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

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

  1. RIDER

    RIDER Distinguished Member

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    You should be able to clean off that residue with a leather soap like in step 3 here:

    http://riderboot.com/2012/03/24/shell-cordovan-clean-up/

    The conditioners won't help with this issue.....I would suggest the 'soap' step.
     


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    In what situations, if any, do you guys use neutral wax polish?
     


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    i use neutral when i go for a mirror shine and cant find the same color wax as the shoe color and when the shoe has some patina on it and want to damage it!
     


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    Natural or antique sole edges but only cause I got it
    Anybody have an opinion on Lincoln shoe polish . I know Marines and shoe shine stands love it. It seems really hard . I dont know if thats the result of high carnuba or its just old
     
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    To add the final layer of spit shine. And as a cleaner. And as a welt edge conditioner.
     


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    Are these patent opera pumps beyond help? $20 at a consignment shop. I could live with the flaw being noticeable, as long as they turned out somewhat decent after a little TLC. Just wasn't sure what could be done with the patent leather, so I passed on them.

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    They are the kind of thing I can't justify buying new, as I'll wear them almost never. But I thrifted a 1950s Brooks tux recently, along with a Brooks bow and cummerbund, and would love to complete the set on the cheap.
     
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    I think that my boots were finished via "dip dye." So I'd have to redo the dip dye if I want the same dusty finish. Does anybody know how I can condition dip dyed boots without removing the dye finish?
     


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    I plan to use neutral wax on my Allen Edmonds Rutledges in Walnut. I dont want to affect the different walnut tones in the shoe so I go with neutral.

    Or does someone else have a suggestion for shining up the Rutledge?
     


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    Apologies in advance if this has been covered but I have searched this thread and couldn't find an answer. What is the recommended shoe care regiment and product(s) for Kudu?
     


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    Tarrago self-shine color dye is the ticket here........

    http://www.shoecaresupplies.com/Shoe_Dye_p/tarrago-color-kit.htm?gclid=CO6D0fjYpLcCFclj7AodrlkAog
     


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    Doesn't AE carry a walnut polish?
     
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    I am surprised that they call the Rutledge "walnut", because it is a very different color from their other walnut shoes in my opinion. AE does carry a walnut polish, but it is definitely more of a deep tan with orangey undertones. I don't think I would use it on the Rutledge.
     


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    That's all I use.

    Never understood the point of a tinted wax; you don't wax your car with color-matched wax.
     


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    Same here ... I used tinted creams when I want to instill some pigment ... otherwise, I use neutral wax for the shine.
     


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