Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 24, 2009.
Any recommendations for which shoe polish to use on red cognac?
I use a neautral wax, and touch up with a light coat of Saphir Mahogany.
Just wanted to share some of my friends polishing work on a pair of Vass Im selling from my stock
That's an impressive transformation.
Damn, that is on hell of a polish.
who makes the wingtips in the second pic?
Are you referring to the picture i posted?if yes, its Vass
Yes, it's true.
I admire the effort although it's too Italian-inspired for my conservative taste. Besides, I don't think that would handle the MI snowfall well right now.
Hope all is well in your neck of the woods G, I hear it's record setting there.
Terror, do you use dye for it, or just cream (meaning permanent or temporary)
Looks like a Septieme Largeur-style "patina" using dye painted directly onto the stripped down shoe. I like the colour, and the polish job is impressive, but I can't say I love the streaks in the dye this method makes. I suppose it's quirky and interesting, and some of these patina artists do some really fun stuff. But on a shoe this traditional, and in this colour, I can't help but think that a more traditional burnish with polish would have suited better.
Still, they're not my shoes so who cares what I think?
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