Leather Care Tips

Jason Jobson from Christophe Pourny Studio shares his tips for caring for leather shoes and furniture. 

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When he was traveling for business, Christophe Pourny's business partner Jason found himself using the duo’s Furniture Tonic to shine up his shoes before walking out the door. They reformulated that product to create a small-batch Shoe Tonic suited for use on high-end leather goods and furniture.

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  • Keep your leather-care products by the front door or the closet where you keep your shoes; you’ll be able to grab them whenever you need a quick touch-up.
  • Prevent cracks and wear from starting in the first place by treating leather furniture, shoes, or bags with a moisturizing leather cream.
  • Leave leather cream on overnight for a super-deep treatment.
  • Repair deep cracks or distressed spots with a fluid serum that can seep into nooks and crannies in the leather’s surface.
  • Give shoes and bags a quick shine –– and restore softness –– with a shoe tonic.
  • Let the leather air-dry, then buff with a soft cotton cloth to remove any excess product and leave leather with a shiny finish.

Shop the Christophe Pourny Shoe Care Kit, $55, American Made Marketplace

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About the Author

Christophe Pourny

Born and raised in Southern France, Christophe Pourny grew up in his parents' antiques store, where the love of furniture and artisanal techniques became second nature. Following an apprenticeship in Paris and exposure to a loyal clientele from San Francisco to St. Tropez, Christophe opened his own restoration studio in Brooklyn, NY, fifteen years ago. Specializing in French polish,...

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