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post #1726 of 2064
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

Just to be clear...IMO, any maker that uses a "split" unlined, at any price, is shortchanging the customer. Splits simply do not retain even a fraction of the tensile strength of a full grain leather.

 

Just out of curiosity, DW, what does tensile strength do for a shoe once it's made?  I can see how it would be important for lasting of course.  But what about afterward?

post #1727 of 2064
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Originally Posted by cogbog View Post

Just out of curiosity, DW, what does tensile strength do for a shoe once it's made?  I can see how it would be important for lasting of course.  But what about afterward?

Oh, longevity, resistance to abuse...or even just ordinary wear. Especially if the shoe doesn't fit perfectly or the wearer has the propensity to walk the shoe out to one side or the other.

In the case of leather the strength is in the length and density of the fiber mat. With splits, the fiber mat is "ten degrees of separation" from the top grain and corium--the best part of a hide. It's less dense and more open to begin with, so there's little to prevent the fibers from pulling further and further apart until you have a hole over your protruding little toe, for instance.
post #1728 of 2064
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

Thanks; both full grain then.


So are my suede Tricker's chukka boots and my unlined suede Sutor M. chukka boots.
post #1729 of 2064
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post


Oh, longevity, resistance to abuse...or even just ordinary wear. Especially if the shoe doesn't fit perfectly or the wearer has the propensity to walk the shoe out to one side or the other.

In the case of leather the strength is in the length and density of the fiber mat. With splits, the fiber mat is "ten degrees of separation" from the top grain and corium--the best part of a hide. It's less dense and more open to begin with, so there's little to prevent the fibers from pulling further and further apart until you have a hole over your protruding little toe, for instance.

Informative as usual.  As many have said, thanks for sharing your knowledge on this board.

post #1730 of 2064

Allen Edmonds Brogue Suede Strands.........

post #1731 of 2064

I posted these in other thread. Crappy gym pic, but from Foster & Son.
post #1732 of 2064
C&J Edgware

post #1733 of 2064

^ Great looking C&Js!

post #1734 of 2064
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Originally Posted by Roycru View Post

Allen Edmonds Brogue Suede Strands.........



I have a pair of these on order. Excited to get them.
post #1735 of 2064
How would you guys color coordinate natural/sand suede shoes? What color trouser works best with this color? My first thought was darker colors like navy or dark brown. Khaki seems too close to sand so my guess is there should be some contrast. Thoughts?
post #1736 of 2064
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Originally Posted by gaseousclay View Post

How would you guys color coordinate natural/sand suede shoes? What color trouser works best with this color? My first thought was darker colors like navy or dark brown. Khaki seems too close to sand so my guess is there should be some contrast. Thoughts?

I usually go for maximum contrast with tan/sand suede, so I agree with what you said - navy, dark brown probably are your best bets. I guess a mid grey could technically work, but may not be the best choice. I have a brownish/greyish wool/silk twill pair of trousers that I think provides a really good contrast vs sand suede.
post #1737 of 2064

Carmina Snuff Suede Chukkas.

 

post #1738 of 2064
^^^ Oh man, I want those exact shoes - where did you get them?
post #1739 of 2064
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^^^ Oh man, I want those exact shoes - where did you get them?

It was a recent MTO through Epaulet. It was submitted in August or September and I think I received them just last month.

post #1740 of 2064
Cheers my man.
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