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Need advice darkening Truman Jeans Italian Calf boots.

zanemoseley

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I'm super new to boots, just got a like new pair of the discontinued Truman Jeans Italian Calf boots. The auction pictures didn't make them look very blue but in person they do. Was hoping to get some advice as to which products and techniques I could use to darken the leather to minimize the blue. The construction of the boots is impressive and still need to be broken in.
 

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Angelus dyes work well for me. You could call or email them for detailed advice about how to attain a particular shade.
 

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Is it difficult to dye the upper without messing up the soles? Might be a good solution but hate to do something dumb and get the soles stained weird.
 

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Not a good idea overall. I’d be concerned about the outcome, even if I had “professionally” done. Enjoy the color they are now.
 

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What would be a good conditioner to do more of a natural darkening versus dye? I saw some videos of dye on YT but would think the trick would be keeping it off the soles, if you got some on there you'd probably end up just having to dye the entire sole as well which might or might not look good.
 

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Well I've got some mink oil on order. That should be a gentle way of naturally darkening it some without risking too much.
 

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