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

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

  1. PCK1

    PCK1 Senior member

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    I sometimes use a little Saphir Cordovan cream if I get a scuff on my cordovan shoes and need to fix it.

    I also should come clean that the mac method is a pain in the ass for those of us who are busy most of the day.
     


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    ^^ David Copeland reincarnate.
     


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    Most of the new posters on here seem to be.
     


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    Oh patrick; that's going to shut us all up! [​IMG]
     


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    The evidence regarding the use of neutral cream on cordovan is inconclusive. You should try it yourself and then report to us.
     


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    No one told me (why should they?) that Lexol Conditioner is a liquid. I shook the bottle, thinking that I was dealing with a cream. Gave it a good squirt and covered the inside and outside of my shoes. It could be worse, I guess. The inside of my shoes are wonderfully conditioned.
     


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    You need to pay attention in class :)
     
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    I am suitably humbled. [​IMG]
     


  10. DWFII

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    I never thought about that...I don't pour it in...but I think you may be on to something there. If nothing else "better safe than sorry."
     


  11. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    OOI, anyone come across Collonil 1909 Supreme Creme de Luxe?

    Think it's a poor mans Saphir at, ironically, twice the price.
     


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    Twice the price?

    Here Collonil 1909 has the same price of the standard Saphir, and costs two-thirds of the MdO.

    It's not a bad cream: wonderful for the brushed calf, good on other skins. The real problem: only four colors (black, mahogany, dark brown and neutral)
     


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    I have a use the 1909 creme wax, paste wax, nano protector, suede bricks, and almost everything else they carry. Absolutely love all of it. If you are looking for a really good conditioner, 1909 does NOT have you covered, they don't really offer a product for that. But their cremes give a touch of conditioning, with tons of pigment (fills in/covers up lots of surface scuffs and scratches) and actually brushes and buffs to a good shine. The paste wax is good as well. Nano spray is great. Never tried the Terrago nano spray from leffot, but I would think that the 1909 is comparable.

    Sorry if this was a bit long winded, but when I wanted to try collonil, I had a really hard time getting any info on it from anywhere.
     


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    OOI, anyone come across Collonil 1909 Supreme Creme de Luxe?

    Think it's a poor mans Saphir at, ironically, twice the price.



    Certainly not twice the price if you buy it on Amazon UK. An added advantage of the Supreme Creme de Luxe is that it contains no turpentine. This is good for people like me who are allergic to turps or to anyone who doesn't like the smell. That's not to say that all of the Collonil products don't contain turpentine - some do. The Supreme Creme de Luxe certainly isn't a 'poor man's Saphir.' It's good stuff!
     


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