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March 28, 2017

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The World Championship of Shoe Shining – The Finalists

The three finalists for the World Championships in Shoe Shining have now been settled, which will battle it out at the London Super Trunk Show on May 13. There they will have 20 minutes to polish up a shoe as nice as possible. In this post you can read everything about the big event. One of the highlights will be the shoe shining final, which is held in collaboration with Saphir, where the winner will receive […]

August 10, 2016

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Shoe Shining – Tips & Tricks

  I have written a formal post about how to polish your shoes properly but just recently realized that I have never shared the secrets to overcoming all of the obstacles of getting to be able to consistently polish one’s shoes to said standard. That being, allow me list out some of the tips and tricks that I have learned over the years, from all of my trial and error. Here goes: 1. Shining new […]

July 14, 2016

The Cap Shine

  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 […]

November 3, 2015

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Cap Shines – Uplift Your Shoes!

It is amazing what a cap shine can do to your shoes. I won’t lie and say that all of my shoes have them but I always feel better about myself and my outfit when my shoes are properly polished. It really can transform the look of them, and you while we are at it. And while some people are not crazy about shiny shoes (which is okay) I guess it more is about up-keeping […]