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

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

  1. patrick_b

    patrick_b Senior member

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    I'm with you...Kiwi's not bad at all.

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    But I also use Renovateur religiously.
     


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    patrick_b Senior member

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    :)

    Thanks for the laugh



    They are yearling and have held up so very well over the last couple of yrs.
     


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    Roguls Senior member

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    What is the opinion of Meltonian creme wax? My cobbler has it, and I have found it to be pretty good. I really need renovateur, though. How far does a jar go (should I buy two)?
     


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    I've had my jar of renovateur almost a year and I still have quite a bit left. I would just get one.

    I used to use meltonian cream and found it to be decent. Although FWIW lately I've switched over to entirely saphir products.
     


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    wow that saphir stuff is amzing, but it costs 20 dollars for a small bottle, any place that ships to canada and sells it for a low low price?
     


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    How often does waterproofing spray need to be applied to suede shoes?
     


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    Barroomheroes Well-Known Member

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    Patrick_b what are you doing to get your Chili AE's that shiney? Which color Kiwi?? Brown?? I just picked up some AE Vernon's in Chili color and am a stickler for shiney shoes... I have never polished anything "mirror" other than black...
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It doesn't.
     


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    Do you use a third brush for burgundy?
     


  11. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    I think this is the right place for this question. If not, feel free to tell me to eff off.

    I brought a couple pairs of loafers into my local cobbler this morning. Both pairs needed the heel to be replaced as I had all but completely worn the rubber cap to the stack. I have recently moved so this is my first experience with this shop. They have come pretty well recommended. However, I was a bit in shock when the guy informed me that it would cost $30 to replace the heels for each pair (coming to $60 total). Does this seem like a reasonable price for this task?

    I only ask because my old cobbler, who did a pretty good job, charged close to half as much for replacing heels in the past. Just want to see if I was getting a good deal before, or if I'm getting gouged now.
     


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    That seems kinda pricy to me. I've been sending my shoes off to B. Nelson in New York and its $90 for a complete sole and heel recraft including shipping.
     


  13. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Seems about standard, however the real test is to know what kind of heels they put on.

    Edit: Also the above post, it is $90 for standard soles, not JR's.
     
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    Yeah this is my thinking. The dude who helped me came out swinging saying they were the only ones in Atlanta that could do a proper resole and heel replacement. That they used the best materials, yadda, yadda, yadda. I'm picking them up Friday morning so I'll report back if they are as tremendous as the SA claims. It still is irksome, however that I paid $17 a few months ago for new heels and those are holding up great.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If they aren't good, clobber him with them.
     


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