Originally Posted by apropos
New one looks terrible, like you wore them to work in a coal mine and didn't brush the coal dust away. Or you tried to polish with a darker shoe polish because you ran out of your regular light polish.
I LOLled IRL.
BB, try brushing them a whole lot (especially in teh creases). I have done something similar and trust me, after a wear or two you will wish you never did this. Fortunately, it is reversible.