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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Finishing? Looks box calf to me.

Or you mean the upper patter making/closing?

Pedant.
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Shoes arrived today. Here they are on their maiden voyage. This is no ordinary love.inlove.gif








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Shoes arrived today. Here they are on their maiden voyage. This is no ordinary love.inlove.gif

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Solid!


Remind me of the late 40s/early 50s vibe of the Stetson Saratoga like these of mine:

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From the blog: http://meccariello-calzoleria.tumblr.com/

 

Frustrating, because it makes me want a pair. The effect is gorgeous.

 

Also nice shoes grc1. I'll recognize them around London.

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I don't know how much longer I can hold out before contacting AM for a project

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Those are bloody gorgeous. Anyone has his email address?Im putting in an order

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I don't know how much longer I can hold out before contacting AM for a project

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Those are bloody gorgeous. Anyone has his email address?Im putting in an order

Here you go.

http://meccariello-calzoleria.tumblr.com/Contact
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Shoes arrived today. Here they are on their maiden voyage. This is no ordinary love.inlove.gif

 

   congratulations, that is a fantastic looking shoe. Is it your design or one of Antonio's ?

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Originally Posted by SoGent View Post

   congratulations, that is a fantastic looking shoe. Is it your design or one of Antonio's ?
Thanks - it's based on one of the Kiton models, but I turned it into a wingtip instead of a captoe, added the swan neck and moved from 5 pairs of eyelets to 6. I also asked for a bit more substantial welt. I'm really pleased with how it turned out.
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   Also nice shoes grc1. I'll recognize them around London.
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From the blog: http://meccariello-calzoleria.tumblr.com/

Frustrating, because it makes me want a pair. The effect is gorgeous.

Also nice shoes grc1. I'll recognize them around London.

Those aren't even the finished shoes it's just the test shoes but they look great.
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For my test shoe on a custom last Antonio is making me...he has made the shoe from crust leather...and thus allowed me to choose a color or patina.

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For my test shoe on a custom last Antonio is making me...he has made the shoe from crust leather...and thus allowed me to choose a color or patina.

Could please explain what is "crust leather"? I tried to google it but could not really come up with anything. Probably a stupid question but kind new around here smile.gif
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Could please explain what is "crust leather"? I tried to google it but could not really come up with anything. Probably a stupid question but kind new around here smile.gif

Crust leather is leather that hasn't been dyed, so the shoes are when finished natural color (light brown if veg tanned, light blue/grey if chrome tanned box calf), and you then apply the color on the finished shoes. The other normal leather type is aniline dyed, when the whole leather has been dyed in one color and comes like that to the factory/workshop.
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Originally Posted by j ingevaldsson View Post

Crust leather is leather that hasn't been dyed, so the shoes are when finished natural color (light brown if veg tanned, light blue/grey if chrome tanned box calf), and you then apply the color on the finished shoes.

That depends from country to country. Italians use crust leather without any colouring; you frequently see picture of those off-white shoes. English firms (those few that work with crust) use pre-dyed leather. So a raspberry-pink leather might end up as a deep burgundy, a pale mustard might become a warm "London tan". A few years back there used to be a photograph on the net, showing a pair of EG shoes, one in a dull muddy colour and the other (dyed and polished shoe) where the colour was glowing.

Important is that the dye has not been set and finished in the tannery, so the leather will take additional layers of colour. Here is a pair of EG "Dover" in navy. The pale blue of the lining and "sock" is the colour the leather gets supplied from the tannery.


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