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

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

  1. Stirling

    Stirling Senior member

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    Smart man.
     


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    Stirling Senior member

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    For the sake of evenness you may have to fuck up the other toe too, but it might be worthwhile to experiment with the cream first as it's the simpler option.
     


  3. Gdot

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    Thank you for sharing your specific experience with the St. Crispin's - your results are world class.
     


  4. Stirling

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    Don't agree. The fundamentals are the same across the board.

    The only differences arise when different manufacturers may recommend different care regimes based on the knowledge they have about the leather they use on their shoes.

    Of course individuals can choose to follow or not follow whatever they want. Shinier shoes don't necessarily mean better cared for shoes.
     


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    I have found that what is really "best" for leather are things that will make them less shiny.
     


  6. Gdot

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    Actually, I think we do agree. Perhaps we simply haven't understood one another. For which I apologize.

    What I was attempting to say was just what you said, that the fundamentals are quite the same across all of the various regimes put forth. Despite their massive variations in specific suggestions as to products. For instance St. Crispin's specifically suggests the use of Saddle soap while others will adamently assert that Saddle soap is too harsh for fine calf leather shoes.

    As to the irrefutable basics to which you allude, I propose they are: Clean, condition, polish/protect. Pretty much sums it up, no?
     


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    Some japanese online shop still got it in limited color & qty. With same price like the new one (Pommadier) it's totally a really good offer. I just purchased a Light Brown one & totally satisfied with the result. Since it's my first time to use MDO Cream, I'm quite surprised by it's ability to get in onto the Leather, much better than other cream I've used before like the japanese Columbus Leatherian Gold or Boot Black. And of course a sweet, natural odor that come from it & stick in the leather [​IMG]
     


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    man up. it's shoe cream.
     


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    +1
     
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    I have a similar experience. I found Saphir MDO to be much better than Boot Black too.
     


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    Cant find a definitive thread entry for the care of natural chromexcel.

    Neatsfoot appears to be recommended, but I cant source this in my location.

    What are the alternatives? Reno? Dubbin? lexol?
     


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    Depends on how you want it, but if it's a boot like the Wolverine 1k I would reccomend Obenauf's HLP. The OHLP will give the leather less shine but more luster, which is perfect for CXL.
     


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    Alden x LS natty longwings.

    Only products i.e an source are renovateur,dubbin, neutral cremes and polish.

    I want to make sure the leather is well conditioned, with minimal shine.
     


  14. Stirling

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    Agree.
     


  15. Stirling

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    From the above list, dubbin will achieve what you want.
     
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