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

  1. kirbya

    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Just trying to offer advice where I can. Clearly, my experience is only with my own products. Given my line of work, I put a lot of time and energy into learning and experimenting with these things. There are plenty of othe people selling the same stuff I am if you take a moral objection. But don't discount the advice just because of that.
     


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    And thanks for that! I do want to give the repair cream a try, but I'm worried I'll ruin my shoes :(
     


  3. NakedYoga

    NakedYoga Senior member

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    Slightly off topic, but do most of you use leather cleaning/conditioning products on other products, such as belts or briefcases?
     


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    fredrikkm Senior member

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    I give my bags and belts a layer of lexol now and then.
     


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    I use it on my Bags, Belts & Wallets. Howard's Leather Conditioner & Collonil 1909 Lotion works well IMO.
     


  6. Stirling

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    You are full of contradictions and need to remind yourself of your own posts in this very thread. Perhaps the sun did more than just bleach your shoes [​IMG]
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Lexol on my briefcase and leather couch.
     


  8. Stirling

    Stirling Senior member

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    Good stuff Lexol, EU regs have made it impossible to get hold of in the UK however.
     


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    cbfn Senior member

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    What? Seriously? I have ordered it twice; one time from a retailer in the U.S. and once from eBay. May I ask what kind of EU regs?
     


  10. fredrikkm

    fredrikkm Senior member

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    EU regulations don't necessarily apply to Norway though.
     


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    What about renovateur? Is it too harsh for belts and briefcases? And is Nivea a good alternative? :decisions:

    Edit: I guess I don't dare to use it (reno) on luggage, even if someone recommends it. I would like to hear if anyone has experience with using it on anything other than shoes though.
     
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  12. fredrikkm

    fredrikkm Senior member

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    Nothing wrong with using reno on bags and belts. I'm pretty sure I have read somewhere that Hermes use it on their bags (I could be wrong on this). The reason I don't use it on my bags and belts is simply because Lexol is cheaper, and I'm not as particular with bags and belts as I am with shoes. I don't understand why you would think renovateur is harsh...
     


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    Leather conditioner is conditioner for leather. Not conditioner for shoes. Just try it and see how it goes.
     
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    Thank you. I am a bit careful with reno because I had a bad experience with some shoes that began to lose their colour when I polished them. They actually looked like they had been antiqued, but I didn't like it. I had to strip them down with nailpolish remover and acetone and repaint them with leather dye. I guess it was the shoes and not the reno that was to blame. I have had no problem with using reno or other saphir products on my better shoes. Also, could someone elaborate on the idea of using Nivea? I am still not totally sure whether it was a joke or not? I am not trying to ridicule anyone (or myself), but would genuinely want to know. :nodding:
     
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    So, if I understand you correctly, you recommend using reno on other leather than shoes?
     


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