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post #691 of 1086
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Originally Posted by fireflygrave View Post

couple questions for the DIY pros:
I'm looking to get some docs to go with some of the YYPH stuff I've been getting. I want to get all black, but I don't really like how shiny the leather is. I prefer this finish:

How difficult would it be to black out the soles and stitching? just tape off the boot and spray paint it? use black acrylic? I've got access to all sorts of paint, so whatever is best.
Also, I have a levi's denim jacket that I think I want to bleach white. After i do that, I'd be interested in some kind of dark grey dye that would remain more in the seams and folds of the jacket, but come out of the larger flat spaces. I guess I want to ink wash the jacket. any suggestions?

One of those fat super-permanent black markers? (sharpies will probably be too blue/purple in this setting and not permanent enough)

What about spraying them with a can of vinyl dye? That should work a lot better than paint since it will allow the sole to flex
post #692 of 1086
post #693 of 1086
laser etch?
post #694 of 1086
post #695 of 1086
a DIY spoof of Yves Saint Laurent

Hedi Fatmane for Yves Saint Nicholas "Wallstreet" moto jacket
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next up, Balmain, Lanvin, Marc Jacobs, who knows? biggrin.gif
post #696 of 1086
What's the main piece with the zipper?

Anyway, this is really awesome, surely more in line with the OP. Colabear needs moar love, folks...

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post #697 of 1086
thank you. It's cotton/nylon blend
post #698 of 1086
ok already got an idea. next up, Marc Jacobs

I'm so excited for this. It's going to be a mix of artsy-fartsy meets grunge meets utilitarian- luxury. definitely the best one yet. this DIY spoof is so ambitious that it will prolly take two weeks to make instead of one. is gonna be good mengh icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
Edited by colabear - 10/30/12 at 9:34am
post #699 of 1086
my Marc Jacobs DIY spoof piece is so dope that 3 of the components of the piece are coming from: Leenane Ireland, Paris, and Prato Italy. And to top it all off, the reveal of the piece will be photographed like an ad campaign by none other than TELLER himself biggrin.gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #700 of 1086
Does DIY Cleaning Suede Shoes Count? (Click to show)
Operation Tetbury

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rNV0t.jpg

eieuE.jpg

XUiMk.jpg

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Now wait untill they're dry...


* * *

– I brushed the shoes to get rid of dust and dirt. I also cleaned the soles with an old brush.

– I put some of the suede shampoo (the small bottle in the pic) in a bowl of water (let's say 1:10 ratio shampoo/water)

– I rinsed the shoes under a running tap (lukewarm); made them real wet (while trying to keep the inside of the shoe dry)

– I took the yellow side of the spunge (not the scratchy green side), dipped it in the bowl with shampoo/water and 'brushed' the whole shoe

– I left it with the shampoo on for a few minutes

– Then I rinsed the shoe under a running tap to remove the soap

– Then I repeated the process and gave the laces a litte rinse in the bowl

– After that, I put newspapers inside the shoe to get the inside dry

– I left the paper in for an hour or so and then put the shoe trees back in

Now, I'll leave them to dry for a day or so (don't know how long it will take). If they're dry tomorrow, I'll give them a brush
(I use a regular shoe brush, the one you see in the first picture, not a suede brush) and then spray them with Saphir Super
Invulner spray (the black spray can). After that, I'll apply Saphir Rénovateur to the sole edges and the soles themselves.
I leave that to dry for say half an hour. If the edges need some colour, I'll use a medium brown Saphir crème to touch
up the colour. I might do part of the sole as well. I'll leave that to dry, and give it a brush for a nice finish.
That's about it, I think.


* * *


Rénavateur applied on the sole edges:

QwmkQ.jpg


The suede still feels a bit damp, so I'm going to let it dry some more.


Also did the soles:

nOPUS.jpg


* * *


Added some brown wax on to finish the sole edges:

aDj4X.jpg


What's left to do: brush and spray (when the leather is completely dry.

post #701 of 1086
I'm so excited, I can't contain myself. A glimpse of one of the details of the coat. it is inspired by Bear Mountain

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Marc Jacobs
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Edited by colabear - 11/5/12 at 9:13am
post #702 of 1086
Going to the fabric store to get some notions and trims and such. Coat is looking super-cute, definitely the best one yet. Only the best DIY spoof piece for my idol Marc Jacobs. Sad to hear that his apartment was affected by Sandy, but that's ok material things can be replaced. Good to know that he is fine and safe. I'm hoping to get this all done near thanksgiving before my schedule goes crazy
post #703 of 1086
Quote:
Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

Does DIY Cleaning Suede Shoes Count? (Click to show)
Operation Tetbury
R21j8.jpg
rNV0t.jpg
eieuE.jpg
XUiMk.jpg
iiTMK.jpg
Now wait untill they're dry...
* * *
– I brushed the shoes to get rid of dust and dirt. I also cleaned the soles with an old brush.
– I put some of the suede shampoo (the small bottle in the pic) in a bowl of water (let's say 1:10 ratio shampoo/water)
– I rinsed the shoes under a running tap (lukewarm); made them real wet (while trying to keep the inside of the shoe dry)
– I took the yellow side of the spunge (not the scratchy green side), dipped it in the bowl with shampoo/water and 'brushed' the whole shoe
– I left it with the shampoo on for a few minutes
– Then I rinsed the shoe under a running tap to remove the soap
– Then I repeated the process and gave the laces a litte rinse in the bowl
– After that, I put newspapers inside the shoe to get the inside dry
– I left the paper in for an hour or so and then put the shoe trees back in
Now, I'll leave them to dry for a day or so (don't know how long it will take). If they're dry tomorrow, I'll give them a brush
(I use a regular shoe brush, the one you see in the first picture, not a suede brush) and then spray them with Saphir Super
Invulner spray (the black spray can). After that, I'll apply Saphir Rénovateur to the sole edges and the soles themselves.
I leave that to dry for say half an hour. If the edges need some colour, I'll use a medium brown Saphir crème to touch
up the colour. I might do part of the sole as well. I'll leave that to dry, and give it a brush for a nice finish.
That's about it, I think.
* * *
Rénavateur applied on the sole edges:
QwmkQ.jpg
The suede still feels a bit damp, so I'm going to let it dry some more.
Also did the soles:
nOPUS.jpg
* * *
Added some brown wax on to finish the sole edges:
aDj4X.jpg
What's left to do: brush and spray (when the leather is completely dry.

Result (Click to show)

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post #704 of 1086
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

One of those fat super-permanent black markers? (sharpies will probably be too blue/purple in this setting and not permanent enough)
What about spraying them with a can of vinyl dye? That should work a lot better than paint since it will allow the sole to flex

Some of these Grinders don't seem as shiny:
http://britboot.co.uk/engine/shop/category/Grinders/Boots
post #705 of 1086

Any advice on dyeing/coloring rubber soles of shoes? I soaked a pair of canvas vans in fabric dye because they got a bad stain and now the sides of the previously white soles are stained purple (dye was black). A sharpie would look crappy and i don't think fabric dye will absorb in the rubber enough make them a solid or predictable color (looking for grey, black or white).

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