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post #2101 of 2219

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post #2102 of 2219
Which of these two tanneries produces better quality calf skins Ilcea or Annonay? I was wondering between the quality difference between the two in burnishing and their regular calf skins.
post #2103 of 2219
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Which of these two tanneries produces better quality calf skins Ilcea or Annonay? I was wondering between the quality difference between the two in burnishing and their regular calf skins.

I suppose it depends on what you're looking for but Annonay is one of the premier calf tanneries in the world.

Right after Ilcea reorganized I got some swatches from them. I never followed up...FWIW.
post #2104 of 2219
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I suppose it depends on what you're looking for but Annonay is one of the premier calf tanneries in the world.

Right after Ilcea reorganized I got some swatches from them. I never followed up...FWIW.

How were their swatches?
post #2105 of 2219
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How were their swatches?

Again, this was in a period of transition and things may have changed but the fact that I never followed up might tell you all you need to know. It's wasn't anywhere near the quality of the Annonay, IOW.

IMO...
post #2106 of 2219
I have a belt made of Annonay calf. My untrained eye cannot discern anything especially extraordinary about it, but it has held my pants up when buckled so I have no complaints. I would certainly consider another. I happen to be wearing the belt today - it is one of the grained Annonays made by Equus.
post #2107 of 2219

I have a pair in Ilcea's crust calf (the burnishable one), and I find them lovely (supple and fine creases instead of pipes; but I'm a mere consumer of course :)). 

The transition may have had something to do with the substandard hides (http://www.styleforum.net/t/381403/ilcea-tannery-restart)


Edited by sleepyinsanfran - 1/14/16 at 11:09am
post #2108 of 2219
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Originally Posted by sleepyinsanfran View Post
 

I have a pair in Ilcea's crust calf (the burnishable one), and I find them lovely (supple and fine creases instead of pipes; but I'm a mere consumer of course :)). 

The transition may have had something to do with the substandard hides (http://www.styleforum.net/t/381403/ilcea-tannery-restart)

I understand they both have very good leathers and taning processes.  Annonay is well known for their box calf leather here.  Maybe Ilcea works more with crust and museum calf leathers.  Different tanneries with good quality product (and different grades of course).  Both are references in the industry nowadays.

post #2109 of 2219

I posted these pics of my new Meermin Linea Maestro shoes in the Meermin forum, and Zapasman suggested I consult the experts in this Leather quality forum. There are several significant raised spots on the left shoe that don't wipe away. Do you all know if this is a fixable issue? They are clearly visible from afar, and I feel like I should return them if they can't be fixed. Thanks for your advice.

 

 

post #2110 of 2219
Hard to analyze from a photo but at first glance i suspect that these are not part of the leather but rather the "finish."

The finish in this case is a "paint job" of acrylic and either there was debris on the leather (or shoe) before the finish was applied or the applicator (spray gun apparatus) was clogged.
post #2111 of 2219
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

Hard to analyze from a photo but at first glance i suspect that these are not part of the leather but rather the "finish."

The finish in this case is a "paint job" of acrylic and either there was debris on the leather (or shoe) before the finish was applied or the applicator (spray gun apparatus) was clogged.

I was just about to say the same thing and then saw your post. Yes it appears to be the finishing.
post #2112 of 2219
Looks like sploshes of glue or blacking. What have you tried wiping it with? Try gently rubbing with a good quality pencil eraser. Crepe sole rubber would be ideal, but I doubt you'd have any odd but laying around.
post #2113 of 2219
By the by, is there a topic on finishes on Styleforum already? I'd like to know more about the methods used to finish a piece of leather during or after tanning.
post #2114 of 2219
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By the by, is there a topic on finishes on Styleforum already? I'd like to know more about the methods used to finish a piece of leather during or after tanning.

I second that. There seems to be tons of finishes around. It would be interesting to hear some of the pros and cons as well as busting some of the myths about them. I wish tanners were more active on forums...
post #2115 of 2219

DWFII & mw313, thanks for teaching me about the finish. That definitely could be the issue. ntempleman, I've just tried wiping it with a shoe mitt cloth. I didn't want to use anything too harsh, but I will try an eraser and see if that helps smooth it down.

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