- Mar 29, 2005
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In my experience, lighter shell tends to darken over time, and darker shell tends to lighten over time. However, of course, this also depends upon what treatment is applied to them. It also doesn't happen quickly.Is there any way I can get them darker, more to a burgundy color? If there's hope I'm ready to pull the trigger.
I have a pair of Carmina shell bluchers that were quite light in colour - a light bourbon shade - but which have darkened a bit over the past few years and are now more of a mid-brown. I just give them a coat of Saphir cordovan cream from time to time, rub it in well and brush the shoes. I haven't used anything else to darken them, it just happened over time.