Kirby Allison, the founder of the Hanger Project, polishes his pair of George Cleverley bespoke loafers for the first time. Due to the textured nature of their pigskin, as well as how new they are, these shoes call for a slightly different care routine. These unique burgundy pigskin shoes are some of Kirby’s favorites in his collection, and they certainly make an impact whenever they are worn.
Watch our video on our new Deluxe Pig Bristle Brush:
(01:51): Apply Saphir Renovateur
(02:29): Apply Saphir Pommadier
(02:40): Apply Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax Polish
(03:21): Apply Saphir Mirror Gloss
(03:28): Polish the welt and edges
(04:08): Useful tips and extra thoughts
***Products featured in this video***
Pig Bristle Shoe Polishing Brush
Hanger Project Cotton Chamois
Saphir Pommadier Cream Polish
Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax Polish
Saphir Mirror Gloss
Deluxe Horsehair Buffing Brush
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thank you for the great video! I've read recently that the first polishing of a new pair shouldn't be mirror shine. The article lacked of an explanation why a mirror shine is not recommended. Could you please give me your opinion on this subject and perhaps an argument for or against the state of the article?
Have a lovely Sunday!
The Hanger Project, as a follow-up to my first question; is it possible for you to show how to wear loafers sockless in a dignified gentleman's manner? Many men figured you just slip them on and that's it, it would be a great help if you were to show how to wear loafers sockless elegantly.
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I am a bit confused about which brushes to have to clean and buff shoes. In my case I own two brushes. One black and another neutral colour. I use the black one to clean and buff my black shoes and the neutral one to clean and buff my colour 8 cordovan shoes. If I ever buy a whiskey or light brown pair of shoes would I have to buy another brush or can I use the same brush that I use for my colour 8? Should I keep cleaning my shoes with the same brush that I use to buff the creams and polishes?
You've got the right idea. If you purchased a pair of shoes in light brown, I'd use the brush with the neutral bristles. The general idea is to keep the color families together - dark colors with the black bristle brushes and lighter colors with the neutral bristles.
thanks for another informative video there, kirby. one thing i don't quite understand is that you added a first coat of wax, and then applied the mirror gloss, but didn't seem to apply another coat of wax on top of the mirror gloss. i believe in a previous video you did do so in order to protect the mirror gloss layer and let it "solidify" into the shoe.
What is age range for wearing loafers? Some people have negative opinions when younger people (in their 20s) wear them. Are loafers really for older guys or everyone can wear them?
Thanks for the videos!
one needs to get the quality loafers and wear them with confident, I think there is no age limit for a good quality pair of loafers. Youngsters can go with sleek design of penny loafers, old timers can do beefrolls, moccasin loafers; and vice versa, the sky is the limit.
I’m convinced that I want and need a pair of what you show case. Love the color and the style. Should I just go to one of their trunks shows and ask for Kirby Allison loafers in red pig skin? Would they know what I’m talking about?
Haha. Yeah - they would know what you're talking about. Spent a lot of work on the second pair, so make sure you reference this and have them incorporate those elements into yours. Email George through their website. He'll let you know their trunk show schedule.
Another intimate and engaging video, Mr. Allison! Thank you. Just like your new Gomez shoes video it is so relaxing to watch. Even though most of the time I know in advance what you're about to say it is only a proof of how familiar I became with your style. Never too much of this kind of talk. It is almost like to hang out with you. You use a very nice brush as well, LOL. Best regards.
I do understand. You see, stories are the key. Yours are simply interesting. It is always such a pleasure to hear from you. You are so fine gentleman, Mr. Allison! You do your thing exceptionally well. How about a video on shoe-sock combo and the most elegant trousers to match? Just a thought.
Edilarin Standard. I do not wear anything with exaggerated wide lapels. They may be in fashion now, but you can rest assured you’ll be left standing with jackets that look dated in 10 years. Lapel should balance the silhouette without being narrow or wide.
Oh, I would love for you to do a video on your wristwatches. I collect vintage watches. I notice you have a lovely two tone datejust and have seen a nice looking gold watch but am not sure what that is.
Kirby, this is my favourite of all your shoes, the colour and grain are outstanding!
Deep brown croc would look incredible. They style I think also lends itself to a deep green. I love these first polishing videos.
I hope you and your family have a wonderful 2018, best regards, Ian.
The Hanger Project I saw a pair of dark green croc shoes here in Vienna a while ago in a loafer style, they were dark enough that you would have to look twice to see they were green but they looked stunning, much better than I would have imagined they would look.
A nice tobacco suede and actually a burgundy suede and the brown croc which would really give the shoe an Art Deco look to it would be wonderful.
So glad you like the idea of watches. Nearly all mine are vintage but I have a couple of newer ones including a Grand Seiko which I love. Mine is the SBGR061, it has a gorgeous cream dial, if you have not seen them in the flesh I encourage you to have a look, the case and dial work are in the Patek category but for Omega prices!
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