or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Shoe making Suede leather grades
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Shoe making Suede leather grades

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
What are the leather qualities to look for in picking out suede upper shoes ?

Is more fuzziness better?

What are the different grades of suede leather?
post #2 of 4
Thread Starter 
Bump
post #3 of 4
The term "suede" covers all kind of leathers with a matte, napped surface. This can be full-grain leather (reversed), usually (but not solely) either calf or goat, Alternatively it can be the bottom split of a hide (which is grossly inferior).

One of the highest regarded tanneries specializing in suede is Charles F Stead in Leeds, UK

http://www.cfstead.com/index2.htm

Unless you, as an individual, have access to a leather merchant, you won't be able to determine the provenance of the leather used in a particular pair of shoes.
post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
Thanks bengal-stripe.

When presented with a pair suede shoes, what are the leather qualities that I, a layman should look for to determine good quality suede leather? Perhaps there are a few rules of thumbs that I can use?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Shoe making Suede leather grades