Taking Care of Your Dress Shoes

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If you don't often wear your dress shoes, inadvertently neglecting them could leave an otherwise beautiful pair of shoes looking dull and lifeless. Keep the shoes somewhere will you will at least notice them every month or two and, while watching television, polish your shoes well: this process will extend the life of your shoes impressively.


I accepted some time ago that few people – including the people I know who are as interested in men’s style as I am – take the time to polish their shoes. Which is a shame because much of the value in good leather shoes is tied into how well you take care of them. The richness and depth of the leather, and the patina that builds over time, are all really brought out with routine polishing. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that a well-taken pair of mid-quality, full-grain leather shoes will always look better than a neglected pair made by some world-class cordwainer. Read More


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