Nice. I might need to get some donegal rivets at some point. My unfinished HH high trainers are already showing nice wear and indigo bleed after only 5 wears. Not sure if the reddish hew on Mike's pair was due to his treating them (with Bick 4 I think?) or due to his heavy wear, or maybe both. I don't see mine changing color yet, only scuffs, some darkening and indigo bleed.
^. You are brave! The after pics actually look really great. I'm not quite ready to do that right now, but you have certainly given me an idea to do something like that in the future.
I'm enjoying my Viberg.com version of the aged bark right now because the color and texture so noticeably different from my other boots. But it's always fun to change things up.