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

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

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    Jacob Kozinn?
     
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    He's been warned and asked to clean up his posts.

    Edit, he's been spamminated after he replied with this:
    I checked his other posts and at least 90% were petty insults to other members w/ no helpful content. I don't think they'll be missed. Sadly, he did seem knowledgeable enough to be capable of posting helpful content. Too bad he chose not to.
     
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    Now it will take too much effort add him to my ignore list [​IMG]

    Good riddance.

    Now, OP's shoes following his polishing... [​IMG]
     
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    Ahh. So sad how people act when they arent getting any _______
     
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    Having said that, many do a splendid job using Kiwi. It's more about the technique than the product.

    Remember: everything I've stated above can easily be contradicted. It seems that shoe polishing is more black art than anything else.


    exactly.

    at the current experience status, i can hardly imagine how anybody would screw up a pair. i mean really screw up. i never managed to do it and i'm not planning in the future. though this is also in the eye of the beholder.
     
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    Sadly, he did seem knowledgeable enough to be capable of posting helpful content. Too bad he chose not to.

    fwiw, he was always very helpful via pm.
     
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    Brilliant thread idea! Subscribed!

    Thanks for the pictures guys! Keep them coming!

    Where do you guys get your Saphir products? I'm looking for some after seeing the results and I'd love to know a good place to get them that hopefully ships to Canada!


    I recently had a great transaction with Leffot. The contact email is [email protected], they will ship to Canada (though expensive, I decided to have mine shipped to my American address).
     
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    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Thank you, all for the nice comments.

    NOBD - that is awesome work with the suede cleaner/restorer. Funny, I was just looking at it online yesterday. You only suggest it for darker suede though - is there a reason? Do you suppose it would darken snuff suede too much? Also, does that stuff 'stay on' the shoe or does it slowly come off (on pant legs, furniture, etc.)?

    Lear - awesome write up! Can you post some photos of your work?

    All - is there a difference between paste, wax and paste wax? Or is it just A) Paste and B) Wax/Paste Wax (with wax and paste wax being the same thing)? Also, which products (paste, wax, cream, others) actually add color/stain to the shoe vs. just conditioning/cleaning?
     
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    NOBD - that is awesome work with the suede cleaner/restorer. ... Also, does that stuff 'stay on' the shoe or does it slowly come off (on pant legs, furniture, etc.)?

    it stays after it is dried. keep in mind you have to brush them before wearing, so no access rests on them.
     
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    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    it stays after it is dried. keep in mind you have to brush them before wearing, so no access rests on them.

    Good to know, thanks.
     
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    He's been warned and asked to clean up his posts.

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    I checked his other posts and at least 90% were petty insults to other members w/ no helpful content. I don't think they'll be missed. Sadly, he did seem knowledgeable enough to be capable of posting helpful content. Too bad he chose not to.


    +1 that guy was all bad
     
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    NOBD - that is awesome work with the suede cleaner/restorer. Funny, I was just looking at it online yesterday. You only suggest it for darker suede though - is there a reason? Do you suppose it would darken snuff suede too much? Also, does that stuff 'stay on' the shoe or does it slowly come off (on pant legs, furniture, etc.)?

    I would definitely not use it on snuff suede, only on dark brown. It's rather 'painty', although I don't think it's permanent—the shoes I treated slowly seem to get their original colour back (in the case of the monks: mink, which is a bit grey-ish).

    I think there's a mid brown Saphir spray as well, and fritzl may know the colours of Collonil (another brand). I use non-colour sprays for other suede colours.

    I haven't noticed any stains on clothing or furniture. I'd let them dry for a day and/or give them a brush, like fritzl said.
     

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