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Old 15-07-2015, 11:48 AM   #631
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I actually just bought the damn pair, a few days before Sko decided to put it in the odd stock section.
A little pissed
So beautiful this pair! How's Enzo's sizing as compared to Carmina's Rain last?

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Old 15-07-2015, 11:57 AM   #632
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Hi all. Anyone had a similar experience with Saphir wax amount gradually disappearing in its container? My wax retains its circular shape, but everytime i open the tin, the sides seem to be shrinking in towards the centre. Could it be due to sunlight exposure leading to some kinda sublimation effect??
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So beautiful this pair! How's Enzo's sizing as compared to Carmina's Rain last?

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946 last is quite similar to Rain, instep is slightly larger but you should be able to take the same size.
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Old 15-07-2015, 12:16 PM   #634
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The shoe sole is too nice to wear it... I see already feel like putting up on shoe shelf for display and not to wear.

I cannot imagine after wear it for one week the sole will not look so nice.
Looks damn nice
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Old 15-07-2015, 12:39 PM   #635
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Hi all. Anyone had a similar experience with Saphir wax amount gradually disappearing in its container? My wax retains its circular shape, but everytime i open the tin, the sides seem to be shrinking in towards the centre. Could it be due to sunlight exposure leading to some kinda sublimation effect??
All wax will do that. kiwi etc

Its due to the solvents like turpentine evaporating and drying up

best is kept sealed (tins are supposed to be airtight but u need to close properly) in a cabinet away from sunlight
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Hi all. Anyone had a similar experience with Saphir wax amount gradually disappearing in its container? My wax retains its circular shape, but everytime i open the tin, the sides seem to be shrinking in towards the centre. Could it be due to sunlight exposure leading to some kinda sublimation effect??
i see these containers being put upside down in cobbler shops. perhaps that is the reason, to stop the evaporation
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Old 15-07-2015, 01:14 PM   #637
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I find it easier to shine shoes using "older" wax.
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Old 15-07-2015, 01:55 PM   #638
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I find it easier to shine shoes using "older" wax.
This is true. The "stickier" the wax is, the better it will set to the leather and penetrate into the pores.
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I find it easier to shine shoes using "older" wax.
I actually leave new tins of wax open and exposed to the air overnight before using them for polish.

And why, the polishing process is guided by hand of course.
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I find it easier to shine shoes using "older" wax.
Do you mean Kiwi?
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Old 15-07-2015, 03:29 PM   #641
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Dayummm .... I'm drooling with envy.

You did your sizing at Leong T?
Nah. I went with my true size, asked Gabriel about it and took a leap of faith
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Old 15-07-2015, 03:53 PM   #642
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thunder_march, what's your view of their shoe trees?
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Old 15-07-2015, 08:14 PM   #643
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Went to the local Carmina store yesterday. Gotta say that I find the styles available strange...

I did like the black shell full brogue though.

Not sure why they displayed the tiny sizes at the window. Looked like toys at a glance.
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Old 15-07-2015, 10:06 PM   #644
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thunder_march, what's your view of their shoe trees?
They are good trees
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Old 15-07-2015, 10:45 PM   #645
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Hi all. Anyone had a similar experience with Saphir wax amount gradually disappearing in its container? My wax retains its circular shape, but everytime i open the tin, the sides seem to be shrinking in towards the centre. Could it be due to sunlight exposure leading to some kinda sublimation effect??
From The shoe snob article

2. Wax polish works in the same way (as above). New wax polish will be very moist and because of that will simply swish around the top of the leather and not ‘set’ into the pores to thus dry and create a ‘flat’ surface so that you can build the layers. The older the wax (and thus the more ‘sticky’) the more easily the wax will stick to the leather and set into the pores. One trick is to leave a new tin in the freezer overnight which should harden it up a bit and make it stick better.

http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2015/07/shoe-shining-tips-tricks.html
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