Hello everyone, The following pictures might be interesting for those of you who possess a pair of Alden Indy Boots and think that their current colour is too bright and too red. When I received my pair my initial impression was that they were good looking and well made shoes (despite the lack of a full leather lining. Better semi-custom Aldens are available from LeatherSoul from time to time). But I instantly thought that the leather was much too light in colour. Also the leather wasn’t water proof at all. So I decided to do a little trick and applied several even layers of Barbour Thornproof Dressing to the leather and the welt. A hairdryer was used to melt the wax. Once it gets liquid it is soaked in instantly. You have to make sure that you apply the wax very evenly to the upper leather. Don’t forget the welt and the tongue! I used 5 or 6 layers of wax on both shoes and the result is quite remarkable. The leather is much darker now, almost a dark chestnut. It’s defintively more pliable due to the higher wax content and the leather, welt and all seams are now 100% water-proof. Note how the former off-white moc toe stitching has turned into dark caramel due to colour migration from the leather (result of the wax treatment). I also waxed the laces because it makes them more durable and it looks better. For colour comparison I’ve taken a picture along with my late 50s Seamaster. The watch is currently on an oxblood Horween Shell Cordovan strap which is in fact dark chocolate in colour (almost black coffee). What do you think?