The good things about English Pigskin IMO:
Originally Posted by fritzl
orly, i always liked luk-cha's.
It has a very aesthetically appealing texture and sheen. The natural grain adds an understated elegance & interest to most shoe models in the G&G range. It produces a strong, robust shoe.The not so good things about English Pigskin IMO:
It is a firm leather, with a cardboard like feel. Which I intensely disliked & it did not seem to lessen with wear. Initially it 'creased' similarly to Shell Cordovan, but unlike Cordovan which is dense with low porosity, Pigskin is very porous & this created challenges when applying products or wearing in wet weather. Whilst the leather did not degrade in any way (it's very tough) it did appear to lose it's natural lustre - the shoes just didn't appear to be ageing very well, so hence we parted company.
There were no flaws in my shoes and they were well looked after, it's just the characteristic way English Pigskin feels and ages. It's great on Smythson diaries and other leather goods but I don't like it on shoes.