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

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

  1. DerangedGoose

    DerangedGoose Senior Member

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    I just picked up some lightly used AE kenilworth's off ebay for 120 shipped:


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    What should I clean them up with? Should I get renovateur, the AE polish, or bostonian? I am leaning towards the AE polish or bostonian because they are cheaper and available through amazon prime, which means I could polish the shoes as soon as they get here. I already have a long horsehair brush and old white cotton shirts to use. I also have the lexol cleaner and conditioner, are those OK to use?
     
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  3. DerangedGoose

    DerangedGoose Senior Member

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    Guess Im in the right place then?
     


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    yes. now start reading.
     


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    Renovateur isn't magic in a bottle. But it's close. I'd use that followed by some quality polish form whatever brand you like. I've used Lexol on my car seats but never on my shoes.
     


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    How does one clean the inside of used shoes to ensure cleanliness? You don't know who the previous owner is and if he has problems such as athlete's feet.
     


  7. DerangedGoose

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    Ill probably rub the inside down with rubbing alcohol and the rest is a gamble.
     


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    What kind of product do I need to use on my Iron Rangers to get the semi-shine look like this pair? Venetian shoe cream? Thanks in advance.

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    In don't think neutral will hurt, it will retain the color that is already there and add protection. Another edge dressing would tint or paint color over it.
     


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    I'd use Obenaufs LP
     


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    Could someone help me id the name of this water bottle or where i could get one? Thanks!

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