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

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

  1. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    You should definitely consider adding an insole to the left shoe. This will have some effect to minimize the magnitude of the creasing.

    Although as stated above - the location of creases is determined largely by the mechanics of your feet.

    If the difference between your feet is substantial you might do well to order MTO in separate sizes or try bespoke.
     
  2. Crat

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    Thanks!
    The pair I'm polishing are Crockett handgrades actually.
     
  3. Gerry Nelson

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    Thanks for that - much appreciated!
     
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    Excellent shine video and beuatiful shoes!
     
  5. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    I agree. The video is well done and you've got a good voice for voiceovers as well.
     
  6. OzzyJones

    OzzyJones Senior member

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    So would just putting that liquid muck with the built in sponge on your shoes if you're looking for time saving methods. I like to take my time; it's like meditation.
    Now excuse me I've got a chateaubriand in the microwave
     
  7. cbfn

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    Yep, I actually tried it out and had gone from a very good shine to a mirror shine after about 5 minutes as a result of go to this method of shining.
     
  8. Crat

    Crat Senior member

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    Thanks, Christian and Gerry.
    Its really just to explain the technique I use which is just endless repetition of the steps in the vid. I'm glad you like it and find it useful :)


    A member of my native forum used dark brown saphir cordovan cream on his boots which had this effect over the years.

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    2012
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  9. Makoto Chan

    Makoto Chan Senior member

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    That was a very helpful video, Crat, and very well done. Thank you!
     
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    If I can't find any edge dressing available locally, what would be a good alternative for the sole edges? neutral polish?
     
  11. Crat

    Crat Senior member

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    I tend to use polish although it wont help the edges retain their colour in the long term. If you can get hold of some leather dye (Saphir teinture francaise) you can use that to re-colour the edges after which you can use some polish to get a shine. I'd use polish in the same colour as the sole's edge.
     
  12. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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  13. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    To each their own, I suppose. I think it is similar to the concept behind antique furniture. True antique furniture was once new and has become beautiful over time through proper care and use. People who don't want to wait will buy new furniture and "distress" it to create a fake antiqued look. Distressed furniture can be beautiful at first glance, but at the end of the day it is still an imitation of actual beauty. Personally, I'd rather watch great things age naturally, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
     
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    Well put, my good sir :)
     
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    Not sure where you are located by AE edge dressing with free shipping and very decent prices seems hard to beat.
     

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