Shoe Antiquing

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  1. dr.no

    dr.no Senior member

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    Just got my EG Wellands back from Ron. Just awesome!

    Before (Edwardian)
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    After (Antique Mahogany)
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    You know, I'm not a shoe connoisseur, but damn if these pictures don't make me want to be one.
     


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    dr.no, those shoes are amazing. How much did the antiquing cost and how long did it take?
     


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    stickonatree Senior member

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    ^you can find that information in the other pages.
     


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    ENT Senior member

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    Ron, would it be possible to antique a pair of AE's in Chili to that antique mahogany? Would you consider that moderate ($100 per your previous post) or heavy ($150) antiquing? Thanks.
     


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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I love the look of the dark toe gradually getting lighter on dr no's shoes. Very, very nice work!
     


  7. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    that is a very beautiful job, but may i ask, why get edwardian , when you could have got dark oak ? was edwardian only color available at that time?
     


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    I love the look of the dark toe gradually getting lighter on dr no's shoes. Very, very nice work!

    Thanks, that was by design. I asked Ron to heavily antique the toe box and heel counters (not shown). He did take artistic license to leave the strap area a tad lighter than I had originally envisioned, but I think it works much better.

    that is a very beautiful job, but may i ask, why get edwardian , when you could have got dark oak ? was edwardian only color available at that time?

    Shoe, these are a B&S pick-up that I couldn't pass up.
     


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    Rider your work is amazing!! Please keep the photos coming!!

    I wish I would have known about this before a local cobbler messed up a nice pair of AE Concords in chestnut. I had to just throw them out. The antique mahogany would have been perfect.

    I do have a question: What do you do for the sole edging on a light color shoe (AE chestnut for example) that you antique? Does the sole get special treatment as well?
     


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    Is this antiquing possible with shoes such as AEs or is it not as good of a canvas?
     


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    NorCal_1 Senior member

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    Is this antiquing possible with shoes such as AEs or is it not as good of a canvas?



    AE's are great to antique in the lighter colors, especially (chestnut, brandy, etc)....to wit (click)
     


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    On their way for a makeover, as I never wear them (because of the color):

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    Ron:

    Any reason not to use Fiebing deglazer instead of Angelus?

    Francisco
     


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    Ron, would it be possible to antique a pair of AE's in Chili to that antique mahogany? Would you consider that moderate ($100 per your previous post) or heavy ($150) antiquing? Thanks.

    Yes, sure......that's a 'moderate' job.
     


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    Rider your work is amazing!! Please keep the photos coming!!

    I wish I would have known about this before a local cobbler messed up a nice pair of AE Concords in chestnut. I had to just throw them out. The antique mahogany would have been perfect.

    I do have a question: What do you do for the sole edging on a light color shoe (AE chestnut for example) that you antique? Does the sole get special treatment as well?


    Usually the sole edges - and the sole itself, if requested - get the same treatment as the uppers. I usually dye the edges and then go back and rub out the heels so they are a bit of contrast.

    However, I also tape over the sole/welt if ordered, to not allow any dye on it.

    Just depends on the directions.

    Here is a pic of the same shoe where we leave some leather edge plain so it looks 'old' like the uppers -

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