Originally Patent involved applying successive coats of a linseed oil based lacquer to leather to produce a glossy impermeable finish. Today, most modern patent leathers have a plastic coating (PVC or polyurethane) to give that high gloss finish.
Caring for Patent shoes is relatively simple. To clean patent, simply wipe surface with a damp cloth, and then buff with a dry soft cloth. Overtime the gloss will become dull and need to be restored. To keep it's high shine look it's important to only use products specifically designed for Patent leather, regular shoe polish just won't work. We recommend Wrens Patent Care.
This product is perfect to give patent that high gloss shine.