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

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

  1. M635Guy

    M635Guy Senior member

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    Quote:The difference between what you just did and PB/DWF do is they provide information to back up an experienced point of view - you just provided a useless opinion.
     
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    Ah yes, mistype! Thanks for the correction!
     
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    Now THAT is a useful (and extremely interesting) post. Apologies for the snark, but I'm not here enough to recognize many names, and browsing on phones doesn't show a lot of post history. A three-word reply leaves me with nothing, and it is the kind of of thing I hate about internet forums, and I let that rob me of my manners. Thanks for taking the time to write all of that out!
     
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    @rbhan12 I have followed Glen's instructions (J.Crew coconut oíl shampoo mixed with distilled water) for a long time with good results. Do you add any other ingredient to your homemade shampoo fórmula (such as more coconut oil) in order to increase the effects of the conditioner. I do not think that the formula of J.Crew shampoo does contéin much coconut oíl to nurture enough the leather.
     
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    Nope, I don't add anything to it. It doesn't make sense to me to add oil to a concoction that contains detergent. I was given a bottle of Famaco suede conditioning spray, but I've never used it. I remember reading a long time back that suede doesn't need much conditioner, but rather to be kept clean.
     
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    does mirror shine make leather dry? the wax does cover the leather and prevent the leather to breathe
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    To be fair though, you really have no idea what is in Saphir suede shampoo. "Shampoo" is a marketing term that they are using because the concept is familiar. There could be something else going on, but nobody really knows.
     
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    Sure, though I'll take my chances with what I know. If someone is so kind as to send me a bottle, I'd be happy to do some analytical experiments to find out what's in it.
     
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    Left my boots over this summer by window. And the right boot must of gotten way more sun than the left. So my right boot is way lighter in color. Any advice to get both boots pretty close. It's cognac calfskin. Thanx
     
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    Cream polish
     
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    Quote:How much would you need to run your tests?
     
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    Put the left boot in the window.
     
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    So I applied renovateur and applied Saphir cognac cream in my right boot. Still my left is darker...not sure about leaving my left boot out in the sun. I guess I'm just going to keep putting more cream. Hopefully it will darken
     
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    I'm not certain to be honest, though the more the better. I would need to evaporate the water and run experiments on what's left behind. I'm guessing it's about 99% water and 1% stuff.
     
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    I'm looking to dye a pair of Alden tan suede boots to be closer to snuff suede.

    I was thinking of going with rust or light brown or British tan? Will one be closer than another? Or would it be better to mix rust or British tan with light brown?
     
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    You need a much darker coloured cream. I once had a pair of tan brogues with the colour faded over a few years cause I used only neutral back then. My cobbler suggested a very dark chocolate. I was very skeptical but it worked like a charm.
     
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    Hello all - minor disaster for me; my lovely Meermin boots have a hideous scratch to the leather right on the toe. Would some form of decent wax or polish help, or is there someone good in London that I could get to fix it somehow?
     
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    Other than a recommendation for London, you'll need to post a picture or two for any real help.
     
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    Depends on how deep those scratches are. As M635Guy said, a picture would help tremendously.

    Having said that, there is a recent example over at the Edward Green thread:

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    http://www.styleforum.net/t/291745/...ures-info-and-where-to-buy/28050#post_8538499
     
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