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

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

  1. kwhunter

    kwhunter Senior Member

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    I used it too on the car seats, works very well; however, I prefer Gliptone's liquid leather that has also a fresh leather scent. On the shoes, however, not that well; I tested it on a pair but could not get a proper shine and it leaves a sticky residue in the creases.
    So I see no advantages in using Lexol on the shoes albeit some sweat by it.
     


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    Interesting. I thought Horween recommends using VSC on their shells and CXLs.
     


  3. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    They do and I kindly disagree with it. Also note they use just a touch of it to get a shine on it before it goes out the door. That's it. They don't use it has a conditioning agent. I would honestly substitute Renovateur in place of VSC if you want to use that type of product on shell to get a shine. Honestly, Saphir Cordovan cream is probably better than all of them because there is neatsfoot oil in it, however it won't shine up as much because it seems there is a lower beeswax content in it, and more oils inherently inhibit shine.

    If you want to retain the oillyness of some CXL's and Shell I would use the cordovan cream. I personally use Lexol on everything for conditioning at the moment, but I will be trying out GlenKaren products at some point, which seem to have a lot of logic and science behind them. I only use Wax on the toe and heels, and for shell infrequently a touch of cordovan cream on the vamp over the Lexol, and regular shoe cream on the vamp of calf very infrequently over the Lexol. Again, I will be trying out GlenKaren products as part of this routine as well.
     


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    How are y'all applying Saphir Renovator?
     


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    by hand or cloth
     


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    Thin latex glove.
     


  7. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I applied it with my dick for a while but I found it left a smeary finish and my wife complained about the smell
     


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    told you to use the latex thing, did you listen? nooooo.....
     


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    I'm starting to get that too. :(
     


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    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    This all sheds new light on licking soles.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    My girlfriend actually comments often how Renovateur smells like cat piss.
     


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    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    Reev suddenly has an idea for a new thread on cutting shoe care costs.
     


  14. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Stylish Dinosaur

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    Cross post from vass thread:

    Is it a concern to have closed lacing on brand new shoes (can tighten laces all the way until no gap)?

    Also, is some heel slip with new shoes normal due to not being broken in, or should it be be a concern?
     


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    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I would say if you have both of those issues simultaneously they are probably slightly too large.
     


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