If these shoes could talk...
|These poor shoes have seen better centuries...|
The first order of business was to wash the dirt away. Then, while the leather was still damp, I applied a thick coat of Angelus Lustre Cream in brown. This stuff is a hydrating cream that keeps the leather supple. The pigmented lustre cream does an amazing job at evening out coloration in the leather and covering scratches, tears, and scuffs.
|With the dirt rinsed away, I applied a thick coat of Angelus Lustre Cream and let it dry|
|Shiny and preserved. Though they still show their extensive wear, now the details and shape of these oxfords comes through|
|Looking so much better!|
|Now ready to be stored and studied for another 100 years|