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

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

  1. Fxxd

    Fxxd New Member

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    Hi, I posted this in the Crockett and Jones thread, but figured this is a more appropriate thread:


    I just got a pair of Black Antique Nubuck Tetbury. Have ordered the C&J wax polish, and also looking at getting Saphir Renovateur and Saphir Cream polish.

    For the cream polish, should I get black or neutral colour? On the C&J care video, the french fellow says to apply a neutral cream before applying a wax polish. Is he talking about cream polish or conditioning (renovatuer) cream?


    The cream I am talking about:

    http://www.afinepairofshoes.co.uk/c...phir-medaille-dor-pommadier-cream-polish-75ml
     


  2. grendel

    grendel Senior member

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    That stuff is for smooth calf, not nubuck.
     


  3. Dingusberry

    Dingusberry Senior member

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    I am new to smooth leather shoes, and I just received my first pair of smooth leather shoes, which is Loake Litchfield.
    I bought the shoes with Loake's own wax polish in the same colour.

    So to the questions.
    What's a wax polish? And how should I lubricate it?
    What products should I buy to maintain the shoes?
     
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  4. grendel

    grendel Senior member

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    Read the first 20 pages of this thread and you should have all the answers you need... Read the rest if you want the masters class
     


  5. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    +1.
     


  6. Shoeliker

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    Tru dat.
     


  7. Fxxd

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    The 'antique nubuck' on the Tetbury isn't a suede-like nubuck, it feels more like calf.
     


  8. knezz

    knezz Senior member

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    Greetings,

    I have a pair of medium brown leather and suede spectators. After polishing with medium brown polish I finished the job with neutral polish. After the shoes sitting for a while the shoes developed the white look of the neutral polish in the holes of the medallion. Is there any way of devolving the polish without compromising the shoe. I have to be extremely careful of the upper of the shoe is suede. The medallion has quite a few pin hole size holes. I did use a pin to clean out a bit of the neutral polish. I used Saphir and from my reading here - didn't think that it would turn white like kiwi. Is there any way to help resolve the issue?

    Regards.
     


  9. Rook1

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    I just bought a pair of used AE. Just to be on the safe side, I want to clean the insides to kill off any potential bacteria/fungus/etc. Would lysol suffice or is that too harsh?
     


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    Read the postings about fumigation about 6 pages back.
     


  11. kwhunter

    kwhunter Senior member

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    There are many ways: either use a brush and a solvent (e.g.turpentine), or a brush and leather soap.
    Brush well, dry well with cloth, let dry completely, condition and polish.
     


  12. Explorer

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    Greetings,
    I bought the Alden Indy Tobacco Chamois boot from The Shoe Mart. Please I need to know what oil, cream, wax, etc. should be used on the chamois. I did some research and it appears that Allen Edmonds used to make a chamois oil product specifically for chamois boots and shoes. I found that the chamois oil should be applied with a horse hair brush. However, Allen Edmonds stopped producing the chamois oil product. I found through my research that Russell's Moccassins sells a bottle of chamois oil for boots. My questions is and I really appreciate the help - is this chamois oil ok for the Alden Indy Tobacco Chamois boot? Does anyone owns an Alden Tobacco Chamois boot and how you care for it?

    Any help will be greatly appreciated!

    George
     


  13. grendel

    grendel Senior member

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    Did you try just brushing them?
     


  14. grendel

    grendel Senior member

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    The chamois is an oil stuffed leather, I think? I'd say just brush them. If they start to look dry you could use Lexol, Obenauf's Leather Oil, etc.
     


  15. Explorer

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    Grendel,
    Thank you for the information. I do believe that chamois is an oil stuffed leather. Interestingly, I have just been brushing the boots and that has been working great, so thank you for the confirmation on the brushing. I will get some Obenauf's Leather Oil and try it once the boots get dry (if they get dry at all!).

    I really appreciate your help and guidance!

    George
     


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