trying to decide between the black full grain horse or reverse horse for the guidi 988.
found some older images from a japanese store with Guidi 988's that are hand dyed, black h,instead of the black t (tanned-machine dyed? ). You can notice by the drips of dye in the lining. The overall color looks more matted and imo age more beautifully. I have not seen any other retailer offer the hand dyed option. Probably more expensive and labour intensive.
Anyone know anything more about black h vs. black t?
Full Grain Horse Hand Dyed - Black H ( new / aged ) :
Reverse Horse Hand Dyed - Black H ( new / aged ):
The reverse horse looks particularly amazing as it ages - revealing tones of the original brown underneath. I might just have to settle with the more common Reverse Horse Black T.
Was debating whether to toss my Guidis and just buy a new pair or shell our for resoling and repair
Too much sentimental attachment. Bill ended up being around $160 for new rubber soles and heels (the third heels and fourth soles this pair will have seen!), strengthening the leather where it's worn thin, repairing a couple eyelets, and fixing the major surface damage - less than I thought it might run. Hopefully I can get another couple years out of 'em
I'll post up pics when they come back in a week or so