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

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

  1. rokr32

    rokr32 Active Member

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    I just had an idea.

    What if i got an extra pair of shoe trees and "glued" (if you will) an extra layer (of plastic, wood, whatever) in front of it (only in the tip or toe box of the shoe tree) as to make it wider and so when they stretch, they stretch evenly. After that, i'd spray the loafers and put that modified shoe tree inside?
     
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  2. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    nobody can see it...
     


  3. kirbya

    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    If you do that, you'll probably end up stretching the entire shoe. You would have to use a shoe tree large enough to fit really tightly into the shoe in order to apply pressure onto that one area...

    Can't you just spray the shoe with the leather stretcher and then walk around with them? Let your foot do the stretching. It will be more accurate than if you use a shoe tree.
     


  4. grendel

    grendel Senior member

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    I've got a pair of C&J for Brooks Bros spectators on the way... They're brown calf and white nubuck. I want to protect the nubuck with the suede spray, but it's right up against the calf. Is that safe?
     


  5. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I wouldn't do it. Then again suede protector I feel isn't needed at all. Totally overkill.
     


  6. Wedin

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    I agree.
    Suede is so very easy to clean.
    I never use spray on my suede shoes.
    5 min cleaning with saphirs multicleaner ever few months will do the trick..... look brand new after.
     


  7. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    The best shine cloth is an old pair of your gfs tights.

    Or if you don't have a gf, pick up a pair from a chemist or the supermarket for like $2.

    Trust me, a million times better than any specialised shine cloth.
     


  8. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    never tried that before, can you actually raise/build up a shine with nylon stockings?
     


  9. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    Yup.

    hold the stocking in both hands and stretch it. put the stretched part over the toe cap, move side to side rapidly and lightly. it's an army trick.
     


  10. benhour

    benhour Senior member

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    as patrickbooth corectly said for aplay a cream or wax you wont see any diference ! you see a lot diference when u ll go to mirror shine a shoe-shoe toe!! when i go for a mirror shine i use the cloth for sunglasses!! it's epicly better than any other cloth i have ever used
    i have used it on suede shoes and it worked great! thats why i recommented that! it's more preferable to spray at the inside of the shoe! if you you want to do it in a spesific area its better to aplay it with a paint brush only at this area and then push that area to stretch!
     


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  12. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    ya, heard about that for the final buffing but not sure if its gonna work to build up wax. i've only used silk ties to buff.

    guess ill try it next time when i bull my shoes.
     


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  14. hendrix

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    oh yeah, only to buff. Just building up the layers I use my on brush and off brush in succession.
     


  15. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My daddy's works even better. :nodding:
     


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