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?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||09/26/2013|
I don't recommend attempting to dye leather.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/25/2013|
Is TK Maxx any relation to TJ, OP? A store for gays, perhaps?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||09/25/2013|
I've only heard of dye-ing "satin" bridesmaid shoes
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/25/2013|
Only pastel silk shoes, Debbie.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||09/25/2013|
[quote]Is TK Maxx any relation to TJ, OP?
Yes, his British cousin.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||09/25/2013|
Get them dirty. Pale beige becomes brown. End of problem.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||09/25/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 9||09/25/2013|
A man once vomited on my suede shoes and the stain never came out.
Perhaps you could try that. Kale starts the process.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/25/2013|
Your telephone and ash tray are Divoon!
|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/25/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 13||09/25/2013|
Take them to a shoemaker. They will know.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/25/2013|
No, but bitches have died over a pair of my shoes.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/25/2013|
Does OP pronounce Hermes as "Her-mees" which rhymes with herpes?
Or, does he explain the cold sores away as "erh-pez"?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/25/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 17||09/25/2013|
OP is Jordy Nelson (see link)
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/25/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 19||09/25/2013|
I want to know about the red phone in the background.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/25/2013|
[quote]I want to know about the red phone in the background.
It's a direct line to Daphne Zuniga, R20.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/25/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 22||09/25/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 24||09/25/2013|
To answer OP:
No, Kyle, but I have had shoes to die for.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||09/25/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 27||09/25/2013|
R17, your post is funny and your observations probably gayer than my pic.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||09/26/2013|