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post #136 of 1217
Roy

yes i love those too great use for these sorts of skins
post #137 of 1217
Roy, very interesting choices on these pairs! What trous will you be wearing with the stingray pair?
post #138 of 1217
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Originally Posted by KitAkira View Post

Is that real croc? Looks embossed. Great reverse though and those kudu-sharkskins are stunning


When a leather is embossed, it is 'printed" or pressed on the grain side to look like another leather. This is done on a cheaper grade of leather that ordinarily has no texture or character of itself. A cowhide or a more common grade of calf might be used, for example. Calf has no texture to speak of, either on the grain surface or the flesh side. It is relatively smooth.

The point being that if the leather were embossed we would see the flesh side of a calf or cow leather...smooth, in other words...in the photo where the toe of the vamp is turned back. But in the photo we clearly see the tile pattern from the grainside of the croc, mirrored/duplicated on the flesh side. That's a near certain indicator that the leather is genuine crocodile.

Also when a leather is embossed and then "drafted" (pulled) over the toe, for instance, the embossed texture will almost always flatten out and/or even disappear. This doesn't happen on reptile leathers, or elephant, ostrich, etc., and is generally minimal on leathers such as shark.
Edited by DWFII - 7/26/11 at 8:45am
post #139 of 1217
Those sharkskin chukkas are bangin'!
post #140 of 1217
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Originally Posted by Roy View Post




Here is an awesome pair of Sharkskin chukka's from T4:

i don't like chukkas...

i can sea a pair of chelsea or jodphur boots with leather soles, though.
post #141 of 1217
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i don't like chukkas...

Haven't you told us that before a few times? biggrin.gif

And I presumed, the last of the 'single-note' bores was
Cato the Elder (234 BC - 149 BC):

"Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam"
post #142 of 1217
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Haven't you told us that before a few times? biggrin.gif

And I presumed, the last of the 'single-note' bores was
Cato the Elder (234 BC - 149 BC):

"Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam"

Fritzl causes a 4th Punic War?
post #143 of 1217
Just checking in to say that this thread is fire. I've loved every set of shoes posted so far. Those two-tone brogues on page 3 are money.
post #144 of 1217

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Originally Posted by sbergl View Post

Just checking in to say that this thread is fire. I've loved every set of shoes posted so far. Those two-tone brogues on page 3 are money.

 

i also just looked through most of the pages of this thread, the shoes are amazing, sometimes they look a little funny before they're finished but when the final product is delivered they blow you away.

post #145 of 1217
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Some more pics:

Riccardo's own maverick in calf-alligator
showing the leather toecap

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post #146 of 1217
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Originally Posted by sbergl View Post

Those two-tone brogues on page 3 are money.

his is not happy with it
because his stitcher used dark thread
post #147 of 1217
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

Roy, very interesting choices on these pairs! What trous will you be wearing with the stingray pair?

I can imagine them looking good under a pair of dark blue jeans icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #148 of 1217
I just read through this whole thread and I am so wet right now.
post #149 of 1217
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post #150 of 1217
This thread is awesome. I have enjoyed it so much. Please keep the shoes coming. Are the ones above blue cordovan?
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