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post #5506 of 20750
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post
This looks like the dye just didn't take well on those parts of the shell. Could have been a different shell all together. Looks poor all on one shoe in my opinion.

No, because if you rotate that shoe so the light hits it differently, the dark and light areas will reverse themselves. It's not the dye. It's the grain.
post #5507 of 20750
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Originally Posted by well-kept View Post
No, becasue if you rotate that shoe so the light hits it differently, the dark and light areas will reverse themselves. It's not the dye. It's the grain.


Hence:

post #5508 of 20750
looks like 2 totally different colors

i have a flat peice of sshell in cigar in from of me but i get fully you point as the color looks the same from all angles
post #5509 of 20750
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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post
Hence:


Thank you. This is an illustration of the dichromatic nature of shell caused by its grain structure. It is made evident when the pieces are cut randomly rather than being deliberately cut in the same direction to avoid this aspect, as I believe was done in the pair of Vass, several posts above.
post #5510 of 20750
That is insane.
post #5511 of 20750
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post
That is insane.

No doubt. But it's also true.

The wings of butterflies and other insects possess the same dichromatic properties.
post #5512 of 20750
Since my posts fell across a page break, I'll put both photos in one post here for convenience.




In my experience, lighter shades are most susceptible to this dichromatism. Cognac, ravello, whiskey, etc. You see it less often with darker colors like cigar and #8, though it does happen.

Alden's LHS pennies often have a strap that's a different color from the rest of the shoe. I'm not sure if that's because of the grain issue or because the straps are cut from a different shell. I suspect the latter.

post #5513 of 20750
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Originally Posted by well-kept View Post
No doubt. But it's also true.

The wings of butterflies and other insects possess the same dichromatic properties.

Fun Fact: I am afraid of butterflies.
post #5514 of 20750
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Originally Posted by artoftime View Post
I'm going to have a pair of Budapester Chukkas made just to make Fritzl smile

smile? are you sure?

probably, if i can choose the maker and give some guidance...
post #5515 of 20750
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post
smile? are you sure?

probably, if i can choose the maker and give some guidance...

You don't seem the kind of man who smiles lightly.
post #5516 of 20750
Take a listen to the "Century of Partnership" video at the top of the link below. Listen at 1:25 to 1:30 for what Nick has to say about grain in shell. http://horween.wordpress.com/
post #5517 of 20750
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post
You don't seem the kind of man who smiles lightly.

what makes you think that? i just can't stand people e.g. who bother the forum with their sizing issues, not artoftime. if you love shoes, you can read them like a book and you use your instinct, right

understood, i'm nicer in real life.

artoftime is a cool bloke, no question.

chukkas and doublemonks are on my blacklist.

budapester is on my to-do-list.

actually, i love to play around and know with whom i can play.
post #5518 of 20750
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post
what makes you think that? i just can't stand people e.g. who bother the forum with their sizing issues, not artoftime. if you love shoes, you can read them like a book and you use your instinct, right understood, i'm nicer in real life. artoftime is a cool bloke, no question. chukkas and doublemonks are on my blacklist. budapester is on my to-do-list. actually, i love to play around and know with whom i can play.
Good philosophy, I think. I KNOW you have fun here, which is the whole point. AND, obviously, what fun is life without a friendly "joust" now again?
post #5519 of 20750
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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post
Alden's LHS pennies often have a strap that's a different color from the rest of the shoe. I'm not sure if that's because of the grain issue or because the straps are cut from a different shell. I suspect the latter.


Yeah but it creates a fantastic effect IMO...
post #5520 of 20750
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

chukkas and doublemonks are on my blacklist.


Fills me with great sadness when you are almost "around the corner" from the Vass workshop and my favourite all time shell monks (see above) and me Down Under.
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