1. Hi, I'm the owner and main administrator of Styleforum. If you find the forum useful and fun, please help support it by buying through the posted links on the forum. Our main, very popular sales thread, where the latest and best sales are listed, are posted HERE

    Purchases made through some of our links earns a commission for the forum and allows us to do the work of maintaining and improving it. Finally, thanks for being a part of this community. We realize that there are many choices today on the internet, and we have all of you to thank for making Styleforum the foremost destination for discussions of menswear.
  2. Styleforum Gives - Holiday Charity Auction 10 : Sam Hober Tie and Pocket Square sets courtesy of David Hober

    We are very proud to present this year's edition of the Styleforum Holiday Charity Auctions, this year in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane (www.rmhcspokane.org). Each Auction lasts 24 hours. Please follow and bid on all the auctions.

    The 10th auction of the year is one of three sets of of Sam Hober Tie and Pocket Square sets courtesy of David Hober. Please bid often and generously here

    Fok and the Styleforum Team.

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

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

  1. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    2,683
    Likes Received:
    134
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2009
    so this is an old pair of shells I have. original color = "black cherry". they are mostly awesome, but there are some spots on the sides with some black/dark splotches. I don't know if this is original dye wearing off, or old polish, or dirt, or what.

    any ideas for how to get rid of it?

    [​IMG]
     

  2. SHS

    SHS Senior Member

    Messages:
    898
    Likes Received:
    182
    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2011

  3. PL92106

    PL92106 Senior Member

    Messages:
    290
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2011
    Location:
    SoCal

  4. DrStrangelove

    DrStrangelove Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2010
    

    [​IMG]

    This is what I'm talking about...
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2011

  5. mcbrown

    mcbrown Senior Member

    Messages:
    727
    Likes Received:
    145
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2010
    

    I'm glad we could establish that I do indeed know how to use google. :hide:

    Now, for those who have used Renomat, are you (a) physically located in Europe or the UK, (b) paying EUR 23.50 to ship to the US, or (c) sourcing from a US distributor I haven't been able to identify? The shipping cost wouldn't be prohibitive if I could comfortably buy in bulk, but it's a bit steep to get a bottle "to try".
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2011

  6. nbernie

    nbernie Senior Member

    Messages:
    282
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2010
    Location:
    The Deep Woods of New Hampshire
    I have a pair of Clarks Wallabees that I've been wearing as my go to casual shoe for 3 or 4 years and the toe has parts where the suede nap is gone and its just the raw leather. As these are beaters/look good worn, I dont care, but the leather looks a little dry and I don't want a rip. Suggestions?
     

  7. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    33,716
    Likes Received:
    9,033
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    Lexol, or saphir renovateur.
     

  8. nbernie

    nbernie Senior Member

    Messages:
    282
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2010
    Location:
    The Deep Woods of New Hampshire

  9. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    33,716
    Likes Received:
    9,033
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    Nothing is really, but if it is raw leather, then go for it.
     

  10. Rambo

    Rambo Stylish Dinosaur

    Messages:
    27,312
    Likes Received:
    1,618
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Location:
    I'M IN MIAMI, BITCH
    

    Thanks for the breakdown.
     

  11. Gdot

    Gdot Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    5,248
    Likes Received:
    277
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2011
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    

    Do a web image search for 'waxed suede' and see if you think you might be able to create this effect. I'd start by apply the reno or the wax only to the raw parts and blending backwards with a brush after it sets up.

    You might come up with something presentable. Or you might end up throwing them in the trash. I really haven't any idea.
     

  12. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    33,716
    Likes Received:
    9,033
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    I think the real answer is to get rid of the wallabees and get some proper shoes.

    [​IMG]

    :confused:
     

  13. Gdot

    Gdot Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    5,248
    Likes Received:
    277
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2011
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Patrick!

    Those are teh sechs!

    Where to KOP!

    :crazy:
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2011

  14. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    33,716
    Likes Received:
    9,033
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    Trash can, brother. Trash can.
     

  15. nbernie

    nbernie Senior Member

    Messages:
    282
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2010
    Location:
    The Deep Woods of New Hampshire
    ^Yes those look terrible and I'm not going to get into this because I think they're not SF approved but I maintain Wallabees are excellent. Worn in an in chestnut they look good IMO.(College kid, agree it would be weird at older age) [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2011

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.