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

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

  1. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

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    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?

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    This is what I'm talking about...
     
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    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".
     
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    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 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Lexol, or saphir renovateur.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Nothing is really, but if it is raw leather, then go for it.
     
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    Thanks for the breakdown.
     
  11. Gdot

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    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 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think the real answer is to get rid of the wallabees and get some proper shoes.

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  13. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    Patrick!

    Those are teh sechs!

    Where to KOP!

    :crazy:
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Trash can, brother. Trash can.
     
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    ^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]
     
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