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*** The official and awesome DIY thread ***

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by sipang, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. ceoceo

    ceoceo Well-Known Member

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    Instructions on distressing Dayton boots? They look awesome!
     
  2. canstyleace

    canstyleace Well-Known Member

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    thanks, I just used lightly damp 150 & 220 grid sandpaper and go slow, patience is everything here and if you overdue it just apply some mink oil to restore
     
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  3. Tyrone MacStiophain

    Tyrone MacStiophain Well-Known Member

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    I've only read about ten pages of this thread so far, but I really love it. It's great to see you all figuring out how to create or alter your own stuff. Well done!
     
  4. Tyrone MacStiophain

    Tyrone MacStiophain Well-Known Member

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    I haven't been scientific about it, but I've accidentally washed and hot-dried a linen shirt a couple of times, without noticeable shrinkage. I also dip-died an off-white linen sport coat with cheap cold dye, and it worked pretty well. I can't find the pics I took of the process, but here's a shitty bathroom pic of me wearing it in the airport.
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  5. ceoceo

    ceoceo Well-Known Member

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    yay college welcome week!
     
  6. Rommel

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    I got in on this painted converse action, great idea for summer beaters.

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    red canvas highs from ebay

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    one coat of paint

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    2nd coat of paint
     
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    This stuff is pretty rad, nice work. The trouser work looks awesome.


    Since it's been a hot topic again lately, here's an update on mine.
    I kind of like that they're kind of slow to peel, so kind of constantly in the cracked stage. Been wearing them frequently for about a month

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  9. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Well-Known Member

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    Those look nice.... :slayer:

    Somewhere on the Walking Dead extras, there's a bit about how to achieve an instant aged/crackle effect (for a fake prison wall); I thought it could maybe be applied to shoes as well, though I forget which season that was on.
     
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  10. slstr

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    All this stuff is amazing. I need to get myself a damn sewing machine.
     
  11. runyourchain

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    I have a pair of suede shoes im thinking about painting white. Is this a horrible idea?
     
  12. canstyleace

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    no, just make sure you have proper suede dye as its not the same as the dyes used for leather and depending on the original suede color you might need to apply more than 1 coat
     
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    I'm actually talking about painting no dye. Like the chucks but suede. Sounds like a bad idea but I already own a pair of suede sneakers that were a bad idea

     
  14. ChetB

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    My painted Margiela GATs are suede.
     
  15. runyourchain

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    Any tips? Pics? I can't find your post

     
  16. ChetB

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    I'll try to post a photo soon. I didn't paint them though—they came that way.
     
  17. runyourchain

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    Ah ok. I may just skip it and just dump these shoes and paint something else.
     
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    Here is brief i made for myself. Saddle stitched by hand, 9spi. 2 compartments.

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  19. runyourchain

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    That leather case is amazing.

    In other news I've procured two pairs of chucks. Going to paint this weekend. Looking for 72 inch laces is turning out to be a major task. Looking for Gray and white. Found black at a Wal-Mart. No dice at target or Kmart (why does Kmart still exist? )
     
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    http://www.shoelacesexpress.com/bylength72inchshoelaces.asp

    I used this place last time I needed long laces in an odd colour. If you can navigate their headache-inducing website you can find pretty much whatever you can imagine.
     

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