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

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

  1. Munky

    Munky Senior member

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    Hi Sterling, No, they are calf leather. Thanks for your suggestions, I will give one of them a try!
     
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  2. Dillardiv

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    Thanks. I think I'll go Lexol first, then Reno.
     
  3. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     
  4. Stirling

    Stirling Senior member

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    And st crispins shoes!
     
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    yeah, I use black polish on my darker brown shoes for shine and antiquing.
     
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    Just gave my well-worn pair of Oxblood double-monks a good clean and polish and thought I'd share the results.

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    Saphir Renovateur followed by Colonil Mahogani cream wax, followed by a light touch of Saphir paste wax in black on the toe caps.


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  8. Stirling

    Stirling Senior member

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  10. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    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.

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    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.
     
  12. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    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.
     
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    maybe someone else will chime in...not sure if it can be fixed or not...
     
  14. Jeroen Vriend

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    Burn the hair off with a lighter or creme brulee torch.
     
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  15. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Thanks, that worked great.
     

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