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

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

  1. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    I just did. Boy do I fell better now! :D
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    yes that was my first impression too... :wow:
     


  3. Butler

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    Crockett & Jones!:bigstar:
     


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    Ivon Senior member

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    I have a question and I don't remember it being adressed so far. Is it wise to blend polish shades to get a better clor match for a shoe?

    I own brown dress shoes a few companies, but pretty much all my shoe polish is Allen Edmonds. For a pair of Ferragamo Novaxy shoes I really love, the standard AE is a hair too dark and I was thinking, just hint of their Cognac if mixed in is pretty much an exact color match. I want to keep the shoes as close to their natural shade as possible. Is this doable or am I being too fussy?
     


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    chogall Senior member

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    which model/last?
     


  6. UberDyologzz

    UberDyologzz Well-Known Member

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    Decided to start on the path of the mirror. Obviously not as good as Lear & co, but I hope I'm getting there.
    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Naka

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    A lot of polishers choose to mix their polishes. You should give it a go, and if it's wax you can always strip it off if it doesn't look as nice as you thought it would.
     


  8. Gdot

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    Mirror is definitely getting there. Did you use a darker polish or is this just the effect of the deepening mirror?
     


  9. UberDyologzz

    UberDyologzz Well-Known Member

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    Actually I used a neutral polish - the leather of the captoe itself was just slightly darker when I bought it, but it's mostly the effect of the deepening mirror.
     


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    Sorry- they are quite old, no idea!:bigstar:
     


  11. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Almost 50,000 thread views! :slayer:
     


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    Clearly on the path...looks great!
     


  13. patrickBOOTH

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    I am really curious about that Japanese shoe polishing guy that people oogle his video online. I think it was you who said he makes his own polishes. I would love to get more information on this.
     


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    It wasn't me who said that, it was nutcracker. He makes his own creams and conditioner apparently. The wax he uses was part Saphir MDO and Neutral Kiwi Parade Gloss IIRC.
     


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    I clicked "back" and "forward" 4 times to reach the promised land
     
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