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That time of year. Looking for a quilted jacket. Slim fit / tapered, something that I can layer (under), a poly exterior (no wool or cotton), buttons and zip. Maybe hacking / ticket pocket or patch,
The heel was darkened because they spilled cordovan dye on them.Are you suggesting a light brown polish or something else?
Not the best images. The toe was 'toned down' but I'm kinda ho-hum w/the outcome. They are not cognac per-se anymore; more of an orange hue to the leather. Some sun will do them good. I see a good excuse to look for a new pair of cognac shoes.
I actually asked him to lighten up the toe. My model is this G&G.
Update; I "gave" the shoes to Chris @ AShine. Pretty much told him my direction (antiqued toe to cover oiled stains) and gave him carte blanche to do as he wishes (keeping it as understated as possible). After foundation was laid, he started to strip it all back.Here is the latest before they are ready for conditioning. Unfortunately, someone spilled CORDOVAN stain on the heel. After as good as cleaning as possible, the heel will now be slightly darkened (dirty heel look)...
After further inspection, the two soft stains on the outer toe edge is some kind of oil. Still a candidate for stripping & dye? Or, will the oiled section of the leather be doomed forever?
Some ideas / the direction I am likely going. I'll check in w/KeaLani this week.
A medalion toe looks great with a burnished finish. I like the cognac (my only pair in this color) but would be happy to go to light brown. Another good reason to buy another replacement pair in cognac.
Anyone have a "shoe guy" recco in San Francisco? Somehow, still unknown to me, my Martegani Lucca seems to be soiled/stained/ruined. I want to antique or something; not sure if salvagable.
Anyone have suggestions on some casual derby style / work boot or ankle cut shoe? I like the white crepe sole. The only ones I've found yet are the Red Wings and for a comparison, the Quoc Pham shoe (albeit cycling shoe, but i like the style). Just looking for something casual to wear w/jeans.
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