Realize it is a while ago that you posted the photo of the shoes with the metal quarter tips, but am glad that you did, and that you don't find
the sound they make annoying like some men. They should sound nice and solid it seems.
I would say the main issue is you're not working with a plain flat piece of leather, therefore the uniformity of the paintwork is going to be "antique" at best. With chestnut colours okay, with navy blue?
You have to add that the shoe is already coloured and being too aggressive with "bleaching" might change the surface of the leather.
renovate - to restore to a former better state.
(as for product names, it can be called Napalm as far as it concerns me, the important thing is it works; I find the liquid version, the "Lotion", actually easier to use)
Excuse me. Today, for the first time, I saw a pair of Bass Weejun loafers, here in the UK. I know that they are something of an iconic brand in the US. Clearly corrected grain but they look very well made and the pair I looked at was a wonderful mid brown colour. At £120 they look to be the ideal things to knock about in, in the summer. I appreciate that they won't put John Lobb out of business, but does anyone have anything positive to say about BW's? Yours truly, Munky.
Thanks for this, Whor. I took Mrs Munky to see them, today and she hated them. Seems like I ain't going to own a pair of Weejun's any time soon.