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Originally Posted by TWU2014 View Post
 

I am gonna ship this pair of nos florsheim imperials to a fellow texans Yellowevo84 to do his magic. Before photos

 

 

 

 

 

Another pair of nos bostonian saddle shoes that will eventually go through a patina transformation.

 

 

 

post #377 of 379
Twu2014 I'm really excited to work on the florsheims, and those saddle shoes are just begging for a patina lol
Edited by Yellowevo84 - 8/20/15 at 10:16pm
post #378 of 379
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Originally Posted by sfo423 View Post

After further inspection, the two soft stains on the outer toe edge is some kind of oil. Still a candidate for stripping & dye? Or, will the oiled section of the leather be doomed forever?

Update; I "gave" the shoes to Chris @ AShine. Pretty much told him my direction (antiqued toe to cover oiled stains) and gave him carte blanche to do as he wishes (keeping it as understated as possible). After foundation was laid, he started to strip it all back.



Here is the latest before they are ready for conditioning. Unfortunately, someone spilled CORDOVAN stain on the heel. After as good as cleaning as possible, the heel will now be slightly darkened (dirty heel look) so its not too evident. The tongue is lightly colored as well.

C'est la vie. I considered the shoes a loss (and they are seven years old) so not to worried about it.

post #379 of 379
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Originally Posted by Yellowevo84 View Post

Twu2014 I'm really excited to work on the florsheims, and those saddle shoes are just begging for a patina lol

My shoes are still in storage.  Still moving into my new place.  I will be shipping soon.

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