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

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

  1. Mr Tewkesbury

    Mr Tewkesbury Senior member

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    Okay and thanks.
    Semi-new to cordovan, generally not a fan. However, so often told it is the beez kneez - perhaps it is, but the beez I see don't bother too much about the junk they stack on their kneez!
     


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    Here's a good guide.
    http://aldenofsandiego.com/caring-for-your-shell-cordovan/
     


  3. buy a painting

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    Care to elaborate why no fan of cordovan?
     


  4. Churchill W

    Churchill W Senior member

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    Are you referring to wax polish or cream polish? I have not had issues using neutral wax polish on my cordovan. No issues with renovateur either. For cream polish, Saphir makes special cordovan cream.
     


  5. papado

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    I think we bought the same shoe! Unfortunately I haven't had them remotely long enough to give an expert opinion on the this subject, but I wouldn't rule out the bordeaux color just yet. I compared my shoes to my saphir products (bordeaux, hermes red, mahogany) and would venture bordeaux is the best color as the other too are just too red/bright to match the shoes. But I don't think you'll go wrong with any of the others.

    I'm thinking my approach will be the bordeaux creme and then navy wax polish--I think that will capture the patination which already comes on the shoe and I don't really mind the purple undertones especially with some nice natural lighting.
     


  6. Mr Tewkesbury

    Mr Tewkesbury Senior member

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    I don't dislike cordovan, I simply prefer high end calf, I feel it's a more elegant material. Also, cordovan can be quite unforgiving with regard to fit.
     


  7. Mr Tewkesbury

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    Wax polish.
     


  8. da(g)dstyle

    da(g)dstyle Well-Known Member

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    Tbh all I do is put a tiny bit of renovateur on, then buff it after 10minutes or so. I then use a nylon stocking to get it to shine.
     


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