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I think the crust absorbs more because it's naked and has no finish, not because it is veg tanned.
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I think the crust absorbs more because it's naked and has no finish, not because it is veg tanned.

A factor to consider, though - chrome tanned produce a leather with blue color. I may sound dumb, though.

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I have a lot os AE shoes and while the shell used to come caked with stuff I have never had a calf shoe have anything than their standard finish on it....recrafted may be a different story.
post #12844 of 19065
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A factor to consider, though - chrome tanned produce a leather with blue color. I may sound dumb, though.

Could be that you're correct.
post #12845 of 19065
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I have a lot os AE shoes and while the shell used to come caked with stuff I have never had a calf shoe have anything than their standard finish on it....recrafted may be a different story.

When the calfskin wholecut seen above arrived at the door the first time I had them, they were fully caked with stuff - took me half an hour with a damp cloth and then a full hour by the sink to get rid of the hideous stuff.

 

By the time they came back from recrafting department, I really had to struggle with getting the wet goop off of the upper - rounds of water, Renomat, then Lexol soap to get rid of the hideous dumps of cosmetic products. 

 

One thing to take note of, by the time the finishes were washed off, the grain surface was rather rough. It took works to make it smooth with different products.

post #12846 of 19065
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As per wished:

 

Did AE had a wholecut with 3 eyelets?  f ..... i have had seen that(clasic wholecut lover sindrome hahaha)

 

 its only me or someone else can agree that the leather is creasing a quite strange way ?

it looks like have some kind of plastic coating especially on the left shoe! but maybe its the lightning !! how they are in the long run?(i dont have AE shoes cause i think its quite ridiculous to pay 130-140 euro on import taxes  on a 230-250 euros pair)

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Did AE had a wholecut with 3 eyelets?  f ..... i have had seen that(clasic wholecut lover sindrome hahaha)

 

 its only me or someone else can agree that the leather is creasing a quite strange way ?

it looks like have some kind of plastic coating especially on the left shoe! but maybe its the lightning !! how they are in the long run?(i dont have AE shoes cause i think its quite ridiculous to pay 130-140 euro on import taxes  on a 230-250 euros pair)

The coating was long washed away, Ben. It's just the flash and lighting doing the injustice. That shot was with flash.

 

It's one of AE's unsuccessful come-back wholecut. The creasing might part be of my foot (I have extra high arch), but the lace facing was the most annoying one. 

 

They will do very fine in the long run, though. If AE was to have another wholecut coming they oughtta make it a lot better than this, if they want to compete.

post #12848 of 19065
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Leather Doctor might have some decent dyes, their stuff is pretty good. I don't know the ingredients and how it compared to the old stuff however.

Thanks PB....We have tried so many, I wrote it up to a lost cause.
I'll give it a shot though.
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@DWFII, @Nick V., anyway we can bleach suede as dye prepping method?

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@DWFII
, @Nick V.
, anyway we can bleach suede as dye prepping method?

Please dont..
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I don't have suede shoes and would not buy them, even, therefore, it won't happen. Just asking to see if that is one harsh alternative way.

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I don't have suede shoes and would not buy them, even, therefore, it won't happen. Just asking to see if that is one harsh alternative way.

Yup a disaster in the making.
Why don't you have any suedes?
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Yup a disaster in the making.
Why don't you have any suedes?

Suede shoes are ridiculous to care for. In addition, I always like something I can polish. I mean, really, the skin is ridiculous, its brushing regimen is way too different and way harder than smooth leather. With smooth leather, a few brushing and a run over with a cloth is all what it takes. With suede, it takes eraser, crepe brush, spray, and if the edges fade, recoloring cannot touch the upper. It takes too much to care for.

 

Final catch - something natural that takes a polish always win :)

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Yup a disaster in the making.

Why don't you have any suedes?
Suede shoes are ridiculous to care for. In addition, I always like something I can polish. I mean, really, the skin is ridiculous, its brushing regimen is way too different and way harder than smooth leather. With smooth leather, a few brushing and a run over with a cloth is all what it takes. With suede, it takes eraser, crepe brush, spray, and if the edges fade, recoloring cannot touch the upper. It takes too much to care for.

Final catch - something natural that takes a polish always win smile.gif

Geez with everything you post in this thread about caring for calf skin shoes...to then say it is easy? Lol....

Suede...no need for tins of grease, Glen Karen product, bones, dream catchers, voodoo or anything....just a little nano and away you go.
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Geez with everything you post in this thread about caring for calf skin shoes...to then say it is easy? Lol....

Suede...no need for tins of grease, Glen Karen product, bones, dream catchers, voodoo or anything....just a little nano and away you go.

AH! I did not say calf was the easiest, but difficult in care, yes. However, smooth leather can also mean reversed waxed calf.

 

Suede? Hmmm... Yes, grease, for the sole. Yes, Glen's waterproofing cream, for the sole edges, and one bit gets to the upper, I'm f**ked. I have to use the bone for the edges, and if it flattens the upper, too much more work, the night is ruined. It then comes down to care for the upper - make sure it is dust, stain, and shiny spot free. That take eraser, crepe brush, extreme measure includes wire brush, a lighter to take the torn nap out, and it has got to be nourished somehow. After all that would be the final spray.

 

So, that pretty much sums up, for me.

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