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

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

  1. TheSizzle

    TheSizzle Senior member

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  2. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Years ago when I sent my Berluti shoes off to be refinished they came back with these plastic shoe trees. Because of their light weight they are perfect for travel and polishing your shoes. After all, who wants to get shoe polish on their nice shoe trees?


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  3. TheSizzle

    TheSizzle Senior member

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    Those would be handy because I bet I could still reach my hand partially in there to get a good grip. (My paws aren't that big.)
     


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    I'm curious, and sure some of the experts on this thread can answer: for polishing shoes, of course I've read (and used) all about the specially marketed cotton cloths and cut-up T-shirts, but can anyone tell me if microfiber polishing cloths are suitable for final polishing of shoes? Do they work, and is there a reason they do or don't?
     


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    they do work but no better than an old cotton tee shirt i have an old flannel sheet ive been cutting into pieces for a couple years still got @half of it left
     


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    Cotton balls, microfiber this or that, or even this cloth or that cloth, but in the end an old cotton T-shirt stretched tight over your finger will work just fine. It's just that some people land on one or the other when they eventually get it to work, and then they wont want to change.
     


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    I want to post pictures of my shoe care Tools


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    3 types of 'Box'

    First, the Transparent plastic box: Shoe Deo, Creams, Cream Dauber (Horse & Pig Bristle), Cream Brush Pig Bristle, Leather Chamois & Cream Cloth

    Second, the wooden Box: Leather Cleaner, Leather Lotion (Collonil & Cololite), Menda Alcohol Container, Water Dispenser, Wax (Saphir, Kiwi & Bootblack), Horsehair Brush (Medium & Large) & Cleaning Cloth

    Third, the large Tin Can: Leather Conditioner Cream by Howard, Sole Cleaning Brush, High Shine Cloth (Ex-T Shirt)

    I also use a red, leather-like carpet to protect my table from dirty sole.
     


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    Are you a centipede?
     


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    Collonil revamped their entire 'Premium" line and renamed it the '1909' line

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    Seems like the Diamant is out'a window, a real bummer for me since I really liked its cedar oil smell
    The new Supreme Creme feels and smells like petrolium jelly (Vaseline) :(
     


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    Guys,
    Looking for the most suitable Saphir Color for these tan shoes (cream & polish).
    I was thinking light brown (#03) or fawn (#19) fo cream polish and light brown for Pate de Luxe.

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    Doesn't the new Creme De Luxe also contain cedar oil? I just got one to replace my old Coxy cream and that's what the label says. I haven't started using it yet though.
     


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    Yes it apparently does, but I couldn't smell it :D
     


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    I think cognac color is correct for tan, then if you are daring alternate yellow and mahogany wax.
     


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    Almost Done : ) More pics here.

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    Where did you buy that plastic box please?
     


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