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It is because they are shoes I made myself. I've been studying shoemaking as a hobby on my own.
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The Russian raindeer hides had a distinct smell of birch from their tanning. They're also prized by collectors for upholstering their chairs from the period.

The Metropolitan Museum in NYC has an 18th Century chair with its ORIGINAL Russian calf upholstery. At 250 years old the leather is incredibly beautiful in color and texture. Third floor, American Wing.
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This is me exactly most of this week. My Cheaney boots have seen a lot of snow and mush since Monday.
Mine have been subjected to snowy walks or bicycle rides almost daily for the last month or so. They seem to hold up great.

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How do you find them ?? Sizing ok?
I think the pebble grain is perfect for this kind of boot. As for sizing, I would say the the last is comparable to C&J's 341, but noticeably roomier. I don't know if I could have sized down half a size, but going with my usual size the Cheaney's can definitely accommodate a thick pair of wool socks.
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Originally Posted by Groover View Post
Wow!
Luk-Cha, are both those pictures the 200 yr old reindeer leather? I recognise the familiar pattern from the top picture but not the second shot. A while back i did have some cufflinks made from an off cut. I've often thought about a pair, but not sure if the finish/texture is for me. There's something about it I'm just not sure about. I think perhaps I need to take a trip to London to see some in the flesh, seeing a completed shoe will convince me either way.
Happy new year to all, now lets see some pics!!

yes both pictures are of that dry, crispy old 200yo RR - awesome color and texture and the smell is great for keeping the moths away.

TG i am sure only gave me a bit from the edge, whihc was big enough (just) to make into a credit card wallet, but even then i would be concerned over the long term integrity of the leather as shoes

great story but i am not sure it is worth the extra $$$$
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Originally Posted by Grammaton Cleric View Post
Nice - those are new I assume?

well taken care of
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Originally Posted by txeconomist View Post
Those look great mac, shoes and socks. Just when I dont think I need anything.

thank you
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cigar ptb
post #3428 of 18694
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post
Looking for a black wingtip...what model is this C&J? Thanks




Is this the C&J Wigmore? Thanks
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The file name says they are.
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Is this the C&J Wigmore? Thanks

Yup!

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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post
The file name says they are.

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post #3432 of 18694
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Originally Posted by luk-cha View Post
yes both pictures are of that dry, crispy old 200yo RR - awesome color and texture and the smell is great for keeping the moths away.

TG i am sure only gave me a bit from the edge, whihc was big enough (just) to make into a credit card wallet, but even then i would be concerned over the long term integrity of the leather as shoes

great story but i am not sure it is worth the extra $$$$

My concerns also. I think maybe the myth & legend clouds the reality, but without seeing the completed item it's difficult to say.

There was a thread & pictures around here or AAAC at one point, I wonder if those are holding up?
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Many thanks...need to check these out when I go to my local C&J dealer.
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I got these a couple weeks ago through Leffot. Ordered MTO Rider boots to get me through the winter. Shell cordovan and pebble grain combo with a dainite sole.

Fit well and are really durable as I wore them trudging through the blizzard.



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It is because they are shoes I made myself. I've been studying shoemaking as a hobby on my own.

Is there a reason the toes are so square?
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