Quick check in from our side:
1) My apologies for the foot-dragging on the hatch grain makeups, we're going to get them up in the next few days - and I'll extend the time frame on that Jumper boot as well. Carmina should get the leather shortly, so the timeline is no problem. There's nothing to cut yet, so we're not losing ground. We're still well in the window for a prime Fall delivery.
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3) I'm going to the Pitti show in two weeks and meeting with Carmina there. Interesting leathers are the number one priority for me - especially grained varieties like this. I'll return with any and all swatches that I can show to you guys. I think that this is really exciting!
4) Furthermore in the Hatch Grain world - I've been in touch with Horween and my belt guys. If all goes according to plan, I'll be able to offer matching belts for all of the hatch grain styles that we make. Should be a very good price on the belts too, as we'll make them in the States. We'll stock the belts from 32-38, but we can basically make any size in them.
5) I'm just waiting on final confirmation that Carmina can make a version of the WWII John Lobb style, and then I'm going to go ape with Photoshop mockups and ideas for it!
For those of you who own shoes made with the hatch grain leather, how does it polish up? Does polish build up in the striations and dull the shine?