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

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

  1. fritzl

    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    you're welcome. not to me.
     


  2. Stirling

    Stirling Senior Member

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    You and I are looking at the same photo bud so the reason is right there, the emerging lighter coloured creasing.If the shot was before the conditioner, cream and wax that would make a difference.

    I'm glad that you can foresee a great patina too.
     


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    justinkapur Distinguished Member

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    I'm not sure you understand what your saying buddy. You think it was good that EG's are confused as Loakes? Do you know what patina is? Do a little reading before you start posting
     


  4. Stirling

    Stirling Senior Member

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    Clearly I'm not the one with the problem Mr Insecure.

    I don't wear RTW but will be happy to post my shoes. Which incidently I know how to polish so they don't resemble inferior shoes nor am I complete dick who can't tell if his shoes are dry and needs to post pics on a forum to find out!
     


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    Far from insecure, but you'd need to know me to find out. Otherwise, still waiting...
     
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  6. Stirling

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    It's called sarcasm - it's the lowest form of wit, but clearly a step up for you but you'll get there one day.

    Having worked in the leather industry for over twenty years I know exactly what a patina is, the pity is YOU don't know what a patina is & how long it takes leather especially of the colour in question to develop a patina.

    So take your own advice & read a little.
     


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    I may apply another coat of cream. The one on the right were worn after a simple treatment of reno, cream and polish. I wasn't offended.
     


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    Actually I presume it was irony rather than sarcasm. It seems to me that the remark was not intended to be hurtful. I thought it was funny actually so I qualify for the lowest form of wit :D
     
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    :satisfied:

    Have you used neutral polish?
    However you should remove the wax before apply another coat of dark brown shoe cream, that should restore the color in the creases.
     
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    Indeed it was made in humour, but obviously I hit a nerve & received personal insults as a riposte.
     


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    justinkapur Distinguished Member

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    I apologize not trying to cause any insults. Been in a hospital for the last 48 hours. Just on edge a bit. Again sorry if I came off rude
     


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    No hard feelings, wasn't directed towards you anyway.

    I've read that your mother is unwell & wish her a speedy recovery.
     


  14. fritzl

    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    you're way of acting reminds me of someone. a pretty cool dude. might be a coincidence. anyway


    +1, health is our most important good.
     


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    Okay, so, I recently purchased some Herring Premier brown shoes. I am yet to polish/wax/clean my Herring shoes as I have not worn them very often. I intend to topy them next weekend.

    I also have a pair of Lloyd Polar (leather soles) and some kickabouts (Ben Sherman).

    With the Lloyd and the Ben Shermans, I use some nice Saphir MDO every few weeks. I apply using a brush, wait a couple of minutes (should prob wait longer), then use a microfiber cloth to buff up. I just do the toes and the heel, unless the shoe looks dirty / like it needs a polish, then I'll do the whole shoe. The Lloyd's are in great nick, but the Ben Shermans have seen better days. Obviously, I wipe them with a slightly moist disposable cloth (chux) before polishing to get rid of any dirt.

    The only other 'shoe care' that I do is to use shoe trees in my Lloyd's and don't wear the same pair of shoes on consecutive days.

    However, I expect my Herring shoes to last for ages. I'd be disappointed if they didn't last 3 years, and I 'expect' at least five years. I hope I can get 10 years out of them. So, with that in mind, I guess I should take care of them. I have some shoe polish that Herring supply free of charge, so, I'll obviously use that (and I'm in the market for a new horsehair brush and microfibre cloth).... but, I'm considering adding something extra to the routine. If you were to recommend that I do one thing extra, besides use the Herring polish and shoe trees and not wear them two days in a row... what would it be? Like, shoe conditioner, shoe cream, ??? Or, in reality, is polishing Herring Premiers apporx. every 5 wearings with the included Herring shoe polish good enough on its own? Obviously, if they look a bit worn and polish isn't good enough, in, say, 18 months time, then I'd be looking at products like a renovator or something... but that is in the future.

    I don't want to go overboard, and I won't do something time consuming... but, if I can spend $20 on a shoe creme, then take an extra 4 minutes every 3 weeks when I clean my shoes, then I'm happy to do that.

    Oh, and, I'm also, generally, using a shoe horn for the Herrings'.

    Cheers,
     


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