The inimitable Southern dandy shopkeeper Sid Mashburn has just unveiled a nifty little guide on shoe care he’s calling The Mashburn Shoe Shine Playbook.
It plays out like a flowchart of footwear maintenance based on what material you’re working with (suede, calfskin or shell cordovan) and how much time you’ve got (no-huddle, two-minute drill, etc.), which then leads you to the proper tools and procedure. It’s especially well timed as the spring and summer footwear comes out of storage.
Which means you ought to just bookmark it now.