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Real Men Real Style (3 years ago)
http://www.realmenrealstyle.com/spit-shine-shoes/ - Click Here To Read The Article - How to Shine Shoes Like A Marine http://www.realmenrealstyle.com/shoe-guide-free-ebook/ - Click Here For A Free 85-Page Dress Shoe Guide eBook Video Summary: 0:15 - Materials Needed 1:21 - Step 1: Clean The Shoes 1:48 - Step 2: Use Leather Conditioner 2:14 - Step 3: Apply A Cream Polish 2:39 - Step 4: Use A Wax Polish 3:02 - Step 5: The Spit Shine
paperfol (2 years ago)
Manns Scharf (2 years ago)
what can I use if I don't have a brush to clean it?
Andi Espinoza (3 years ago)
Great soundtrack, quality video, and very informative! Keep it up!
costafilh0 (3 years ago)
+Real Men Real Style Hello Antonio! How are you doing? I would like to ask you, if possible, for Portuguese PT-BR subtitles. I'd do if I could, but my english is very poor. There are a lot of men here in Brazil, and I guess also in Portugal and other countries who would love to watch your videos but don't understand even basic english language. My father being one of them, he used to be very stylish and well dressed till his 40's, but them with age he forgot that style is even a thing. He would really apreciate this videos just as I do, and would make wonders for him and a lot of other men. Thank you!
Gene Wagstaff (6 days ago)
It must be something I unconsciously picked up during my military days, but I have never had trouble with polish cracking when I have spit shined an entire boot or shoe. And I have never been able to figure out how it happens, but it works. Spray shine had some popularity; alI I will say about is is; stay away from spray shine no matter what. Using any spray product, including hair spray, will only result on disaster.
Stephen Aspinall (1 month ago)
Cut it out with that shit music. Good vid otherwise
Han Rhee (1 month ago)
Brings back the memory from the boot camp. Spent so much time waxing boots and dress uniform shoes, my elbow started "creaking" nearing the graduation. XD I remember our being yelled for not polishing the tongue of the dress shoes. We used more a primitive way of waxing our shoes in the bootcamp: 1.Brush time multiple times 2.Spit shine with a regular wax 3.Fold the new shoes or wear them to break in and remove the residue with the horse hair brush. 4.Spit shine some more. 5.Use "Parade Gloss" wax ahead of important inspections and graduation. It takes a lot more time shining shoes this way with no help of cream and a leather conditioner. By the way if you want to separate yourself from average shoe shiners, don't forget to do edge dressing once in awhile.
Pithecophaga jefferyi (2 months ago)
is it ok to use plastic bristle shoe brush?
lizardfirefighter110 (2 months ago)
Honor Guard by Kiwi. Good to go, and your on your way in 10 minutes.
TomF1970 (3 months ago)
whats your thoughts on corframs... I mean "coro-sham" shoes? I use to spit shine my shoes forever and a day in years gone by, but I have my "plastic" shoes now and wouldn't go back. However, I did notice they do fall apart after a few years.
fuqoff aye? (3 months ago)
Or you could skip the first four steps, brush the shoes, put some kiwi shoe polish then brush. Done deal.
Lasha Murjikneli (4 months ago)
At first step, are u using horsehair brush for dust removing?
Jay B. (4 months ago)
Every time I try to mirror shine, the wax/water just strip all polished layers beneath it. It’s quite frustrating, any tips to help prevent that?
Donald Rossi (6 months ago)
the dub music, the video being 4:20... i think hes trying to tell us something
Blazuken ! (6 months ago)
So many brush and items
Bob Smith (6 months ago)
Is this a joke? It took less steps to restore the Mona Lisa. It would be quicker to just buy the leather pieces and make a new pair by hand.
Bob Smith (5 months ago)
+Stephen Heggood I'm sorry my comment flew so high over your head that you were unable to understand my point. I'll help you. It's ridiculous to imply that someone not wanting to go through such elaborate steps to keep their shoes in shape simply doesn't care about their appearance. In fact, it's insulting. In my opinion, this lengthy process simply isn't practical-or even necessary-for the average person under life's normal time constraints. However, perhaps for those gents living in Mom's basement there is ample time. Cheers!
