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Thank you all (Patrick, Trav & DW) for the input on my situation. I understand there's a lot of options in leather repair/care and hearing all the different options possible is quite intriguing.    To be more specific with my goal, the bag has to look uniform in color, as it's a handmade gift. Luckily I do have a lot of leather samples I can attempt these treatments on first before touching the bag.    The options so far: 1. Gently rub with Reno'mat / apply similar...
 They are indeed vegetable tanned leathers. Can you go further in detail about the burnishing? As far as I'm aware, burnishing usually involves wax, leather dye and a piece of canvas to generate a heat source.  In this case, would I be adding a shoe cream to the leather, then wax and finishing with some heavy brushing with a piece of canvas? The other option I have is using a spray to dye/treat the leather sections. If burnishing or renomat doesn't work, I'll document my...
Hi Guys,   I'm in need of some advice on fixing a dye job I did on a suede/leather bag. Recently, I used Tarrago Suede / Nubuck dye (Alcohol based, penetrating dye) to change the color from Green to a darker navy. The results were pretty successful overall, however there were some incidents where the suede dye landed on the vegetable tanned (no glazing/ailine finish) sections of the bag.    Any ideas how to remove the dye or slightly blend it out of the leather...
Hi Gents,   Does anyone know of a professional shoe antiquing service in Europe? Recently I manufactured a line of suede weekender bags and one of them turned out a bit different than I wanted. I'd like to have someone professionally darken the light mint green color to a dark navy blue. 
The idea of a shell sneaker is killer, and most of the colors were awesome choices. I'm slightly concern about the sole wearing because of how I walk normally, but I'll take up a suggestion from other forum members and add an additional layer of rubber to the soles. If someone didn't bring up the idea of adding more rubber to the soles, I would've had to regretfully passed.   What I'd love to buy for next round would be a Plum, or Forest Green shell, or maybe a black...
What an unexpected surprise! Picked up a pair of the oxblood, glad I didn't miss this release.
Apparently I crossed the wrong donut, and he decided to fight back by squirting on my cordovan boots. Any tips for removing a jelly stain?
Not at all, it's just a fat wrinkle, Probably a piece of leather near the belly section, still decent. 
It's a like a medium brown, a tad bit darker than whiskey.
The topic of a workers appearance can relate to their pride in the quality of their work is an interesting subject. I think there is some truths in both management a top down / bottom up approach to production. If an employee wishes to take more time, or redo a section of a shoe because it doesn't fit the quality of shoes they built in the past, but management decides it'll work against their bottom line, then the employee loses all chance of following the lead of quality...
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