Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr. Moo, Feb 28, 2011.
But Nivea doesn't smell as good.
Maybe Reno is just Nivea with added mink oil for the scent.
From my experience, Leather Conditioner from Howard (Made in Australia) make a good result. I haven't tried the Obenauf although most of leather goods enthusiast that I know use them. Howard products seems to be made from all-natural ingredients too, it smells great! I use them on my soles, haven't tried it on my upper as whole.Once I apply it on the small portion of the heel & gosh, use to wait it soaks for a very long time. This thing is different on the soles (vegetable-tanned), it soaks right after you apply it although the color of the soles turns darker each time I apply it
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Gents, can you recommend the shoe cream/polish for the C&J Clifford in color "Tan Antique"
Should I buy C&J wax polish (they offer only "tan polish wax") or I can use Saphir which has much wider choice?
What would you take from this Saphir color card if yu want to save the original color + add some depth on the seams?
depends on the effect you want to achieve, imo.
can't help with "frog stuff", as i'm a kiwi/nivea man.
Okay, if I want to keep the color - should I take the lighter tone or same or darker?
Lighter tone is the safe option.
You can always make things darker, but you won't be able to lighten them if the dye properly penetrates.
Ok, guys, this might sound like a weird question, but are you putting the Nivea on your shoes after you shave them, or are you using the Nivea as a shave cream?
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Same stuff as the Saphir Pommadier Cream available in the 75 ml jar.
I have a few of the 100 ml left over from a shoe care kit I'm no longer using. Black, neutral, mid brown. Email me if you want them. Otherwise, just purchase the Saphir MDO.
Well... I would suggest the Saphir because it is a much higher quality product (although you could call me biased since I also sell it). However, the quality of the Saphir is just incredible. You'll be happier in the long-run.
Looking at the color of the shoe, I recommend a light-brown. For antiquing, I could consider the Mahogany.
And remember, you can always mix the cream polishes together to yield any color. If a polish is the right color but wrong shade, just dilute it with some Renovateur or Neutral Cream Polish.
Actually, the Saphir Reno'Mat is very effective at stripping off darker polish from shoes. Unless you put a black on a light-brown, it works in almost every instance I have used it.
Bull's eye! Before reading your reply I visited the local Saphir reseller and bought the light-brown polsh (#3).
Have not decided what to buy for antiquing, so - will follow your advise.
What would you take for the Vass oxblood?
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