Originally Posted by grimslade
Do you think they're serious about the "patina"?
Excellent question, Grimslade. I hadn't read the description when I posted them. They seem to be saying--although my translation skills are very limited--"putty/dead leaf patina." I suppose it's possible that these C&Js were given to one of the many Parisian patinateurs for antiquing, but, if so, something went terribly wrong or the owner had weird ideas about shoe appearance. When I saw them, they looked to me as though they either had dried cement all over them or had had the leather stain completely removed in places, perhaps by accident, by acid or some other chemical. Now that I look at them more closely, it's definitely not dried cement, and it looks very much like a botched patinating job.