Stephen Heggood (5 months ago)
Well, that is a reflection of your personality. Either you care about your appearance or you don't. It is as simple as that. In the military '63-`66 a patent leather look in the morning formation was required on both dress shoes and work boots. Those standards carried over to my civilian life.
Роза Скакова (7 months ago)
Antonio, wax special for shoes or can I use the usual?
Sylvia Hellewell (8 months ago)
When I was little my dad always polished his shoes this way every Sunday evening and I loved watching him. Of course he taught me how to do it and I still do it to this day. Excellent video.
Mauriziobarenboim (8 months ago)
When should i polish my shoes if I wear them at least 2 times a week? And if I condition my shoes do i have to polish them?
Ben Garcia (8 months ago)
I love this video but legit question, do you wash and or rinse your creme polish brush? I ask because after using a cognac cream polish, the bristles got hard after awhile. The brand of creme polish I used was called Ralyn Lmk what you think Antonio Or anyone else commenting on this video.
Mark Sinclair (9 months ago)
THANK YOU! I work at a very prestigious country club in the locker-room/ Valet department and I’m required to shoe shine members boots/dress shoes when requested this vid helped out a lot to up my game and I have impressed some of our members just by watching the vid and learning, thanks again man!
Shay Cormac (9 months ago)
do you apply the saddle soap to the entire shoe or just the front, it wasn't quite clear,,, thank you
Lag1914 (9 months ago)
I noticed the cream and wax polish are dark. Does it come in a lighter color for brown shoes?
T dawg 55 (10 months ago)
Damn hella work. Ill jus go buy some new shoes instead.
Karim El-Zein (10 months ago)
great vid
Mark Purcell (11 months ago)
This is an amazing way to polish your shoes. I used it to start polishing my cadet shoes and the first shine was amazing i did this once and after about only 1 week of doing a normal way I can now see my own reflection in the polish and I get no complaints from higher ranking NCOS or staff. Great Advice
Eloygy1234 Plays (11 months ago)
Well, i dont have those
MrDarkplace22 (1 year ago)
what shoe polish should i buy for oxblood shoes, i can't find a any red shoe polish in Australia
Mark Purcell (1 year ago)
how long did it take you to get the mirror shine? And yes I know this was uploaded a few years ago
Greg Speich (1 year ago)
Can you do a review on tasselmate TASSELMATE – THE NEW & ONLY WAY TO FIX YOUR TASSELS, I found this at the shoe Snob, I don't wear tassels on my shoes because they lose there shape.
seraphicness (1 year ago)
who has this kind of time. 20 min a week?
Jon Randall (1 year ago)
well done! thanks !
Ham AlA (1 year ago)
Before this demo, I upped to see my shoes in the dustbin at the backyard of my home, There will always be a period of before watching you and after watching you! You had added a real extra dimension to a world of, somehow thought to be forgotten or neglected, Real Men!
Sanjay Mourya (1 year ago)
hidi me
Juan G (1 year ago)
Great video Antonio!
Schay hayward (1 year ago)
I really enjoyed the background music. This is something i need to do alot more often. Ive been a bad shoe/boot owner for many years and am excited to practiceb better shoe care.
Jack HAMMER (1 year ago)
use a heat gun on low to heat and melt the wax on the toe...and use a stretched panty hose to buff the toe as well
Kevin G (1 year ago)
damn i be looking like a proper sir on those shoes, panties be dropping.
F G (1 year ago)
In my opinion this is the one of the best instructional videos that I have seen to mirror shine shoes. Plan & Simple & down to the point.
G K (1 year ago)
Will this work for any dress shoe
Ben Whitehead (1 year ago)
Hey Antonio, could you possibly add links to the products used in this video? Thanks
seventy Sanchez (1 year ago)
Could a board bristle brush be used too??
