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eagle2250

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^^mreams99,
your dying project turned out very well...those boots look like a professional redyed them. Do you get more wear time out of the green vs the walnut? :icon_scratch:
 

mreams99

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^^mreams99,
your dying project turned out very well...those boots look like a professional redyed them. Do you get more wear time out of the green vs the walnut? :icon_scratch:
Thank you for the compliment. I wear the green much more than the walnut.

I actually started working with leather when I was about ten years old. I carved, tooled, laced, and dyed many projects when I was younger. A few years ago I tried my first pair of shoes. It wasn’t that different for me. I pay attention to detail.
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When I redyed these saddle shoes earlier this year, I was shocked at the number of compliments I got about how I dyed the brogue holes (they’re red, like the main part of the shoe). I really didn’t think it was that hard to do — it just seemed like the right way to do it. I’ve since noticed that a lot of professionals don’t bother with this. Personally, I think that’s just laziness.