Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Apr 7, 2011.
Holy moly, MrV - some Thorpes, bro!
Interesting - you think they start with a nude shoe and paint the rest of the shoe black? Rather than starting with a black shoe, stripping the toe box of its original color, and maybe applying a neutral paint to the toe box.
From what I was told they bleach the toe tips to give the deco black color faded look.
Nice. You also asked them to drop the V seam on the side. May I ask why?
I had asked the 39 Saville row store whether or not I could bring in a black shoe for them to repatinate as reverse Margaux patina, and they said it was not possible because it was a nude shoe coloured that way, rather than a black shoe that is bleached. I thought deco black is the same.
Interesting. I'm emboldened after I stripped & repainted a pair of Edward greens that I didn't like the color on. I used corthay / g&g as a template for my painting.
Thanks guys! I thought they came out really well. Took forever though...I felt like I ordered them years ago.
@supern0va I have to be honest...I loathe the side stitch on the stock Thrope. It aesthetically offends me.
Yea for patina they start with naked shoes that patina is sick I got that for my London jodhpur with alligator !!
@jonathanS Are you taking on Commission work?
I am not totally fond of my Vintage Cherry and would like them to be darkened to more of a Mahogany color with some burnishing added! Nice work.
Congrats @MrVenneri. Amazing Thorpes
Deco Black is a different leather color and different from the regular black. Also, they do the bleaching effect on the toe area of Deco black shoes which i have as well and haven't seen the bleaching effect on the Black calf shoes.
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