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

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

  1. JermynStreet

    JermynStreet Senior member

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    Very handsome apron. I picked up this one from Filson and finds that it also works well. It doesn't look nearly as good as yours, though.


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  2. DrZeus

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    I prefer one of these baby's
     


  3. Lear

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    @ Patrick_B: RMW Saddle Dressing is great stuff. I swear that once 'baked' onto natural looking leather gives a nice aged look. You retain all that lovely grain with a slight patina to boot. Any creases - problematic when covered in hard wax - simply create even more character. I've taken to leaving out the purpose bought RMW boot trees. Anything for more character.

    Give the Saddle Dressing a try on your more casual footwear. More like a hard butter than Renovateur, but tastes disgusting on toast.

    Nice dog. Where have all the cute cuddly dogs in London gone?

    Lear
     


  4. B-Rogue

    B-Rogue Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have an opinion on how La Cordonnerie Anglaise and Saphir Renovator Creams compare to each other?
     


  5. GothamRed

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    I believe LCA creams are just rebranded Saphir.
     


  6. B-Rogue

    B-Rogue Well-Known Member

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    @RedDevil10: Thank you. [​IMG]

    Another question if I may guys:

    I've got a pair of Loake Victor in tan
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    Would the Light Brown Saphir Pommadier Cream be ok for these or should I go for the neutral version instead?

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  7. GothamRed

    GothamRed Senior member

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  8. OzzyJones

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    Passable shine in the wild
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  9. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    I think that's more than just passable ...
     


  10. OzzyJones

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    Thanks! They're pretty new and are only now starting to take polish properly
     


  11. Lear

    Lear Senior member

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    More lovely goop. It's like a thick grease. Comes out as very dark (almost black) blue. Dries as black. Perfect for corrected grain and other horrible snow/slush shoes.

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  12. tcideneb

    tcideneb Well-Known Member

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    Hi, question on polishing brushes. Does one need a separate brush to clean and remove excess cream? So basically 2 brushes for each coloured shoe? Or is it ok to use the same brush to clean / remove dirt and to remove excess cream?

    Thank you
     


  13. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    I have three stiff brushes uses to wipe off dirt and debris and three horsehair brushes for buffing. One set for black, one set for mid colored shoes, and one set for light color shoes.

    Honestly speaking, you shouldn't need separate sets of brushes for dark brown, oxblood, and vintage rosewood shoes...
     
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  14. nickrut

    nickrut Senior member

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    How much more effective is something like Saphir Reno than a Leather Lotion from Allen Edmonds? I know that's tough to answer, but if Saphir is like a 10, what would the AE rank? Trying to decide if it's worth the price hike. Then again, for what I'm paying for shoes, probably so.
     


  15. OzzyJones

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    I wonder about this too. I like the Reno but at what point does the cost/benefit ratio start going off? I do find it funny though when people will happily drop hundreds per pair on shoes but balk at a tiny fraction of that for the stuff to help make sure they last
     


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