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post #16 of 20
Any others that can be recommended outside of the city proper? I had an older gentleman named Luciano up here in Vaughan do some work many moons back. After moving away from the city for a few years and then returning I was sad to see he had closed up shop. Now I'm looking for a replacement.
post #17 of 20
I just dropped off a pair of 10 years old AE Ashton to Village Cobbler at Bloor Street West for antiquing. The colour I asked for is oxblood/mahagony brown from the original colour of orangy tan.

I have called several cobblers and they either don't know what antiquing is or can only dye shoes into black or dark brown.

I will post pics when I pick it up next week.
post #18 of 20
Here're two pics of the shoes after picking it up yesterday and wearing it today...

Not as impressive as some I have seen here but at least I can wear it more often with the new color.
post #19 of 20
Just in case anyone does a search for Novelty Shoes, I have an unpleasant experience to share.

I went in and there was this really talkative black guy that seemed to own the store, and I asked if they had dark brown Kiwi shoe polish. He said he didn't, but he has something that can work wonders, and everyone's satisfied with it. Personally I don't like people who do a whole lot of talking and not a lot of listening, I feel they're just trying to sell you a product and not satisfy your needs.

He gave me Collonil product that is basically some kind of conditioner, which I only realized when I got home. I already have the AE Shoe Polish which is a conditioner, and I wanted some polish to put a bit of a shine on my shoes, so this was not a product for me.

I checked the receipt, and it had nothing about a return policy, so I called. The first guy said that he doesn't make the decisions, and put me on to the same guy who I bought it from. He said that no, they don't accept any product returns of unopened products, and no one has ever complained, which is hard to believe.

I've got to say that's probably the only store I've come across in Toronto that doesn't accept returns, and I'm never going to purchase anything from there again.
post #20 of 20

Try visiting Leon's Boot Alterations and Shoe Repair in Vaughan. He does a great job and can probably help you.

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