Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr. Moo, Feb 28, 2011.
tk it or fk off.
I've always heard to brush shoes while they're still warm, especially shell. Evidently either works just fine judging by the shine and condition of your shoes and those who take the "warm brush" route.
Nearly 2 years old worn regularly with rotation...
They don't see a lot of outdoor/street side use, do they?
Believe me, this shoe has been to one of the worst parts of the world. Has seen dirt, unpaved roads you name it, but has been cleaned with due care as usual...
The sole edges are rather well colored or very well sheltered. No brushing or buffing alone can maintain sole edges in that condition.
correct, thats why you have heel sole edge dressing.
I don't use a dedicated edge dressing but I do use colored polish on my sole edges each time I polish, and mine tend to look pretty good as well. Perhaps not quite as good as sstomcat's but close from more than 2 feet away. And my shoes see a considerable amount of walking in a variety of environments.
Then there's no need to exaggerate the effectiveness of your brushing and buffing.
There's more than one way to color your sole edges, including sanding or glassing if you are elaborate enough. Wax polish colors poorly, cream does it better.
Excuse my ignorance, but what is "glassing"? Curious...and always looking for new ways to maintain my shoes...
Should have been more clear: I do the sole edge at the same time I do the uppers, and since my regimen includes both cream and wax I use both on the sole edges. And you're absolutely correct that cream does a way better job covering over scuffs.
I'd be interested in learning about more sophisticated edge treatments such as the "glassing" you mention above.
I'm not exaggerating, rather you are questioning the effectiveness and doubting what I have to say, or in essence trying to call me a liar. I'm not and neither a snob like you who calls every RTW shoe pedestrian as if Bespoke shoe is end of this world.
sstomcat, wait, so those shell shoes you posted aren't bespoke? Ugh, that shine sucks! Start over!
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