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

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

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The ones from Leffot are better. I believe they are Abbeyhorn brand, which is also what Hangar Project sells.

    The ones from A Suitable Wardrobe are a lot drier and more rough and seem untreated whereas the Abbeyhorn ones seem like they have been infused with wax or something.

    I was disappointed with the A Suitable Wardrobe one.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Ok, I am going to ask: Why are you using a deer bone? Like, really? Does this somehow get you a better shine than polishing your shoes? (Serious question).
     


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    Take out scuffs in shell apparently.

    Was looking for replacement laces, any reason to buy/prefer flat laces over normal rounded ones?
     


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    phototristan Senior member

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    Yeah, really. It helps to remove scuffs and also fills in the pores for an even smoother finish. It can also help to smooth out shell cordovan folds.

    Can also virtually completely restore a scratch on some leathers:

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    if both are waxed just the look!!! btw some lace paterns look better with the round shoe laces some others with the flat!!!
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I can do all of that with wax and a rag. Deer bone is bullshit.
     


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    Scrathed shell, deer bone and brush,, no creame /wax / renovator.

    Why bullshit?

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    I've also gotten some pretty good results with a rag when I didn't want to bone some ass.
     


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    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Dat pun.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Ok, but it doesn't in my opinion look as good if you just use some wax, rag, and brush. Or furthermore, if the idea is that the bone just imparts wax (because the deer bones are infused with waxes not alrady present in it) why can't you just add some cream, or oil to the shell and rub it with the back of a spoon? The deerbone thing is complete historical hokey derived from the "St. Hugh's Bones" story.
     


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    Been sayin' it for yearz...
     


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    People here doesn't understand it; the only reason for owning a deer bone is to have the opportunity to take your scuffed up shell to your mouth and whisper to them, slowly: «I'm going to bone you hard. So. Hard.»
     


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    Maybe we just need an instructional boning video, showing the effects.
     


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    Not exactly shoe care question but highly related:

    What are the main types of leathers out there which requires different shoe care?

    I understand there are

    - shiny leathers
    - suede/nubuck (they are highly related)
    - waxy/greasy/special leathers (again, related)

    Maybe these are the main types and basically they (A, B and C) require care products 1, 2 and 3?

    I also heard about shell cordovan and patent leather but I lost the line there.

    So, basically what are the main types of shoe care?

    Possibly, where can I find a good overview in a single post or even on a company's site of care of various leather types? Yes, I know this thread is just about that. Perhaps we can make a Wiki or a FAQ or Sticky in the first post?
     
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