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

  1. AttackoftheMac

    AttackoftheMac Member

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    Hi, guys!

    New to this.

    So I got a pair of black calfskin boots. I used a little black cream, wax and waterproofing spray (all Saphir) when I got them.
    When I was done they looked flawless. After first outdoor use I notices small waterspots and some smudges.
    Shouldn't the 3 products have protected from this ? Maybe I've used to little or to much ? (I was fairly conservative)
     


  2. benhour

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    i dont think is a very good idea to remove the stiffeners (probably the shoes ll be ruined )!! i would try to use some silicone/foam heel inserts !
    No laughs at all my friend ! Very nice outcome and very beautiful shoes ! :fistbump:

    @Munky Thank you for the nice words !! Always a Gentleman

    @DWFII Always happy to hear from you !! thank you for the nice words!!
     


  3. benhour

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    A photo would help to have a more objective view
     


  4. audog

    audog Well-Known Member

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    Any one have ideas on how to best correct this accidental AE Park Ave damage? IMG_1356.jpg
     


  5. Churchill W

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    Wow, that looks really rough. I don't think they're salvageable.
     


  6. audog

    audog Well-Known Member

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    Yea, minor run in with a file cabinet drawer bottom. I'm going to try a little sanding and conditioner/polish and then relegate them to "casual" wear. Guess I need to order another pair of Park Ave :(
     


  7. Churchill W

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    Uppers look kind of dry. I'd personally use more conditioner and cream in the future.
     


  8. MrUnderwood

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    Hi guys,

    I just purchased a pair of Loake 1880 Pimlico leather chukka and a pair of Loake 1880 Kempton suede boots. I live in a country with a lot of rain and snow; hence shoes also get effected by salt
    I own and has good experience with Saphir products and I would prefer to continue using those. I own Reno'mat and Renovateur.

    What would you recommend besides a Creme 1925 in the leather color brown. To protect both leather and suede against rain, salt and snow.

    Thank you!
     


  9. suitforcourt

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    I recommend rubber overshoes like Swims when you're walking outside. No point risking damage.
     


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    Hello all.

    I recently purchased a very lightly used vintage Florsheim longwings in shell cordovan. One of the shoes appears to be soaked in shoe polish and looks very dull. The other is fine. I have tried about 10 iterations to clean with Renomat and Renovateur, and every time more polish is coming off, with no sign of slowing down. Literally, if I leave a little Renovateur on the uppers, it quickly turns red. Is there anything else that I could be doing? I was even thinkig of using saddle soap to do a deep clean.

    Thank you in advance.
     


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    @davidVC - any tips?
     


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