Hello all! I just wanted to put up a quick post about my recent experience with Ron Rider (this thread's starter) & his shoe antiquing skills.
To keep it short, I have this pair of Santoni FAM's from the Signature Series. I simply LOVE these shoes, as I am a huge fan of Norvegese constructed footwear, and these are some of the nicest i've ever seen. The only problem was... they were a flat, brown color that I simply COULD NOT STAND!
They stayed in my closet for months at a time until I found this thread on shoe antiquing & Ron Rider's services. To say the results were stunning would be a HUGE understatement!
Here's the e-mail I just sent Ron:
I have to tell you, I am extremely happy with the wonderful work you did on my shoes. As I wrote you before, I love those shoes, but the color (which I HATED!) kept them in my closet rather than on my feet.
The patina is beautiful now! The mixture of chocolate brown, black, and burgundy looks wonderful... ESPECIALLY when I wear them outside in the sunlight! I can't wait to see how the patina gets even better with age and natural antiquing.
Your price was VERY reasonable & your work professional & impeccable. I would recommend you to anyone!
Hopefully I can send you another pair of my shoes in the future.
THANKS AGAIN & TAKE CARE!!!!"
Hopefully the above e-mail says it all.