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

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

  1. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    Walk a few blocks past Lex and you can pick some up from Nick V at VIP Shoes/B. Nelson.
     


  2. mingus2112

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    thanks, guys! i'll check them out!

    -James
     


  3. terrorsquad

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    Guys, I have a pair of Carshoes in lamb skin and I haven't idea how to clean and nourish them.I tried applying Saphir Renovateur but they seem to darken the leather considerably.Any thoughts on how to clean them would be greatly appreciated.
     


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    probably a pic ll be a lot helpfull to see the shoes and the leather !!! if it is like the outside off the ugg boots use a cleaner for suede i think it ll do what u seak for!!
     


  5. TheSuit

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    I just bought a pair of C&J Hallam in dark brown, is the saphire creme in dark brown a good match color wise? Need to order the polish over the internet. Anyone with the same shoes that can give me some advice?
     


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    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Dark brown looks like it should work.
     


  7. TheSuit

    TheSuit Active Member

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    Thanks!
     


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    ellsbebc Senior member

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    I am slowly making my way through the thread from the beginning; trying to obtain my necessary supplies this week. Is it necessary to acquire a horsehair dauber? Imagine it is optimal for applying cream/polish to brogueing and the welt?
     


  9. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    you can do just fine without a dauber. aplly polish and cream with a soft cotton cloth to ensure a smooth and relatively thin coat.

    you probably won't ever need to specifically get polish into the brogueing.

    as for the welt i prefer a soft toothbrush anyway. it's easier to control.
     


  10. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    A brush is pretty essential IMO but it doesn't have to be horsehair, it can be any of the cheapies you pick up at the supermarket.

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    Sorry misread - you absolutely do not need a dauber. Just use a rag. Gdot is correct - a toothbrush is the best option for applying to broguing and the welt.
     
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  11. kirbya

    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    FYI Guys - we're doing free shipping on all Saphir orders over $30 this weekend (instead of the normal $50). Just got a 400 lb shipment of polish, so we're fully stocked after their summer holiday. No promotional code needed.
     


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    Ackord02 Senior member

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    Notice the leather on the left shoe being alot rougher, is this a sign of over/under-exaggerating of shoecream? the only product ive used on the boots is the Saphir Creme Surfine.

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  13. Youngj

    Youngj Well-Known Member

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    Is it likely I'll be able to minimise or cover the slight cracking on these Shell's?
    Any product recommendations?
     


  14. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Since I can't even see any cracking on those, I think you will be in good shape.
     


  15. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    um, er, a, look again at the photo enlarged.

    There is a huge chunk of leather gouged out along the crease at the inseam.

    No fixing this as far as I know. Perhaps a patch could be applied? I'm not familiar with this level of repair.
     


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