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

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

  1. benhour

    benhour Senior member

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    have you seen the video? look the creaze !!after it disapeared completely!!(go to his site and after to his blog!! i dont know him but his work is really impressive)
    with the process i described if you do it correctly you can make creaze go away !! its not easy but it is very effective [​IMG]
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Then as soon as you take one step, walla! Creases! Gunk in the creases!
     
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    SuitedDx Senior member

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    I will say that his work is good. However, let's not forget to give credit to the initial product: JLP (which is a pretty nice canvas to start work on). The quality of the leather I am sure plays a significant role on any polishing work.
     
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    Yep - a shoe can look great when freshly polished on the tree. The simple truth is that creases are a part of wearing good shoes - nothing makes them go away completely. nothing.
     
  5. blue2007

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    Any suggestions on what products to use for a Dark Brown Burnished Calf from Crockett and Jones?

    I so far have the Saphir Reno, but not sure what wax to use. I know C&J wax is one solution. Any other ideas?

    Thank you
     
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    yes i totally agree! they wont go away completely but this prosses ll help shoe to mature not just to age! imo
    yes that's true!! the better quality of the leather the better results you ll get(and faster ofcourse)!
     
  7. Stirling

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    Are you trolling?

    Earlier in this thread you couldn't distinguish between lambskin and sheepskin, wrongly assumed they were the same thing and dispensed poor advice. And then you go on to recommend a totally bizarre creaming regime for shell shoes??? Do you even know what shell is?

    I think you should learn a bit more by reading through this excellent thread before polluting it with bad advice.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well isn't a lamb just a baby sheep? Kinda the same thing.
     
  9. Stirling

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    Any dark brown wax will be sufficient. Waxes are not as heavily pigmented as creams, so colour change using wax alone isn't rapid unless you apply black wax on tan shoes.
     
  10. Stirling

    Stirling Senior member

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    They are both ovine leathers yes, but since lambskin is very fine it's treatment is quite distinguishable from sheepskin.

    Similarly you wouldn't say calf leather is indistinguishable from cowhide, there's a marked difference.
     
  11. benhour

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    patrickbooth already answered!!
    probably someone else is trolling as in the past!! do you know who is the reason shell cordovan is one of the best leather for shoes, and why that part of the female horse has these abilities? (its not on wiki)
    i know that my english (more the spelling) are not perfect but i try to do my best! its not easy to translate my thoughts from a 4.000 years old language to 2000 years old english! have u ever tried one thing or process i recomend to see if it is working?? i try to help!
    try them pls and if they are not working you can be as rude as you want!! else learn some manners pls
     
  12. Stirling

    Stirling Senior member

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    Not interested in your history, your affinity to female horses, or your smart alec answers.

    I have worked in the leather and shoe industry long enough to know that your advice is poor and cannot be justified.

    Quit trolling now.
     
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    I wonder how much it will change the color of the shoe though.

    Any specific brand?
     
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    why won't you listen to the most experienced poster in this thread???
     
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    I was.

    I just wanted to see what options I have as far as brands. That's all.
     

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