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

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

  1. kingsolomon

    kingsolomon Member

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    The elesatic on my rm williams have discoloured a bit and I was wondering how to restore it to the original colour? To replace them is like $55AUD each so like $220 so I don't want to do that.
     


  2. Luigi_M

    Luigi_M Well-Known Member

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    @kingsolomon , post photos.
    Anyway I would proudly live with my discolored elastic and call It "character".
    Wear your shoes happily! Luigi.
     


  3. James1051

    James1051 Senior member

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    Morning gents
    I have 3 shades of brown shoes in my closet: dark brown chili and walnut. So, 1 brush , 2 or 3?
    Thanks
     


  4. Luigi_M

    Luigi_M Well-Known Member

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    James, I have light and dark brown and burgundy, yet I use just one brush for shining.
    I try to use the slightest amount of cream and I don't think it's enough to contaminate the bristles.
    When I use a dauber to spread the cream on the shoes, instead, I use one for each different shade.
    Best wishes, Luigi.
     


  5. suitforcourt

    suitforcourt Senior member

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    I have 4 brushes in total. One to brush away the dirt and crap initially, and when I return home.

    I then have 3 brushes: black, burgundy, and all browns. These are used for the actual shining process.
     


  6. Luigi_M

    Luigi_M Well-Known Member

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    ^^ +10
    As SFC correctly pointed out, of course you don't need only brushes for shining.
    As before-cleaning-crapbuster I use just one brush;
    instead for the "before-and-after-wear-wipe" I have two: one for black and one for all other colours...
     


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