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

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

  1. sstomcat

    sstomcat Senior member

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    In addition the tanner will see the skin for the last time when it leaves the tannery, w/o any clue as to how it stands up over a period of time in different conditions...

    Would you take your shoe to the tanner because he tanned the skin for you?
     


  2. Stirling

    Stirling Senior member

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    This much is true. The wearing over time bit, they certainly have a very good idea. A tanner knows as much about leather as anybody on this earth.
     


  3. Stirling

    Stirling Senior member

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    of course not and no one has said that.

    It's funny how after buying a couple of pairs of shoes, using a bit of wax, you think you know something.
     


  4. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    1. Stop being an asshole.

    2. Some people say vigorous brushing works well with shell. I have not had this experience. My experience as well as advise from Ron Rider of Rider Boot Co. and somebody who has done many finishing projects as well as experiements with leather and shell recommends light brushing. Shell isn't as porous as calf so the dye and the finishing waxes sort of sit on the top. this is why you get more pronouced color lightening where it bends, it is finish separating and you are seeing inside the leather more. I have noticed that hard brushing can disrupt the finish and lead to a dull finish, or a lighter color. Now I don't know what your original question was, but I am just offering some perspective.
     


  5. sstomcat

    sstomcat Senior member

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    Hope this is not directed at me, as I agree totally to what you are alluding above..
     


  6. Stirling

    Stirling Senior member

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    This is directed at YOU ssbobcat
     
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  7. sstomcat

    sstomcat Senior member

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    Really? you are trying to be a very smart ass here.
     


  8. Stirling

    Stirling Senior member

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    Just a dose of your own doing.
     


  9. sstomcat

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    On the contrary it is people who know little bit seem to think they know everything and are beyond reproach.

    You have still not used your immense knowledge to answer my basic question - wouldn't vigorous brushing remove the top layer of polish??
     


  10. Stirling

    Stirling Senior member

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    Yes it would. Please don't try and get into another argument.
     


  11. sstomcat

    sstomcat Senior member

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    lol, it is clear who deserves this...
     


  12. Stirling

    Stirling Senior member

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    And it's bloody clear that you're a dick.
     


  13. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Tomcat and Sterling: take it to pm. No one wants to read this crap.
     


  14. Stirling

    Stirling Senior member

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    You are right, I apologise to everyone on this thread.
     


  15. foxfyre841

    foxfyre841 New Member

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    Thanks for the recommendation. Ordered some from Maxton Mens (i believe he's a contributor on here) last friday and got the package of renovateur on Monday. The applicator (sock) was purple when I was done and the cream worked up a great shine once dry. Additionally, I think I'm addicted to the slightly pine scent of the cream.

    Thanks again!
    James
     


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