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Category: Shoe Care

Dandy Shoe Care

Located in Parma, Italy, Dandy Shoe Care is known internationally as a specialist in the hand coloring of footwear.

Having spent years studying materials, artistic coloring and leather treatment Alexander Nurulaeff, owner of Dandy Shoe Care draws on his background as a painter to create patina techniques of matchless perfection. Dandy Shoe Care offers customizations and treatments to make your shoes, leather bags and accessories all the more exclusive.

As Nurulaeff says on his website “One can understand a lot by looking at a man’s shoes; It is not enough that they are beautiful, because it is the cure of them that reveals one’s true love.”  He offers an exclusive service that makes them unique as you.

Abbeyhorn

We’ve just received a restock in some of our most popular shoe care products by Abbeyhorn. Each product is an astounding piece of craftsmanship, made with the highest quality materials.

Abbeyhorn brushes are hand carved from Oxen horn. Each horn is uniquely different due to its color and texture. The process requires considerable skill of the horn worker from the first cut of the horn to ensure that the resultant shoehorn becomes a much-cherished item. Therefore the carver must work with the horn while carving to bring out the special quality of each, and no two are exactly alike.

These shoe brushes, suede brushes, and shoehorns will age beautifully, along with your shoe collection.

Also restocked is the increasingly popular deer bone for polishing cordovan. The oils inside this deer bone, when rubbed into shell cordovan leather, will restore uniformity to the color and smooth over scratches. It can even remove some small creases and welts. This is the secret weapon for polishing shell cordovan shoes.

Large Ox Horn Shoe Brush, Horsehair Bristles

Small Ox Horn Shoe Brush, Horsehair Bristles

 

Ox Horn Suede Brush, Pig Bristles

Deer Bone Polishing Bone

16 Inch Stag Handle Shoe Horn

7 Inch Shoe Horn

Saphir Medaille D’Or Shoe Care

We’ve recently received new stock of our popular Saphir shoe care products. Saphir Medaille D’or products are quite simply the finest system of shoe care products available today. This exclusive line has its origins in formulations that have earned Saphir the award of the GOLD MEDAL, PARIS 1925.

To view the full selection of Saphir products, visit out Online Store HERE.

Saphir Rénovateur is possibly the most valuable shoe care product you can buy. It cleans, conditions, and shines all at once. It works on a variety of leathers, from shell cordovan, to rugged Chromexcel, to fine calfskin. Use it before shining or just as a rejuvenating application. This and an occasional application of wax polish is all the cordovan leather really needs to be maintained.

Saphir Wax products bring unmatched shine to your calfskin shoes. Composed of turpentine, vegetable waxes, animal and mineral fossils, its formula is unchanged and has not suffered the technical progress of chemistry such as the addition of silicones and resins.

Saphir Crème is an all-natural product meant for adding color and shine to shoes. Use it when correcting scuffs or darkening the color of your shoes. Use in conjunction with Rénovateur and Wax for the full Saphir shoe care system.

One of the many great Saphir products that we offer is the Suede Cleaner, also known as Omni’nettoyant in French. It works like a shampoo for suede, working into a lather and cleaning deep into the nap. Its strong enough to clean thoroughly but gentle enough not to damage the leather. It’s not a miracle worker, but you’ll be surprised by the results. If you have suede shoes, this is a must.

A large brush is an essential tool for shoe care. Use it for buffing shoes after polish application. Saphir’s large brush is made from 100% horse hair, densely packed into its wide brushing area for an easier, faster, and better looking shine. Look for Saphir’s Dauber and Jar Brush for the application of polish and use in hard to access areas of the shoe, such as the welt and tongue.

A shoe care box is a nice finishing touch to your collection of shoe care products. These boxes only get better with age and as you use this over the years to care for your shoes, they will develop a character of their own.

Saphir Shoe Care Kits

We collect nice clothes and shoes in part because we know that looking sharp makes a favorable impression on others. Sometimes we forget the simple pleasure of owning and using an object of beauty just for ourselves.

If you’re like me you want to maintain your possessions in the best way possible. If your shoe care products are crammed into an old, tattered shoe box and you have to dig through a pile of dirty polishing clothes and half empty tins of polish, it’s time to upgrade to one of these Saphir shoe care kits.

These beautiful boxes come fully equipped with all the basic tools of shoe care: two shoe brushes, a suede brush, two daubers, a shoe horn, a polishing cloth, and a tin of both black and neutral Saphir Medaille D’or wax polish.

Check Availability HERE.

Dimensions: 4.5 x 8 x 10 inches

Dimensions: 4.5 x 7 x 10 inches

Abbeyhorn

Leffot now stocks a number of new shoe care products by Abbeyhorn. Each product is an astounding piece of craftsmanship, made with the highest quality materials.

Abbeyhorn brushes are hand carved from Oxen horn. Each horn is uniquely different due to its color and texture. The process requires considerable skill of the horn worker from the first cut of the horn to ensure that the resultant shoehorn becomes a much-cherished item. Therefore the carver must work with the horn while carving to bring out the special quality of each, and no two are exactly alike.T

he dauber brushes are carved from bone and come in two color bristles. They’re excellent for applying polish to those hard to reach areas. And lastly this handsome brush with inlaid horn is ideal for shining shoes or for use as a clothes brush.

These shoe brushes, suede brushes, daubers, and button hooks will age beautifully, along with your shoe collection.

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Large Ox Horn Shoe Brush, Horsehair Bristles

Small Ox Horn Shoe Brush, Horsehair Bristles

Bone Dauber

Ox Horn Suede Brush, Pig Bristles

Stag Antler Button Hook

Deer Bone Polishing Bone

Saphir Suede Cleaner

One of the many great Saphir products that we offer is the Suede Cleaner, also known as Omni’nettoyant in French. It works like a shampoo for suede, working into a lather and cleaning deep into the nap. Its strong enough to clean thoroughly but gentle enough not to damage the leather. It’s not a miracle worker, but you’ll be surprised by the results. If you have suede shoes, this is a must.

Below you can see before and after photos of a pair of dirty Tan Suede Alden longwings. They almost look brand new.

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Alden Tan Suede Longwings: Before

Alden Tan Suede Longwings: After