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post #886 of 1067
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Anyway, here's a very rough no-sew wallet prototype (a la Maxx & Unicorn):

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I've been using the "final" version of this for a couple weeks now and it's holding up pretty well.

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Here's the pattern I used. It's pretty easy to figure out from here. May need to be adjusted depending on the type of leather though. I also made mine taller to fit RMB. The nice thing is most of the edges don't need to be perfect since they're tucked in. 

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post #887 of 1067
Gave new life to an old Hanes crewneck
post #888 of 1067

Anyone know of a good way to distress some black doc marten derbies? Leather looks a bit plasticy and was hoping there's a good way to speed up the wear.

post #889 of 1067

Is painting shoes still cool? I hope so. 

 

I took an old pair of Converse I had and didn't wear.

 

 

Taped off the sole and painted them with some black acrylic and gloss finish mixed and went over the grey line with a black felt. Seemed pretty true to the aesthetic.

 

 

Then they looked pretty cool I think.

 

 

Still wanna get some x-long laces (probably for ice skates) for ultimate wraps.

post #890 of 1067

Lol they look a lot like the  (~$2000) augusta sneakers

post #891 of 1067
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Originally Posted by slstr View Post

Lol they look a lot like the  (~$2000) augusta sneakers

Hah was just about to write the same thing
Nicely done Dan
post #892 of 1067
i think i'm going to paint my margiela cowboy boots white
post #893 of 1067

New to the thread. Someone in the thrifting thread said I should post this here.

 

Wool/Cashmere Seven fold tie. Untipped with Hand rolled edges.

 

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

post #894 of 1067
just discovered this thread and look forward to learning from you all. i will post a few pics of my ccreations too.
post #895 of 1067

Popover. Constructed of a medium weight high thread count Japanese cotton. Old school side tabs make easy on and off. Finished with a white Oxford cloth contrast collar cut 3/16 inch larger than standard, for that "go to hell" look. "Anchor" mother of pearl buttons and reverse stripe flap front chest pocket rounds it out. What do you all think.. PS I'm new here, so be nice!

 

 

 

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post #896 of 1067

wait, you sew that yourself? if that's the case then that is pretty damn impressive 

post #897 of 1067
Yes this is my first finished shirt. Thank you for the kind words.
post #898 of 1067
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Originally Posted by DanIsThe View Post

Thrifted some black wingtips, painted the midsoles gold.
Simple project.
Ballin' on a budget.



Those look great. What kind of paint did you use? Also did you use painter's tape?

Been wearing these with black/white jeans but maybe that isn't the right thing to do ?
post #899 of 1067

Nope I didn't tape those ones, just was careful with the brush. You can be not so careful if you're like the Margielas that I totally ripped the idea from

 

I used the gold metallic acrylic paint from the Wal-Mart craft section as well as lots of the gloss varnish stuff that is usually right by it. A couple coats of the gold then a couple more of the varnish with a little gold mixed in. This gave them really really even colour that I didn't like at all - looked too perfect with the slightly creased leather - so I gave them a couple light passes with sandpaper. 

post #900 of 1067
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Originally Posted by coreysyms View Post

Popover. Constructed of a medium weight high thread count Japanese cotton. Old school side tabs make easy on and off. Finished with a white Oxford cloth contrast collar cut 3/16 inch larger than standard, for that "go to hell" look. "Anchor" mother of pearl buttons and reverse stripe flap front chest pocket rounds it out. What do you all think.. PS I'm new here, so be nice!

 

 

That looks great. Where did you get the fabric? And where did you learn to make shirts? I've been toying with the idea myself since I've been looking for a very specific shirt, but haven't been able to find anything like it. I've been doing things like hemming pants, making pocket squares and easy things like that to improve my tailoring skills. Was it hard to make or does it just take lots of practice?

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