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

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

  1. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    I can see your point as well. So really it just depends on what the person who purchased them wishes to do.
     
  2. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Senior member

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    Now I'm even more torn. Apparently Barney's and John lobb have my size. ;)

    Thanks they're insanely beautiful when wearing too. I don't know how ill wear anything else.
     
  3. Gilmour

    Gilmour Senior member

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    Is there an alternative to using a Deer bone on your shoes ??
     
  4. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    I often read that a spoon is a good alternative.
     
  5. sstomcat

    sstomcat Senior member

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    Japanese product Boot Black....anyone here use it seems impressive?

     
  6. patrick_b

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    If they do have a replacement pair in your size and it wont take an exorbitant amount of time to replace them, I'd exchange. That said, that scuff is very easy to fix so if I were "stuck" with them, I wouldn't lose much sleep over it. That museum finish is really stunning. Enjoy them, and post some more pics if you get a chance.
     
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    patrick_b Senior member

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    Alden Leather Defender for shell shoes & boots...yay or nay?

    I've never had problems with the dreaded water spots/welts on my AE shell shoes. I recently picked up the J. Crew Alden Captoe boot in color 8 and am considering the Leather Defender product. I'd guess that a thin coat of wax polish would provide adequate protection against water but I only applied wax to the toe, not the entire upper.

    Thoughts?

    Good excuse to post a pic of my recent shine job :)

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Great looking shine, very nice.
     
  9. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    Very impressive, especially for shell.
     
  10. Stirling

    Stirling Senior member

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    Fantastic. Now your boots look as if they are made of corrected grain[​IMG]
     
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  11. cbfn

    cbfn Senior member

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  12. sstomcat

    sstomcat Senior member

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    Was in a polishing mood today...
    [​IMG]
     
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  13. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    ^ looking good man! Vass right?
     
  14. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    Have you guys noticed any benefit from using shoe trees in your suede shoes (especially boots)? I feel like they're stretching them out a little.
     
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  15. sstomcat

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    Thank you Sir, Yes Vass.
     
  16. goodlensboy

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    Anyone used this? Herring shoe polishing apron for 17 GBP Any better alternatives (other than saphir and anglais)? [​IMG]
     
  17. Lumaca

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    Out of genuine curiosity and/or ignorance, what is the advantage of a shoe polishing apron compared to my 5$ kitchen apron?
     
  18. alexSF

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  19. glenjay

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    The difference would be that your $5 kitchen apron is probably made of a lighter fabric, which can be useful if you stand in the kitchen for any length of time preparing food with an apron hanging from your neck. Bib style Lap aprons tend to be of a heavier weight canvas for a couple of reasons: You will have things in your lap that may soak through a lighter weight fabric, and you will be sitting so the weight is less of a factor on your neck.

    I have seen some heavier weight commercial kitchen aprons, and of course there is a waist tie that helps support the weight. But, I still prefer a light kitchen apron when cooking, and a heavy canvas lap apron when I polish my shoes.
     
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  20. MarioImpemba

    MarioImpemba Senior member

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    Do you guys wear satin gloves, too? Good grief...
     

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