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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post
 

 

Loafer socks.  Best invention ever.

Thanks, .5 n .5 n .5 (that moniker is cool).  

 

I noticed chinngiskhaan posted recently that he was thinking of embarking on a new trade - making shoes, referencing the Shoe Snob.  Now that I am good on a new rotation, I am looking at my throwaways... and am thinking about embarking on my on sojourn - into the world of 'Patina'. 

 

I am an artist (music production, writing, graphic arts, drawing) in spirit, and don't want to just chuck my old leather shoes.  I'd like to start practicing patina art on them, but there isn't a whole bunch out there to consume in terms of techniques utilized by some of the masters (I know...intellectual property), and blogs that do get a little more in depth are typically in another language, which Google Translate mangles. Can any of you aficionados of shoe finery point an aspiring patina master in the direction of a good information resource, online or in the flesh? (...and I'm not going to Paris, unless it's Paris, IL.)

 

Any leads would be appreciated - you first handcrafted shoe is on me. :fonz:

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Originally Posted by wonsmithr8 View Post


Only have walnut strands. McAllisters are definitely an option, I'll have to think about the color but browns a good one
Haha oh boy, I bet they'll be worth it though. Post a pic of those when ya get it!
Sweet shoes! Which ones are these again?

Thank you, sir. It's the Olive Neumok. So glad I picked the right size... I wanna wear ASAP!!! Seconds...but I can't find the flaw(s). A first for me.

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Originally Posted by Indyoshi68 View Post
 

Thanks, .5 n .5 n .5 (that moniker is cool).  

 

I noticed chinngiskhaan posted recently that he was thinking of embarking on a new trade - making shoes, referencing the Shoe Snob.  Now that I am good on a new rotation, I am looking at my throwaways... and am thinking about embarking on my on sojourn - into the world of 'Patina'. 

 

I am an artist (music production, writing, graphic arts, drawing) in spirit, and don't want to just chuck my old leather shoes.  I'd like to start practicing patina art on them, but there isn't a whole bunch out there to consume in terms of techniques utilized by some of the masters (I know...intellectual property), and blogs that do get a little more in depth are typically in another language, which Google Translate mangles. Can any of you aficionados of shoe finery point an aspiring patina master in the direction of a good information resource, online or in the flesh? (...and I'm not going to Paris, unless it's Paris, IL.)

 

Any leads would be appreciated - you first handcrafted shoe is on me. :fonz:

 

I think the user @SomethingsFishy posted a process by which he turned an old pair of bostonians with a plain finish into a gorgeous antiqued patina. Maybe he'll share if we ask nicely!

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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post

Between AE, Alden, and now I just plunked down for the latest navy shell Vibergs.... its all downhill from here. 

If AE stocked navy shell I'd be in big trouble.

At some point I'll add some Carminas (their navy shell is awesome) and Vibergs but right now they are a little pricey for me .
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If AE stocked navy shell I'd be in big trouble.

At some point I'll add some Carminas (their navy shell is awesome) and Vibergs but right now they are a little pricey for me .

I have similar feelings about AE Walnut Shell. In certain aspects, I am happy that they don't have it. I would probably have 8 more pairs of shoes if it was. :-)
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Originally Posted by NWTeal View Post

If AE stocked navy shell I'd be in big trouble.

At some point I'll add some Carminas (their navy shell is awesome) and Vibergs but right now they are a little pricey for me .

I agree so much I actually jump on those viberg navy shell boots
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I have similar feelings about AE Walnut Shell. In certain aspects, I am happy that they don't have it. I would probably have 8 more pairs of shoes if it was. :-)

I'm a huge fan of AE's walnut shell. I have a pair of walnut shell Daltons, and I can't say I regret them in the slightest, even with the expected AE imperfections

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Ok gents, my MTO shell Kenilworths look so great on my feet, it hurts. Literally.

After almost a month of gentle indoor breaking in, I gave these shoes their first official pavement piunding around Brooklyn and manhattan. And now my Achilles area on both feet are bruised and bloody. Has anyone else had issues with pain on the back of the Ankle with certain dress shoes? How have you fixed the problem? I'd rather not have to apply two band aids to my feet every time I want to wear these shoes.

I don't have this problem with any of my other shoes, including my calf kenilworth and shell strand...
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post

 

Dalton in walnut shell:

 

Where oh where did you find Walnut Shell? I have been wanting a pair of Walnut Shell Daltons. I know there was one site that still had some a few months back, but they did not have my size. Please advise. Beautiful boot, lucky find.

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Unfortunately, if they're not in your size at the retailer you mentioned, you won't find them save for the secondary market. AE is not making anything in unusual shell for a long time.

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Originally Posted by anrobit View Post

Unfortunately, if they're not in your size at the retailer you mentioned, you won't find them save for the secondary market. AE is not making anything in unusual shell for a long time.
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Chili McAllisters. Enjoy.
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Anyone with cappuccino shell, or any recent shell for that matter, having problems with what I would call dry creases?  It's nothing massive, but in the creases formed from walking I notice a slight dry look in that crease.  I'm following the Mac Method and am nearing the point where I am going to apply some reno....should that fix it?  Or is this a deer bone solution?

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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

After almost a month of gentle indoor breaking in, I gave these shoes their first official pavement piunding around Brooklyn and manhattan. And now my Achilles area on both feet are bruised and bloody. Has anyone else had issues with pain on the back of the Ankle with certain dress shoes? How have you fixed the problem? I'd rather not have to apply two band aids to my feet every time I want to wear these shoes.

This happened to me a couple years ago (bruised and tender, not bloody) when I got the shell Leeds I happen to be wearing right now. I suspect it was Haglund's. For a couple of weeks the back of my right heel hurt an awful lot around a bump that had suddenly appeared.

My solution? I wore boots for those two weeks. The extra support, and lack of sharp delineation at the point of contact between leather and no leather, prevented things from rubbing the wrong way... and the pain eventually disappeared entirely. Now I can wear whatever shoes I want; perhaps the tendon formed the equivalent of a subdermal callus.
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Originally Posted by evolved View Post

Anyone with cappuccino shell, or any recent shell for that matter, having problems with what I would call dry creases?  It's nothing massive, but in the creases formed from walking I notice a slight dry look in that crease.  I'm following the Mac Method and am nearing the point where I am going to apply some reno....should that fix it?  Or is this a deer bone solution?
Yes, I had the same exact issue with my cappuccino. I think a couple other people here may have had the same issue. I fixed mine by selling them. I only creased one pair. The other pair I did not wear and sold them. I imagine they would have had a similar issue. The Mac method really didn't help mine. I didn't have any product on hand to test. There will be a couple members along soon with better advice and first hand experience with the last batch of cappuccino.
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