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

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

  1. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Senior member

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    For those interested, I wrote a guide on how to achieve a spit shine in 15 minutes (give or take) on my blog. I've learned this particular technique from Neus Benavent, Store Manager at Gaziano & Girling's Savile Row store in London, and one who paints patina and shine their shoes. I find it quite effective.

    Here's the shoes polished for the article, after 15 minutes starting from "scratch":

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  2. patrick_b

    patrick_b Senior member

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    Excellent advice. I tried many times to verbalize how I shine but found it hard to convey in writing. You've done just that very well. One thing that I find similar to your approach and mine is that I always recommended applying many layers of wax before ever taking a brush to the shoe. I see you offer similar advice. It was this approach that I found after trial and error. I wish someone had mentioned it earlier (to me).

    I posted this in 2011 (edited for clarity):

    The difference between then and now is that I rarely wear suits and prefer my shoes & boots to have a more casual, matte appearance. That way I can wear with business casual during the day and jeans/chinos at night. Works best for me with frequent business travel.

    Your shoes do look stunning!
     


  3. guarrellam

    guarrellam Active Member

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    Little restyling,from burgundy to black.

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  4. Lionel Hutz

    Lionel Hutz Senior member

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    purchased a pair of vintage florsheim PTB off eBay and may have been overzealous with renovator, I now have some dull spots where the finish is matte (though honestly I think they were there all the time), should this be evened out with renovator, will the polish do this job or have I screwed up these shoes??

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  5. madhat

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    If you want uniform color I'm betting you'll need to fully strip and redye. I had to do it on a pair of burgundy shoes.
     


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