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

  1. sstomcat

    sstomcat Senior member

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    Me too, sometimes a cream brush off store. No need of cooling shit.
     


  2. Munky

    Munky Senior member

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    Mr Tomcat, could you explain in a little more detail? I am not sure I understood what you meant. Many thanks, Munky.
     


  3. BootSpell

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    Yeah, I'm kinda lost, too.
     


  4. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Do you gents use a different brush for buffing after applying Renovateur and buffing/polishing after applying wax or cream?
     


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  6. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Thanks, PB.
     


  7. sstomcat

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    My shoes are normally clean as I brush in office as well. Have a brush and cloth in my drawer. Once I take them off I put them on trees, give a light brush and store them in dust bags. Sometimes depending on the condition I apply a light coat of Saphir Universelle buff it off and store.
     


  8. Munky

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    I have to hand it to you, Mr Tomcat, you do a lot of brushing and buffing.
     


  9. sstomcat

    sstomcat Senior member

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    luv it.
     


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    FYI even though the pH number changes are small. 3.0 is roughly 1.6 times more acidic than 3.2, and about 6 times more acidic than 3.8. And acids always need to be in a solution, so without water, the acids in the leather actually will not act as acidic. Now there always is some moisture in your shoes but I would think it is very insignificant compared to having an acidic solution pouring down on your shoes.
     
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    wat
     


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    Where's a good place to get a pair of shoes resoled in London.

    Blake / rapid, nothing special.
     


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    I've used Fifth Avenue Shoe Repairs in Fitzrovia for Blake/Rapid resoles in the past and was reasonably happy with price, sole material quality (they use oak bark soles), work quality, and turnaround time.
     


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    I have had a few exchanges with the owner(?) of the company about his products. A lot of scientific work went into these products it seems. I don't understand half of what he says about positive and negative ions and, ph's and such, but then again I think English might not be his first language as some of his sentences are a bit strange. Maybe he is just a slightly crazy, autistic mad scientist or something. Regardless, I am intrigued.
     


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