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How costly an excercise is antiquing?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by benecios, May 22, 2006.

  1. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Well-Known Member

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    Are those old C&J?
    Absolutely no idea - they're appropriated from my father, probably from the sixties. They were an even chestnut colour before I started. (I thought htey would make for a good exercise in antiquing.)
     
  2. whoopee

    whoopee Well-Known Member

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    The owner of the shop that distributes EGs in Madrid told me that saliva is one of it´s trade secrets. When he visited their factory, he spotted workers spitting on the shoes and rubbing. I don´t see how this additional (presumably mild) acid could be so effective.

    I've noticed taht real spit shining produces better results than using plain water. Perhaps it's the enzymes?
     
  3. well-kept

    well-kept Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely no idea - they're appropriated from my father, probably from the sixties. They were an even chestnut colour before I started. (I thought htey would make for a good exercise in antiquing.)

    If any info is legible inside I might be able to help you identify them, if you'd like.
     
  4. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Well-Known Member

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    If any info is legible inside I might be able to help you identify them, if you'd like.
    Thanks - I checked now, but there's absolutely no legible markings on them. They seem English in type and construction, though.
     
  5. lhooq

    lhooq Well-Known Member

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    This will no doubt sound like a stupid question, and I thank you in advance for humoring me, but:

    If I have a pair of lighter brown shoes that are antiqued with a darker brown on the toe cap, will polishing the entire shoe with a light brown cream take away the dark brown antiquing?
     
  6. grimslade

    grimslade Well-Known Member

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    Not really. You'd have to get into trying to strip away the darker brown, or else darken the whole shoe.
     

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