Originally Posted by imainish
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 -