How costly an excercise is antiquing?

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  1. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Senior member

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    "Burninating the countryside, burninating the peasants! Burninating the people in their thatch-roof cottage-e-e-e-es! Thatch-roof cottage-e-e-e-es! Trogdor come get you in the NIIIIIIIIIIIGHT!" (I really need to get a life.)
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] No, please, keep going.
     


  2. Aaron

    Aaron Senior member

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    "Burninating the countryside,
    burninating the peasants!
    Burninating the people
    in their thatch-roof cottage-e-e-e-es!
    Thatch-roof cottage-e-e-e-es!


    Trogdor come get you in the NIIIIIIIIIIIGHT!"

    (I really need to get a life.)

    That reminds me, I need to check my e-mail...
     


  3. mikeynyc

    mikeynyc Well-Known Member

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    wow, my worlds are colliding. A Trogdor reference on Style Forum in a shoe thread!
     


  4. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    my problem is with the so many black shoes i have, i do want to variegate them by polishing /antiquing them up to a shade of red or so.
    but since black is the color that you cannot alter through antiquing /polishing i am stuck.
    i bought today a very bright red melotonian cream and a RED Angelus shoe polish. i hope to delve into my black shoes this weeeknd and see what i can do.
     


  5. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    I have tried various things to attempt highlights on black shoes, with no real luck. I acetoned one pair until I was sure I would go through to the other side. It's all black under there. I did try bleach, but probably not enough, so I guess that's still an option.

    But let us know if you have any luck.
     


  6. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    the thing about bleach, i dont know how manton or others did it, but bleach seems to get rid of the black , but then deteriorates the leather to the point i cannot reapply polish to it. it the bleach leaves a very nubucky feel to the once smooth leather.
    luckily for me i tried it only on a hidden portion of a black shoe i m not too fond of.
     


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    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Toiletduck Senior member

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    those look like berlutis to me!
     


  10. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    I generally dislike antiquing as I find that it is rarely very well done if you are not spending 2k and up for a pair of shoes. I prefer EGs without as I am uninspired at bes by the antiquing that they do. Less expensive Italian brands always overdo it and look ridiculous. Anyway, here is what I would consider a great antiquing job, and it also happens to be a black shoe. I am thinking of ordering one just like it. [​IMG]
     


  11. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Au contraire, strip them back with acetone, polish again with black polish, and you will have antique blue shoes! Make sure to use a black polish with a blue tint rather than a brown tint though.
     


  12. j

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    Au contraire, strip them back with acetone, polish again with black polish, and you will have antique blue shoes! Make sure to use a black polish with a blue tint rather than a brown tint though.
    Andrew, have you ever stripped black away and found anything underneath using acetone? The ones I've tried don't give way to anything but more and more black. If so, what kind of leather was it?
     


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    @ianmatt: these shoes look amazing, who made them
     


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    I generally dislike antiquing as I find that it is rarely very well done if you are not spending 2k and up for a pair of shoes. I prefer EGs without as I am uninspired at bes by the antiquing that they do. Less expensive Italian brands always overdo it and look ridiculous. Anyway, here is what I would consider a great antiquing job, and it also happens to be a black shoe. I am thinking of ordering one just like it. [​IMG]
    I've had my eye on that pair (by Dimitri Gomez) for a while now, too. They are the most beautiful black shoes I've ever seen.
     


  15. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yep, the pair I did faded to a medium blue color with a purple tint. It must be a difference in the leather, I'm not sure exactly what the difference is though!
     


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