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

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

  1. benhour

    benhour Senior member

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    what can i say!! all have been said by gent's before me!! Great post with lots of info Vegtan
     


  2. Munky

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    Thanks to VegTan and wurger for their help in getting my Loake 1880's sorted out. Bending the shoes in the middle, as recommended by both but accompanied by a diagram of a bending machine, by VegTan, worked very well in stopping the heel from sliding. The bending made an almost instantaneous difference. I also persevered with a three quarter length, leather, arch support insert. I realise, now, that the insert, itself, also takes a bit of breaking in and slowly moulds itself to shape of your foot. You have both made an old man very happy and if you are ever in Wales, I will buy you some decent Welsh beer.
     


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    Awesome, good to hear it worked out for you :D
     
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    So whiskey shell tends to get darker with age; however, does anyone know why this tends to happen? In addition, is there some form of treatment that can return darker whiskey to the original light tan color?

    I've heard horror stories from manufacturer's that darken whiskey (to a ravello-like color) but I'm curious if anyone had whiskey shell uppers treated by the manufacturers (e.g., Alden, C&J) and return them to their original color?
     


  5. wurger

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    Guys, just wondering how often do you apply reno before shoe polish during your shoe care sessions?

    From my understanding, reno is to condition the leather, so I am thinking about applying it every second to third month, is that too long a period, I wear each pair of my shoes once a fortnight.
     


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    Hi, Has anyone tried Renomat on shell cordovan? I'd like to remove the dark polished on my color#8, already tried hard with deer bone but dark polished spots did not go away.
     


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    Was there ever any plan to do Oslo in shell cordovan? That would almost be my dream make up... (though the price would probably be out of my range too...)
     


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    I'll send you a DM tomorrow.
     


  12. chogall

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    I use Reno every single time I polish. As a cleaner. And use Lexol or shoe cream to condition before I put on any polish. Usually if I am lazy enough, Reno alone will dissolve the top layer of wax and let me buff out a new shine.

    According to Men's Ex Collonil shoe cream is better in conditioning than Saphir M D'Or Creams. Will give that a try someday.
     


  13. patrickBOOTH

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    Interesting that Collonil uses Aloe and Cedar oils in their stuff. Haven't seen that before. Also on their website their "Organic Care" line claims it is 90% natural. If their organic line is only 90% natural I am curious as to what is in their other stuff.

    All of the talk of these oils and such in leather is interesting, and I doubt one is inherently "Better" than another, the only thing I can think of is the oils going rancid, but Lexol still has a one up on a lot of them in my book because of the migration issue. Lexol stays put whereas a lot of these other oils and such attract dust, feel greasy, and essentially "wring out" when flexed.
     


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    Interesting, for shell cordovan I use reno about twice a year..., some cream, that's about it
     


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    Really impressed with lexol for dry shell
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