The frog 769 (1 year ago)
EXCELLENT JOB very happy WITH my CHOICE to view your CHANNEL.
Paul Jolly (1 year ago)
Very nice. Good tips and the video quality is more professional than the majority of others on YouTube.
QA (1 year ago)
Bad video , they didn't tell the process for the other shoe , can not have only one side show shined 😜
Riaan Eloff (1 year ago)
Hi Antonio, Thanks for awesome videos! All the things you mention here in this video, should I be doing it every time I wear that specific shoe, or should one only do certain of the steps? Should one only shine every time? Also thanks for the linked article. Went through that too, but did not see any indication. Please advise if possible? Am concerned that if I wear my shoes twice a week, that this process may be overkill? Also, could you advise: I have a pair of brown leather Chelsea boots. Even though they are brown (light brown), the toe is darker than the body. How does one deal with getting the correct colour polish, or should I use a transparent polish?
Adam Rankin (1 year ago)
I've always thought you're suppose to use a little water when applying Saddle Soap ??
Jim Hill (1 year ago)
What is the name of the song/music that's playing throughout?
scott carpenter (1 year ago)
Like your style Marine
What an interesting video!!!;)
Explore 101 Urbex (2 years ago)
Thanks for sharing :-)
Aldo Ruiz (2 years ago)
Hey Antonio im thinking about joining the marines because its a dream of mine. However, i have a pretty thin skin, my loved ones tell me theyd be depressed if i join and i personally fear not coming back alive from the battlefield. What is your opinion?
Vincent (2 years ago)
Which brand of shoe trees did you use?
Kicker Vallas (2 years ago)
Suggest sole dressing as well ;-) can be used for the edges of the soles (as intended) but can also be used to dress any stitching that fades ... also, should really hit with alcohol using the applicator brush (I prefer an old toothbrush) after initial brush cleaning to remove/redistribute any old wax buildup :-) ... and hey! we were usually docked if there weren't stars where the shoe/boot flexed HA HA HA!
Areesha Shaikh (2 years ago)
it is so good idea i saw many video but i like this format :) keep it up ;)
Michael Donovan (2 years ago)
Where did you get all of your products?
jason Burnett (2 years ago)
how do i get a ebook .
Victor Brenes (2 years ago)
What are some brands or kits that you would recommend to purchase?
What do you use to clean and protect leather soles?
The Review Panel (2 years ago)
excellent, very convincing video. quick, question: NYC shoe shines I visit like to use dye in the process, which you omit. care to comment?
Oliver Lutsch (2 years ago)
whats the name of the song ?
Matthew McDowall (2 years ago)
marines shine their shoes ?? whats the point
Chris Huynh (7 months ago)
Marines switched to tan suede leather boots in 2003, but the point is to protect the leather and look sharp. If you hit your foot against something, you scuff the wax not the leather, and it's really easy to refinish the mirror shine.
Mark Purcell (1 year ago)
Matthew McDowall to show standard they have for their job even in their uniform
Ben Heinatz (2 years ago)
Great tips! I've been told to let the wax polish dry between applications. You don't agree?
Comment Youtube (2 years ago)
I only have a neutral polish and some water but despite getting a beautiful shine via the polish and small dabs of water, as soon as I take a brush to it, it smears it and dulls the surface again. If I put my fingers on the shoe too, it leaves a greasy imprint. WHAT DO I DO?
Ben Heinatz (2 years ago)
Comment Youtube Let it dry for a day.
Luke Szpunar (2 years ago)
Do you have a brand of shoe polish or shoe care products would you recommend?
NowThatsMusiQ (2 years ago)
Is it necessary to apply the polish cream?
Ben Heinatz (2 years ago)
NowThatsMusiQ The cream polish also helps to moisturize; I kinda feel that using a moisturizer and a cream polish is redundant. If you have the correct color cream polish, use that; if the shoes are 2-toned or you can't get the cream polish to match, just go with the moisturizer. Some would disagree with me, though.
