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Shoe Antiquing

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by RIDER, Oct 1, 2007.

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  1. Yellowevo84

    Yellowevo84 Well-Known Member

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    No problem, I will look forward to them when they arrive.
     
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    I actually asked him to lighten up the toe. My model is this G&G.
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  3. chogall

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    That isn't too hard to do. Don't know why he only smeared paints on the toe caps when you've requested to lighten up the toes.
     
  4. Yellowevo84

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    I agree. Is he going to lighten the toe on what he has already done. There is quite a difference in the g&g shoe pictured and what was done
     
  5. Yellowevo84

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    Newest work. Since we are coming up to boot season a little change was in order for these. Since these were to be worn with jeans also a mirror shine was not requested.

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    Nice work man. Cognac and burgundy tones if I'm correct?
     
  7. Yellowevo84

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    Only a hint of burgandy. More of a combination of different colors
     
  8. chogall

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    I've heard the process of darkening w/ wax and strip to create layered effects. Or dye then stripe. But not dye and wax, then bleach...
     
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    Yes i have never heard of that either. just makes more work for no reason.
     
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    Exactly. you finish all the way up to wax then bleach it? I can see using renomat but not bleach.

    Wanted to post an old work of mine.

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    Jok i like the change to the green. I really need a green shoe for myself
     
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    Chagall brings up a very good point about adding conditioner to the dyes. Also realize that what ever color you are using has the potential to change slightly based on the shade of leather you are dyeing. For example: putting red on a tan shoe will turn out slightly darker than if you're testing the color on a scrap piece of leather. All leathers react differently.
     
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    Not the best images. The toe was 'toned down' but I'm kinda ho-hum w/the outcome. They are not cognac per-se anymore; more of an orange hue to the leather. Some sun will do them good. I see a good excuse to look for a new pair of cognac shoes.

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  16. Yellowevo84

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    Sfo423 those look a lot better now. If your not happy with the outcome, adding some light brown or a tan to the shoe would do wonders over that color. Also it would help with the blending of the heel unless that was the effect you asked for.
     
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    The heel was darkened because they spilled cordovan dye on them.

    Are you suggesting a light brown polish or something else?
     
  18. Yellowevo84

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    Light brown polish will nothing in the short term. I am suggest stripping all the product(waxes and such)off the shoe and add some thinned out coats of tan or a light brown. This will help put that earth tone color back onto the shoe. However, this is just a suggestion looking at the color in the photos which I know can always be different in person.
     
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    I find massaging the dye into the leather with my fingers helps too.
    Not advisable if you have any social events (esp. first dates) in the next few days.
     
  20. Mr Monkstrap

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    Do you tuya recomend antiquing cordovan?

    Has it good results?

    Thanks for your time
     

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