7 What’s the best Way to Develop and maintain the patina on my leather accessories?
the development of a patina on leather goods is a natural process that comes from constant, everyday wear. there are methods and processes to induce the soft sheen of a patina in a short amount of time, but those are best left to manufacturers and serious tinkerers. that being said, there is something you can do to make sure that your trusty shoes age as best as they can. in short: • For casual shoes, regularly use leather conditioner and cream polish. the former will help deepen the color, while the latter helps build layers of color for a genuinely aged look. A note on polish: try picking one that’s only a shade darker than your shoe’s original color. • For formal or dressy shoes, do the same thing, but add wax polish at the end for that extra shine.