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post #451 of 1687
What does black museum calf mean?
post #452 of 1687
I think it was an Ilcea leather burnish type...
post #453 of 1687
Black museum 2...

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post #454 of 1687
Yea, but what does burnish black mean, black on black patina...?
post #455 of 1687
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

Yea, but what does burnish black mean, black on black patina...?

I thought your inquiry might have been snark, but the black museum leather is suppose to have similar burnishing/treatment like their other colors. Maybe someone has good sun light pics of this. I made sure to specifically call it burnishing, and not patina, as to not incur the wrath of DW...
post #456 of 1687
You can see it a little in my picture

post #457 of 1687
Black museum 3...

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post #458 of 1687
So a bit grey and navy in there?
post #459 of 1687
It's not solid black, a little cloudy
post #460 of 1687
Like you just put wax on before brushing?
post #461 of 1687
JL Keats in black museum calf. Black, brown, cloudy gray, purple..

post #462 of 1687
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

Like you just put wax on before brushing?

JL used to offer a variety of museum colors including brown, light brown, black, red, etc. Leather treatment gives the shoe a something of a "distressed refined" look
post #463 of 1687
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

So a bit grey and navy in there?

All my black museum shoes look a little different in different light - the Wallace shown below definitely have a little navy in certain light, the only black museum shoes I have that exhibit this.

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post #464 of 1687
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post


I thought your inquiry might have been snark, but the black museum leather is suppose to have similar burnishing/treatment like their other colors. Maybe someone has good sun light pics of this. I made sure to specifically call it burnishing, and not patina, as to not incur the wrath of DW...

 

Burnishing is when leather workers put wax on the leather or leather edges, use a hot iron to iron those wax into the fiber, sealing the leather and making the color darker.

 

Black museum is not like burnishing.  The effect is created at the dying process at the tannery, prior to glazing on the top coat.  It is still dyed through except some areas have less dye pigment than the others, for a 3D depth effect similar to when you apply dozens different coating of waxes in different colors, except its permanent.

post #465 of 1687
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Originally Posted by woolymammoth View Post

Black museum...

 

Interesting.  Seem that they did not skive the edge of the toe cap and the vamp...

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