Doing it right.
DIY Nylites | The Nylite Project | Summer Yellow
After seeing photos of so many great looking nylites floating around tumblr, I couldn’t resist ordering a pair for myself and giving ‘customizing’ them a shot. I had so many ideas it was hard to narrow it down to just one. Considering it is my first time, I thought I better keep it basic.
So, wanting these to be my go to summer shoes, I needed them to be versatile yet out of the box. I finally settled on solid Golden Yellow. I used only 3/4 of the dye hoping for a washed out, sunfaded look, that would only get better with wear. After soaking them for about 40 minutes, I hung them to dry overnight in front of a fan and slipped them on the next day.
Nate Remington, Basics of Man
Michael Caine and Natalie Wood, 1966