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Howard Leather Conditioner, which I have never used, contains orange oil and coconut oil! Mineral oil and coconut oil hardly oxidize.http://www.howardproducts.com/prod-leather-conditioning.php
This machine is waiting for you!http://www.satra.co.uk/portal/footwear.phpNatural oils/waxes are usually more expensive than synthetic oils/waxes, mineral oil, and paraffin wax, so Saphir MDO emphasizes containing mink oil, jojoba oil, and shea butter. Though lexol conditioner is composed of cheap synthetic oil, it has a lot of credibility. This interview might be helpful for you.Below are fatliquoring agents and iodine values. I don't know well which is superior/inferior...
I think so, too. And I hope researchers or leather/shoes association do controlled experiments between clean vamp, dusty vamp, overpolished vamp, and so on.Shoe testing machine for determining the wearing quality of shoe uppers. (1936) - from NIST Photographic Collection, Leather Research
Wow, you are the Mr. Hardy of that buckle. I didn't know you are working, because Nepenthes says that you retired and that they order belts from your colleague, Mr. Faizey. (I understand now that you just stop taking bulk orders.)http://www.styleforum.net/t/327463/engineered-garments-spring-summer-2013-plus-fwk/90#post_6035364BTW, this was downloaded from ebay when I searched for a look of cracked shells.And, the last razor strop maker in Japan (from around 30...
alas...from MdP La Conceria - Il Settimanale dell'area Pelle (MdP The Tannery - The Weekly of the Skin)
I am not sure, but It is possible if leather is tanned and/or shoes are made in a low-labor-cost country.It is said that casein is used, but I've never seen it.http://www.leatherchem.com/leather-chemicals.htmlI have never seen photos where shoemakers use chemicals except dyestuffs and shoe polishes/creams on the finishing of crust leather.BTW, these discontinued Scotch Grain (Japanese rtw shoemaker) were made out of Italian crust leathers (black, brown, and beige) and its...
That leather is unglazed burnishable calf and named Vegano by Annonay. Vegano is burnished/antiqued by shoemakers.Vegano is softer than glazed leather because glazed leather becomes harder under heavy pressure.Rusticalf (named by Annonay) is milled in a drum and softer than Vegano.http://www.tannerie-annonay.fr/en/contenu-produits.htmGlazingMillinghttp://www.bowleather.co.uk/bow/TheManufacturingProcess/Milling_2010.aspxAlden's...
Here is Foster's Waxed Calf (taken by Mrs. Matsuda), which is in the process of polishing and boning. She wrote they also don't use lampblack now.Horween makes reversed Chromexcel which is called Huntsman.http://horween.com/101/chromexcel-2/http://horween.com/101/the-leather-that-has-3-names/http://42nd.co.jp/collection/walker-gunn/11759.htmlhttp://kippleland.jugem.jp/?day=20111218Other photos:John...
I think so, too. I still haven't come across that kind of research, however.
Here is Finnish elkskin, which is not expensive, but nor cheap.size : 22 - 30 sq.ft.thickness : 4 mmprice : US$ 12 / sq.ft.Other prices in Japan for reference.Anilou (Puy) and Vocalou (Annonay) : US$ 20 / sq.ft.Chromexcel (Horween) : US$ 12 / sq.ft.Shell cordovan (Horween) : US$ 120 / sq.ft.From http://l-phoenix.sblo.jp/article/44106019.htmlDeerskin is very stretchy, but not fragile. It is hard to break. Besides, it is so porous that it is lightweight and breathable. I...
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