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post #5731 of 20750
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Originally Posted by iroh View Post
what animal has this type of skin?

post #5732 of 20750
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
bag of wrinkles

My God.
post #5733 of 20750
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Originally Posted by iroh View Post
what animal has this type of skin?

A cow.

pebble-grain is stamped on ordinary old cow hides to give a rustic finish - probably began as a way to cover imperfections caused by growth marks, insect bites, barbed wire etc.
post #5734 of 20750
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post
A cow.

pebble-grain is stamped on ordinary old cow hides to give a rustic finish - probably began as a way to cover imperfections caused by growth marks, insect bites, barbed wire etc.

What you say about cow hide pebble grain is correct. These, however are buffalo/ bison.
post #5735 of 20750
C&J Malvern, size UK 9 ...and another one to show the last shape better: (x-post from the C&J thread)
post #5736 of 20750
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post
C&J Malvern, size UK 9
You know, I've really been waffling on these, because the last time I tried that last on years ago it felt very clunky to me. But the more I look at the Malverns, the more they seem to be a great sweet spot for a single monk shoe. Possibly the Savile is a little more articulated and less extreme (to my taste) than the 348 Lowndes, but I haven't seen the savile in person. tl;dr: should I cop?
post #5737 of 20750
The Savile is a bit more angular (less round toe, IYKWIM). The Malvern looks good (and is single and simple!)"”much better than in the booklets, like all non-C&J pictures seem to be better than the pictures they make themselves.
post #5738 of 20750
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post
The Savile is a bit more angular (less round toe, IYKWIM). The Malvern looks good (and is single and simple!)"”much better than in the booklets, like all non-C&J pictures seem to be better than the pictures they make themselves.

Yes, yes... but I vaguely recall feeling that they wore "heavy" when I tried them on. That said, I don't think the Savile is available in as many colorings? Or am I making that up? Maybe I'll just get the Savile in suede and the Malvern in chestnut and and and some other stuff
post #5739 of 20750
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Originally Posted by softy View Post
Yes, yes... but I vaguely recall feeling that they wore "heavy" when I tried them on. That said, I don't think the Savile is available in as many colorings? Or am I making that up? Maybe I'll just get the Savile in suede and the Malvern in chestnut and and and some other stuff

Malvern (341-benchgrade): chestnut burnished, black, dark brown suede
Savile (337-handgrade): dark brown antique, black, mink suede. Might have seen them in chestnut burnished*
Monkton (348-benchgrade): chestnut burnished, black; I've seen them in snuff suede as well*

(From: Stock Collections 2009-2010)

* Probably "shop MTO"
post #5740 of 20750
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Originally Posted by luk-cha View Post
personally i prefer the soles on my G&G's to Vass, from what i know they are Bakers both RTW and BS, i find them to have better traction that the JR ones

Ditto - and I also find that G&Gs leather soles are much harder wearing than EGs - backs up what DWFII has said.
post #5741 of 20750
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post
pebble-grain is stamped on ordinary old cow hides to give a rustic finish - probably began as a way to cover imperfections caused by growth marks, insect bites, barbed wire etc.

curious... -what's the SF view/verdict/consensus on stamped leather?
post #5742 of 20750
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Originally Posted by either/or View Post
curious... -what's the SF view/verdict/consensus on stamped leather?
It's fundamentally "corrected grain" leather. And probably of good to better quality, for all of that.
post #5743 of 20750
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post
It's fundamentally "corrected grain" leather.

And probably of good to better quality, for all of that.

but alligator/croc print is not acceptable? why?
post #5744 of 20750
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Originally Posted by iroh View Post
but alligator/croc print is not acceptable? why?
It's pretending to be something it isn't. It's fundamentally deceptive. Just as "faux leather" is a deceptive ploy to lure the unsuspecting in.
post #5745 of 20750
Any heads up on the manufacturer of these Cole Haans Made in UK late 1980s?

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