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

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

  1. Crat

    Crat Senior member

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    Like this? (I only spit-polish the tip of my shoes' toe)
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  2. betep

    betep Well-Known Member

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    Whoops made a separate thread without seeing this: I badly scuffed my shell wingtips and have been trying the spoon method to no avail. Maybe I'm doing it wrong? Any advice, perhaps videos?

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  3. benhour

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    yes quite like this one ,but i have done all the toe of the shoe ! dont cheat with the bright light of the screen ,as you can see there is a reflaction even at the back of the tip of the toe where there is no spit shine! though really great gob [​IMG]
     


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  5. patrickBOOTH

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    Too bad they are derbies.
     


  6. TRIALnERROR

    TRIALnERROR Well-Known Member

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    I purchased this pair of Cole Haan's today to add to my rotation. I noticed what appear to be stretch marks on the right shoe, but unfortunately this was the only pair in my size. Is it possible to polish these out? It's not as noticeable at normal viewing distance, but I would appreciate any suggestions or techniques to assist in removing the stretch marks. Thanks in advance.



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  7. benhour

    benhour Senior member

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    it can be fixed quite easyly! take saphir renovateur and saphir creme universele aplay a generous amount on the creased area and let it soak in the leather!! use the handle of an aplication brush or preferably a bone to push throught that area!! repeat this about 2-3 times and then this stretch marks ll gone! [​IMG] most of the time these creases at this part of the shoe is the resalt of the dryness at the surface of the leather !
    haha just a diference in personal taste
    i am just kiding! [​IMG] its obvious that you have done a good job!! its just wanted to say a lot easyer to see a reflection on a shoe outside in the sunlight or from a tv-pc screen cause of the bright light !
     


  8. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Maybe they need to go on a diet?
     


  9. Lear

    Lear Senior member

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    The Shoe Snob sells 75cm Flat, Waxed Dress Shoe Laces.

    Colours: Black, Brown, Navy, Purple (violet), Gray, Red (cherry), Powder Blue, Sky Blue, Turquoise, Yellow, Orange, Pink, & Neon Green

    Nice bloke. Had a chat with him a couple of months ago. He has a stand inside Gieves & Hawkes at No.1 Savile Row

    http://the-shoe-snob.blogspot.co.uk/

    Just don't go here:

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    I kept my finger on the buzzer of No.1. A rather unpleasant woman screamed at me, yelling how she worked nights and wanted me dead. Mentioning how I was already flushed with Renovateur, and that a little burgundy wax would see me off her property, she went crazy. Anyway, to cut a long story short - and before she called the police - I left empty handed.

    Lear (after 23 weeks - still trying to get a mirror shine on suede)
     


  10. MarioImpemba

    MarioImpemba Senior member

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    THANKS! I have never been able to get a mirror finish until I tried this method last night - soaking the cloth as opposed to using a bit of water on the shoe. Appreciate it so much.
     


  11. kirbya

    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    We just started selling the same shoe laces here in the United States (we purchased from Justin): http://www.hangerproject.com/closet/colored-dress-shoe-laces.html
     
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    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I'll have to try this also. Still working on trying to produce a finish like this!

    I had a nice mirror shine (nothing like benhour's) and then it cracked! So depressing. So, I guess I'll have to strip if off with the Saphir Reno'Mat and start all over again. However, given the amount of time (literally hours) to produce, I am a little reluctant.

    Has anyone tried to use a navy polish to produce a mirror finish on black shoes? I tried this. It produce a nice patina and hue that is different than if you use black. Very, very subtle. However, in just the right sunlight...
     


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    anything i can use on very deep, dry creases? i'll post pictures tonight when i get home but figured i would just ask
    i've already tried saphir repair stuff with a few applications of creme but still pretty deep and dry.
     


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    I thought the shoes losing all that weight was the cause of the stretch marks.
     


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