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

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

  1. anrobit

    anrobit Senior member

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    It's a suspicion, not an accusation. Something I need to look into more, considering I don't own any calf AE
     


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    Is this an episode I don't remember?

    http://seinfeld.wikia.com/wiki/Bob_Sacamano
    http://seinfeld.wikia.com/wiki/Tim_Whatley
     


  3. Tim Whatley

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    I am referring to natural creasing between the cap and lacing.
     


  4. anrobit

    anrobit Senior member

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    You shouldn't be using much polish on the vamp, if any. Use a thin layer of polish on the captoe and use that for a mirror shines. Mirrors will inevitably crack if you try to do them in high-wear areas.
     


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    I'm going to the super bowl with Tim Whatley
     
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    Tim Whatley Active Member

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    No polish on the vamp? Can others confirm?

     


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    CalzolaiFeF Well-Known Member

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    We didn't say "no polish", but "ONE THIN layer of polish." :)
     


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    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    Also, this really applies to paste wax polish. Cream polish isn't going to cause these problems on the vamp.
     


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    How about if you search this thread? This question has been answered already.
     


  11. Tim Whatley

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    I will use less in the future. This is my first month ever shining shoes, so still feeling it out
     


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    Munky Senior member

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    It seems to me that a lot of shoemakers (and even more so, 'shoe factories') could be more honest about the types of leathers they are using. A lot can be hidden away under various ways of describing the product. I'm not sure how the buyer is supposed to differentiate between all these different labels and descriptions. It ain't good. How to change it? I don't know.
     


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    anrobit Senior member

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    Expecting shoemakers/retailers/factories to be honest about the leathers they're using is absolutely hopeless. Many won't even disclose where/who makes their shoes.
     


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    I just exchanged emails with AE about the leather on my Chesters. They call their shiny leather Polished Cobbler and when I asked if it means corrected grain or top grain, the answer to both questions was no. So go figure!
     
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    I was talking about the cream. Good to know reguardless.

    Is lexol cleaner basically the same thing as reno? I dont own any cleaners yet
     


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