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Just in yesterday -- Greenwich boot at Leffot in Burnished Tan Calfskin: https://twitter.com/#!/Leffot/statuses/141985708528238592

 

The Greenwich boot is similar to Epaulet's Brixton: Barrie lasted wingtip boots with all eyelets. This one has double waterloc soles.

 

The navy nubuck version from way back was the bees knees. Anyone who has a pair lying around should post pics.

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Would it be possible to simply sand down the edge trim to remove the dark finish on a standard #8 LWB to obtain a lighter finish? If so, how do you finish it after it's sanded? Do you need to seal the edge of the leather?

Yes, but as Mr H. Hide points out, you'll still have a dark welt.

http://lastedleather.com/Edgetrim/Changingedgetrim.html
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Yes, but as Mr H. Hide points out, you'll still have a dark welt.
http://lastedleather.com/Edgetrim/Changingedgetrim.html


Fantastic link! Thank you for posting it.

 

My impulse to take it to a cobbler stemmed from having seen DIY pics that presented a finished product looking like this:

 

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Obviously the link you provide describes how to get better results. I wonder if it's worth 90 minutes per pair of shoes, though...

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Also, if you're looking for a more artistic type of service, Ron of Rider Boots will antique any good shoe, not just his. I've only seen him work on calf, though.

 

He has a thread with many pics of his handiwork here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/45530/shoe-antiquing

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Yes, but as Mr H. Hide points out, you'll still have a dark welt.
http://lastedleather.com/Edgetrim/Changingedgetrim.html


Fantastic link! Thank you for posting it.

My impulse to take it to a cobbler stemmed from having seen DIY pics that presented a finished product looking like this:

350x196px-LL-e56a3361_DSC03736.png

Obviously the link you provide describes how to get better results. I wonder if it's worth 90 minutes per pair of shoes, though...

Thank NAMOR. He put that info up.
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Yes, but as Mr H. Hide points out, you'll still have a dark welt.
http://lastedleather.com/Edgetrim/Changingedgetrim.html


Fantastic link! Thank you for posting it.

My impulse to take it to a cobbler stemmed from having seen DIY pics that presented a finished product looking like this:

350x196px-LL-e56a3361_DSC03736.png

Obviously the link you provide describes how to get better results. I wonder if it's worth 90 minutes per pair of shoes, though...

Thank NAMOR. He put that info up.

 


It method doesn't change colors of reverse welt and welt.

Mostly shoes has same color on reverse welt and welt as sole edge.

Is it OK ?

I heard if change welt and reverse welt, It should be completely decomposed shoes.
 

 

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Thank NAMOR. He put that info up.

 

NAMOR:

 

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Just in yesterday -- Greenwich boot at Leffot in Burnished Tan Calfskin: https://twitter.com/#!/Leffot/statuses/141985708528238592

 

The Greenwich boot is similar to Epaulet's Brixton: Barrie lasted wingtip boots with all eyelets. This one has double waterloc soles.

 

The navy nubuck version from way back was the bees knees. Anyone who has a pair lying around should post pics.

I missed out on that navy Greenwich Leffot boot. That boot is UNBELIEVABLE!!  I wish that Alden would do more navy blues with their shoes. I would love a deep navy lwb over a black one anyday! Speaking of blue picked these up recently.


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I tried it using paint brush cleaner and Q-tips to dissolve and wipe away the edge color first, and then sanded. I think it took me about a 1/2 hour per shoe. I used a tan shoe polish to add color back, and then a natural edge dressing.

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Six new boot makeups at Unionmade.  I think I'm doing the shell Kirkwoods captoes in Color 8.

 

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I missed out on that navy Greenwich Leffot boot. That boot is UNBELIEVABLE!!  I wish that Alden would do more navy blues with their shoes. I would love a deep navy lwb over a black one anyday! Speaking of blue picked these up recently.

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Whoa, those are awesome. I may have to do the same with the laces on my navy suede ptb's. I'm assuming they came with those laces? Need to get a pair.
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dangit, someone just took the size 10 loden green out of my shopping cartmusicboohoo[1].gif

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Six new boot makeups at Unionmade.  I think I'm doing the shell Kirkwoods captoes in Color 8.

 

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dangit, someone just took the size 10 loden green out of my shopping cartmusicboohoo%5B1%5D.gif

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Hehe, I was just looking for that size in that color! That didn't last long?

 

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