Brown shoes from scratch

Discussion in 'Seniors' started by Bleep_with_a_Stick, Aug 27, 2005.

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  1. I have just got a new pair of brown shoes and as i have never done a pair (boots or shoes) from scratch i was hoping for some tips on the best way to start them off.
  2. Brush polish, layer toe caps, bull as normal.
  3. any future in beeswaxing 'em?
  4. Check out my post in "The Training wing". At first (having burnt the shoes down), use only Brown polish. As the polish depth increases, use black polish (only kiwi (not Parade gloss!)), to darken the brown colour of the shoes to the required colour and to increase the depth of shine.

    Are these "Parade" shoes? May be worth getting them 'double tapped' before burning them down. You will have to take extra care if you burn them down, as the leather is thinner than normal boot leather and will therefore shrink easier.
  5. Bleep_with_a_Stick are you serving in UK or BFG ? as I got my shoes glass-backed in herford by the garrison cobbler and they are absolutely immaculate and much easier to prep for parades etc