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

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

  1. mycloud

    mycloud Member

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    Thank you so much. It means that more brushing than conditioning. It sounds good at the moment because the leather is still new, fresh and not fade. Maybe after two weeks or one month, I will need to apply shoe cream on my shoes again.
     
  2. PParker ESQ

    PParker ESQ Well-Known Member

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    If you create a mirror shine over the toe-caps, the process of building layer upon layer of wax polish should smooth over the graze. From looking at your shoes it is going to take many layers to cover it.
     
  3. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Do what the "professionals" do:get a "repair crayon"--made specifically for leather and shoemaking and also for furniture repair...or as a less desirable but considering it's black, possible alternative, a regular crayon...and fill the "hole."

    Gently warm the crayon and apply liberally and firmly to the damaged area. When fully cool, take a soft cloth and "burnish' off the excess--til the fill is level with the surrounding leather. Now you can spit-shine over the damaged area. Or in your case just shine with regular shoe polish.

    This usually only works over areas of the shoe that are stiffened--the toe and heel to be more specific.

    Shoe factories keep repair crayons in 10 million colours (probably an over-statement despite that being what the human eye can see) and the shade and tonal variations between a big box of red red crayons, for instance,are very subtle and for all intents and purposes nearly infinite.
     
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  4. cchaplow

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    It may be hard to discern in the pic. I went over the upper portion(everything except the front toe and vamp) of the left boot with a deer bone, then brushed and buffed. The deer boned portion is now slightly dull. I have buffed repeatedly trying to get the shine back to no avail. These are new boots and I couldn't resist messing with them. Any ideas?

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  5. cchaplow

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    After thinking about it I guess it makes sense. I bought some Saphir cordovan cream polish and will give it a go.
     
  6. geekhou05

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    Hi Everyone

    I decided to polish my Cole Haan shoes today and Meltonian London tan creme polish and in the process of wiping, the color basically came off....

    What do I need to do in order to bring these back or are they a lost cause?!

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  7. ClosetEvolution

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    I'm no expert, but my $.02 is that it's not a lost cause. I would clean them well first ( I use saddle soap on cheaper shoes,though I know some here say it's not good for the leather). Then I would apply again with very little cream polish per layer, brush, apply, brush, apply etc. and finish with a buffing. If that doesn't work, try a different brand of polish. I use Saphir
     
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  8. cbfn

    cbfn Senior member

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    The shoes were spray painted brown, so I guess you could just spray paint them brown again.
     
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  9. geekhou05

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    Wow

    Is that normal for Cole Haan? I have other pairs and they are fine.
     
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    Thanks chaps - I'll consider this and do what I can.

    Incidentally, I have a scuff on my C&J Hallam shoes and asked C&J guy in Jermyn St - he said to bring them in and they can sort of fairly quickly. Shame Meermin don't have a London store!!
     
  12. bloodybrilliant

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    After cleaning

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  13. ByTheOcean

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    Do you think it's possible to do a mirror shine on boat shoes? If it is, where?
     
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  15. Desi Montez

    Desi Montez Well-Known Member

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    Just received my first deer bone for my shell, and was wondering how should it be stored, is there any risk of just keeping it in my drawer without any cover?
     
  16. Fred G. Unn

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  17. Munky

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    I am very keen to get a mirror shine on my Wellington Boots. And also on my flip flops. [​IMG]
     
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    Life gets more difficult by the day. xx
     
  19. ByTheOcean

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    Oh god, that was extremely ugly...I was thinking brown ones.

    Also, these look more like patent leather.
     
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