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^Novecento line Saint Moritz.  Stunning NST in my list.


yes it is very nice! 

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Is the split toe Bestetti? 

 

   you are correct. love that guy's style

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Originally Posted by SoGent View Post

   do you happen to know if VNA comes patterned . . . . such as hatchgrain ?

 

No idea.
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Originally Posted by Solari View Post

So guys what is the difference between crust leather and VNA? What are the pros and cons of them both?

Crust leather comes from the tannery completely naked and any color is added by St. Crispins with dyes and polishes. VNA comes colored and finished right from the tannery with a topcoat on it. Crust leathers "age" more with wear, lightening up in creases and potentially darkening areas with sun exposure and so on. The VNA leather is very uniform in color and is a harder leather than the CRU leather. It will be more resistant to color displacement with wear. There is debate on whether topcoats on leather are good or bad. The bad is they resist conditioners to a degree, the pros are the oils and moisture in the leather is sealed in by the topcoat so it doesn't need as much care anyway. Not sure of the truth behind those schools of thought.
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I am not sure if this is the best place to ask this question, but I'll give it a go:

I am ordering a pair of bespoke shoes and have a couple options, was trying to decide between black museum calf and the St Crispin black baby calf from AA crack. Is there an appreciable difference in quality between the two or am I splitting hairs at this point?
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

No idea.
Crust leather comes from the tannery completely naked and any color is added by St. Crispins with dyes and polishes. VNA comes colored and finished right from the tannery with a topcoat on it. Crust leathers "age" more with wear, lightening up in creases and potentially darkening areas with sun exposure and so on. The VNA leather is very uniform in color and is a harder leather than the CRU leather. It will be more resistant to color displacement with wear. There is debate on whether topcoats on leather are good or bad. The bad is they resist conditioners to a degree, the pros are the oils and moisture in the leather is sealed in by the topcoat so it doesn't need as much care anyway. Not sure of the truth behind those schools of thought.

Nice info the make things more clear.

Do you know what the VNA stands for? Is it veg tanned?
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Nice info the make things more clear.

Do you know what the VNA stands for? Is it veg tanned?

I'm assuming at least the A stands for Aniline??

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Originally Posted by Itsuo View Post

Is this a possible indication they've changed their Russian calf supplier/source? Because that looks very different from the standard Russian calf they've had on offer over the years...

Definitely looks different than what I own. Seems like the only solution for the older russian calf pairs offered is to shine them and follow a special "care-routine".
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Definitely looks different than what I own. Seems like the only solution for the older russian calf pairs offered is to shine them and follow a special "care-routine".

Well that could be nice for people if it is different and doesn't require as involved of a care routine.
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