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Rainy Day Antiquing

LesterSnodgrass

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Tropical Storm Hannah hit DC today so it looked like a good day to polish up the kicks.

Many have posted about at-home antiquing, so I thought I'd share my technique. AE Soho in cognac, and the monk is a Spanish built Paul Stuart (poor man's EG Grant). When purchased, both were significantly lighter than shown in these photos. I got the darkened/mottled look by polishing them with dark brown and navy Meltonian polish over several months time. Key is to use very thin layers. You can see where it builds up in the creases, I need to buff that out.

I tried with and without the flash on my camera and the pics aren't great, but the last shot gives you an idea of the change from their respective original colors.

I also wanted to show off my Karastan rug -- a prereq for any decent shoe collection.
 

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not bad, i was considering doing the same for my soho's.

Originally Posted by LesterSnodgrass
Tropical Storm Hannah hit DC today so it looked like a good day to polish up the kicks.

Many have posted about at-home antiquing, so I thought I'd share my technique. AE Soho in cognac, and the monk is a Spanish built Paul Stuart (poor man's EG Grant). When purchased, both were significantly lighter than shown in these photos. I got the darkened/mottled look by polishing them with dark brown and navy Meltonian polish over several months time. Key is to use very thin layers. You can see where it builds up in the creases, I need to buff that out.

I tried with and without the flash on my camera and the pics aren't great, but the last shot gives you an idea of the change from their respective original colors.

I also wanted to show off my Karastan rug -- a prereq for any decent shoe collection.
 

Douglas

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This is the first I've seen or heard of the AE Soho. A vast improvement on the Park Avenue, IMHO. Very nice shoe.
 

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