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

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

  1. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    red wing silicon waterproofing. click the link for a pic of the product. :nodding:
     


  2. chogall

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    It really depend on the brush - specifically, the stiffness of the hair and the density of the hair. Softer and denser brushes are not that much rougher than old t-shirts/rags. For maintenance polishing on a mirror shine shoes/boots.

    But to create the mirror/spit shine for the first time, nothing replaces an old t-shirts/rag.


    Try use Navy cream; it brings out better color and won't look as dull as black cream antiquing effects. Just IME.
     


  3. Quadcammer

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    although I'm VERY pleased with the outcome (wearing them today), I will look into the navy cream for future use.

    thanks
     


  4. Karl_in_Chicago

    Karl_in_Chicago Well-Known Member

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    No personal experience but these appear to match what you are looking for.
    http://www.hanksclothing.com/chippewa_wax_laces_black_54_inch_buy.html
     


  5. mcbrown

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    Are the US-based Saphir Renomat devotees ordering it direct from Europe, or is there a US-based retailer that carries it? I can't seem to find it at any of the usual suspects. Many thanks...
     


  6. Winston S.

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    I haven't had any luck either.
     


  7. Renton

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    Nicely done
     


  8. Gdot

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    Quad,

    If you do choose to use navy cream polish (which I also recommend) do bear in mind that for some reason the pigmints in Meltonion Navy Cream are especially effective at dying the leather.

    I've never had any problems using it over other layers of polish. But I recently applied a little to a pair that I had stripped of all wax and the navy cream REALLY soaked in.

    Not saying not to use it. As it does indeed work nicely on brown/burgundy shoes. Just be careful to only use it on shoes that already have some wax on them.
     


  9. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Gdot, would you say the Meltonion is more effective in this regard than Saphir? Should I try on black shoes if I'm trying for a little navy in there?
     


  10. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    I've never used the Saphir creams so I don't know. Sorry.

    My Saphir experience so far is limited to Renovateur and the neutral paste wax. Both of which I very pleased with.

    I have lots of colors of Meltonian laying around so it will likely be a while before I have occasion to try the Saphir Creams.
     


  11. SHS

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    Oh, I see it now :embar:

    Thank you.
     
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  12. SHS

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    http://www.valmour.com/cleaning-leather-1/accessories-54-shoe-laces-193



    http://www.hangerproject.com/closet/

    :)
     


  13. NotClever

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    I'm not the person looking, but I don't believe hanger project has Renomat.
     
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