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Have you ever dyed a pair of shoes?

I was in TK Maxx today and they had two pairs of very comfortable Ralf Lauren suede loafers (see pic...hope it works) at a great price, in a style I like. So I bought both. Instantly comfortable. I'm wearing a pair now.

BUT, they are both in a very dreary pale beige. I think I'll keep one of them au natural and let time and wear darken them and dye the other pair. My BF's never heard of dyeing shoes, but my parents often did it back in the 70s, especially if the shoes were expensive and they hated the color.

Do people still dye shoes? How should I go about it?

TIA

by Anonymousreply 2809/26/2013

Suicide is painless

by Anonymousreply 109/25/2013

I don't recommend attempting to dye leather.

by Anonymousreply 209/25/2013

Is TK Maxx any relation to TJ, OP? A store for gays, perhaps?

by Anonymousreply 309/25/2013

I've only heard of dye-ing "satin" bridesmaid shoes

by Anonymousreply 409/25/2013

Only pastel silk shoes, Debbie.

by Anonymousreply 509/25/2013

[quote]Is TK Maxx any relation to TJ, OP?

Yes, his British cousin.

by Anonymousreply 609/25/2013

Peau de soie.

by Anonymousreply 709/25/2013

Get them dirty. Pale beige becomes brown. End of problem.

by Anonymousreply 809/25/2013

They look like suede, OP. I doubt if you can dye them but if you live in a large city, take them to a good shoe repair place or look on-line for a shoe dye service.

by Anonymousreply 909/25/2013

A man once vomited on my suede shoes and the stain never came out.

Perhaps you could try that. Kale starts the process.

by Anonymousreply 1009/25/2013

This bitch has it right.

by Anonymousreply 1109/25/2013

Your telephone and ash tray are Divoon!

by Anonymousreply 1209/25/2013

Why is it TK Maxx in the UK and TJ Maxx in the US? I don't think it's because they're run by cousins. I also wondered why it was Oil of Olay in the US and Oil of Ulay in the UK.

by Anonymousreply 1309/25/2013

Take them to a shoemaker. They will know.

by Anonymousreply 1409/25/2013

No, but bitches have died over a pair of my shoes.

by Anonymousreply 1509/25/2013

Does OP pronounce Hermes as "Her-mees" which rhymes with herpes?

Or, does he explain the cold sores away as "erh-pez"?

by Anonymousreply 1609/25/2013

I love "Ralf Lauren." It's like one of those wonderful misspellings that counterfeiters use on knock off products. Perhaps that's all too accurate in this case.

Love the whole composition of the photograph, actually; it's like a still from the film of "Boys in the Band."

by Anonymousreply 1709/25/2013

OP is Jordy Nelson (see link)

by Anonymousreply 1809/25/2013

When TJ Maxx opened in the UK, there was a retail chain called TJ Hughes, and the new arrival didn't want to risk confusion, or have people think it was the "maxx" version of TJH. So they changed it to TK Maxx.

by Anonymousreply 1909/25/2013

I want to know about the red phone in the background.

by Anonymousreply 2009/25/2013

[quote]I want to know about the red phone in the background.

It's a direct line to Daphne Zuniga, R20.

by Anonymousreply 2109/25/2013

R16 Practically everyone misprounces Hermès, including many French due to their regional accents, by ending it with a Z sound.

In French, Hermès is pronounced much like the disease herpès. The accent grave on the final vowel obligates the pronunciation of the terminal consonant, the letter S.

Thus it would come out similar to air-mess, but less sibilent.

by Anonymousreply 2209/25/2013

Perfect, R21. :)

by Anonymousreply 2309/25/2013

OP didn't your European grandmother tell you its bad luck to place shoes on a table of any kind? Its nearly as bad as opening an umbrella in the house for christsake!

by Anonymousreply 2409/25/2013

My Mutti was a cunt!

by Anonymousreply 2509/25/2013

To answer OP:

No, Kyle, but I have had shoes to die for.

by Anonymousreply 2609/25/2013

OP: I have some good news for you!

Your Diana Vreeland phone unapologetic shows an Oklahoma area code, so you can wear absolutely ANYTHING.

by Anonymousreply 2709/25/2013

R17, your post is funny and your observations probably gayer than my pic.

by Anonymousreply 2809/26/2013
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