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Can This be Fixed? (Lighter vs Darker Shoe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by furo, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. furo

    furo Well-Known Member

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    Not really wanting to do that unless I'd already tried it on a pair I didn't care about much to see how the results turn out

    I tried some brown meltonian the other night and that seemed to help darken it toward the other shoe's color. Now, as others have suggested, I'll probably purchase a chestnut polish from AE and work both shoes w/ that one jar of polish to try and even out the best I can.
     
  2. cnyman

    cnyman Active Member

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    Can't you just send it back for replacement.
     
  3. furo

    furo Well-Known Member

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    No. Last pair anywhere in my size
     
  4. Champagnelifestylenomoney

    Champagnelifestylenomoney Well-Known Member

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    Similar thing happened to me (last pair - the one in widow got sun bleached) only solution is to try to make one darker , repeatedly using darker cremes & polishes makes them wearable after several goes & indistinguishable after maybe a year althjough gives them a premature aged look.
     
  5. Gdot

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    this is good advice. or take them to your local shoe repair and they will strip and dye both pairs for not a lot of moola.
     
  6. furo

    furo Well-Known Member

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    Yeah but even still I'd only trust a guy to do that if I'd taken a lesser-liked pair in for a trial
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2012

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