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

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

  1. Nakedsnake

    Nakedsnake Senior member

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    What would you recommend as an alternative? Also, why are you trying to avoid petroleum distillates? (Just curious, I am still new to the whole shoe care game, especially with shell.)
     
  2. Mr Engineer

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    How would I get rid of this water mark?
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  3. wurger

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    how long has it been on there? It should dry out naturally.
     
  4. Mr Engineer

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    its been there for about 2 weeks now...its most likely alcohol drink not water
     
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    I had a similar mark on the same shoes (C&J Selbournes). I decided to ignore it and view it as patina, and te next time I went to wear them it was gone.
     
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  7. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Look at the Leather quality and care thread. A lot of chemistry and people who know a lot about leather and the industry generally say to avoid it.
    I'd personally ignore it. If you use renomat to rid it then it will be a chore to biuld the finish back up. Not worth it, imo. I'd have more of an issue with the dick and balls medallion.
     
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  8. OlafG

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    What is the difference between Saphir Invulner and Saphir Renovateur suede sprays? Do I need both?
     
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    invulner is a waterproofing spray basically and renovateur recolor, clean and conditions suede(contains color agents) but its not waterproofing at all!!
     
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    For saphir polishing cream pommadier, is it better to get the colored or neutral?
     
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    Colored.
     
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    Thank you, David Copeland.
     
  14. OREO

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    These arrived this morning. Herring Holmes 2 made by Alfred Sargent. I normally just use Saphir renovator on new shoes, but i was thinking about using saphir graisse, followed by renovator, any thoughts? Is putting Graisse dubbin on new shoes too much?
     
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    Yes it is too much.
     
  16. chogall

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    Way too ridiculous. Stop reading Hanger Project shoe care. It will do more harm than good.
     
  17. OREO

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    Haha! It was the Hanger Project that put the idea in my head. Maybe i should stop believing everything i read lol
     
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    I wouldn't trust snake oil peddlers. And I don't trust vender marketing.

    That said, I have more than enough shoe care supplies to experiment different methods. Using dubbing is definitely not for brand new shoes or any shoes that's properly cared, with brushing and conditioning.

    And according to Saint Crispins, NO dubbin should touch any dress leather. And I completely agree.
     
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    Cho I disagree on that! If you know how to use it dubbin is a great stuff! For brand new shoe especially with not a long time on storage it s not necessary!
     
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    Thats a good point, just because the shoes are new doesn't mean the leather is 'fresh'. it could have been in storage for a very long time and need nourishment. I also wonder if Saint Crispin was refering to ordinary dubbin rather then Saphir Graisse dubbin. I'm pretty sure (but could easily be wrong) that they are 2 completely different products.
     

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