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

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

  1. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Stop spamming. Thanks. Don't make this thread reads like a porn site with all the link baits.
     
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  2. matt1985

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    Sorry if this is in the wrong section, I'm looking at buying a pair of common projects brown arctic boots off another user here was just wondering if anyone here own a pair, and the best way to look after them? I don't know what sort of leather the boots are so was wondering if it's safe to use something like obenaufs on them?
     
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    I got my first pair of suede shoes.
    Is this guide from PTO any good? It seems like I'be getting off to easy on the shoe care.

    That video he linked to is frightful.
     
  4. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Not everyone uses the waterproofing spray but generally it's similar.

    I do wash them using the saphir shampoo when they gets really dirty/spotty. Otherwise just brushing them before and after wear with very stiff suede brush. But then I live in Cali.

    PTO contributor Derek also lives in sunny California btw so weather isn't too much of an issue.

    Will of ASW also had a blog post about suede care that doesn't read like an ad placement on hanger project.
     
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    For people who worry about these things (me, for example), Boot Black does contain turpentine.
     
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    We had our summer today, here in Wales, so I ventured outside with my Boot Black cream. It goes on very evenly and smoothly. It is not as pigmented as Saphir cream. I was very impressed by the deep, lustrous finish.

    Summer is over now. If I could use a turpentine based cream, on a regular basis, I think that this is the one I would choose. Meanwhile, back to the non-turpentine, Woly cream, which doesn't compare well with the Boot Black, although it is OK.
     
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    Did you buy from Afpos Munky? What colour did you pick up?
     
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    Hello Ozzy. Yes, I bought from A Fine Pair of Shoes. The colour is Dark Brown. Looking at the cream, it does look a very dark brown. However, it doesn't come out as so dark when its applied to shoes.
     
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    Might pick some up while its on sale.
    Cheers Munky!
     
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    8 Year old Barker Blacks. The only survivors of Saphir and beat to hell...

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    I think those are the stubbiest cap toes I've ever seen!
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Somebody always says that every time I post them.
     
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    Eeenteresting. I have a pair of 20 odd year old Chelsea boots that rolled like that instead of creasing. Was starting to wonder if they were shell. (Never wear them and stuck away in a cupboard)
    I guess I'm still a total naif!
     
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    Sorry to be repetitive then. I just immediately thought of the way people bash AE Park Avenues for their short caps (which don't bother me at all).
     
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    Hi

    I've searched this thread but haven't had any luck finding an answer, so I'll just post:

    What do y'all recommend for a new pair of shoes? Calfskin double monks...
     
  19. patrickBOOTH

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    You seriously haven't found the answer to this question?
     
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    In before David Copland shitstorms the thread again with a bunch of link baits or cross posts
     

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