The first of a series of articles on maintenance includes segments on how to clean, wax and polish your favorite shoes.
“Maintenance is the sine qua non of elegance”, according to Honore de Balzac, and this is especially true for goods made of leather. So whether you wear bespoke, fashion, or good old fashioned work shoes, they need special attention and regular care to look their best.
Along with Mr. Pierre-Paul-Marie Hofflin of the Talon Rouge salon in Paris, we will also learn how to prepare and execute a glacage or spit polish. This much sought after effect takes a bit of time to learn, but with the instructions contained in this video, you will be able to give your shoes a dandified air.
Many thanks to Pierre-Paul-Marie. Stay tuned for part two of the series where you will learn how to “antique” your shoes.