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Post pics, I am curious to see. They probably glued a piece of leather on the inside for reinforcement (I would think).
post #2027 of 2603
This was more a surface crack rather than a full thickness tear. So I don't think there is a piece of leather on the inside.

My Corthay Bobs did have a full thickness tear/hole. B Nelson put in a patch from the inside.
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Pics!!!
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Pics!!!

yeah pictures please, would be great to see before and after
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Yes I got back a few months ago. It was very impressive when they were able to achieve. I didn't see the cracks anymore. Now, after wearing it for a while, I think they look like deep creases.

replacement should have been the order of the day but this is a point isshinryu makes about the quality of a lot of UK leather from the top brands.
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replacement should have been the order of the day but this is a point isshinryu makes about the quality of a lot of UK leather from the top brands.

Elaborate please?
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Elaborate please?

Glove soft and supple leather on one hand is also lacking durability and requires a lot more care. Much higher rate of dryness and cracking.
post #2033 of 2603
Yeah the baby calf is much softer than the regular calf. Hence the fragility.
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Yeah the baby calf is much softer than the regular calf. Hence the fragility.

It makes no sense to use leather that dries and cracks so easily. Ultra-soft should not be a way to describe shoe leather.
post #2035 of 2603
What the bespoke shoe buyer wants the bespoke shoe buyer gets. Not everybody is looking for vintage brogues some wealthy city dwellers may just want pretty shoes for the evening etc.
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It makes no sense to use leather that dries and cracks so easily. Ultra-soft should not be a way to describe shoe leather.

Exactly right.
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Originally Posted by culverwood View Post

What the bespoke shoe buyer wants the bespoke shoe buyer gets. Not everybody is looking for vintage brogues some wealthy city dwellers may just want pretty shoes for the evening etc.

What are you talking about "vintage brogues"? Why can't "pretty shoes for the evening" be made of leather that can deal with humidity changes and actual pavement wear? Are you talking about slippers here?

One should not have to condition shoes every time they are worn. Leather should not dry out and crack after just a few wears (as I am seeing more and more of). Besides, the job of the artisan is to educate the buyer about what he should be looking for in terms of quality. If the buyer asks for something that simply doesn't work well, the artisan should be able to explain to him why it isn't the correct thing and get him psyched up to get it done right.
post #2038 of 2603
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Exactly right.

I am of the belief that DWFII would not make a pair of shoes or boots out of leather that is too soft to stand up to regular pavement wear. Regardless of what the buyer THINKS he wants, if he buys the gets the wrong leather and it cracks/ falls apart, the artisan should be ashamed of himself for letting it happen.
post #2039 of 2603
These are almost 80 years old. They have been worn over 20 times. The leather is beautiful and soft/ smooth to the touch.



There is absolutely no difference in the elegance of this leather and the overly-fragile stuff we are discussing... besides the fact that these are still going strong after such a long time.
post #2040 of 2603
My point is that if the bespoke customer wants a shoe made from lizard skin or eel or stuff dredged from the bottom of the sea the bespoke shoemaker will make them for him not try and persuade him that "A tough calfskin will last much longer Sir".
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