Antiquing Shoes in London

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Dib, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. Dib

    Dib Senior member

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    Hi

    I've been browsing this forum for a while and have found it a really useful source of information and hope to be able to contribute usefully going forwards.

    I have seen a thread in the past which details the shoe antiquing service which Rider provides. Does anybody know of anyone who provides a similar service in London?

    I also saw on the same thread someone mention that an individual in Paris offers this service, does anyone have anymore information on this (prices, contact details etc)?

    Thanks in advance for any help people may have on the above.

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    Go to Paris, look for Laurent di Mascio or the famous shop in Rue de Grenelle.
     
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    Go to Paris, look for Laurent di Mascio or the famous shop in Rue de Grenelle.

    Thanks.

    Does anyone on the board have personal experience with either of these two places who may be able to share their thoughts on the end product?

    Also, my plan is to get a few pairs of shoes made from Zee's (i'm in HKG for most of the summer) and then have them antiqued when I return to Europe later this year. Is the leather Zee's use something that can be antiqued somewhere else by the likes of di Mascio?
     
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    Ever thought of doing it yourself? a few members on here have, you can see their work. might be worth trying on an older pair first.
     
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    I've seen a number of the pictures posted by members who've tried it themselves, but (a) I'll have quite a few pairs that I'll need doing and won't really have the time to do them myself; and (b) I'd rather give them to someone who knows what they are doing and are likely to achieve a better end result than me.
     
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    I've seen a number of the pictures posted by members who've tried it themselves, but (a) I'll have quite a few pairs that I'll need doing and won't really have the time to do them myself; and (b) I'd rather give them to someone who knows what they are doing and are likely to achieve a better end result than me.



    I have been on a French website where the guy is explaining step by step how to do it..
    It was like a blog dedicated to antiquing..

    It was very interesting..All the products needed were listed and a picture was showing the progress through the different steps..

    Just one advice; Start on a very old pair and never try anything on an expensive and loved pair of shoes...Pay a specialist to do it for you...
     

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