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Originally Posted by jcman311 View Post

Love the mahogany color. I got a pair of mahogany colored boots from the reddit gmto coming. Never could get a real good look at the color but those pics are nice.

those will be nice.

The boots pictured above are the 42 last which I believe is the same as that GMTO you mention. I suspect that mahogany will look a bit lighter than these but I'm not sure - I think the grain effect may make them appear a bit darker.

(edit - 42 was for the shoes, not the boots)
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Rider Boot Company - Italian Whiskey Shell Cordovan Dundalks, Rogue Territory Black Tonal Warp SKs, J.Crew Flannel and a Columbia Down jacket. Not going for stylish with the jacket, I'm going for warm in this cold Minnesota weather.

 

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newest arrivals

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Details?
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viberg natural shell on 2030.
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god damn akeem those boots are insane. almost tripped over while looked at them
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

god damn akeem those boots are insane. almost tripped over while looked at them

haha, thanks bro
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newest arrivals

Where are those from? They're amazing.

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viberg sweetness

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Anyone with experience darkening shell?.  Is it possible?. I have never use dyes and the like.

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by fitzcooper View Post

Thanks Jhcam8! I am very happy with them. I was keeping my eye out for a marlow wingtip but for me this works just as well and I got a great deal on them.

Probably the same thing. What's your doggie?
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Anyone with experience darkening shell?.  Is it possible?. I have never use dyes and the like.

these are shell? lighter shell will darken over time naturally as it picks up dirt and the redisual darker creams in the brush from darker shoes. wouldn't recommend directly applying a darker cream. just let it happen over a long period of time
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these are shell? lighter shell will darken over time naturally as it picks up dirt and the redisual darker creams in the brush from darker shoes. wouldn't recommend directly applying a darker cream. just let it happen over a long period of time

Yes they are.  I know they will darken over time, but I was thinking to dye a bit the shoes with dark brown colour.  I have never dye/antiqued shoes (not even spit/mirrow shine) but I wonder if shell would get the dyes/pastes. It seems no one has experience cause it is not possible.

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I am very curious what natural shell looks like when aged to a darker shade, but it's hard to find many photos on the web. I do quite like shell in those "liquor" shades - cognac, whiskey, etc. I hear tell that the natural shade can get there, but it seems like it would take years.

 

 

EDIT: Found an example of aged natural on reddit. Gorgeous.

 

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You can darken light shell naturally by leaving it in direct sunlight for long periods of time. Basically, you're extending the tanning process.
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