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What are you talking about "vintage brogues"? Why can't "pretty shoes for the evening" be made of leather that can deal with humidity changes and actual pavement wear? Are you talking about slippers here?One should not have to condition shoes every time they are worn. Leather should not dry out and crack after just a few wears (as I am seeing more and more of). Besides, the job of the artisan is to educate the buyer about what he should be looking for in terms of...
It makes no sense to use leather that dries and cracks so easily. Ultra-soft should not be a way to describe shoe leather.
Glove soft and supple leather on one hand is also lacking durability and requires a lot more care. Much higher rate of dryness and cracking.
excellent eye, my friend. I, too was impressed with the symmetry... especially considering that ST is a VERY asymetrical skin to begin with. Mych more difficult than gator or croc.
1950's Edwin Clapp Saddle Oxfords, 10D. The ST is one of the most gorgeous skins of all time. Such a shame they were hunted so heavily in the 1980's. I don't see even the Japanese (who will use Sealskin in a heartbeat) breaking CITES and using them. Of course, in the 1950's, ST was 100% legal and still abundant.
I'm sure I won't look that good at 70, my friend!
double welt stitch! xcelent
great specs!
the cheap, ultra mass-production Italian factory style goodyear. Mexico also goodyear welts, but it doesn't mean it's any good.
Stop postin those horrid ebay pics! Clean 'em up and tree 'em up THEN take pics to show what they really look like. great shoes
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