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

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

  1. glenjay

    glenjay Senior member

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    As you pointed out Ben, the Kiwi line is pretty broad. I don't remember the specific context of the question that was originally posed to J&J, but I suspect it related to their main paste polish line. I'll see if I can dig up the original email. I actually posted the response from J&J in this thread some time ago as well.
     
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    Well, I couldn't find the email as it was over a year ago, and I don't keep my email that long.

    I did find the post where I originally posted the response from J&J (http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/...thread-tutorials-photos-etc/1040#post_5118321) and the response was "Kiwi[​IMG] Parade Gloss[​IMG] is the only paste polish that contains silicone. All other Kiwi[​IMG] pastes are silicone free.".

    So for clarification: The overall Kiwi line has some products that contain silicone (as benhour pointed out), but Parade Gloss is the only paste that contains silicone. "All other Kiwi[​IMG] pastes are silicone free.".

    Thanks for helping clear that up Ben.
     
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    chogall Senior member

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    And, before anyone go full Saphir, a lot of shoemakers uses Kiwi polish to finish...
     
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    Cross-post from the thrift thread.

    Nunn Bush - Ankle Fashioned, Custom Grade shell cordovan ca. mid 1950's.
    They definitely needed some work. Rubbed Renovateur in until it was fully absorbed then brushed like hell.
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    I would tend to agree that shoemakers would go all Kiwi instead of Saphir. And I suspect it based on final cost of the Saphir process versus the final cost of Kiwi.

    Go to Tijuana, Mexico, and the kids will use Kiwi to get a great shine. But maybe the Saphir process (3 step to 5-step product procedures and maintenance) will outrun the long term result of a high quality shoe. (I could have put cheap gas in my early sports cars instead of the high-octane brands - and the sports car would still run okay - but at what cost down the line?

    David
     
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    David Copeland Senior member

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    Just click on my User Name (to the left) and choose from the drop down - ALL POSTS - and you will see where I have posted Saphir links, sites, videos, and other great tools.

    All my best to you in your journey,

    David

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    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    The last time I saw that picture, you were trying to find out what color the shoe is and who the manufacterer was. That's a photo you found on the internet, yes? Did you ever find out the answer?
     
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    Hahahaaaa! Gogettim!
     
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    How true. I managed to get a mirror shine on mine using Kiwi. Partner thought I was crazy spending so much time polishing my shoes.
     
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    how match time did you spent?
     
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    An hour and fifteen minutes, with an evil grin on my face. Is that a lot? I've no idea what's the average time people spend polishing their shoes.
     
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    Those are Pingson's Tricker's. http://mostlyharmlessstuff.tumblr.com/post/48029442487/four-pattern-monday-wiwt-apr-15-2013 Edit: I remember he posted them here and I asked him what they were:
     
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    most of the time i need about 20-30 minutes per pear to go from 0-100%!! it depends on the leather surface-the products you use and of course for how long you are doing!!

    i use saphir and collonil products but i have to use Glenjays high gloss polish!! it looks like it has great results!!
     
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    Yes, I did. Thanks!


    Oh my . . . Here is another great photo to use to express your desires or qualities:

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    Sorry, my friend . . . they are Tricker's Kensington in Espresso Burnished

    Source:
    http://www.conrad-hasselbach-shop.de/Trickers-Kensington-Espresso
     
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