The Shoe Snob Blog

July 14, 2016

The Cap Shine

Gaziano & Girling

Gaziano & Girling


There is one simple thing that can make nearly any shoe look better and that is a cap shine. Something about having a shiny toe does a lot of justice to one’s appearance. It can even make a really crappy shoe look half-way decent. Yet, all too often you see shoes that looked like they haven’t seen polish since they left the factory as many guys buy their shoes, wear them to hell and just destroy them, all without ever putting one ounce of polish on them, a small gesture that could completely transform them. Now I won’t like and say that every single pair of my shoes has a nice toe shine like the Gaziano & Girling pair in the image here but I at least always try to have clean looking pair of shoes with at least a small gleam on that toe (if not more).

The first attempt at it will take you awhile, but every time after that will only require about a 5-10 minute top-up. So please gents, do yourselves a favor and stop wearing shoes that look like you grabbed them out of the rubbish bin and give them a damn polish! And if you have some spare time, make the polish look as good as the cap shine in this picture and I guarantee you will not only see the difference, but start to get a ton of compliments.

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