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post #61 of 309
Just got my EG Wellands back from Ron. Just awesome!

Before (Edwardian)


After (Antique Mahogany)
post #62 of 309
You know, I'm not a shoe connoisseur, but damn if these pictures don't make me want to be one.
post #63 of 309
dr.no, those shoes are amazing. How much did the antiquing cost and how long did it take?
post #64 of 309
^you can find that information in the other pages.
post #65 of 309
Ron, would it be possible to antique a pair of AE's in Chili to that antique mahogany? Would you consider that moderate ($100 per your previous post) or heavy ($150) antiquing? Thanks.
post #66 of 309
I love the look of the dark toe gradually getting lighter on dr no's shoes. Very, very nice work!
post #67 of 309
that is a very beautiful job, but may i ask, why get edwardian , when you could have got dark oak ? was edwardian only color available at that time?
post #68 of 309
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post
I love the look of the dark toe gradually getting lighter on dr no's shoes. Very, very nice work!

Thanks, that was by design. I asked Ron to heavily antique the toe box and heel counters (not shown). He did take artistic license to leave the strap area a tad lighter than I had originally envisioned, but I think it works much better.

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that is a very beautiful job, but may i ask, why get edwardian , when you could have got dark oak ? was edwardian only color available at that time?

Shoe, these are a B&S pick-up that I couldn't pass up.
post #69 of 309
Rider your work is amazing!! Please keep the photos coming!!

I wish I would have known about this before a local cobbler messed up a nice pair of AE Concords in chestnut. I had to just throw them out. The antique mahogany would have been perfect.

I do have a question: What do you do for the sole edging on a light color shoe (AE chestnut for example) that you antique? Does the sole get special treatment as well?
post #70 of 309
Is this antiquing possible with shoes such as AEs or is it not as good of a canvas?
post #71 of 309
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Originally Posted by riveroaks View Post
Is this antiquing possible with shoes such as AEs or is it not as good of a canvas?



AE's are great to antique in the lighter colors, especially (chestnut, brandy, etc)....to wit (click)
post #72 of 309
On their way for a makeover, as I never wear them (because of the color):

post #73 of 309
Ron:

Any reason not to use Fiebing deglazer instead of Angelus?

Francisco
post #74 of 309
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ENT View Post
Ron, would it be possible to antique a pair of AE's in Chili to that antique mahogany? Would you consider that moderate ($100 per your previous post) or heavy ($150) antiquing? Thanks.

Yes, sure......that's a 'moderate' job.
post #75 of 309
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by imainish View Post
Rider your work is amazing!! Please keep the photos coming!!

I wish I would have known about this before a local cobbler messed up a nice pair of AE Concords in chestnut. I had to just throw them out. The antique mahogany would have been perfect.

I do have a question: What do you do for the sole edging on a light color shoe (AE chestnut for example) that you antique? Does the sole get special treatment as well?

Usually the sole edges - and the sole itself, if requested - get the same treatment as the uppers. I usually dye the edges and then go back and rub out the heels so they are a bit of contrast.

However, I also tape over the sole/welt if ordered, to not allow any dye on it.

Just depends on the directions.

Here is a pic of the same shoe where we leave some leather edge plain so it looks 'old' like the uppers -

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