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The Polishing

It was time to polish my EG Perth’s in Burnt Pine so I thought I would share the stages with you. As I begin the first photo is the Perth as they are and you can see the need for polishing.

Next step is removing the laces; I like to polish my shoes on the trees, I feel the polish covers more evenly.

I begin to polish with a clean white tee shirt and neutral wax polish (I do this quickly and with a small amount of polish to avoid streaking).

The wax is on and drying for a few minutes.

I brush the shoes with an old horsehair brush that belonged to my grandfather. You can also buff with a cloth, but I like the action of rubbing the brush across the leather. I also think it brings out a nicer luster and works the polish into the leather better.

And Viola! In five simple steps the uppers look great. I didn’t do the sole edges this time since they still look good. I don’t over polish my shoes since I rotate them often but I enjoy the process. I also love the way the EG’s age they take on a well worn and cared for look that is just beautiful.