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post #136 of 187
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Originally Posted by Nikola View Post
 

chogall, For example, nearest JL store is like 3 states away from me (Im not in the US) .. Not everyone is in a position to browse their sample book.

Ironist, even if someone here upload the photos, it won't mean much to you, as the Museum Calf color are really hard to catch on camera, also the leather differs from batch to batch .. depends where the photo was taken (indoor, outdoor, bright day light, sunny day, rainy day ... ) all these factor dramatically affect the appearance of the Museum color.

 

I know ;(  The nearest JL store is 6 hours of driving away from me.

 

It's also very hard to capture the color of museum calf.

 

Here are two pictures of some of the swatches in the book.  Color is really fucked BTW, I don't know how to take pictures or get the color right especially under store lighting.

 

Black, Pewter, Dark Brown, Parisian, Pale Gray, New Gold

 

Deep Red, Plum, Chestnut, Forest Green, Red, Cream, Dark Brown Lightweight, Cashew, Sky Blue

post #137 of 187
^There is a setting for Fluorescent or Incandescent under settings, it's helps with colors under store lights.

Thank you
post #138 of 187
Awaiting delivery of my brand new Chester mox wallet;) not sure if this is Ilcea's museum calf or not, but it is beautiful and the folks there are really great to work with!

Just finalizing a little detail though, trying to cover up the snap button as I prefer it unexposed.

Can't wait!



post #139 of 187
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post
 

 

Go to JL store at NYC or Irvine and ask for leather sample book. 

 

I remember seeing leather sample book at Leather Soul as well.

SCP in Costa Mesa, not Irvine

post #140 of 187

Just to liven up the thread...X-posting from Vass thread (quoting myself)


 

Originally Posted by agedashidofu View Post
 

Latest Kop from Vass - U Last V-Cap Adelaide in Brown Museum Calf (Tannery: Bonaudo)

 

Got these ordered before I knew that Ilcea was back in business (would've waited otherwise.)  However, I'm quite pleased w/ the outcome.  Looks really mottled.  I've also included a comparison picture w/ Meermin's plum museum calf from Haas (which looks more misty & subtle than mottled.)  At one point, Vass was using Haas for their museum calf, but then decided to change to Bonaudo (I believe it's the right decision.)

 

Can't wait to wear them.  This one will find its maiden voyage first thing Monday morning!

 

 

 

 

post #141 of 187
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Vass U cap on U last, brown museum







post #142 of 187

@agedashidofu are these called brown museum calf? or is it called the new gold museum calf from Bonaudo? 

post #143 of 187
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@agedashidofu
 are these called brown museum calf? or is it called the new gold museum calf from Bonaudo? 

Brown museum calf
post #144 of 187

Quite possibly it's the Parisian Brown Museum, only differently called in VASS .. It looks almost identical to mine Lopez in Parisian Brown ..

post #145 of 187

@agedashidofu thanks! the mottling is indeed very beautiful! 

 

@Nikola i don't think its the parisian brown, my lobbs are parisian brown and they don't look like that. this brown museum calf from vass looks even better in my opinion, especially with the very prominent mottling!

post #146 of 187

I see. However, we all know that the leather differ greatly from batch to batch.

IMO, the mentioned leather is too "open shade of brown" to be the Dark Brown Museum, and doesn't have the orange tone to be the New Gold Museum .. So I thought it might be the Parisian .. Many factors are involved of course, so it's a tricky to tell from a photo ..

post #147 of 187
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I see. However, we all know that the leather differ greatly from batch to batch.


IMO, the mentioned leather is too "open shade of brown" to be the Dark Brown Museum, and doesn't have the orange tone to be the New Gold Museum .. So I thought it might be the Parisian .. Many factors are involved of course, so it's a tricky to tell from a photo ..

+1

I actually ordered 2 @ the time, for myself and for my brother. His did not look as mottled. They really do vary from batch to batch
post #148 of 187

John Lobb William 2, Parisian museum calf

post #149 of 187
They are beautiful, the mottling is so prominent! How did you polish them like that???
post #150 of 187

They are brand new so i haven't used any polish yet, but i did do a light coat of Saphir Renovateur. 

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