NowThatsMusiQ (2 years ago)
thank you
kaikaichen (2 years ago)
Cream polish contains much more pigment than the wax polish and is very useful in restoring color to shoes that look faded or dull. If the color of your shoes looks just fine, then you could probably skip to the wax. I personally use the cream every time though (probably because I already own it).
Prateek Bhanj (2 years ago)
what could I use as an alternative to saddle soap
Treisiess (2 years ago)
I find using a soft rag works really well for buffing. It's how I shined my shoes back when I was in JROTC.
Delano Scott (2 years ago)
Awesome video! I'm going use this one to teach my boys about shining shoes!
Mark Lorette (2 years ago)
Where did you get these shoes?
Shafiq Mazlan (2 years ago)
This has almost never been mentioned in all of the shoe polishing videos I've watched; do you clean the dirt off shoes at the start using the same brush that you would use later on for buffing the polish? Or do you use 2 separate brushes - one for removing dirt and one for polishing?
Tom Redmond (10 months ago)
Shafiq Mazlan Horse hair for buffing / polishing. Goat hair for cleaning, which can be done before this process and after use daily
I like to use a damp rag, just be sure to let it dry before applying polish
Leif Denti (2 years ago)
I use two brushes. Cleaner that way. The one for polishing should be horsehair, the other I use for cleaning has "stiffer" hair.
Ben Heinatz (2 years ago)
Shafiq Mazlan That's a damn fine question! Anybody know?!
Mark Bly (2 years ago)
This is a fantastic video!!! I love the vibe with the music in the background. Super informative content as well.
Chuck Norris (2 years ago)
Perfect lengh video! Thanks mate!
stoneykr (2 years ago)
Great video! How do you decide which color best suits your shoe? I had a brown pair and tried to polish them and the polish was a few shades off. I couldn't tell at the time of purchase but it ruined them. How do you decide for shoes that are two tone?
Ben Heinatz (2 years ago)
stoneykr I think clear/neutral polish for two-toned or hard to match color.
Joel Dugger (2 years ago)
RMRS wins again!
Tyler Jordan (2 years ago)
I know this is a bit of an older video but super high quality/production value!
Nova Satus (2 years ago)
Older? 6 months? Lol
Brian Hom (2 years ago)
Do you use saddle soap everytime you polish your shoe? I plan on buying a pair of Paul Evans one day and I want to know what to do every time and what not to do everytime.
Brian Hom (2 years ago)
Patrick G (2 years ago)
saddle soap is too clean your shoes from mud and dirt an such. If not dirty, Just Brush your shoes and apply the conditioner and polish if you want it shiny. like he said, if you wear your shoes at least 3 times a week, then do the routine every week. if you only wear them on occasion, then once a month.
Mohanroop S (2 years ago)
hi Antonio, brilliant video! just have a few questions. The video video is pretty straightforward with a black Oxford. But how do you find cream polishes for shoes with peculiar colours like day oxblood or for even browns it's quite a big spectrum to cover. so my question is how to find the correct color of cream polish to your respective shoe color?
kaikaichen (2 years ago)
[long-ish post ahead] I'm not Antonio, but my advice would be to first see if the brand/company that made your shoes also sells polish. If it does, then they probably have one in the right color. If they don't, and if you're willing to spend more money, I'd look into higher-end brands of polish like (e.g. Saphir) because I've noticed that the more expensive brands seem to also have a larger selection of colors. You then can probably find a color that matches your shoes very closely. And if the color doesn't match exactly, it can actually be a good thing in my opinion because it creates a kind of antiqued, marbled look that to me looks more interesting and sophisticated than a purely solid color shoe. But if you don't want that and all else fails, you can always go with a neutral, colorless polish.
Chris Russell (2 years ago)
Thx for info.
J, Ludwig (2 years ago)
is there a link to the music used in the video?
J, Ludwig (2 years ago)
How to clean and take care of suede?
