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Japanese shoemakers celebrate value of repairs with nod to King Charles

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OlrikToday  08:39 am JST

Some of King Charles’ shoes are older than 30 years and not only are the uppers patched but his batman (military aide who cares for wardrobe) uses the “bulling” method of shining where much shoe polish is melted and rubbed into the leather. This looks really shiny if done right but also causes a lot of cracking and is ugly close up…

Well bulling boots is different from polishing shoes. To prevent cracking you would need to break the boots in before bulling. I never had to melt the polish. We certainly melted the bees wax onto the boots, and then started to bull them up a little later at a time with kiwi. If the polish cracked it was because too much, was put on.Too thick. Still loved bulling my DM boots and putties.

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Hard to find a good cobbler. Always wondered what antique looked like.

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I have always believed in buying quality (not designer) as it will last and in the long run is cheaper, most especially shoes. I have quality leather shoes that are over 30 years old.

Wise advice.

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I have always believed in buying quality (not designer) as it will last and in the long run is cheaper, most especially shoes. I have quality leather shoes that are over 30 years old.

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