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  • mebejoseph
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    Originally posted by kbaskim View Post
    I apply the mirror gloss in thin layers using my finger, the body heat will help making the wax soft. then I buff it off with a fine soft cotton cloth in small circular motions using just a drop of water. You should not feel any resistance from the wax, if you do just add a second drop of water.
    Okay, I'm try it that way. Thanks

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  • kbaskim
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    I apply the mirror gloss in thin layers using my finger, the body heat will help making the wax soft. then I buff it off with a fine soft cotton cloth in small circular motions using just a drop of water. You should not feel any resistance from the wax, if you do just add a second drop of water.

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  • mebejoseph
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    Originally posted by kbaskim View Post
    Thank you.
    Saphir mirror gloss and a lot of practice is the key.

    Adding another throwback today, EG Berkeleys in dark oak:
    Wow. I have the Sphir mirror gloss products and still haven't gotten the knack for a shine like that.

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  • Jmeyers
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    Originally posted by Shade View Post
    Sorry, that you had to watch that movie.
    Just throwing your namesake I see.


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  • Shade
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    Originally posted by Jmeyers View Post
    The park aves haven’t made it out yet.

    Last night I BATTLED with my brown fifth street boots while watching episode 8- last Jedi with my wife.

    Man- it really did not go as planned. So much to say I will not be posting and pictures. It was a mess.
    Sorry, that you had to watch that movie.

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  • Jmeyers
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    Originally posted by mebejoseph View Post
    Looking forward to your post!
    The park aves haven’t made it out yet.

    Last night I BATTLED with my brown fifth street boots while watching episode 8- last Jedi with my wife.

    Man- it really did not go as planned. So much to say I will not be posting and pictures. It was a mess.

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  • kbaskim
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    No military experience for me. I bought my first pair of proper shoes and care products in 2014.

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  • DocDave
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    This isn't really a fair contest. You military boys have years of experience that the rest of don't...

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  • kbaskim
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    Originally posted by mebejoseph View Post
    Oh sweet--I missed this until today. Thanks for sharing! I especially like the pair on the left. That might be one of the best shines I've ever seen.
    Thank you.
    Saphir mirror gloss and a lot of practice is the key.

    Adding another throwback today, EG Berkeleys in dark oak:

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  • mebejoseph
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    Originally posted by Jmeyers View Post
    This is on my list getting ready for back to school. Started with my two pairs of Indy’s. No shine just a treatment. But trying one to two pairs a night while vegging out —depending on the amount of work it will need.

    Park aves likely up tonight. Will post.


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    Looking forward to your post!

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  • Jmeyers
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    This is on my list getting ready for back to school. Started with my two pairs of Indy’s. No shine just a treatment. But trying one to two pairs a night while vegging out —depending on the amount of work it will need.

    Park aves likely up tonight. Will post.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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  • mebejoseph
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    Today's shine is brought to you on a pair of shoes I got on sale from Cobbler Union. Wow, I love these shoes and I got them for such a deal. Although the shines by @kabaskim put mine to shame.

    I'm going to need to step up my game.





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  • mebejoseph
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    Originally posted by kbaskim View Post
    Old picture, but I was satisfied with the shine and like to share it. Antonio Meccariello, Silvano Sassetti and Yanko all treated with Saphir products.
    Oh sweet--I missed this until today. Thanks for sharing! I especially like the pair on the left. That might be one of the best shines I've ever seen.

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  • kbaskim
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    Old picture, but I was satisfied with the shine and like to share it. Antonio Meccariello, Silvano Sassetti and Yanko all treated with Saphir products.

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  • Token
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    Originally posted by armedferret View Post
    European styling?

    John Lobb:



    Carmina:



    Please understand this isn't said with any intent of being disrespectful, or smarmy, or anything else--but just cause a salesperson says something is "european styled" doesn't necessarily make it so.

    The square toes have their place, but one can easily find something even more elegant and refined and less boxy-looking for about the same (if not maybe a little less, or sometimes just a hair more). Even TBNY is a phenomenal shaped last, and full price they're about the same as the BMs.

    Monday motivation.
    Not sure whether you're assuming or implying that my comment was parroting some shoe salesman but I'm literally just observing what I see. I have a ton of European shoes which have a variety of toe shapes (and yes there are some very prominent square toe lasts like TG73 or 888, all comes down to preference), and in general, European shoes have more definition to them compared to US made shoes, whether that's an elongated toe, chisel toe, square toe, round toe, etc. If you look at AE and Alden, the most popular models are on lasts that are fairly blobby and round (65 last, Barrie / Trubalance last). Feel free to disagree with me, but the assertion I'm making here is fairly well observed.

    http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2011/...s-country.html

    The BM shoe seems to have an elongated square toe which is exactly in line with what Justin says about Italian styling. Whether you like that styling or not is a different matter entirely, but even if you don't like it, 1) that's part of the Italian aesthetic and 2) he likes the way they look, they're comfortable, and they fit so that's all that matters.

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