Your polish work is the best I have ever seen! As I live 1000's of miles away from Sydney in the USA, would you please share your polishing protocol so I can be as elegant as you and GW? His EG Dovers are so beautiful they make me cry. Your fan in the USA.
Thanks for the kind words. Hemanth, it is nothing more than a simple spit polish and a lot of patience. Put in a few hours and I assure you that you'll get similar results.desu
Hope you don't mind another Q. The shoes appear to have a somewhat different tone on the cap. Is this because the wax you use is different than the cream on the rest of the shoe? Or is it just a natural result of polishing the same thing for a lot longer. They really look SO nice, I love these posts.
Thanks Ryan - I've made an attempt to antique these by using black, clear and burgundy polish . I've concentrated the extra black around the seam and punching of the toe cap, and the welt edges, giving it an abused, stained look.Desu
Ethan can you please publish a guide to polishing? Your comments re: "a simple spit polish" feels like the chef who leaves out one or two key ingredients!
Wow, what a beautiful shine.
Thanks, M. Ridley.Anon - You've got it exactly right - few chefs ever want to give away all of their secrets.desu
Desu,Great job!I know you have focused the mirror polishing around the cap-toe. Can you confirm if you do the same level of shine for the vamp, especially around where the leather creases from wear?From my experience, polish of this magnitude around the creases will result in it cracking and flaking when worn.
Gary,I polish in varying degrees across the toe and vamp. Heavy polish will crack when bent but a lighter bulling should be fine. My advice is to experiment - I only find my technique after lots of practice and experimentation. What is right for you, may not be right for me. Just give it a go.desu