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

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

  1. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

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    yea I was going to say anything with really fine fiber would probably do. Selvyt clothe is definitely available in the US
     
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    Probably a silly question, does anyone use the shoe cloth that comes along with new shoes (in the box) for their shoe care? I think it's soft enough to be a buffing cloth (I use old T-shirts for this at the moment).

    Edit: Woo-Hoo! 100 posts!!
     
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    I use it for wax and shoe cream, but they are also great for buffing.
     
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    Congraz on reaching triple figures, now to 4 figures!
     
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    Haha.. thanks wurger.

    Good to hear cbfn, I've always had the thought the shoe cloth was too nice to be used for mundane shoe care.
     
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    After having about 20 pairs of them in a drawer, I concluded that I will probably never need them all at once.
     
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    I use shoe cloth from shoe purchases to wipe off dirt and dust, while my cobbler gave me quite a few cotton polish cloth after all the topy I asked him to put on for me.
     
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    I you do go down the Selvyt route, be careful where you buy them. They tend to vary widely in cost. The cheapest appear to be directly from the makers, in the UK. I use a horsehair brush to give the shoes a dusting off before I clean them. Then I use a large Selvt cloth to apply cream or polish. Then another large one for a final buffing after polishing with a (different) horsehair brush. The cloths go in the washing machine every few weeks. The company says they are 'good as new' after washing. I think that they are better than new.
     
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    I realised, sadly, this morning that I was probably the only person in the world who uses a shoe horn to put on his Nike Air Max. [​IMG]

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    Can't belive I haven't noticed this thread until now.
    Loads of great tips and inspiration in here, nice stuff gents!
     
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    1) I have had excellent results with Saphir Shoe-Eze with suede shoes - even better than with 'ordinary' leather. Spray it on, walk about, Shoe-Eze disappears, shoes fit better.

    2) Does anyone use Saphir Smooth Leather Balm, on shoes, and for what reason? What does it do?
     
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    suede shoe leather tends to stretch more for some reason, as least that's my experience.
     
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    Thinking about pulling the trigger on a pair of Allen Edmonds Tan Cronmoks.

    What would be the best way to add some color to them, mink oil or neutral wax? I have seen images like the ones below (yes I know they are not the same shoes, but are the same leathers and color) and both members used different techniques. I guess I am trying to find out which is the best option?

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    Thanks guys
     

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