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post #5611 of 6165
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Originally Posted by Diabolical View Post
 

 

and a balmoral boot. Unfortunately, these will probably have to be remade. I wanted the lighter crust leather on the vamp and the dark brown inca on the shaft. I'll see how I feel about them once I see it in person.

 

 

Pray tell kind sirs, what Mod number are these? I don't see them on the SC website. Thank you

post #5612 of 6165
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Pray tell kind sirs, what Mod number are these? I don't see them on the SC website. Thank you


It's mod 601TW
post #5613 of 6165
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Originally Posted by PCee47 View Post

My latest balmoral boots. Mod. 405 with viola crust & tweed uppers.



Im loving those! I may have to try a pair with that tweed down the line too.
post #5614 of 6165
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Originally Posted by Diabolical View Post

It's mod 601TW

The darker vamp/lighter shaft looks pretty good.
post #5615 of 6165
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Originally Posted by emiristol View Post

my exact reaction a few weeks ago. just got them back though---this is the first time i've had a pair of SCs recrafted, and i have to say that i'm impressed. when i sent them in they were in incredibly bad shape due to my constant abuse, and actually had water damage all the way to the insole. all fixed upon return --- i know SC is good, but even this is surprising



Is that a half-sole replacement? What's the benefit of that over a full-sole? Nathan is the cobbler that I started using recently. He's worked on a number of StC, and whenever he does a resole, it's always a full. His workmanship is of a very high standard including the use of wooden pegs in the waist. So is the main benefit of a factory resole the fact that it can be worked on over the original last? BTW, he speaks very highly of StC's construction.
post #5616 of 6165
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

If your shoes are made from crust leather, I wouldn't recommend it. I once ruined a pair of crust leather SC shoes with Reno conditioner, and Reno'Mat seems only harsher. The problem is that you can strip the top layer of the crust leather right off, leaving a rough patch. You could also permanently discolor the leather (meaning the actual leather, not just strip off polish that you can reapply later).

I talked to Phillip once about this at a trunk show, and he said he thinks Saphir products are just too harsh (I assume he meant the conditioner and Reno'Mat).

I don't know how you can strip the excess polish off. You may want to contact SC directly for advice, but I would be wary of Reno'Mat. Crust can be a beautiful leather, but it also requires a bit more specific care.

Some other poster on here once ruined a pair of crust leather Paul Evans shoes with Saphir conditioner as well. Again, permanent damage.

Do all StC shoes with leather upper uses crust leather? Am considering getting a pair of StC and if so, this is something that I ought to be aware of.
post #5617 of 6165
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Do all StC shoes with leather upper uses crust leather? Am considering getting a pair of StC and if so, this is something that I ought to be aware of.

They have different leather options.
post #5618 of 6165
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Do all StC shoes with leather upper uses crust leather? Am considering getting a pair of StC and if so, this is something that I ought to be aware of.

No, they have all sorts of leathers.

I wouldn't let crust's character dissuade you. Just be careful about putting conditioner on it (or Reno'Mat). I also find that it requires a bit more polishing than other leathers in order to keep it looking its best. But if you put in the right care, it really does age in a unique and beautiful way. Hard to describe without resorting to cliches, but if you've seen an old crust leather shoe in person, it has a lot of character.
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Has anyone had a pair of shoes (not boots) made with a Itshide (alden style) commando sole? I'm hoping to get a pair of more casual shoes made and want a rubber sole for knock around wear and rainy days. Trying to see how the profile looks with Vibram Commando and Itshide Commando on a casual derby.

Also curious as to whether a goyser stitch would look on a pair of Derbys along with the rubber sole.

Thanks in advance...
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

No, they have all sorts of leathers.

I wouldn't let crust's character dissuade you. Just be careful about putting conditioner on it (or Reno'Mat). I also find that it requires a bit more polishing than other leathers in order to keep it looking its best. But if you put in the right care, it really does age in a unique and beautiful way. Hard to describe without resorting to cliches, but if you've seen an old crust leather shoe in person, it has a lot of character.
For crust leather bick 4 & sapphire neutral cream & wax good enough? Or would you recomend some thing else
Edited by TtownMD - 5/8/16 at 7:33pm
post #5621 of 6165
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Originally Posted by PCee47 View Post
 

My latest balmoral boots. Mod. 405 with viola crust & tweed uppers.


The contrast in colours and textures are stunning!

post #5622 of 6165
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Originally Posted by PCee47 View Post

My latest balmoral boots. Mod. 405 with viola crust & tweed uppers.



Love that color. Absolutely stunning!
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Don't mean to rehash an old topic, but can someone educate me on difference between 1700's russian reindeer and current russian reindeer?

post #5624 of 6165
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Don't mean to rehash an old topic, but can someone educate me on difference between 1700's russian reindeer and current russian reindeer?

The 1786 Russian Leather is leather that has been recovered from the bottom of Plymouth Bay from the wreck of the Metta Catherina, which sunk during a storm in 1786. This leather was tanned in the 1700's in Russia using a tanning process that has been lost to history. The leather is not necessarily reindeer, the hides are both reindeer and calf leather. This leather is distinguished by it's unique birch smell, which is still very present even after 230 years, and is cross-hatch grained. The hides were recovered from the ship starting in 1973 until 2011/2012 when the salvager retired. The last bundles recovered were all secured by G. Cleverley in London, and for my money they are currently the only ones with the authentic stuff. The modern Russian leather is usually calf leather embossed to resemble to original Russian Leather.
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