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i know what you mean but what was more important to me was the overall shoe color. I figured that with time, i will be able to make the toe less popping. Any tips guys? I'd prefer it a dark olive instead of the forest green.

I have a pair of cleverley's with a similar effect and I don't think that there is a way to reduce it over time (or if there is I haven't found it). Agree with PCK1 that if you are unhappy you should say something. It strikes me as inconsistent with the order.
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I have a pair of cleverley's with a similar effect and I don't think that there is a way to reduce it over time (or if there is I haven't found it). Agree with PCK1 that if you are unhappy you should say something. It strikes me as inconsistent with the order.


i'm actually okay with the extreme burnishing. I wore them to work today and got complements from kids to middle aged women, to 80 year olds. haha. What are the chances of that in one pair of shoes!

 

I think I'll keep them as is and see what happens to them overtime! 

 

I just need to focus on the small changes needed to my last for my next pair. 

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i'm actually okay with the extreme burnishing. I wore them to work today and got complements from kids to middle aged women, to 80 year olds. haha. What are the chances of that in one pair of shoes!

 

I think I'll keep them as is and see what happens to them overtime! 

 

I just need to focus on the small changes needed to my last for my next pair. 

 

Your other option is to polish the whole shoe with black and over time it will darken the green...but if you're happy with the contrast...let it be. 

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Your other option is to polish the whole shoe with black and over time it will darken the green...but if you're happy with the contrast...let it be. 


yea that makes sense too and I may do that over time. I was preferring the lighter olive color to the dark green but maybe overtime, I'll make them more like the GG British Racing Green after some solid darkening myself. 

 

Good idea and thanks!

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Mid-brown smooth calf or dark brown suede for my next pair of bespoke loafers by Koji Suzuki...thoughts?

 

Or maybe something more interesting? The intent is to have a very versatile pair of loafers that can comfortably be worn with everything from casual suits to informal outfits i.e., jeans/chinos sans jacket. 

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I have a pair of dark brown suede wholecut Norwegians and find them very versatile. I would think that would be true for loafers as well.
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Croc penny loafer. Koji makes a beautiful one and the price for his croc is a bargain compared to other makers.
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Croc penny loafer. Koji makes a beautiful one and the price for his croc is a bargain compared to other makers.

 

The dark brown croc penny loafer he has as a sample shoe is quite nice...

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I don't imagine smooth calf would have any advantages over suede (or vice versa) in terms of versatility. Depending on the kind of apron you get (if you get one at all), the stitching might look a little different though given the difference in nap and fiber structure.

I like the idea of an alligator penny, but imagine that won't be as versatile. Always liked these on Will.

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Suede gator looks good to me.
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G&G gator suede in black...taken from their website

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Mid-brown smooth calf or dark brown suede for my next pair of bespoke loafers by Koji Suzuki...thoughts?

Or maybe something more interesting? The intent is to have a very versatile pair of loafers that can comfortably be worn with everything from casual suits to informal outfits i.e., jeans/chinos sans jacket. 

I have both and wear the dark brown suede much more often. Goes better with "smart casual" IMO.
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I have both and wear the dark brown suede much more often. Goes better with "smart casual" IMO.

 

 

:fu:  I cannot begin to explain how much I hate that phrase.  

 

My vote is for suede @PCK1 

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I ended up going with an antiqued smooth calf mid-brown penny loafer.

 

I also ordered an adelaide similar to these in a "rusty" suede: 

 

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Anyone have experience with pigskin? @jerrybrowne tells me they're hard to break in, although Will said his were reasonably close to calf. Anyone else have experience?

I kind of like the texture.


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Anyone have experience with pigskin? @jerrybrowne tells me they're hard to break in, although Will said his were reasonably close to calf. Anyone else have experience?

I kind of like the texture.




Last time Cleverley was in town, they showed me samples of this faux pig that is actually a stamped calf.

http://www.aacrack.co.uk/annonay-pig-grain-half-calf

Very soft and nearly indistinguishable from pig. Personally not a fan of "faux" but could be a good alternative.
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