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

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

  1. srivats

    srivats Senior member

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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?
    This is going to sound counter-intuitive ... but listen: just let go. Don't do anything special - let them dry normally and brush after they are dry. Just polish as normal on your regular routine. Don't lather on reno/lexol. The shoes will be fine. They won't disintegrate.
     


  2. elgreco

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    This is going to sound counter-intuitive ...

    That is counterintuitive! I ask because this has happened before with the rain and there is some spotting, albeit faded...

    Also, I wasn't planning on slathering on Reno, haha.
     


  3. forex

    forex Senior member

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    That is counterintuitive! I ask because this has happened before with the rain and there is some spotting, albeit faded...

    Also, I wasn't planning on slathering on Reno, haha.


    Next time,just stay in and starve.
     


  4. elgreco

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    Next time,just stay in and starve.

    Obvi.
     


  5. dragon8

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    Thank you.




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    Very nice!
     


  6. Newcomer

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    I wish I could shine a pair of shoes like that... My mirror shine never works. If anything my shoes look dull whenever I attempt it.
     


  7. meister

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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.

    On vintage buck it can be too violent but works well on nubuck.
     


  8. Johnny5

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    X post from streetwear forum: Any leather expert can tell me what are the black spots on my boots? I hope they are not molds... I clearly remember mink oiling them before I've stored them for like 6 months..... And how do I get rid of em if they are molds?? I've tried leather cleaner but to no avail. Please help, thanks! [​IMG]
     


  9. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Leather Therapy will get rid of mold, but I am not sure about using it on shoes... might want to give them a call/e-mail.
     


  10. Johnny5

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    Damn.. so they are molds?!
     


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    Any leather expert can tell me what are the black spots on my boots? I hope they are not molds... I clearly remember mink oiling them before I've stored them for like 6 months..... And how do I get rid of em if they are molds?? I've tried leather cleaner but to no avail. Please help, thanks!

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    kinda like liver spots on old people... are your shoes really old?
     


  12. Johnny5

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    Erm they are pretty new, its just that I've put them in the store room for the past 6 months to a year.... and they developed these nasty black spots...
     


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    ^if store room is like a garage, i can see why that happened
     


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    Does anyone have experience with the Collonil 1909 series? Specifically, I'm referring to either the leather cream or leather lotion:

    http://www.collonil.com/en/shop-und-...her-cream.html
    http://www.collonil.com/en/shop-und-...er-lotion.html

    They both appear to be variations on leather conditioners.

    I also read some references above to other Collonil products you guys use, but couldn't figure out exactly which one. Was it the rustical classic? Is this also a type of leather conditioner?

    http://www.collonil.com/en/shop-und-...assic-362.html
     


  15. BrooklynWeGoHard

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    X post from streetwear forum:

    Any leather expert can tell me what are the black spots on my boots? I hope they are not molds... I clearly remember mink oiling them before I've stored them for like 6 months..... And how do I get rid of em if they are molds?? I've tried leather cleaner but to no avail. Please help, thanks!

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    mold.[​IMG]
     


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