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

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

  1. NOBD

    NOBD Distinguished Member

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    Can someone recommend a good suede brush?

    I use a normal shoe brush, for regular "dusting" and "correcting the nap". I have a crepe one too, but never use it.
     


  2. elgreco

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    I use a normal shoe brush, for regular "dusting" and "correcting the nap". I have a crepe one too, but never use it.

    So a good horsehair brush and a gommadin eraser should cover basic suede care for now?
     


  3. srivats

    srivats Distinguished Member

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    ^ I just use this brush from alden and it seems to be fine. I don't see the point of using eraser on suede.
     


  4. NOBD

    NOBD Distinguished Member

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    So a good horsehair brush and a gommadin eraser should cover basic suede care for now?

    In my opinion/experience: yes. I don't know about the eraser:


    ^ I just use this brush from alden and it seems to be fine. I don't see the point of using eraser on suede.

    Doesn't it work for stains/dark spots? I was thinking of ordering one.
     


  5. alexSF

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    The eraser can do a good work for small stains.

    I have the saphir gommadin and also the collonil "cleaner".

    I prefer the collonil that is more friable and works very well , the gommadin is too hard and does not clean in the same way.
     


  6. NOBD

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    Thanks, Alex. I'll look for the Collonil.
     


  7. jefferyd

    jefferyd Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    ...

    Lear


    Thank you.


    ^ Can we get a pic of your mirror shined Brummells? [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     


  8. NOBD

    NOBD Distinguished Member

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    Very nice, Jeffery.


    * * *

    Probably not the most popular shoes here, but a daddy needs shoes to play football
    with junior. This is what they looked like (older picture, but that's what they looked
    like today):

    [​IMG]


    The sneakers are more than four years old and remained rather dry after their normal
    treatment: a brush and some suede spray every now and then. So, I wanted to feed
    them a little. I'm not sure what kind of leather this is (nubuck?), but it's obviously not
    hairy suede. Here they are after a first layer of RÃ[​IMG]novateur (the white wonder balm),
    not dried yet:

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    Here they are after another treatment with RÃ[​IMG]novateur, drying and a wipe with a
    cloth. They (look and) feel healthy again, so I think this experiment was succesful.

    [​IMG]

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  9. NOBD

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    Did I scare you?
     


  10. Wes Bourne

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    ^ Very nice, Jeffery.

    +1, nice shoes, great shine.

    Did I scare you?

    Yes you did. [​IMG]
     


  11. NOBD

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  12. NOBD

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    [​IMG] Sorry about that...
     


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    A while ago I bought a buffing pad that fits on the end of my hand drill. Would it be cheating to polish my shoes at 500RPM?
     


  14. NOBD

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    A while ago I bought a buffing pad that fits on the end of my hand drill. Would it be cheating to polish my shoes at 500RPM?

    I don't care. Please make a before-during-after pictorial.
     


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    Ugh, I had hoped it wouldn't rain today, but it did and I was forced to go out to grab lunch today, thus in the processing getting my calf C&Js somewhat wet. I'm sure this has been asked ad nauseam, and I've already wiped them down as best as I could with some paper towels, but how can minimize the spotting? Some Reno, a thin layer of wax, and some vigorous brushing?
     


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