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Saturday, October 22, 2016
Maintain what you've got
Here are DS # 2's new leather boots. Already scuffed about 1 week into ownership. He has an on campus job, the reason for my encouraging him to buy them, and they need to be maintained, including weather proofed.
I asked him to bring me the shoe polish basket. I have what used to be called Cavalier shoe creme, now it's "leather balm" which is a great leather cleaner, especially in Winter due to road salts. I have an assortment of shoe polish: tan, maroon, black, brown and blue.
I grabbed a soft, terry cloth towel rag as a work station and the mink oil and shoe buffing brush. I applied a nice coat of the mink oil, the boots are now "drying" and will later be buffed. I grew up with the habit of polishing shoes every weekend for the upcoming week. Same principal as laundering on the weekend, changing bed linens, batch cooking including a big meat meal on Sunday to allow planned overs and typically a sandwich filling if not soup stock for the upcoming week.