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May 28, 2017

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A Guide To Dyeing Your Own Shoes

  Have you ever been bored of a pair of shoes and wanted to do something about, for example, change the color? I know I have, with many of my older shoes. This time I actually decided to do something about partly because I was never wearing these shoes and partly to provide you all a post about how to do it in the leisure of your home. Let me start off by saying that […]

May 18, 2016

Green, Green, Green!!!

I have been wearing a lot of green shoes lately as I am really feeling the color dark green at the moment. I am even dyeing old shoes that I am bored of to green now in order to revamp my selection of footwear. So needless to say that with my new found love affair with green, when I saw this immaculate Gaziano & Girling ‘St. James II’ patina’d by Thomas Kaflo I was blown […]

March 14, 2016

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Do It Yourself Shoe Dyeing

A reader recently sent me a picture of his collection of Ed Et Al boots that he had patina’d all by himself and I must say that he did a fantastic job. And while I wont say that mastering the art of patina is an easy thing I do believe that anyone that puts their mind to it, through trial and error, can at least get to a level where they could dye their own […]

July 7, 2014

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Ivan Crivellaro – Not Just a Patina Artist

I had the real pleasure of finally putting a face to a name while at Pitti Uomo 86 and that name was Ivan Crivellaro. Having been a huge fan of his work and have communicated several times over internet, it was nice to finally meet another one of the men that is behind this new wave of patina greatness! And what is fascinating about this new wave of patina popularity in general is the fact […]