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  1. hiei

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    synthese,
    is that an F+B elios? please post how you're able to do the toe-up and excellent distressing. kindly post more pictures [​IMG]

    thanks!!!
     


  2. xCrunchx

    xCrunchx Senior member

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    wth is the gold stuff on synths shoes ?
     


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  4. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored

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    synthese,
    is that an F+B elios? please post how you're able to do the toe-up and excellent distressing. kindly post more pictures [​IMG]

    thanks!!!


    Remove laces, tie boot in a ball, soak in water for a couple days. Let dry while in ball-shape.

    wth is the gold stuff on synths shoes ?

    Gold leaf, spray adhesive, antiquing varnish. Several layers of each.
     


  5. snake

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    Was the integrity of the boot compromised at all from the soak?
     


  6. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored

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    I was a bit worried at first, but seemingly no. The glue seemed to get a bit unglued, but I patted everything back down and they seem to be fine once they've dried. I mostly use them for riding these days, which is sort of sad, but also tells me they're holding up well.
     


  7. blasty

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    Does anyone have any tips/suggestions on how to taper jeans? My NS' have a 7.5"~ leg opening, I want them to be 7". If this procedure is difficult, does anyone know of any good tailors in San Jose, CA? The only ones I know of around my house literally don't speak any English at all and I don't want them ruining my jeans.
     


  8. robbie

    robbie Pleading Poverty

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    awesome thread.
     


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    Does anyone have any tips/suggestions on how to taper jeans? My NS' have a 7.5"~ leg opening, I want them to be 7". If this procedure is difficult, does anyone know of any good tailors in San Jose, CA? The only ones I know of around my house literally don't speak any English at all and I don't want them ruining my jeans.

    pretty simple thing for a tailor to do. just make sure you tell them if you want them tapered through the whole leg or just from the knee down. ive had many pairs of jeans and chinos tapered and never had a problem. i used to live in sj but I cant for the life of me think of the place i used to go. i remember it was somewhere near valley fair mall..
     


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    Bleached these jeans using the synthese method. Might let them go in the bleach bath for a while longer, thoughts?

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    Also, synth-style fitpic [​IMG]

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  11. brad-t

    brad-t Bae Blade

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    Jack Daniels logo ironed on a Muji V neck. Not much of a DIY but I just wanted a douchebaggy Jack Daniels t shirt that fit. [​IMG]
    Black captoes painted with gold acrylic. The local art store didn't have gold leaf. Any ideas on how to make them look less uniform? [​IMG]
    Gold spraypainted Converse Dr J high tops.
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    Hanes V neck. Sprayed with bleach. Sleeves cut.
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  13. xCrunchx

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    how do you guys prep those shoes? Sneakers and leather?
     


  14. melonadejello

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    The bleached jeans and tee shirt both look awesome
     


  15. linkinwayne

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    Bleached these jeans using the synthese method. Might let them go in the bleach bath for a while longer, thoughts?

    They look just nice, don't think you should bleach anymore. Kinda reminds me of Ervell
     


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