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Originally Posted by cbfn View Post

Boned calf is corrected grain. Both pairs are cg.

Wow, luckily scatterbrain didn't pay full price for those wow.gif Guess can't just rely on brand names....
post #6062 of 10782
Corrected grain is a very broad term; crappy leather is very often corrected grain, but corrected grain is not always crappy leather. I'm personally no fan of the high shine of corrected grain, but the BBs aren't necessarily bad quality shoes, probably the contrary.
post #6063 of 10782
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Originally Posted by cbfn View Post

Boned calf is corrected grain. Both pairs are cg.

 

Fuuuuuuuuck. 

 

Thanks for letting me know, at least.

post #6064 of 10782

I'm still curious how to care for them, if anyone has any advice.

 

[insert defenestration joke here]

post #6065 of 10782
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Originally Posted by cbfn View Post

Corrected grain is a very broad term; crappy leather is very often corrected grain, but corrected grain is not always crappy leather. I'm personally no fan of the high shine of corrected grain, but the BBs aren't necessarily bad quality shoes, probably the contrary.

This makes me feel slightly better.

post #6066 of 10782
The whole point of corrected grain, bookbinder finish is that there is minimum care required.

Its shiny property will remain, so you just need to brush off dust and wipe off stains and dust with a slightly damp cloth, and lastly some polish.

However, once it's scuffed, hm, it's very hard to cover up, due to the high shine of surrounding areas.
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post #6068 of 10782

That's an interesting link, cbfn. So even Church's  shoes can be corrected grain. Are there any other well known companies that use cg?

post #6069 of 10782

Hey guys,

 

This is a picture of my Carmina's after their first wear. Is it too much creasing? I'm a bit nervous. 

 

If it is, what can I do to help, and stop in the future. Really appreciated!

 

post #6070 of 10782

Define your 'first wear'.  Try on at home? Walking around carpeted room? Suburb commute? Hiking a few Las Vegas blocks?

 

Condition and shoe tree helps.

post #6071 of 10782
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Define your 'first wear'.  Try on at home? Walking around carpeted room? Suburb commute? Hiking a few Las Vegas blocks?

 

Condition and shoe tree helps.

 

Wearing them for a day. Walking to and from work (3-4 blocks).

 

Is it typical for there to be that much creasing?

 

Thanks for the tips!

post #6072 of 10782
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Originally Posted by scatterbrain View Post

I'm still curious how to care for them, if anyone has any advice.

 

[insert defenestration joke here]

 

 

Great use of the term "defenestration". You just don't get many chances to use it.

post #6073 of 10782
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Originally Posted by NeedStyleHelp View Post

 

Wearing them for a day. Walking to and from work (3-4 blocks).

 

Is it typical for there to be that much creasing?

 

Thanks for the tips!

 

it really depends on the leather.  but that look pronounced (if there're trees inside)

post #6074 of 10782
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

That's an interesting link, cbfn. So even Church's  shoes can be corrected grain. Are there any other well known companies that use cg?

Not any that is as prevalent as Church's, while their Custom Grade also has bookbinder finish as a choice, their entry level City Line is entirely bookbinder finish, and since Church's got the Brand name, they want to charge 50% more compare to Loake 1880 line, which IMO, is actually better made with full grain leather, and has better lasts.

I really don't like the last of the CIty line, where the toes bend upwards like a duckbill.

Looking at their marketing strategy, Prada and Church's probably wanted to leverage the brand name to sell the City line to young upstarters in their late 20s. And Once they started on Church's, hopefully they move onto higher grades within the same brand as they move into an older age.

Since I am in that age bracket

We are generally

- lazy and a weekly shoe polish routine is nearly impossible to carry out ( tick for bookbinder finish)

- want perceived nice things, but different, and limited funds (tick for Church's brand name, different bendy last, cheapest line)

My girlfriend reckons most of my shoes look like old man/grandpa shoes... shog[1].gif
post #6075 of 10782

Cross post from the AE thread.  These boots are a few years old and have seen more than city use - they are a frequent choice for light hiking and a got-to winter boot as well.  Just gave them a quick sprucing up and thought, damn, they look quite nice. smile.gif

 

 

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Visiting some friends in the States and doing some light hiking this weekend, so I pulled the well-worn Bayfields out of storage and got them buffed and ready to go.

 

 

 

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