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How to recreate berluti patina / shine?

sprockett

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Guys,

I really dig the berluti finish and shine but am not a fan of their designs / durability.

Im thinking of bleaching one of my favorite leather shoes and attempting to "recreate" a berluti style patina.

Anyone have any ideas on how I might be able to do this?

I am thinking the following would need to be done:

1. bleaching of existing dye / wax from my current shoe
2. dabbing on various types of colors / dyes in gradients to create that "berluti uneven color" patina
3. polishing and shining everything up to get that stupendous berluti shiny finish.

Has anyone ever tried something like this before?

I'm pretty sure its possible because I definitely know that tehre are some non berluti shoes achieve a similar effect on their patinas..

Thanks
 

Jangofett

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Hi,

You need to do a search. This is an old evergreen topic dating back years.

Look at Rider's posts on this. He emphasised on using Saphir products to achieve the patina look.
Even Valmour reiterates that and for the glacage look.
 

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Thanks Jangofett for the search keywords.

I had tried searching for "Patina" but found nothing of interest.

I did a search on Rider and found his post on "Antiquing".

Much appreciated!!


Originally Posted by Jangofett
Hi,

You need to do a search. This is an old evergreen topic dating back years.

Look at Rider's posts on this. He emphasised on using Saphir products to achieve the patina look.
Even Valmour reiterates that and for the glacage look.
 

Jangofett

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Originally Posted by sprockett
Thanks Jangofett for the search keywords.

I had tried searching for "Patina" but found nothing of interest.

I did a search on Rider and found his post on "Antiquing".

Much appreciated!!


Sure thing. There are more.
There's another chap who did the 'holy grail' who made his shoes look like wood.
Not that kind of wood but the wood like a high class table bureau or family heirloom cabinet types.

On a personal note, I am embarking on my own patina journey too with my shoes.
Taking it slow and easy because I have made some mistakes and have stripped and redo again.

Check out Marc Guyot's website on painting one layer on top of another and stripping.
Not exactly patina but still looks great.
 

Odd I/O

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Originally Posted by sprockett
Guys,


Im thinking of bleaching one of my favorite leather shoes and attempting to "recreate" a berluti style patina.



I would recommend you try experimenting with a pair of beater shoes first before even contemplating attempting to do this to a favourite pair of leather shoes.
 

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Doesn't anyone just wear their shoes for 10-15 years anymore and wait for patina to naturally develop?

Incidentally, I've often wondered how these "antiqued" shoes actually look after 10-15 years.
 

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Originally Posted by Gent
Incidentally, I've often wondered how these "antiqued" shoes actually look after 10-15 years.

They age backwards, like Benjamin Button. After 15 years they look new
 

Gent

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Haha... I knew it!

In all seriousness, I was thinking about whether they actually benefit from age in the same way as non-antiqued shoes do, or do they essentially look the same, only more worn. I mean, it's like patina on patina... what does that give you, and does it look good? The pictures of old shoes I see tend to be ones without antiquing, all the antiqued shoes I tend to see in fairly new condition. I'd like a look at proper 15 year-old shoes with the flashy antiquing.
 

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