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

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

  1. alexSF

    alexSF Senior member

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    Why prefer that ebay vendor over Valmour?

    I don't see the deal.
     
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  2. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    You don't buff with a cloth?


    Whats Valmour?
     
  3. appolyon

    appolyon Senior member

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  4. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Thanks - those prices are higher than the seller though, and I don't speak French - is there shipping to the USA?
     
  5. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    shipping with valmour is way too expensive unless you're buying 20 pots or something.
     
  6. alexSF

    alexSF Senior member

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  7. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Nope, just quickly with a horsehair brush.
     
  8. coffeecupman

    coffeecupman Well-Known Member

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    Click on the British flag on the top right. Voila! (that's French for "There you go" [​IMG] ) Instant English.

    ccm
     
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  9. patrick_b

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    Reading Patrick Booth's post got me thinking. It's clear that Lear has motivated many of us to up the ante on their polishing techniques.

    I wonder if Lear's father uttered to himself when he was just a lad, "My son could be Prime Minister one day...or...one day my son may achieve a true mirror shine on a pair of whole cut Australian dress boots thereby inspiring hundreds...nay, thousands of Style Forum shoe enthusiasts from Birmingham to Boston (or London to Los Angeles) to do the same... :)

    And this is how far I've come...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    keep posting pics patrick, and You'll be getting a whole bunch of my shoes in the mail.
     
  11. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    I havn't seen it mentioned in this thread but OnTheFly is a good source of Saphir with free shipping.

    I also have a question:

    If I don't need to fix any scuff marks on the shoe, is using both a "cleaner/conditioner" like Saphir Renovateur or Crema Nubiana AND a Saphir cream redundant? If so, does that mean that creams should be reserved for fixing scuffs and restoring color, while cleaner/conditioners should be used as part of the normal maintenance regimen?
     
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  12. patrick_b

    patrick_b Senior member

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    have to agree with that, I ordered my Saphir stuff from On the Fly as well. Great transaction.
     
  13. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    God damn, son. Thats without a buffing? Just horsehair?
     
  14. Gdot

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    no spoo - that's Patrick Booth who polishes with just a horse hair.

    This is Patrick_b.

    :D
     
  15. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I mentioned it was a long day, correct?
     

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