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I guess it’s a matter of taste. I had a pair of Chelsea boots on the Detroit last and found them slightly bulky for the aesthetic of that particular style of boot. It kind of reminds me of seeing a pair of EG Newmarket boots on a rounder-toed last (202?) compared to the more almond 82 last - the former just didn’t seem to work.Anyone have pictures of any chelsea model on Detroit EEE? I've been interested in getting a chelsea boot but the lack of extra wide widths, or if available were unaesthetic, has kept me from doing so. TIA.
Thanks! Used Fiebings leather dye, “Moccasin Brown.”Very well done. I too have stripped and dyed a pair of mine recently. Those turned out nicely. What dye did you use?
That’s so great!!!! Nice work. I too did moccasin brown. And used Havana brown creme. Similar process. Mine were originally “natural kavat” which on the Carmina page was a light brown ish color. But they were ORANGE. They came out with a sort of “gold museum” effect which I think looks good. Toughest part was keeping the natural edge clean.Thanks! Used Fiebings leather dye, “Moccasin Brown.”
1. Stripped whole shoe 100% acetone and cotton balls
2. Applied 3 layers of dye (I used Fiebing’s Moccasin Brown) to whole shoe, including welt, edge of sole, and heel stack; all applied with cotton applicator.
3. Let to dry for 5-10 minutes
4. Apply 1 layer of Saphir renovateur to entire shoe. Let to dry for 5 minutes. Brush with horse hair brush.
5. Apply 2 layers of Saphir Medaille D’or cream polish, I used color “Havano”. Don’t cake it on. A little goes a long way! Let to dry for 5 minutes. Brush off with horse hair brush.
6. Apply 1-2 layers of Saphir Medaille D’or Pate Deluxe hard wax to whole shoe. Wait 5 minutes. Brush off with horse hair brush. Go hack over with polishing rag, torn off piece of old bedsheet, t-shirt, or whatever.
7. Apply 2 layers Saphir Mirror gloss to toe caps. Proceed to mirror shine.
I‘ll definitely follow this development very closely, veg tan....yes please!Good morning!
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Excellent post.Gentlemen, I did some non-scientific shoe science. See the bellow imgur gallery for comparisons between Soller, Detroit, Oscar, Simpson, 341, Plaza, 2030, 511, and 202 lasts. These photos were taken against the raised edge of a sliding glass door in an effort to align the shoes for accurate-ish length measurements.
Unfortunately, I screwed up a couple of them as noted in the comments on the affected images. Width measurements are inherently imprecise and frankly somewhat useless but I made an effort to align the shoe on the right with the 1" marker and the shoe on the left with the 6" marker (the first couple were a bit off here as well).
Make if it what you will, I'm not sure it is all that useful. I hoped to include a few more lasts in this but ran out of time... if I take more I will add to the gallery and repost.
Thanks, I do really like those boots still. They are the same pair featured in most of the pics in the gallery of measurements that I posted yesterday. They look maybe a little darker generally but the main difference is indoors vs. outdoors. These are natural shell cordovan on the soller last. The detroit cap toe jumpers in the same gallery are Amaretto, by the way. Love those too but they are due for some cleaning up just from regular wear and tear.
Yup - that is an absolute biatch to do but you seem to have pulled it off very well. I’ve only dyed boots and shoes with a Barbour welt and there’s always a minute amount of bleed into the crease(?). Sublime job.That’s so great!!!! Nice work. I too did moccasin brown. And used Havana brown creme. Similar process. Mine were originally “natural kavat” which on the Carmina page was a light brown ish color. But they were ORANGE. They came out with a sort of “gold museum” effect which I think looks good. Toughest part was keeping the natural edge clean.
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