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post #1021 of 1148
Dyed these CP's a while back. I wear them more now than when they were sand colored.

post #1022 of 1148
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Originally Posted by ghdvfddzgzdzg View Post

was bored w/ my converse and i never liked the lines of color on 'em; did a quick coat of white acrylic paint.



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sorry about the dirty laces

That looks great. I got some jack purcells a while back and don't like them at all to be honest. Will give this a go.

I take it you didn't paint the laces?

edit; nm, can see you didn't. I don't think that would end well.
post #1023 of 1148
I figured, if mmm didn't, I wouldn't
post #1024 of 1148
Some people have been asking for an update on my painted cons.

Haven't worn em much since it's been a harsh winter, but it's finally the annual 2 weeks of summer here in SF

post #1025 of 1148
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Originally Posted by troika View Post

Some people have been asking for an update on my painted cons.

Haven't worn em much since it's been a harsh winter, but it's finally the annual 2 weeks of summer here in SF

wtf are those pants they are dope

post #1026 of 1148
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Originally Posted by RXS09 View Post
 

 

MARGIELA (Click to show)

I recently dyed a pair of my Margiela side zips from Grey to Black. This is a bit of a how to, in case anyone is interested in doing the same.

Cost of boots aside, it's a fairly cheap process but it takes time and patience. I used Fiebing's Leather Dye which I bought from Ebay. I bought the 4oz bottle, which was more than enough. The bottle comes with an applicator, which seemed to work just fine. If anyone needs a link, feel free to send me a PM.

 

I started by wiping down the entire boot with warm water, ensuring that it was completely ridden of any dirt, excess polish, etc. I laid down a decent amount of paper towels as well, in the case that some spilled.

 

Cleaned&Before dyeing:

 


First coat: If anyone decides to do this, be sure that you lightly dip the applicator in the bottle, and apply it in a circular motion. This helps guarantee an even distribution.

 

 


Second coat: Not much of a noticeable difference in pictures...

 

 

After the second coat, I used a rough rag to wipe off excess dye. (The brand name of the rag escapes me, but they're the same ones I use to work on my bike. The kind of rag that everyone has at least one of laying around in their garage.) 

The reason why I opted for a rough rag is that it helps to reduce the shine, as I wanted the boots to have a matte finish. The rougher surface also helps remove excess dye more efficiently than something smoother.

 

Dried & wiped down:

 


After they dryed, I also steamed them. I had never done this before, but apparently steaming them was supposed to help remove any remaining gloss. It worked excellently, to my surprise.

Since I did this, they've been worn several times. I'm content with the result, and now I have this overwhelming desire to alter more of my stuff.

 

 


What I forgot to mention is that when I did this, I wanted to keep at least one thing from the original boot. I decided to keep the small tab on the back grey.

If anyone has any questions what so ever, feel free to shoot me a PM!

 

 

 

 


 

If anyone has any questions what so ever, feel free to shoot me a PM!

 

 

couple of months later

 

 

 

 

 

Fading to a dark grey where the leather creases. Looks fantastic.


Edited by RXS09 - 5/4/14 at 3:03pm
post #1027 of 1148
Hey all! I didn't even know this thread exisited until I was told by member @silverwarebandit that I should post this here.

For my pattern making class, we had to come up with a garment that we wanted to create from scratch. Meaning we had to draft the pattern ourselves, then sew up a preliminary piece out of muslin, fit it to a model and make corrections to the pattern based on how the first draft fit, so I decided to make a kimono. I cut, pressed and hand sewed the bias tape, which took forever. There were only two criteria for the project, it had to have a collar and it had to have sleeves. I'll actually probably end up removing the lapel because I feel that it looks a lot cleaner without it.
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Final fitting on the model.
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Great thread by the way!
post #1028 of 1148
pretty! I know you said Kimono, so Asian (Japanese?), but my impression is actually more like hippie/bohemian, like something Anthropology would sell or some indie hippie store (in a good way). I picture straw hat and sandals
post #1029 of 1148
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post

pretty! I know you said Kimono, so Asian (Japanese?), but my impression is actually more like hippie/bohemian, like something Anthropology would sell or some indie hippie store (in a good way). I picture straw hat and sandals

Admittedly, I never even researched what a authentic kimono looks like until I just read your post. When we were assigned the project, kimono was the first thing that popped into my mind and this is what I drew for my inspiration board. I guess it's what I thought a kimono to look like, mixed with a little Raiden form Mortal Kombat. happy.gif



Sorry for the side ways pic.
post #1030 of 1148
this type of thing would make a killer "modern housecoat" or something. single color, put a pocket in it for an ipad or all your tv remotes--fleece lined?

i like the lapel btw.
post #1031 of 1148
Really neat. Like the oversized sleeves in contrast to the body
post #1032 of 1148

Does anyone know what type of paint is used for the painted Margiela GATS (white on suede)?

 

Have a pair that needs a new coat. :o

post #1033 of 1148
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Originally Posted by limbo View Post

Does anyone know what type of paint is used for the painted Margiela GATS (white on suede)?

Have a pair that needs a new coat. redface.gif

White paint
post #1034 of 1148

^

 

Thanks, but I was wondering in terms of acrylic/oil-based.

post #1035 of 1148
If you search this thread a couple guys have done it. I think they used acrylic paint.
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