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post #14416 of 19131
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

The leather is indeed elephant hide, Stirling is the man of the hour. I hadn't previously seen this stuff used in shoemaking. It has a texture that one won't easily forget.

It's also one of the most, if not the most, scuff resistant leathers known.
post #14417 of 19131
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post

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.

Elephant forehead

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post #14418 of 19131

No exotic leather, but a couple of recent arrivals.

 

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post #14419 of 19131
Nice. Especially like the 2nd pair.
post #14420 of 19131

looks like elephant ear to me.. nice rich grain unique to the ear of an elephant..
 

post #14421 of 19131
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Originally Posted by FelixM View Post

looks like elephant ear to me.. nice rich grain unique to the ear of an elephant..

 

you have any pics of a hide?
post #14422 of 19131

This is my first post and my apologies if this type of question is out of bounds.  I bought a collection of remarkable shoes from a local doctor's estate.  I sold the Edward Greens on ebay a while back, but I'm left with a few vintage shoes including these sea turtle Edwin Clapp shoes that I am unable to sell on ebay due to ebay rules on the sale of exotic leathers.  The washed out photos don't do them justice, but you get the idea.  They are size 10.5 B. 

My questions are can I sell these on this forum and, if so, what should I ask (I literally have no idea)?  They look to be infrequently used.

 

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post #14423 of 19131
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Originally Posted by joshuadowen View Post

No exotic leather, but a couple of recent arrivals.







nice pebble grain & storm welt combo.
post #14424 of 19131
1950's Dack's NOS (well, in the pics, not NOS anymore)

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post #14425 of 19131
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post

The classic English bevelled waist on a handmade shoe utilizes a ‘blind welt’ in the waist section. The welt goes from (heel) ‘breast to breast’, but the welt in the waist section is further off the edge, cut narrower and, I believe, also thinned out in the waist section (not 100% sure about that).
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Welt prepared for a bevelled waist.
When it comes to the stitching (or more correct ‘sewing), it is wider in the waist section (about 4/inch) than the actual sole (about 10/inch). It is also pulled very tight and boned down to sink into the leather.
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I have no actual photograph that shows the stitches within the waist, but they are present. Then the stitch pattern changes for the actual sole from ‘ball to ball’, until the shoemaker has come to the other side, where he utilizes again the sewing.
Once the shoe gets finished, the waist section is cut very narrow, pressed-in (hiding the welt) and shaped. In a skilfully made bevelled waist, you will neither see any stitches, nor a gap. The sole closes very tightly to the shoe, but nevertheless the connection does not rely on glue or on wooden pegs.

Fantastic info,,,thanks.
post #14426 of 19131
Today, I received a package from Alfred Sargent.

Carroll loafers w/o the tassel:




Modified Holburn boot in shell cordovan, with an 3 inches or so of height and a bellows tongue for increased water resistance:




Both are wonderful, but I'm amazed by how soft and supple the boots are. They slip on and off much easier than I'd imagined. More here in the AS handgrade pic thread.
post #14427 of 19131
Not much of a quiz ...
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

The file is named: Derby Calf&Elephant.jpg.
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post #14428 of 19131
lovely boots m
post #14429 of 19131
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Originally Posted by emptym View Post

Today, I received a package from Alfred Sargent.
Carroll loafers w/o the tassel:

Modified Holburn boot in shell cordovan, with an 3 inches or so of height and a bellows tongue for increased water resistance:


Both are wonderful, but I'm amazed by how soft and supple the boots are. They slip on and off much easier than I'd imagined. More here in the AS handgrade pic thread.

Nice...I LIKE the loafers...remind me of the EG Bamford but nicer....whats the colour...is it what AS call espresso?

post #14430 of 19131
Both of those are great, emptym
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