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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post

nice, but looks a little corrected grain-ish to me.

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Here are some close up shots of the leather:




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I see lots of pores. Top grain or full grain. I can't imagine they put all that care of construction and finishing into anything but full grain materials.

They certainly know how to airbrush some dye. I get that not everyone loves this effect. And when it's done poorly it can indeed look pretty bad.

However, everything I've seen from Meccariello so far looks great to me.
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"it is box calf natural,not finish from tannery."
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Boots. Big Boots.




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Originally Posted by MalfordOfLondon View Post

"it is box calf natural,not finish from tannery."

That high-gloss finish is very popular in Italian shoes. Lattanzi loves to make the leather shine, and his leather is sublime.
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Wow Malford, congrats on the boots as well, the suede looks brilliant.

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The boots look great. I would think they will be good for wet London winter weather. Big commando sole will keep you up off the sidewalks/wet and dark suede can take a lot of abuse and still look presentable.
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^ Very nice - ditto the previous comments.
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700

This is my Italigente - Double Monks, which I love.

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cigar ptb
argyles otc

Edited by mcarthur - 12/11/12 at 11:20am
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Mad skills, Meccariello is an artisan through and through.
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Originally Posted by benjamin831 View Post

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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

That high-gloss finish is very popular in Italian shoes. Lattanzi loves to make the leather shine, and his leather is sublime.


I call it like I see it.

Obviously it is not corrected grain. Sure does look that way though with the high gloss finish.
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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post

I call it like I see it.
Obviously it is not corrected grain. Sure does look that way though with the high gloss finish.

this is why I prefer matte finished leather.
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It's also becuase we're used to seeing aniline dyed leather, not crust leather. If you check out the leather St Crispin uses it has a similar look to it.

Also, the glossyness is just part of the way the Italians finish their shoes; it's seen as good customer service. It comes off in a few wearings so it's not a big deal if you don't like it.
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