Will over on A Suitable Wardrobe recently wrote about a pair of black shoes from W.S. Foster and Son with an unusual finishing and it made me to start wonder how I might be able to achieve something similar. Maybe I could apply some light applications of Acetone to achieve some contrast and then go back over it with layers of wax polish? I’ll start experimenting with different methods as soon as I find a cheap pair of shoes to test them out on.

I missed out on the pair above in a recent Yoox sale, but it gives me a good idea of what I’d like to attempt. It’s only too bad that it’s hard to find true balmorals these days.