Patrick G (2 years ago)
oh and never water
Patrick G (2 years ago)
Brush them with suede brush. If that don't work, use suede eraser bar and work the area and brush it out. If really dirty, use steam from a kettle or something and steam the spot to loosen the dirt for a bit and eraser and brush till gone.
Tyler Cullen (2 years ago)
High quality video. I only occasionally wear dress shoes, and I resent how dusty and dirty they've become. This will definitely help me get them back to top shape.
SIMO (2 years ago)
great informative video
BrIaN DoMnIc (2 years ago)
love ur intro
Skeet Sirmons (2 years ago)
Question: do you have any suggestions for good overshoes to protect my dress shoes during inclement weather?
Ben Heinatz (2 years ago)
Skeet Sirmons Never heard of over-shoes... Do they wrap around the shoe, or maybe a big boot for sticking your foot, shoe and all in? With my recent inclement weather, I've been trying to get in the habit of wearing a different pair of boots to/from the office, then changing into my dress shoes when there. Not super convenient, but snow isn't great for leather soles. Perhaps I should be doing the same for rainy weather too? Man, now I want some over-shoes! I want some drivers, too....
Generic Gaming (2 years ago)
"spit shine" no spit
Evan Tate (2 years ago)
Great stuff!
Omar Rosales (2 years ago)
When attempting to purchase cream polish for an oxblood color shoe, what color should that be? Brown, medium brown or dusky brown? Anyone know?
DraganGrazic (2 years ago)
i have a set of shoe shinning brushes both are the same length one is pointy at one end how do i use those two? D.A.I. Grazic
Ben Heinatz (2 years ago)
DraganGrazic Use the pointy part to get in the creases, lines and around the tops of the soles. Remember that the wax polish is also supposed to waterproof.
Huadong Feng (2 years ago)
damn thats really shiny
Michael Lebert (2 years ago)
You remind me of my AFJROTC Master Sgt.You both talk and look alike haha I remember him teaching our class about shining shoes.Great videos as always btw
Decade YT (2 years ago)
Enjoyed the video. I need help on this very topic. I also liked this new format of presentation.
Elaina March (2 years ago)
I realized the other day I never taught my son to do this. Amazing right. I was in the navy for 10 years he never really got that I did this and did it for my dad when I was a kid. So this year for prom I was in a mad dash to do his shoes and then realized he down know how. And yes I never had my son play baseball. My favorite thing too. Major fail.
Miller 0314 (2 years ago)
Where is the best place to go in order to obtain these items?
Samer (2 years ago)
could i skip the conditioner and cream polish??
Adrian Castillo (2 years ago)
hey antonio, Is this the same concept for polishing a leather belt?
Mas LH (2 years ago)
excellent video yet, loved the music.
TheMilchgeburt (2 years ago)
I really like your new video-style....great job there :)
22jcrewjim (2 years ago)
Great video. Only thing you forgot is edge dressing for leather soled shoes. I hate seeing lazy people with black shoes and the sole looks like crap around the edge.
Umer Aijaz (3 years ago)
Great video. I liked your new of presenting a video or I guess it was highly necessary for this one.
Fire Line (3 years ago)
does the mirror shine work on brown leather boots too?
22jcrewjim (2 years ago)
I'm sure he will reply, however, until then, you may want to use neutral polish for the spit shine part. It simply does not have the dye in it. Basically wax. Polish shoes with appropriate shoe polish color and spit shine with neutral polish.
Wizard Prang (3 years ago)
What do you you use for the outside of the sole and heel?
Ben Heinatz (2 years ago)
I found some at Nordstrom for my black shoes, had to order brown off Amazon. Thanks man, you helped a lot! The shoe people at Nordstrom didn't even know they had the edge dressing on their shelf! Lol
22jcrewjim (2 years ago)
Ben Heinatz Good luck.
Ben Heinatz (2 years ago)
22jcrewjim Thank you for your response!
22jcrewjim (2 years ago)
Look for a product called edge dressing. It is a paint on lacquer.
Phil Webster (3 years ago)
You nailed it again.

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