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post #181 of 309
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Originally Posted by letmebefell View Post
Anyone with experience with antiquing / dyeing black cherry leather? I'm looking to turn my Gentleman Travelers to medium/dark brown, and I'm wondering whether deglazer / acetone will be enough to take the color off initially before dyeing.

I understand the desire to dye certain shoes depending on their original color, etc, but are you sure you want to dye your Black Cherry GTs?!?! I've gotten more compliments on those than all of my dress shoes combined! Fwiw, if you do go ahead with this, I think it might take quite a lot of deglazer to get that color out. Horween seems to have done a pretty good job with the leather on these.
post #182 of 309
My experience antiquing a pair of Campanile that didn't age very well and with a colour I didn't like :

First a picture of the "before" (first pair of shoes in the bottom right of the picture). Sorry, no close-up



Then a few pictures just after the "acetone - bleach - water - acetone" process :







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Before the final touch


After some shining


What do you think ?

Thanks

Pierre
post #183 of 309
those look great, petyot
post #184 of 309
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Originally Posted by anon View Post
those look great, petyot

Thanks !!

My next challenge :

post #185 of 309
Below are some recent shots of Ron Rider's work. The first pair was a very light tan in poor leather (taryn rose) - Ron did an amazing job against all odds. Any white you see along the cap toe is leather lotion I haven't wiped off yet.

The other two shoes are Allen Edmonds - the Soho and McGraw in cognac. I included some flash shots for depth, but they do not communicate the real-life look. All three shoes have wonderful deep, dark finishes and I think they look great.

After awhile normal colors can become boring, so I switched things up given what I already own. I'm always capable of buying another normal looking shoe...

Ron, thanks for everything!









post #186 of 309
The Soho looks great, + extra points for managing to limit the creasing to below the toe cap on those!
post #187 of 309
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Originally Posted by RIDER View Post
Another early morning....final coats applied to Lobb shoe - will get some finish shots done when I buff it out.

While waiting for one of the coats to dry, got started on an interesting custom job for a regular client....not so much the finish but I am carving off the top grain all around the medallion....getting to a real casual, beat up finish for denim.

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razor blade to carve away the grain leaving a rough finish and a metal file, heavy grit, to rough up the upper so the darker dye settles in in swirls.

Hi Ron, have been lurking around for a while. Your work is fantastic.
Please could you inform me as to what make of shoes these are. I really like them.

Thank you and kudos
Areez
post #188 of 309
These shoes were bought from Window and are from the posh (but deceased) NYC firm Lefcourts and are made in the UK.

They are ostensibly dark brown but have a deep and engaging burgundy undertone I would like to enhance. The shoes are NOS BTW.

Any sugestions how to redden them/enhance the undertone...light stripping back/deglazing and then antiquing or just application of polish or cream to the (as new/NOS) leather?

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Originally Posted by Window View Post
Lefcourt, Size 10.5 D U.S.



post #189 of 309
I read somewhere in this forum that G&G delivered some shoes without antiquing and the reason given is that aniline leather leather cannot be antiqued. Also, it appears that it is impossible to antique certain oiled leather.

Can someone give me a 101 on what kind of leather can be antiqued successfully? For those that cannot be antique by hand burnishing, would it be possible for them to develop some form of patina naturally or are they destined to remain smooth and lifeless.
post #190 of 309
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Originally Posted by RIDER View Post
Another early morning....final coats applied to Lobb shoe - will get some finish shots done when I buff it out.

While waiting for one of the coats to dry, got started on an interesting custom job for a regular client....not so much the finish but I am carving off the top grain all around the medallion....getting to a real casual, beat up finish for denim.

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razor blade to carve away the grain leaving a rough finish and a metal file, heavy grit, to rough up the upper so the darker dye settles in in swirls.

I know this is an old Thread, but for the 3rd time, who makes these shoes please? And also the 1st pair of slip ons at the thread beginning?
post #191 of 309
^^^ Slip ons at the beginning of the thread are Martegannis. Not sure about these lace ups but may be Sutors.
post #192 of 309
On second thoughts the lace ups might be Martegannis too.
post #193 of 309
Thanks Poshak, I thought so too, but couldn't find anything even similar..
post #194 of 309
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post #195 of 309
I'm about to start a new antiquing project whose goal is to immitate Berluti's light brown antiqued color applied onto these Brooks Brothers (Peal) loafers that are in SF Bandaid now

I'm thinking that Fiebings Lt Tan dye + Tarrago Brown Sugar cream might work along with a darker color for mottling effects but will have to see what works

I'll post pictures before and after when I get to the project this weekend or next

here's the before picture....



here's the antiqued Berluti color I'm going for....



to be continued....
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