Thanks, I see your point. But if you describe shoes as “brogues”, you generally mean a full brogue, which has the characteristic wing-shaped toe cap.
Let’s each use our time more mindfully from here on out.
Shoe care tips from Crockett & Jones.
Spring Shoe Lineup
PJOHNSON Driving shoe in aged French leather.
PJOHNSON Driving shoe boot (‘Polacchino’) in black calf.
Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe
Werner Herzog didn’t believe that Errol Morris would ever finish his documentary The Gates of Heaven. He bet Morris that if he ever finished it, he would eat his shoe.
Morris finished the job, and Herzog is a man of his word. He flew to Berkeley, stopped by Alice Waters at Chez Panisse, and cooked up his shoe. He ate it on stage at the UC Theater. Above is the short film made of the experience.
Saphir Shoe Polishing Kit for $ 45
Several years ago, my parents bought me a shoe-polishing kit for Christmas that sat unused in my closet until I finally bought a real pair of dress shoes that required polishing. Since then, it’s been a practice that I’ve found enjoyable and really ought to do more often.
If you’re looking for a way to get a start on polishing your shoes and don’t have the basics yet, consider picking up this shoe polishing starter kit from Bespoke Post that features Saphir products.
For $ 45 you get a tins of Saphir Renovateur, black and brown polish, pate de luxe neutral wax, two applicator brushes, a buffing brush, a shoe bag and some spare laces.
The tins are two-thirds the size of the jars you typically see Saphir sold in, but it’s more than enough to get you started. If you begin to run out, then you can always pick up more from Hanger Project or A Suitable Wardrobe Store. And, of course, if you need a quick primer on how to shine your shoes, check out Put This On Episode 2 of Season 1.
(Thanks to sashu for the head’s up on this deal.)
The Knowledge: The art of shoe shining.
mrporter.com: Although Mr Justin FitzPatrick (“The Shoe Snob”) is a shoemaker with a nascent and eponymous brand, he currently spends his days renovating and polishing the shoes of London’s best-shod men. His speciality is a slow and careful artisanal polish, which renovates and nourishes the shoes, before they’re polished to an incredible shine. A full military mirror finish takes Mr Fitzpatrick about three hours, and transforms the appearance of a pair of shoes. His top tip for men who polish their own shoes? “Let them dry between each stage of polishing – it’s not about rushing, it’s about finesse.”
Via: The Shoe Snob – Socks or No Socks: That’s The Question…