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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 

Hello everybody I speak for the property of Gruppo Vecchia Toscana SpA, tanning group of primary importance in Europe, I'm glad to announce you that the company has taken the management of Ilcea Tannery since 01/01/2014.

The entire technical staff of Ilcea still work for the tannery and all the historical articles are now available for production. 

The entire production starts now from top quality raw calf hides (european origin), while, in the last years, the old Ilcea because of its financial problems, was forced to buy wet blue hides from many different origins and this fact caused some quality problems. 

I think that this is an extremely good news for all the lovers of top end shoes, because Ilcea calf leather is unique.

I hope that Ilcea can return to the glories of the past and you will be able to buy top end shoes with Ilcea leather.

This is the website of Vecchia Toscana Group (you can also see a video of our plant and our productive process): http://www.gruppovecchiatoscana.com/htm.htm

While this is the new website of Ilcea (is under construction, soon you will be able to see all the articles): http://www.ilceaconceria.it/

For any question or doubt you can contact me in PM 

post #2 of 18
Thread Starter 

Finally online new Ilcea website with the complete collection of top quality calf leather articles: http://www.ilceaconceria.it/

post #3 of 18
That’s great news.

What do you mean, "two-way suede" or "two-way effect"?
http://www.english.ilceaconceria.it/Camosci.htm
http://www.english.ilceaconceria.it/Vendome.htm


Do you have any specific reason for discontinuing horsehide?

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post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 

-Maybe the first page of Suede is not really correct. With two-way we would describe the effect of two different shades given by the hair of the calfskin.

 

-We discontinued horsehide because it is a marginal and very difficult business in which Ilcea doesn't have a good know how, so we decided to concentrate our efforts in the core business of calf leather, in which Ilcea has a very strong know how.

post #5 of 18
Thanks for your reply.

Here is Belgravia (reverse suede) by a shoe retailer KOKON.

http://kokontrip.exblog.jp/21831438/
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From top to bottom : Nero, Graphite (gray), French Blu, New Grape (wine), Terra (rusty red), Pernice (olive), Tobacco

Terra
http://kokontrip.exblog.jp/22073644/
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French Blu
http://kokontrip.exblog.jp/22104338/
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e0072660_1515437.jpg

Nero
http://kokontrip.exblog.jp/22116314/
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Tobacco
http://kokontrip.exblog.jp/22128646/
e0072660_1801638.jpg
e0072660_1822039.jpg

New Grape
http://kokontrip.exblog.jp/22281392/
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post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by VegTan View Post

Thanks for your reply.

Here is Belgravia (reverse suede) by a shoe retailer KOKON.

http://kokontrip.exblog.jp/21831438/
e0072660_177292.jpg
e0072660_17811100.jpg
e0072660_17104890.jpg
From top to bottom : Nero, Graphite (gray), French Blu, New Grape (wine), Terra (rusty red), Pernice (olive), Tobacco

Terra
http://kokontrip.exblog.jp/22073644/
e0072660_16535784.jpg
e0072660_1655866.jpg
e0072660_16562658.jpg

French Blu
http://kokontrip.exblog.jp/22104338/
e0072660_15162341.jpg
e0072660_1515437.jpg

Nero
http://kokontrip.exblog.jp/22116314/
e0072660_1618671.jpg

Tobacco
http://kokontrip.exblog.jp/22128646/
e0072660_1801638.jpg
e0072660_1822039.jpg

New Grape
http://kokontrip.exblog.jp/22281392/
e0072660_1772756.jpg
e0072660_1794129.jpg

 

Thank you VegTan!

 

Beautiful photos!!!

post #7 of 18
Wow, those are all wonderful colors.
post #8 of 18
That Nero suede is hawt.
post #9 of 18

Justin Fitzpatrick aka The Shoe Snob

 

"A Trip To Ilcea Leather Tannery"

http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2014/09/a-trip-to-ilcea-leather-tannery.html

 

Good article about Ilcea tannery.:fonz:

 


Edited by BespokeMakers - 9/29/14 at 6:24am
post #10 of 18

Japanese Bespoke Shoemaker,Atsushi Qnai of il Quadrifoglio

His representative works of art made from Ilcea Leather.

 

Photos from http://ilquadrifoglio-kobe.com/

                   http://ilquadrifoglio.tumblr.com/

                   Japanese Shoes:Bespoke & RTW Super Thread

   

post #11 of 18

Where can one purchase smaller quantities of Ilcea leather? I am looking to supply a bespoke shoe maker that resides in Warsaw, Poland. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! 

post #12 of 18
Does anyone in this company actually read emails or reply here?
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by onijo84 View Post

Does anyone in this company actually read emails or reply here?


+1, I am interested in samples for a bespoke shoe project i have. 

post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by PSNY View Post
 

Where can one purchase smaller quantities of Ilcea leather? I am looking to supply a bespoke shoe maker that resides in Warsaw, Poland. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! 

 

You'll have better luck emailing or calling a leather merchant such as AA Crack and asking for some Ilcea crust calf. I'm sure there are other merchants in mainland europe as well

post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by sleepyinsanfran View Post
 

 

You'll have better luck emailing or calling a leather merchant such as AA Crack and asking for some Ilcea crust calf. I'm sure there are other merchants in mainland europe as well


I have looked through the AA crack website. There are some nice leathers, but no Ilcea radica (museum calf), or crust calf. If you know of any other merchants please do share them.

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