesn't hurt the shoe, it's worth to try it.
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