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January 3, 2017

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The Shine – Polish Patina Service

The world of patina is growing day by day and it would not surprise me if it soon becomes as popular as mirror shine shoe polishing (what I mean by that is that people at home will start giving it a try) as curiosity is ever expanding in the world of shoes and people are no longer content with just watching things on the internet. Now they want to try it too!! But until that […]

July 28, 2016

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Restoring Old Shoes

A blog reader, in light of the shoe polishing contest, sent it a few pictures of some of his old Loake’s (he reckons 12-20 yrs old), that he had taken from rubbish bin status to relatively new looking in just a matter of a few hours with some of the methods that he learned on the ‘A Guide To Dyeing Your Shoes‘ post. While you can use most of those methods to really do the […]

December 26, 2012

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What A Bit Of Polish Can Do…..

After…. Sometimes it truly is amazing what a little bit (or actually a whole lot) of polish can do. More often than not, if your shoe is made of good leather, it can be saved (at least aesthetically) from a point of what might look like rubbish time. There were a few cases recently where I was brought some shoes that to the untrained eye might have not looked salvageable but most definitely were with […]

June 6, 2011

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Polish Your Shoes Properly

I know that for some of you, this has been a long time coming. So let me start off by saying sorry for the long wait. Unfortunately some of you may have been expecting a video, but I don’t own a video camera and my regular camera can take about only 10-15 minutes of recording. And since this type of shine takes 2-3 hours and I really only had time to make this post while […]