1. I start by stripping the original leather of the factory dye and all the burnishing.
This leaves a nice plain leather canvas to work with.
2. Then the base coat is hand painted from a burgundy dye covering the entire shoe.
3. Meticulous attention to detail!
Normally this is a fairly easy process but when dealing with kilted and tasseled loafers things get a bit more interesting.Normally I would not encourage anyone to go around lifting kilts but I had to lift each of the layers of the kilt to dye underneath so that no plain leather remains.
4. Tassels are Hand Dyed
The tassels are then spread apart and hand dyed on each of the leather strands.
5. The Antiquing
The penultimate step is strategically adding the dark accents or “the antiquing.”This involves a bit more kilt lifting and tassel spreading but I feel the end result is quite striking.
6. Polish & Protection
The shoes are then laboriously hand polished and brought to a mirror shine on the toes!
I give you the Chewy SD...Stunning!
- Michael Baldinger
Triple Fringe Tassel loafer
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