Rated 4 out of 5 by JDB1 Large and easily holds all shoe care items
This valet is really something. The brushes and daubers feel of great construction though I have noticed that the horsehair can come loose on them. This may be because its general newness so I'm hoping that this will subside with time. The polish works its magic and is a dark brown and black, matching their respective color well. The cedar is an amazing wood to have in your closet. It makes your closet smell wonderful!
The only issue that I had with the valet is that a corner of the box had cracked off (I had purchased online). I went into a store to exchange the box but the first one they brought out had a relatively large crack down the center. I asked to see one more and it also had a slight imperfection in the shoe stand and a smaller crack down the lid. I assume that because cedar is a soft wood that it can crack. This is the only reason I rate this product a 4 and not a 5. If/when you purchase, make a thoughtful inspection of the product. Otherwise i am infinitely happy and would purchase this again in a heartbeat.
November 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Padre ABSOLUTELY GREAT HORSEPOWER TO THIS SHOE VALET!
I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised by the size, well-made superiority, durability, and quality of the Cedar Valet Box. When lifting the Box out of its packaging, immediately the beautiful smell of cedar drifts out of the packaging. As well, after handling the Box for a few minutes that essence of cedar becomes part of your hands - what a great feeling!
On opening the Box everything that is described to us about the Valet comes to life - especially the size and excellence of the Horsehair brushes and daubers, polishing clothes, and shoe cream. This Valet is worth every cent; and the quality is there because it is made in the USA!
June 15, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by jrodriguezq Very disappointed with my cedar shoe valet
I cannot believe Brook Brothers sent me a Cedar Shoe Valet with a crack on the back side along the two hinges. I'm very disappointed with the quality of the box. I do not recommend this Valet. The other tiems inside the box are of very high quality, the four brushes and shoe polish, but the Cedar shoe box does not live up to the BB quality. It's a real shame.
January 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by BOSTONU2010 A great product
I received the Cedar Shoe Valet as a Christmas gift and am very pleased with the quality of the valet itself as well as the quality of the items contained inside. I have used the BB shoe cream before and been very impressed. The brushes are also very nice. A great product for shoe lovers.
December 25, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 A mixed bag, er, box
The valet box itself is very nice, as are applicator brushes, polish, and cloths. The polishing brushes, which otherwise look nice, shed like Saint Bernards during their Spring molt. I've had to bring out the vacuum cleaner after using them to get up all the bristles that fell out. It takes a very modest tug to pull out whole tufts of bristles, on both brushes. If this is an unusual problem I'm hoping I can get those brushes replaced.
November 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by NATL Outstanding Value
Great little kit to keep your shoes in great condition. My Father had one of these when I was a kid, I remember him teaching me how to properly care for my shoes. I look forward to passing this on.
March 31, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by JTropeano Excellent Product - has everything you need!
Great product. Was pleasantly surprised to find 2 daubers, 2 brushes, and 2 creams (black and brown) included. Also has two polishing cloths as well. If you invest in a nice pair of leather soled shoes, you should invest in the items to care for them. Well made shoes will last 30 - 40 years with care, and this product has everything you need for it.
December 6, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amaterass Excellent
Shoe brushing was one boring activity in my life. However, once I got Cedar Shoe Valet, I enjoy brushing. I also fancy more shoes now.
Brushes, daubers, creams are a pair in black and brown. However, both 2 cloths are in black. It would be perfect if cloth is also a pair... only for pleasure, not for practical reason.
If you are pleasure-loving person, you will love this set, too.
December 27, 2011