Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr. Moo, Feb 28, 2011.
Agree! It looks like it was worth the effort to get them fixed!
Thanks! I like them
Thought you was 'avin a bubble there mate, as I could't find the link. Once I logged in it appeared innit.
Nice one. Thanks.
No, not 'avin a bubble. Not this time.
Thanks, means a lot coming from you : )
Bespoke Post has one of their $45 "Box of Awesome"s right now with shoe care items. It comes with:
Saphir Renovateur conditioner, 50 ml
Saphir Creme Surfine polish, Black, 50 ml
Saphir Creme Surfine polish, Brown, 50 ml
Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax, Neutral, 50 ml
Saphir Buffing Brush, 13.5 cm
2 Saphir Applicator Brushes
Saphir Shoe Bag
hook+Albert Shoe Laces, Navy, 32 in
hook+Albert Shoe Laces, Red, 32 in
According to dappered.com, it comes in a cool box.
I have been meaning to try Saphir Reno, so I bought a box. I'll let y'all know what I think.
Full disclosure: The above is a referral link.
OK, I'm officially frustrated. Are there some shoes that just won't polish? Can you tell which of these shoes I've just spent an hour trying to put a shine into? Because I sure as hell couldn't unless I had spent the last hour with one of them in my hand:
No matter what I do, the toe cap looks like this:
I use cream polish. It looks like this. I use wax polish. It looks like this. I use more polish. I use less polish. Always the same. I can see the polish on there and moving around while I'm buffing for 30 seconds or so, and then it just vanishes and the leather looks the same as it always has. It won't stay and work into nice circles and then start to shine. Wtf is going on?
get some black kiwi.
Wax on with any brush.
buff off with a soft brush.
The buffing off is the important part. you just have to keep buffing.
brush? I have only heard tell of using finger inside cloth for buffing.
To be clear, I'm trying to get a bull shine on the toe cap, not just a general shine.
Happy to lend some assistance if you want to PM.
I have Saphir Reno and cream polish. Am about to get a new pair of Allen Edmonds loafers and was wondering should I do something to the loafers before wearing them? Should I apply some polish or reno? Also, as far as the procedure is concerned, could you lay something out when using the the saphir products? Also, when using a horsehair brush, is there some special technique like in circles, up and down, side to side, or does it matter?
Some are more difficult to polish than others. Still, in 30 min you should be able to make more progress than that. Practice is the main ingredient though.
I used the saphir teinture francaise to do the edges of the soles after cleaning the shoes. When the teinture was dry I applied a layer of polish from the tin to them.
Using an iPad as a polishing mat is next level shit!
And what appears to be bits of charcoal as polish!
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