So, I received my Swedish Hasbeens, the Braided Low ones, in the mail some time ago.
Those of you who know me, or read this likkle blog often enough, will know that I have a penchant for pretty-ugly footwear (see here, here, here and maybe here).
My Winter clogs have served me well, real well, for the last two years...enough to be mentioned with other clog-lovers from all over the world here, so I thought I should get some for Summer. With lower heels (but that's just an excuse to buy new shoes).
I've forgotten how long it takes for the pale natural leather to be tanned to perfection - compare and contrast the old Winter clog on the left to the new Summer clog on the right.
Thanks to the Hasbeens website, I now know that I can hasten the darkening process by applying olive oil to the leather! And the wood too, like I would to my chopping boards! I only knew to put leather in the sun to tan them before. Duh.
See the difference? Olive-oiled on the left and virgin un-oiled leather on the right.
"Stripey Thing" - Remo General Store, Cut-offs - from secondhand jeans, Charm Necklace - too old to remember where I bought it from, Polka-dotted Rosette - a sash that I twisted in a haphazard way, Clogs - Hasbeens
This is me being Popeye's gal pal today - fisherman's navy-and-white stripes plus a touch of red and polka dots. Or what I think a modern-day Olive Oyl would wear.
The clogs have tanned considerably since I got them.
Oh, I love what the shoe (or clog) box says.
Next up, these ugly-beauties in Natural again. Or these in Apple Green. Both from Hasbeens. For the next Winter.