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Remember these Varsitys, that I started working on a couple days ago?

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When you start cleaning and pulling off old polish, you never know what you're gonna find!

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I wasn't expecting museum calf.

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No idea what sort of life led to this change. But I watched the leather's metamorphosis as I worked on them.

They were a little musty, so I cleaned then with 20-to-1 water and white vinegar solution. I could see the marbling appearing during the initial cleaning.

Then saddle soap, Bick 1, and Bick 4.

Then, only neutral polish, to protect that wonderful patina. And some neutral VSC at the end.

Not what I was expecting, but super happy with the result.
 

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I might just have to gift a pair of these to @suitforcourt :

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I think these will make a real statement to the court, really upping his defense attorney game.

Some highlights:

“CONSTRUCTION: Crafted from handcrafted durable synthetic leather for great comfort, durability, water resistance and breathability”

“STYLISH CLASSIC DESIGN: Multi-color patchwork design paired with classic brogues and wingtips make the shoes more stylish.”

“HIGH QUALITY MATERIAL: This stylish men's derby oxford has a rubber sole, which is light and wear-resistant, provides good cushioning, increases shock absorption and relieves foot fatigue.”

All this handcrafted synthetic leather can be yours for $52.99 (USD) from Amazon.

I dunno, man. I kinda like these. I definitely like to be the centre of attention at times. These would amplify that psychological high.
 

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Wings for Wednesday.

The classic 92604s fortified with rubber heels, toe taps, and sole savers.

Batman in action as well.

Wings of glory.

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Some nice British Tan on a damp WTW.

I took some other photos but they all came out bad :(
 

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Mid 1980s AE shell MacNeil…
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