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post #751 of 1082
+1 on the flannel looking awesome, i may have to try something like that.

did the texture change at all?
post #752 of 1082
Going to try DIY-ing some stuff this month instead of buying anything new.

Tween, I have a Yohji blazer with a cool string detail that might give you some ideas on what to do with your project.

Here are some pics:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


post #753 of 1082

yeah I remember that one twerk.  very cool.

 

also, gonna echo everyone else and say I definitely want to see some more info about that bleached flannel.

 

I played around with a few more things and decided I'm just going to buy some much softer suede lace to get the desired effect that I want.  I also added the tassles to the side hem at the hips on the test shirt and it's kind of cool but the cross-lacing I did for about 1.5 inches up the side gave me medieval vibes so I might try to figure out something else.

 

My roommate has a grommet punch as well so that could help with tidying things up, but at the same time I'm not sure I will like how those look and i might try my hand at stitching up some button-hole-esque holes instead...

 

anyway, I'll post up here whatever I end up doing next once I get some super soft suede lace.

post #754 of 1082
Not so much DIY, but heres my H&MxMMMxSandpaper boots as inspired by Hebe in the H&M thread.

originally started out painted like this; Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

but I thought they looked too 'clean' even with the faux distressing from the factory. I sanded them down a bit to try to make them look a bit more roughed up, but they ended up looking like shit, so I just sanded off all the paint (a real pain in the ass, too).



I kinda like the paint on the seams and sole, the small flecks all over are hard to see unless you're up close.

the texture is kind of like suede now, sort of. Color is accurate on my monitor, kind of a dark grey. I already have one pair of grey zip boots though so I'm not sure if I want to put black shoe polish on them. Maybe I'll see how they break in first, they'll probably be my rainy day shoes. And if the weather keeps up with how it has been over the last few months, they may just be my most worn shoes.

Heres a fit picture of them, I think they look fairly normal from afar.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/164384/the-waywt-discussion-thread/85965#post_6111536
post #755 of 1082
OK now paint them white again
post #756 of 1082
I might do seeing as most of my footwear is dark colored.

Just hypothetically, what would be the best kind of paint for such an endeavor?
post #757 of 1082
There was a dye that was recommended to me when I thought about dying my hi-tops darker (that would work well with suede) so maybe that could be something.
(don't remember brand, but think I got the recommendation from here so maybe someone else can chime in)
post #758 of 1082
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Originally Posted by max_r View Post

I might do seeing as most of my footwear is dark colored.

Just hypothetically, what would be the best kind of paint for such an endeavor?

The onnly paint I've ever used for shoes was latex house paint, mostly because that's what was around. It'll probably peel off and crack, which could look neato
post #759 of 1082
acrylic works and doesn't peel/flake too much
post #760 of 1082

Anyone have any idea how I would go about adding a leather trim under the collar of my peacoat à la TOJ?

 

is it as simple as getting my hands on some leather and cutting it down and sewing it on?

post #761 of 1082
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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

The onnly paint I've ever used for shoes was latex house paint, mostly because that's what was around. It'll probably peel off and crack, which could look neato

I would prefer peeling/cracking so i'll look into this, thanks
post #762 of 1082
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Originally Posted by max_r View Post

Not so much DIY, but heres my H&MxMMMxSandpaper boots as inspired by Hebe in the H&M thread.

originally started out painted like this; Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

but I thought they looked too 'clean' even with the faux distressing from the factory. I sanded them down a bit to try to make them look a bit more roughed up, but they ended up looking like shit, so I just sanded off all the paint (a real pain in the ass, too).



http://www.styleforum.net/t/164384/the-waywt-discussion-thread/85965#post_6111536

The perspective of this photo makes those shoes look GIGANTIC
post #763 of 1082
So I bought these marvielab shoes:

I really like them, but they are a bit snug. I think they will stretch out as they are canvas, but in the meantime, I'm having a problem with the backstitch. The shoes are sewn together at the middle of the heel, and this creates a raised and very rough canvas seam which is giving me blisters. I was thinking about sewing on two small "pillows" that I made out of soft black cotton folded a few times. Any ideas how I can do this without getting stitching everywhere that looks bad? Alternatively, should I just get a shoe stretcher and try that? I really think they only need about a cm or give, which would happen naturally after a week or two of wear, but in the meantime my ankles are bleeding frown.gif
post #764 of 1082
no show socks?
post #765 of 1082
tried it, its the slight up and down friction that's the problem. its not creating an abrasion, just making a blister that then breaks (sorry for gross post)
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