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What should I do to these shoes as far as polishing and antiquing?

internettman

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I don't really know how to do antiquing very well and don't want to F them up. If I do antique them, I believe that using dye is superior to using polish? I intend on wearing these casually (e.g. with jeans and such). And whether or not I antique them, what polish should I use for this light colored leather?

 

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I don't know anything about antiquing, but I would change the laces.
 

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Originally Posted by nmprisons
I don't know anything about antiquing, but I would change the laces.

+1

or dye them black!
 

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Before you use a cream and probably change the shoes' colour irrevocably I'd try to polish the toe box with a really dark wax based polish. So you can see how an antiquing would look like and would have the possibility to polish it off if you don't like it.
I think it would look great, btw.
 

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Originally Posted by Gherkins
Before you use a cream and probably change the shoes' colour irrevocably I'd try to polish the toe box with a really dark wax based polish. So you can see how an antiquing would look like and would have the possibility to polish it off if you don't like it. I think it would look great, btw.
I guess testing it out first is probably the safest option. But it would be hassle if I decide to make it permanent with shoe dye, because that would mean I would have to strip the wax. Anybody know if the darker wax/dye go in the brogueing, or should that part be kept light?
Originally Posted by mr monty
You can start here: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=45530&page=2
Yeah, I've seen that
 

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