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Here are interesting shoes by Stefano Bemer (Goodyear welted + Norvegese). http://unionworks.blog118.fc2.com/blog-entry-1668.html
The new Nettleton closely resembles Embassy, Ambiorix's trademark. http://www.ebay.fr/itm/Chaussures-CUIR-T41-Mocassin-AMBIORIX-Embassy-8-E-REAL-PARFAIT-ETAT-comme-NEUVES-/301199572315 http://www.crispattire.com/nettleton-shoes/
Thanks for your reply. Here is Belgravia (reverse suede) by a shoe retailer KOKON. http://kokontrip.exblog.jp/21831438/ From top to bottom : Nero, Graphite (gray), French Blu, New Grape (wine), Terra (rusty red), Pernice (olive), Tobacco Terra http://kokontrip.exblog.jp/22073644/ French Blu http://kokontrip.exblog.jp/22104338/ Nero http://kokontrip.exblog.jp/22116314/ Tobacco http://kokontrip.exblog.jp/22128646/ New...
That’s great news. What do you mean, "two-way suede" or "two-way effect"? http://www.english.ilceaconceria.it/Camosci.htm http://www.english.ilceaconceria.it/Vendome.htm Do you have any specific reason for discontinuing horsehide?
Tasman acquired Prime Tanning Co. while they were originally a rawhide company. Not sure but their leather is tanned in the US.http://www.pressherald.com/news/prime-tanning-files-for-bankruptcy_2010-11-16.html?pagenum=fullhttp://www.pressherald.com/news/Cowhide-Hartland-giant-eyes-tannery.htmlhttp://web.archive.org/web/20111120075256/http://www.primetanning.com/clients.html
Here is the time schedule of John Lobb Paris. Not sure whether Lobb looked over this though.
Here are a staking machine and its mechanism. Hardened leather after drying is sandwiched between vibrating stakes to soften the fibers of the leather.Boarding by hand or machine is another method to soften leather. Besides softening, it develops grain patterns — willow grain, box grain, and pebbled grain. Box grain is considered as one of the origin of box calf.Here are other explanations of its origin from Handmade Shoes for Men.These are current definitions.
Looks like a Japanese importer pronounced Vici Kid as By-Cy Kid incorrectly.
Guarded Goods (http://www.guardedgoods.com/) shows pics.http://imgur.com/a/5FbC1http://imgur.com/a/iqrxWhttp://imgur.com/a/QRLw0http://imgur.com/a/pXDcVVery informative.
Chamois leather from chamois seems to have been a rare leather even in 1873.I've looked through the webpages below, but no tannery seems to use chamois skins.
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