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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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    0waterbouys Senior Member

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    Very nice eggplant color on those Ren. King of the gunboat baby [​IMG]
     


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    Both varieties? Or just the shoes? Or just the drink? :D
     


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    Thank you Alciabiades.
    Thank you mcarthur. Sure I'll do.
     


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    marmottan Well-Known Member

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    It may sound weird but I use a small spoon on my shells.

    I rub the rounded face till it gets hot (you can feel it with your thumb). Immediately after, I energetically brush the shoe. Again and again.
    At the time I took these pictures, I only used the spoon on the left shoe (the right one when I wear it). The spoon may have the same effect on shell than does a deer bone (which I never used).
    This is probably why the left shoe (see its point on the picture below) appears darker than the right one. They have an "hybrid color" between ravello and whiskey that I like.

    [​IMG]


    Now that both of them have been treated the same way, the difference is less noticeable.
    Albeit, color variations still remain.
     
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    Back to work in Alden of DC #8 captoe boots with commando sole after vacationing in the hot & humid Northeast. Even had a chance to stop by ShoeMart but no purchases this time around.

    [​IMG]
     


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    Thanks Marmottan. What size spoon do you use, tea size, sugar size? I guess it brings the natural oils of the cordovan to the surface hence the darkening of the color and lighter vamp areas. Very cool idea indeed, thanks for sharing.
     


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    God bless you
     


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    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    Who is that in your avatar?
     


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    Good point! Just the (Alden) whiskey this morning; (Scotch) whisky is more of an evening thing for me.
     


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    Spoon = poor man's voodoo bone
     


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    tea size will be perfect. Larger will be useless. Anyway the surface of the spoon touching the shoe won't vary at all, even with a ladle!

    I didn't mention but this is exactly what it does: "brings the natural oils to the surface".
    You should be very careful with the spoon because you'll want to rub it fast but it might slip and scratch the shoe...
    You really don't want that to happen. [​IMG]
     


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    Why pay for something ($50) when you can have a free alternative? [​IMG]
     


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    Can the same effect not be acheived with vigorous brushing?
     


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    Maybe but certainly not so fast.
    I've tried with and without.
     


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