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Thanks for the reply.If you have the time and the inclination I'd love to see some fit pics.
If only Vass could replicate the split toe stitching on the Dover/Nevis and Thorpe/Hove.By the way it's killing me to see all these awesome shell boots and shoe while knowing that they will no longer accept orders for shell footwear.
The choice is easy. Just buy another pair to treat. Thank me later.
What's the weight of the cloth? What was the template/inspiration for the jacket? A field/safari jacket? It doesn't quite look like a shirt jacket.
Skoaktiebolaget carries both brands. You should probably mosey on over to their affiliate thread to ask them this question. At the very least they should be able to give you a side by side picture of leather swatches of both leathers. I believe that G&G orders their hatch grain from Horween in just one colour, strips it and then re-dyes it so colour variations can occur from batch to batch. If the colour is important to you it's probably best to purchase in person. From...
What are chromepaks and what makes them desirable? Are they just another tanning method or type of leather?
St Crispin's right? Have you tried sending them that picture to see if there's anything they can do?I remember when you abandoned calf shoes as they were all cracking in favour of shell, are you still sticking with shell or will you be moving on to another leather type?
What's the weight of the cloth?It doesn't seem to drape as nicely as a Oatmeal and brown Donegal cloth from Molloy & Sons found here. Weight is 600 grs / 21 oz.
€300 for a semi-bespoke shoe ain't bad at all. I wonder if Meccariello will allow you to keep on ordering test shoes? Does anyone know how the test shoes compare to Allen Edmonds/Alden, Crockett & Jones bench grade, Vass, Edward Green or Gaziano & Girling? I'm just wondering in terms of quality where it fits in that range.
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