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Um, maybe I am missing something but the majority of negative feedback for that seller seem to have arisen from legitimate grievances. Wrong item shipped, weeks to ship, no item shipped, damaged goods, slow refunds, wrong refund amounts. Greedy buyers aren't always the only problem and in this case they appear not to be the core issue.
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It would be much appreciated if someone could answer my question about shoe leather texture (post 5221, above). It may be a really stupid question, but I'd still like to know the answer!

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I have a question for the shoe experts here. I've been looking for a pair of vintage but good condition classic black wingtips or Oxfords and came across these 'new old stock' items recently. I was left wondering about the leather. The knobbly texture reminds me of the boots I had when I was a military cadet, which we were forced to use a hot spoon to press out. My question is - what is this texture and is it a good or a bad sign?

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Can you add brand name and sole photos?
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Didn't know where else to ask this, but just wondering if the toes on the shoes attached are too square or acceptable? I've never really had anything aside from rounded toes. So this is a small leap. Just wanted to make sure I was doing the right thing.
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It would be much appreciated if someone could answer my question about shoe leather texture (post 5221, above). It may be a really stupid question, but I'd still like to know the answer!

It's called pebble grain (or scotch grain), an effect made by embossing the texture onto the leather. It doesn't really tell you about the quality of the leather since it can be applied to any type.
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It's called pebble grain (or scotch grain), an effect made by embossing the texture onto the leather. It doesn't really tell you about the quality of the leather since it can be applied to any type.

I remember these from Thom Browne

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Can you add brand name and sole photos?

 

They were made more than 40 years ago by a now-defunct US shoe manufacturer, and a forgotten designer, for an also long-gone US department store. I am not going to reveal names because I would rather not publicise the sale location to the world and thereby have some sniper come in and grab them if they do turn out to be worth getting! Here's the soles anyway...

 

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Originally Posted by nohio View Post


It's called pebble grain (or scotch grain), an effect made by embossing the texture onto the leather. It doesn't really tell you about the quality of the leather since it can be applied to any type.


Thank-you.

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I went to pick my order up on Friday. Unsurprisingly the seller says it's going out the door as fast as he can get it from Saphir in France. I just wanted to let members know he's got more Saphir items in the store - I picked up a big jar (250ml) of neutral Renovateur for £11.95 / ~$20, and I've asked for some Reptile cream in the next order.
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250ml of saphir? Nice. All I see is the avel brand
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I went to pick my order up on Friday. Unsurprisingly the seller says it's going out the door as fast as he can get it from Saphir in France. I just wanted to let members know he's got more Saphir items in the store - I picked up a big jar (250ml) of neutral Renovateur for £11.95 / ~$20, and I've asked for some Reptile cream in the next order.

Oooh. Reptile cream - keep me posted on that.

I got one of my two orders yesterday, could not be happier. That stuff smells so good smile.gif
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 That stuff smells so good smile.gif


You do know you're supposed to use it on your shoes, don't you? satisfied.gif

 

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