Allen edmonds shell cream

Discussion in 'Andy's Fashion Forum' started by whoisthis, Jan 31, 2019.

  1. whoisthis

    whoisthis Starting Member

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    I did a quick research on which product to use for my AE black shell.
    people are saying don't use Cream on shell since it may create bumps or something like that.
    But then AE sells Cordovan Cream..I'm looking for something more affordable than Saphir.
    Would it be ok to go with AE cordovan cream?
    Or just stick with wax polish (i use it for calf leather) ?
     
  2. SG_67

    SG_67 Connoisseur

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    The AE cream should be fine, but come on! It’s not that much more and a jar will last you a year.
     
  3. whoisthis

    whoisthis Starting Member

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    That's true but i only have one pair of black shell and don't plan on buying more Black shell. so almost $30 polish is not really worth it haha
    Does AE cream also provide water proof?
     
  4. richard warren

    richard warren Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    I use Kiwi polish and Lexol conditioner (once every several years) on my black Alden’s and they do just fine.

    Really.
     
  5. Fraser Tartan

    Fraser Tartan Senior Member

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    I've found that every neutral shoe cream I've tried works equally well on shell cordovan. Venetian, Meltonian, Avel, Collonil (I think AE is also rebranded Collonil), and on and on work great. Just don't apply too much as that can cause a hazy film of excess product to develop.
     
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  6. eagle2250

    eagle2250 Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator

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    Harmony
    I've used the AE Cordovan Cream and had no complaints with it. Over the past few years I've been using pretty much only Venetian Cream. I get it in the pint sized can. ;)
     
  7. whoisthis

    whoisthis Starting Member

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    I will give AE creme a try. maybe Venetian is up next
     
  8. whoisthis

    whoisthis Starting Member

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    BTW, do you guys use cordovan cream on calf leather too? i'm waiting on my AE cordovan cream to arrive.
     
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  9. eagle2250

    eagle2250 Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator

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    Florida
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    I regularly apply Venetian Cream to calf leather, as well as to my shell cordovan collection. ;)
     
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  10. Peak and Pine

    Peak and Pine Honors Member

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    I don't know anything about shoe polishes and could care less. I gave you the Like for your screen name alone and because I noticed you've not had any Likes.
     

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