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post #14401 of 19398
I thought elephant hide had a bigger grain, or is that an imprinted grain on it?
post #14402 of 19398
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

It looks a lot like elephant... But given that it's one of Jan Petter's and coming from where it's coming...I'm hesitant to say elephant.

I believe, it is elephant ear (the inside of the ear) which I remember Jan Petter using previously.

As far as I know, elephant ear (never seen it in real life) has a finer texture (but still that distinctive grain) than the leather from the main body of the animal, which might not be ideal for elegant town shoes:

http://www.rojeleather.com/species-and-leathers/elephant-leather/

Judging by the colour of this particular ear leather sample and the colour of the shoes, who knows, maybe J P Myhre has acquired that particular piece in the photograph.
post #14403 of 19398
hmmm that grain still looks bigger than the shoe...must be some type of imprint.
post #14404 of 19398
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

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Very nice! The loafers look super comfortable! Which models are they?

post #14405 of 19398
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

hmmm that grain still looks bigger than the shoe...must be some type of imprint.

The elephant in the link provided by Bengal Stripe is the more traditional Elephant body skin.
post #14406 of 19398
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

Well I like them. Those loafers look super comfy.

Thanks broseph. Yeah they're the only kind of last that will fit me. Very wide forefoot

Alden Copley last and CJ 317 last
post #14407 of 19398
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Very nice! The loafers look super comfortable! Which models are they?

Thanks! CJ Draycott and Alden penny loader in soft leather. They are super comfy.
post #14408 of 19398
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post


It looks a lot like elephant...and if someone showed me that leather in another context that would be my first guess. But given that it's one of Jan Petter's and coming from where it's coming...I'm hesitant to say elephant. Maybe walrus or beavertail?

Is beaver tail really used for shoemaking? That would be a sight to see!

post #14409 of 19398
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Originally Posted by Virchow View Post

Is beaver tail really used for shoemaking? That would be a sight to see!

We used to see a few boots coming out of Canada ever now and again.
post #14410 of 19398
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Originally Posted by Fiddler View Post

Who cares how many shoes someone has...what matters is the quality and if they make you look forward to putting them on. There's a lot of technical shoe speak on SF mostly from guys who sell and collect shoes but there's no way I would ever want to get so deep into shoes of all things.

It used to be the same way with me for high end audio....listening to audio heads go on and on about transparency, low end weight and midrange liquidity and always upgrading components till one day I just got myself a cool set and no longer feel the need to buy more equipment...just enjoy what I have.

Well did you get to Wilson Audio? Cause that watt / puppy combo is unbeatable and you for sure wouldn't feel any more need to buy more equipment
post #14411 of 19398
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

Made by Jan Petter Myhre of Norway. Not a pair of mine, but I want to play a game: who can guess the grainy leather's origin?
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Derby+Calf&Elephant.jpg

 

 

Please don't be otter... 

post #14412 of 19398
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

Made by Jan Petter Myhre of Norway. Not a pair of mine, but I want to play a game: who can guess the grainy leather's origin?
Derby+Calf&Elephant.jpg

Its that Caucausian mountain sheep isn't it? They find them in the high Caucasus.

Can't beliee it's elephant...too fine.
post #14413 of 19398
Bengal Stripe is undoubtedly correct--it's elephant ear. Ear has little or none of the rectilinear markings that characterize side panels. Trunk is even more heavily marked.
post #14414 of 19398
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Originally Posted by meister View Post


Its that Caucausian mountain sheep isn't it? They find them in the high Caucasus.
Can't beliee it's elephant...too fine.

 

I once saw a poor fellow with elephantiasis....the skin on his swollen feet looked exactly like that....I hope it is not elephantiasis leather.

post #14415 of 19398
The file is named: Derby Calf&Elephant.jpg.

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