Originally Posted by mr chorizo
I went to cobbler to stretch a pair of cordovan longwings, but I was concerned to see that he sprayed a light film of alcohol ON the shoe (as opposed to inside it) to promote stretching. the finish definitely looks different now....did this guy ruin my shoes?
interesting. I have tried the alchohol spray on a pair of calfskin but not on cordovan. I didnt see any changes in color, etc. Could the different look be attributed to the cordovan stretching and not the alchohol itself? I would presume that its now a lighter color. Post pics!