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IDK to be honest.

The finishing processes are proprietary for every maker and they are not willing to reveal their secrets.

So, it remains a bit of a mystery.

I don't think there is a mystery. They order leather and make shoes out of them. They may do so dieing but I'm guessing that's all.
post #1892 of 3036
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Yeah Ron told me himself it was Horween.

Check out Ashland Leather for some more examples of grain shell (they sometimes have wallets).

Will do. And thanks again for a smooth transaction and a great pair of boots!!!!!
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Vass chukka boot, applied a thin layer of acrylic finisher and layers of wax.
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Sharp! Which last?
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Sharp! Which last?
SP last! A quite sharp and elongated last!
post #1896 of 3036
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Vass chukka boot, applied a thin layer of acrylic finisher and layers of wax.

how do you like the fit? i agree about them elongated but you wear them well. do you have a link for the acrylic you use? they do have a wonderful alden-esque glow to them.
post #1897 of 3036
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Right.  But, we don't know what the various makers are doing to the shells post tannery.

 

That was what Skip strongly insinuated when I spoke with him about this matter.

 

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Originally Posted by makewayhomer View Post


I don't think there is a mystery. They order leather and make shoes out of them. They may do so dieing but I'm guessing that's all.

 

Some makers paste a fabric/canvas backing between the shell and the lining. I'm not implying it's a terrible thing to do, but thicker uppers dont necessarily equate to thicker shell being used

post #1898 of 3036
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Some makers paste a fabric/canvas backing between the shell and the lining. I'm not implying it's a terrible thing to do, but thicker uppers dont necessarily equate to thicker shell being used

 

Furthermore, even the thickness of the lining can be different so the final result for the thickness of any upper depends on those 3 aspects; lining, backing reinforcements and leather.

post #1899 of 3036
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how do you like the fit? i agree about them elongated but you wear them well. do you have a link for the acrylic you use? they do have a wonderful alden-esque glow to them.
I get the same size as F last. Indeed they are quite roomy in toebox but i wont recommend further downsize.
You may search Angelus acrylic finisher on ebay. Below is what i got.
post #1900 of 3036
Thank you for everything youve been very helpful!

Also found this: http://www.styleforum.net/t/288880/acrylic-finisher-for-shoes/0_20

Seems to be fine to use with shoes and apparently is generally commonly used
post #1901 of 3036
I'm not sure why, but I do notice that the uppers on my AE shell shoes do feel noticeably thinner than Carmina or Alden. Perhaps it is the thickness of the lining.
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^^ Agree with you pepper.

 

C&J Marlow PTBs today:

 

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Gentlemen,

 

X-Post from the Skoak Thread.

 

Enzo Bonafe' Balmoral Boots in Horween Mahogany Shell Cordovan:

 

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Happy Wednesday!  

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Whoah. Incredible, Joel!

You're on quite a run. Merry Christmas!
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So glad those dont have a medallion
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