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

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

  1. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    It did? Can you post a photo?
     
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    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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  3. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Nice! Thank you. I didn't know you could do that...I've never had the problems you had to begin with but I've seen it.

    And now I've seen the solution.

    thanks to Jeroen, too.
     
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    niklasnordin Senior member

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    dang...neeeeeeeeeeed :) amazing depth in that color.

    I also engaged in some shoe shining activites this weekend. My almos 3 year old C&J Edgware.
    Wasnt happy with how they looked so I stripped them clean and gave it some red-ish tint by applying mahogany cream and dark brown wax.
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    lol, wow I thought he was joking. That takes guts to do something like that. I don't think I'd have intentionally burned my shoes without any proof first. nice.
     
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    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I did my research before asking and that was suggested more than once. I was still a little hesitant, but figured it was worth a shot. Thrilled with the result.
     
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    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Any tips or tricks to doing it?
     
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    Who is it if you don't mind me asking? I remember reading about a member on here making his own polish but I can't remember who it was.
     
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    @glenjay
     
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    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I just moved the flame quickly over the areas. You can hear a cracking noise when you get the "hairy" spots. There isn't much to it.
     
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    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Thanks Niklas - and those C&Js look very rich and lustrous - well done.
     
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    i had an interview the other day so I had to wear my favorite light brown johnston murphys through the snow :( there is crusty snow dried all over them, best practice on cleaning off the dirt?

    thanks!
     
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    thanks :)
     

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