I read with great interest Shoefan's thread on leather refinishing. I would like to try an experiment with a pair of shoes. These are Allen Edmonds I bought on steep discount. They are very comfortable, but too clunky as a dress shoe, and the burgundy, slightly shiny finish doesn't work for casual wear. I would like to refinish them into something more casual - more brown, less shiny. A chestnut brown would be ideal, but it does not seem like that would be possible as it would be too light a color to go to. I will be applying the acetone in the next couple of days, and would appreciate any advice and comments on the process and potential shoe creams for refinishing. Thanks.