So here’s the thing, most people either don’t clean their shoes at all and let it die a slow miserable death or they don’t clean their shoes properly. So i’ve teamed up with a shoe shine expert to help you and I do things the right way.
So I’ve asked to help of Harry Sima, a shoe shine expert at Nordstrom Vancouver to give us some pointers on how to do a proper shoe shine. By the way he has his own youtube channel called The Shoe Show so show him some love.
Anyways, without getting any sidetracked, here are the steps!
1) Wipe down the shoe with saddle soap, using a gritty cloth
2) Apply cream to condition the leather
Don’t be afraid to use a lot
Spread evenly by hand, cloth, or dauber
The leather will only take in what it needs
Brush off the cream with a horse hair brush
3) Apply polish and let the layer sit
Ideally, the polish should sit for about five minutes
let it sink in
4) Apply sole dressing
Don’t get it on the upper
5) Work in the wax with cloth or brush
The key is to use little dabs of polish and rub in small circular motions
Use small amounts of water when cloth is dry
6) Buff out the shoe
Makes them POP!
So here’s the end result!
Basically good as new!
Here are some pro tips on why you should get your shoes shined!
It prevents leather from drying and cracking
Extends the life of shoes exponentially
It looks good and feels good
So if you guys liked this article and would like some more posts like this, please leave comments and share it with your friends and i’ll make some more!
So here’s a bit of a throwback for you guys, a friend of mine recently acquired a new lens for her camera and she had asked me to be her test subject and to give her some pointers. Since i’m so nice and awesome, I obviously said yes (haha).
Here’s some of the shots! Enjoy!
Pocket Square is by Sebastian Cruz Couture
Socks are by Wits and Beaux
Shoes are by Allen Edmonds
Jacket by H&M
Watch was purchased on Ebay, it was a refurbished vintage watch!
So my Auntie and cousin from Vegas came on a spontaneous trip as usual and we have decided to go to Portland to visit the Grotto and the International Rose Test Garden. This was our second attempt at the International Rose Test Garden, because during our last visit, it was during the winter time and the roses were already all gone. This time around though we got lucky with our timing! Knowing the trip would involve some nice flowers, I wanted to compliment what I was wearing along with it! Here are some of the photos!
How’s it going everyone! I just want to let you know of a event that’s happening right now!
Parker Sample Sale!
While you’re there be sure to use the promo code “SIDEBUY” to get a additional 10% off your entire purchase.
So I went to the second floor since the 1st floor was all for women and found Kent Bitz’ area and did my search! Kent was there who gave me a very warm welcome and actually showed me around and talked about some of the pieces that he has and what makes them so unique! (Very informative guy and he does know his stuff) after his spiel I went on by myself and found my one item which I promised myself I will just keep to one item only haha since I just came back from a vegas trip for a bachelors so i’m running low on funds. (by the way, he has one section at his store that is on a really good deal which is everything is $45 but if you buy two items its $80 and if you buy 3 it’s $100 PLUS if you use the SIDEBUY promo code you still get the 10% OFF!!! WHAT A CRAZY DEAL FOR SUCH QUALITY PRODUCTS!
I can’t emphasize enough on how much of a great experience this was and how nice the products were! It is a definite must to check out!
Vancouver Fashion Week F/W 2015 | Day 1 (Opening Gala)
So the time has finally come, once again Downtown Vancouver gets overtaken by fashionistas from the world over for one whole week. Designers from all over the world have gathered in one place to showcase their works-of-art to be seen by Vancouver fashionistas and trendsetters. Stay tuned to my site for updates for the whole week as i’ll be posting all the happenings of each day. If you want a more real-time updates of the event be sure to follow me on my instagram and twitter.
So here are some of the photos from the events of day 1.
Snagged a photo with my beautiful fashion writer friend Samantha and you can check out our Valentines Day Collaboration “He Said She Said” post on here.
So last but not the least, here’s a photo of me. LOL! No suit today since as you would’ve guessed it, most guys attending the gala would be wearing a suit, I’ll save mine for another day so stay tuned!
If you want to see more photos from this day it’s all in the gallery here.
Waking up on a Friday morning and all I could see was this glorious bright sun! I feel so happy and energized! after all the horrible horrible rain Vancouver has been getting, there’s finally the light!
So with this, I thought i’d pay a tribute to our Mr. Sun and Mother Nature.
I started off with wearing a patterned t-shirt with a design that resembles the sun with its rays beaming out of it. From there I paired it off with another green patterned slacks (it was just something that I felt appropriate since I haven’t worn green for a while, yes, I’m weird like that). Since I had the whole earth and green thing happening already, I just decided to wear my green wooden watch and also my green jade ring. For my shoes I just wore my white and green chucks with a sock top (limited edition, from what I could remember).
So here are the photos!
Guys, if you like what you see please don’t hesitate to leave a comment or suggestion. So i’ll know what type of content I should be adding.
Once again, i’m still getting used to my new equipment and there will be more to come and thanks to the guys from Samsung Canada for helping me out with getting this new NX1 mirrorless camera.
Hey guys! Just wanna give everyone a heads up. I know i haven’t been as active as I wanted to be, but that will all change now. I will be putting up more content on a much more regular basis now. I have just recently switched my camera equipment and it will be much easier for me to take photos and possibly videos of myself. I just want to give some much needed thanks to my former boss from Samsung, Loring “The Viking” for letting me get my hands on this very elusive and hard to get camera the Samsung NX1. I’ve been wanting to purchase this camera since it was released. It had to be shipped all the way from Ontario to Vancouver. I’m possibly the first person in B.C. to own this awesome camera. With this being said, my workflow will be much more efficient and I can actually do videos now also. Believe it or not, the camera I replaced with this was a camera that I have owned for 7 years. It’s so old that it doesn’t even record video. Yes, no video. Lol! Now I can even record 4K video with this guy! So yes, be ready for more content coming soon and please leave any comments or suggestions on what you would like for me to put on this site! Here’s a little video I took while testing out my new camera. Getting ready for spring so time to bust out the bright and colorful shoes! (Time to clean them up also hahahaha).