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

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

  1. David Copeland

    David Copeland Senior member

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    Yes and no.

    Try calling B Nelson Shoe Repair in Manhattan.

    Or you may wish to explore the links I gave you - as they offer free shipping on a dollar amount.
     


  2. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    ^^^ Additionally, there is a case from the "Ask and Answer" section of the Long Branch boots, where someone asks what type of the leather they are made of, and if they are Chromexcel. The response from AE was "while we cannot share the name of our supplier, we can tell you that the leather manufactured for the Long Branch does not come from Horween." Take that for what you please, but it does reflect some lack of transparency on the source of some of their leathers.
     


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    Thanks for the reply. I actually saw that Horween blog post, but didn't notice the reference to AE, thanks for pointing it out.
     


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    Anyone actually use Saphir's Neutral shoe cream (#2)? I assume it doesn't have any dyes and have been looking for Reno minus the cleaner.
     


  5. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well shoe creams are polishes. If that is what you are looking for that it is fine, but if you are looking for just a conditioner it probably isn't optimal.


    I had never been to the Avel website before, but aside from it being horrible they don't say anything about Reno being a conditioner, only a polish. What is that about? There is such an abundance of contrary information on the internet on this stuff you'd think their own website would be the clearest, but alas, it adds another level to the mystery.
     


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    Almost sounds like your looking for this:

    Saphir Creme Universelle


    Although as Patrick said in regards to what exactly the difference between one Saphir product vs another is a bit difficult to tell. I'm not exactly sure what makes this any different than the neutral shoe polish.
     


  7. David Copeland

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    Quote: Congratulations, Patrick, on being top poster in this thread:

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    Holy crap, I post too much shit here, sorry guys.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What a great reason to blow my brains out.
     


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    Especially as 87 of those posts are in response to David's!
     


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    the intersesting on that site is that if you open the same product in english and in french it has diferent description (not the french translated in english)! i think Valmour site is better on that!(in most cases has the french description translated in english!!(see the french description in Avel site)

    As far as i know the neutral cream polish has turpentine as solvent,no mink oil or jojoba oil or lanolin, a lot more percentage of wax's in it!! renovateur is mink oil based-neutral polish is sea butter based!! the renovateur is more conditioner with cleaning properties and the other one is polish with some fiew conditioning properties!!
     
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    Creme Universelle is kind of watery compared to a creme or polish.
     


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    Can anyone tell me what the difference between Allen Edmonds Premium Shoe Polish (in a tube) and their Cordovan Care Cream (in a glass jar) is?
     


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    Tristan,

    From the Allen Edwards company:

    "Depending on the color of the AE Cordovan - If an AE Dalton Shell in a Walnut (light brown), then AE recommends Neutral Premium Polish in a tube.
     


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    That wasn't what he asked
     


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