I must ask, what is a tailor doing in a shoe store?I went into a shoe store looking for conditioner for dress shoes, the tailor gave me mink oil. I applied it to one shoe and wiped it off, now it won't take a shine anymore! How do I strip it off? What do I do???
I meant cobbler, I guess I was so livid and panicky when I posted this, I used the wrong word.I must ask, what is a tailor doing in a shoe store?
Delighted it all worked out! :icon_smile_big:UPDATE: Reading some of the more pessimistic responses here, I almost had a heart attack at the thought of lose my best pair of Canali dress shoes over $9 jar of mink oil.
I went back to the cobbler and insisted he find a way to undo it.After a bit of bickering, he pulled out some acetone and wiped it down which broke down the mink oil pretty well, although the leather still felt a little oily when I left the store.
I went home, wiped off the excess polish/oil with a damp rag, dried it, and doused it in talcum powder and massaged it in with my bare hands. After letting it sit for about 15 minutes, I brushed the talcum off, washed off the remaining residue, polished it again and it's good as new!
I only applied the mink oil to one shoe, since i wanted to see the before/after results. Now when I put the two polished shoes side by side, they both look terrific! :icon_smile:
I meant cobbler, I guess I was so livid and panicky when I posted this, I used the wrong word.