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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Oyaji, Feb 20, 2010.
It seemed to be a reasonable investment compared to the cost of the shoes
darn right! Keep 'em conditioned & polished & they'll last a lifetime... or 3.
I've got a serious problem with these tan aldens i bought 1.5 years ago. i've been trying to darken them (from orange- tan to orange-brown) and frankly they look so bad now that they're unwearable. i've done this experiment several times and it's built up fairly ugly looking polish atop the leather. i took some tape to reveal the true color. apparently the leather itself hasn't really changed color despite my efforts. can anything be done to save these shoes?
what do you want to do with them? i.e., do you really want to make them dark brown or you want to reverse course and return them to a tan color?
should've use leather dye instead of polish/cream to make them darker.
just strip off the polish to return them to the original color.
Yeah. I melted it away with scorching water and saddle soap. about 70 percent back to original color. thankfully the leather isn't as damaged as i thought it would be.
Wow, I didn't know it was possible to get that much polish onto a shoe. That's going to be a fun job to strip them.
Did you use paste wax or cream polish?
You should move this post over to the shoe care thread. This thread is intended for pretty pictures of new or special shoes.
good looking monks
who is maker?
keep up the good work
My one year old daughter's new shoes...she got style...and more balls than I do wearing button boots.
Nice! Are those on the 238 last?
SF daughters FTW
AWWWWWWW~I bet they look great on her!
What about vintage Stacy Adams? They were priced as high end shoes.
That's some great stuff! There was so much more freedom of design in that era, more experimentation, than we have going on right now.
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