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Brooks Brothers Cedar Shoe Valet

January 14, 2012 Fashion No Comments

Up until now, I haven’t given my collection of shoes the care that they deserve. So, the other day, I invested an afternoon to research what is involved to properly shine shoes — I Google searched “best luxury shoe polish,” watched countless Youtube clips of people polishing shoes, and read a bunch of Menswear blogs and forums on the topic. And you know what? I learned a lot, from the proper tools of the trade to what to look for in a quality shoe polish. Armed with information and intending to make shoe shining part of my quarterly routine, I decided to splurge on this well-crafted cedar shoe valet from Brooks Brothers. It’s essentially just a cool-looking and fine-smelling box to hold shoe polishing gear.

However, inside, it came with a bunch of useful tools.

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There were ….

Two of these polishing cloths, which I’d use to give my shoes the final shine.

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Two large horse hair brushes, one with dark colored bristles…

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..and another with light-colored bristles. They each measured approximately 7.8″ x 2.65″. Pretty Solid. I use these primarily to remove any dirt before applying any of the shoe polishes or creams.

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Two smaller horse hair brushes for applying shoe polish or creams. These were 6.5″ in length, with a 1.5″ diameter head.

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Lastly, cans of black and dark brown shoe cream. Admittedly, I have no intention of using these shoe creams. Well, maybe, as a backup or as a last resort. Why? because in my research, I found other products, which I’ll review in another post, that were highly praised by shoe shining people worldwide.

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Cheers!

 Link: Brooks Brothers

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