Men's Fashion | The Reconnoisseur


There’s no need to use champagne to polish your shoes


October 20 2009
Nick Foulkes

There is something soothing about polishing shoes: the reward of watching the surface of the leather take on that opalescent, almost reflective glaze amply repays the small repetitive movements of cloth-wrapped, polish-dabbed index finger.

I recently came across a tip at Berluti that intrigued me. Berluti is, of course, known for encouraging its customers to polish shoes with champagne, but, in order to get a brilliant shine on the toes of black shoes there is the less indulgent practice of using a small amount of red polish to accentuate the glossy – having tried it on both black and dark brown shoes, I have to say that it appears to work.

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Shoes, Berluti