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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr. Moo, Feb 28, 2011.
Hi Sterling, No, they are calf leather. Thanks for your suggestions, I will give one of them a try!
Thanks. I think I'll go Lexol first, then Reno.
It says "glycerin-enriched." Fiebings used to make a saddle soap that was a bar and it contained a lot of glycerin. Enough to leave a residue, in any case. That's the point. Tallow by itself is not necessarily bad for leather, nor is glycerin. But if you're cleaning your leather why would you want to leave a a residue on it that will immediately start collecting and holding grit?
As far as Lexol taking the colour off, Lexol will not do that any more than any other product out there...in other words any colour that Lexol removed was impermanent, in any case.
Saddle soap is made for...ahem, wait for it...saddles.
And st crispins shoes!
yeah, I use black polish on my darker brown shoes for shine and antiquing.
X-post from Vass.
Just gave my well-worn pair of Oxblood double-monks a good clean and polish and thought I'd share the results.
Saphir Renovateur followed by Colonil Mahogani cream wax, followed by a light touch of Saphir paste wax in black on the toe caps.
Some weekend maintenance...
Which shoe care products creams, waxes etc do you prefer/use?
I ask partly because of your location, not sure what's readily available in oz. I have memories of using a product called waproo once or twice.
it's all imported, I use pediwear and saphir.
My cobbler gave me waproo, and collonil, from my limited experience with them, can't tell the difference.
Could use an opinion from you experts. I am new to suede and not sure if this normally happens to the nap after brushing. Shoes are Meermin and were brushed with a Saphir suede brush.
never had that happen...with that being said i don't really like to brush suede unless it gets noticeably dirty. i feel like it messes it up after repeated brushing.
Bummer, I should have just left them alone. I'm guessing it's just a quality issue as Meermin aren't quite top of the line. I'll just use them as beaters for now on.
maybe someone else will chime in...not sure if it can be fixed or not...
Burn the hair off with a lighter or creme brulee torch.
Thanks, that worked great.
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