How to Fix a Broken Mirror Shine
It can feel tragic when you break your beautiful mirror shine on your leather dress shoes. Especially after you spent so long building and perfecting it, all the way up from the base leather. However, there are some shortcuts to fixing it, that take much less time than the initial process that's required for the build-up.
In this video, Andy demonstrates one of those techniques, using the fresh underlying layer of solvent on a tin of High Shine Paste/Wax Polish.
Mirror Shining Shell Cordovan Using Dry Shine
Shell Cordovan is an amazing material. It responds very differently to products than standard calfskin leather. In fact, we often just recommend a damp wipe-down, brushing, and some Neutral Cream Polish, to keep your shell in good shape, most of the time. This allows it to develop a natural patina or fade, and still stay protected.
However, every once in a while, we want to mirror shine our shoes, or add some additional protection. Today was one of those times.
Vintage Scotch Grain Leather Shined Up
Polishing grain leather is not an easy thing. Caring for the leather care be quite straight forward – keep it conditioned with Conditioner, protected with Cream, and add some scuff protection on the toes and heels with Paste/Wax Polish. But, getting that magic mirror shine or even a nice quality high shine, can sometimes be elusive.
Grain leather has more texture, it's grainy (by definition), and rubbing stiff waxes across grain can be challenging.
From Start to Mirror with Magnanni LoafersPure Polish Andy shares all the master tips in this video - From Start to Mirror
Baby it’s — still — cold outsideJohnston Murphy Crown Aristocraft Black Wingtips mirror shined and reflected in the snow with Pure Polish Black Paste on the top
Monday Morning Mirror Shine at Lone PineWe visit our friend Scott’s coffee shop in downtown Bend.
- Backyard Bend
- Bend Business
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- Bend Lifestyle
- Coffee Meeting
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- Justin Boots
- Lone Pine Cafe
- Lone Pine Coffee
- Make Local Habit
- Mirror Shine
- Mirrorshine Monday
- Monday Coffee
- Morning Coffee
- Neutral Cream Polish
- Remote Work
- Shine Life
- Western Boots