Ermenegildo Zegna blackish patina shoes

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  1. blackcomb64

    blackcomb64 Active Member

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    Anybody know/remember this great patina shoes? If possible, I would like to have this one (10 1/2 D or 10.0 EE). All I know about this shoes is...already sold out in Italy and Europe[​IMG] Any information would be very helpful and much appreciated.
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    They look like black XXX shoes that have had some acetone taken to them.
     


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    They look like black XXX shoes that have had some acetone taken to them.
    Not by acetone BUT the art of patina[​IMG]
     


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    Follow-up---

    Now I know this antique patina appeares to be a shoe from EZ 'Limited Edition' program and only 500 pairs were made world wide. So they have already sold out long ago[​IMG] And this shoes was not made by Sutor Mantellasi and ZEFER. At one time EZ had a relationship with Sutor Mantellasi. However, the limited edition shoes as well as Made to Measure (Su Misura) shoes are made in a small artisan shop in the south of Italy that does exclusively EZ product. This is a very very rare shoes although I can't give up yet...
     


  5. Joel_Cairo

    Joel_Cairo Senior member

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    Kronik isn't kidding blackcomb: That effect is actually fairly easy to accomplish using household chemicals and a bit of effort. Do a search here on SF for terms like "patina" "antiquing" and "acetone" and you'll uncover a wealth of info about DIY finishes... or you could spend a fortune hunting down one of the fewer than 100 pairs of these limited edition EZs that were made in your size. your choice [​IMG]
     


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    Roger Senior member

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    Kronik isn't kidding blackcomb: That effect is actually fairly easy to accomplish using household chemicals and a bit of effort. Do a search here on SF for terms like "patina" "antiquing" and "acetone" and you'll uncover a wealth of info about DIY finishes... or you could spend a fortune hunting down one of the fewer than 100 pairs of these limited edition EZs that were made in your size. your choice [​IMG]
    I agree with you and Kronik about achieving a fairly similar effect by taking acetone to black leather, but I'd never suggest that someone actually try to achieve a really beautiful patinated black finish at home on a pair of expensive shoes. So I have to respectfully disagree that this is much of a choice for blackcomb64. I've done a fair amount of home antiquing now (but never in black), and it's definitely not for the faint of heart; it's possible to completely ruin a pair of shoes. I'm betting that it took a pretty experienced antiquer to achieve the finish on those Zegnas. Personally, I don't find it very appealing, but I can see that some would.
     


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