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They seem to be slightly loose grain.Genuine loose grainFrom Men's Ex magazine
Mr.Matsuzaki, who was publisher of Esquire Japan, founded his company around 2005. New Last is published by this company.http://www.webchronos.net/Mr.Sugawara(below) was editor-in-chief of old Last from vol.1 through vol.13, and he is now editor-in-chief of new Last.http://openers.jp/fashion/flagship/john_lobb/photo_capitalcollection_party.htmlwurger, sure thing!
It was Regal's patent and the link is http://www.google.com/patents/US2008237That is P.76 of LAST Vol.6 published by Esquire Japan in 2005. The monks are Cortay's bespoke shoes.
These C&J benchgrades, sold by A Fine Pair of Shoes a few years ago, are factory seconds. These natural marks can be concealed with pigments, and low-priced makers prefer pigmented leathers because dress shoes are required to look perfect in the market.
Yes, but this break-in method is for new shoes. Please don't squash a toe box.
To that end, pigmented leathers are made! Roughly speaking, there are 3 kinds of leathers; aniline leathers, burnished leathers(unfinished leathers which are finished by shoe factories), and pigmented leathres. Allen Edmonds says 6-7 pairs per a piece of calfskin(http://vimeo.com/4814754, around 09:10), and I think Allen Edmonds uses pigmented leathers.
Here is another moc toe stitching. Are these also Edward Green?
I bet on Trickers. If AS, they should write "Made in Northamptonshire" or "Made in Rushden".
Here is an experiment concerning the difference of neutral water-based creams.
The test was done by Helge Sternke(nach Sternke) and I suppose the picture is reprinted from his book.http://www.schuhbuch.de/03.00.htmI feel it is hard to discriminate the depth of each black, especially because diffuse reflection occurs on the surface of Diamant. So, I meant to suggest a simple test, which is done with the same amount and the same pressure. Sorry for my insufficient reply.As for dyes and pigments, I think you know the difference between aniline dyed...
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