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Corrected Grain Leather

post #1 of 8
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Why does the inferior quality leather have to be corrected? What is it that makes it inferior?

--trajan
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Why does the inferior quality leather have to be corrected? What is it that makes it inferior?

--trajan

The "correction" is to hide the visible flaws.
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The "correction" is to hide the visible flaws.

Such as?
post #4 of 8
It would be interesting to see shoes made from uncorrected leather that would typically become corrected grain.
post #5 of 8
Tick marks.

Barb wire scratches.

Wrinkles and moles maybe.

In today's market of faux finishes and distressed hardware, furniture, and clothing being sold at premiums, there might actually be a market for these inferior leathers coupled with really relieved finishes.
post #6 of 8
Remember, too, that there is a practical advantage to CG leather: it requires far less care. The vast majority of us around here don't give a zebra's ass about that (I actually enjoy polishing my shoes), but most men don't want to do so, and a good many don't even think about it. Unscuffed CG doesn't require such upkeep. (Scuffed, well....)
post #7 of 8
Don't make the mistake of scuffing them at all or breaking the surface because the finish cannot be repaired.
post #8 of 8
was wondering about this myself, thanks for the info.
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