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

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

  1. Aidan K

    Aidan K Senior member

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    Thank you very much, I hope so too!
     


  2. NeedStyleHelp

    NeedStyleHelp Senior member

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    Not quite sure if this is the right thread, so forgive me if I'm wrong.

    Does anyone have any advice for the best fitting shoe trees for a pair of gucci loafers size Gucci 7?
     


  3. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    Any generic tree with the correct size will work.
     


  4. doopdoop

    doopdoop Well-Known Member

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    do i need a large horsehair buffing brush or just a small jar/spreading brushing if i plan on applying saphir renovateur and obenauf's lp to my indy boots w/ no polish? i'm not technically buffing right? so do i need a big brush? any cheaper recommendations?

    isn't the horsehair brush designed to clean dirt off initially. after that, can't i just use a sock?
     
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  5. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    you can probably pick up a large brush for less than $10. If you really can't spend that you can just apply by hand and buff with a cloth.
     


  6. Benjaminba

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    I bought some new boots, but I'm not completely satisfied with the color. I searched through this thread, but it's pretty huge, and most of what I found was about antiquing or dyeing.

    I would like the boots to be slightly darker and more red, like in the second picture. It sounds like it should be possible to just use a Saphir cream polish? Would that be enough?

    The color should be even though. I'm not going for an antique/patina look with these. If it's possible, do you think the Saphir mahogany cream would be the best choice?


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  7. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    Yowzer Senior member

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    I'm using the mahogany cream for a pair of AS Cherry. It gives a reddish brown hue. Suggest you should give it a shot.
     


  9. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    I use mahogany as well.
     


  10. Benjaminba

    Benjaminba Senior member

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    Thanks! Will try that and report back later on how it turns out [​IMG]
     


  11. OlafG

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    If I buy Saphir insoles for my shoes, should I remove them when I'm inserting the shoe trees?
     


  12. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    the insoles re quick thin, I don't think they will stretch the shoes, I leave my insoles in.
     


  13. OlafG

    OlafG Senior member

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    Okay, thanks. I'm going to try a pair to see if they give me better support for my flat feet.
     


  14. kirbya

    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Don't think it's necessary.
     


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    Noticed the other day my CJ Conistons have some damage from my heel that is pulling apart the heel from the inside (see pic) I was planning on getting another winters use before a resole so rather not send them in just yet, any ideas what I can do to repair this so it doesn't get any worse?

    [​IMG]Andy
     


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