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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post


Wasn't aware-  so Norwegers r worn with biz outfits.  r they worn with suits?

yes, three piece. it's a staple. in winter as a boot.
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I'm not going to respond directly to any of the posts above except to highlight that it's nice to know so many other members understand my original point. The point of this thread, in case anyone missed (or just plain doesn't understand) it's title. Looking forward to more pics of droolworthy shoes.
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Originally Posted by meister View Post


290 is US vintage 9B. I suspect from the longwing shape they were a made under licence for the US market by C&J in US sizes. The spectator was not usually done with the longwing stripes what's more. Great find. Unusual colour combo.


Thank you very much Meister. 

Still trying to find out how old they are. The one piece leather stripe is quite unusual from what I have found. 

Thinking 70's because of the style and the logo on the insole...

Any clue on age or value??

post #11194 of 19566
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Originally Posted by PhiloVance View Post

Yes, I think that's correct - it was well-preserved by the mud/grime/lack of sun/etc.. I was just making the point that it wasnt just pulled up out of the ocean and sent to Cleverley. It went through some kind of restoration process before it was ready to be used.
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

never heard of this. hopefully bengal can help us out of this misery.

Here is an article on the 'Metta Catharina' leather with some details on the restoration:

http://www.therakeonline.com/read.php?id=50&d=2012-02-20&t=Skin-Deep

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It was then that a friend of the dive team leader, Ian Skelton, remembered that a friend of his, Robin Snelson, had a business making small leather goods in his spare time. Could Robin find a way to rejuvenate the leather after its 200-year immersion? Robin soaked it in fresh water for several days to remove the salt and black mud, dried it on a frame (to prevent it shrinking) and then treated the skins with some of the materials originally used by the Russian tanners. This treatment restored to the skin the one thing it was missing - its signature odour. Having stabilised the leather Robin could start using it, but there was much more than he had use for.


Just think about it: take a hide that has been soaked for two hundred years and hang it onto a washing line to dry; you are likely to end up with a piece of cardboard.
post #11195 of 19566
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post

Here is an article on the 'Metta Catharina' leather with some details on the restoration:
http://www.therakeonline.com/read.php?id=50&d=2012-02-20&t=Skin-Deep
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It was then that a friend of the dive team leader, Ian Skelton, remembered that a friend of his, Robin Snelson, had a business making small leather goods in his spare time. Could Robin find a way to rejuvenate the leather after its 200-year immersion? Robin soaked it in fresh water for several days to remove the salt and black mud, dried it on a frame (to prevent it shrinking) and then treated the skins with some of the materials originally used by the Russian tanners. This treatment restored to the skin the one thing it was missing - its signature odour. Having stabilised the leather Robin could start using it, but there was much more than he had use for.
Just think about it: take a hide that has been soaked for two hundred years and hang it onto a washing line to dry; you are likely to end up with a piece of cardboard.

I have a pair of Cleverleys made from this stuff. I'm told you have to use a special concoction to keep it moisturized.
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post

Here is an article on the 'Metta Catharina' leather with some details on the restoration:
http://www.therakeonline.com/read.php?id=50&d=2012-02-20&t=Skin-Deep
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It was then that a friend of the dive team leader, Ian Skelton, remembered that a friend of his, Robin Snelson, had a business making small leather goods in his spare time. Could Robin find a way to rejuvenate the leather after its 200-year immersion? Robin soaked it in fresh water for several days to remove the salt and black mud, dried it on a frame (to prevent it shrinking) and then treated the skins with some of the materials originally used by the Russian tanners. This treatment restored to the skin the one thing it was missing - its signature odour. Having stabilised the leather Robin could start using it, but there was much more than he had use for.
Just think about it: take a hide that has been soaked for two hundred years and hang it onto a washing line to dry; you are likely to end up with a piece of cardboard.

I have a pair of Cleverleys made from this stuff. I'm told you have to use a special concoction to keep it moisturized.

Pics please!
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Originally Posted by Naka View Post

Pics please!

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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

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Originally Posted by Naka View Post

Pics please!

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Much obliged. I'm fascinated by the story behind this leather, have those been worn much? There doesn't seem to be much creasing. Wear them in good health.
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Originally Posted by Naka View Post

Much obliged. I'm fascinated by the story behind this leather, have those been worn much? There doesn't seem to be much creasing. Wear them in good health.

They don't get much wear due to some fit issues that I hope will be resolved soon. They do age well though. I'll take some new pics tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

love the color combo. not a fan of the u-tip design but this pair looks nice

nephew,
thank you
post #11201 of 19566
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

Your Norwegians always pop up at just the right time. I like that chocolate colored shell as well. The Norewegian is definitely Alden's best shoe (in my most humble opinion).

nephew,
thank you
i greatly appreciate your contribution to this forum
keep it going
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cigar cap toes
argyles otc
post #11203 of 19566
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post

Here is an article on the 'Metta Catharina' leather with some details on the restoration:
http://www.therakeonline.com/read.php?id=50&d=2012-02-20&t=Skin-Deep
Quote:
It was then that a friend of the dive team leader, Ian Skelton, remembered that a friend of his, Robin Snelson, had a business making small leather goods in his spare time. Could Robin find a way to rejuvenate the leather after its 200-year immersion? Robin soaked it in fresh water for several days to remove the salt and black mud, dried it on a frame (to prevent it shrinking) and then treated the skins with some of the materials originally used by the Russian tanners. This treatment restored to the skin the one thing it was missing - its signature odour. Having stabilised the leather Robin could start using it, but there was much more than he had use for.
Just think about it: take a hide that has been soaked for two hundred years and hang it onto a washing line to dry; you are likely to end up with a piece of cardboard.

That sounds to me like something I can't do in my home with Kiwi and Saphyr smile.gif
post #11204 of 19566
5 Eyelet version of the Sinatra wholecut in hatch grain calf, 7.5E

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232

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232

Sadly I might have to let go of this pair as its half a size too small angry.gif
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But they're just right for me. Dayum...

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