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March 9, 2017

How To Restore Your Creased Leather Shoes – Video Tutorial

A shoe is rarely beyond recovery unless you are the type to never use shoes trees, wears his shoes every day and doesn’t think polish is necessary. But for those that simply wear their shoes hard and every now and then find them in a quite a creased state, following these simply steps can help you at least get your shoes into a top form again. But beware, heating the leather can also have adverse […]

June 22, 2016

How To Create The Perfect Polish Cloth – Video

  Ever since doing my ‘How to Polish Your Shoes Properly‘ video, I have had numerous people ask me how to wrap the cloth around my finger the way that I do. I always thought it was quite trivial but apparently not. Saying that, when I first learned it took a couple of examples from the person who taught me before I finally got it. Therefore, I thought it was time that I actually make […]

September 2, 2014

Things To Know About Shoes Part 4: Fit/Function vs Style

1. Most shoe styles (i.e. wholecut vs. full brogue vs. derby etc) will fit different, even if made on the same exact last. 2. The shoemaking process can affect fit. One pair of shoes can fit differently than another in the same exact model and size. For example, how long the shoe was left on the last will affect how “hugging” (aka tight) the shoe will be. Also how well it was lasted. 3. The […]