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^^^ Nice looking shoes btw.... Are they Will's?
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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.

I suppose it depends on tannage, but all other things being equal, I can't think any reason it would be harder to break in than calf. In fact, my experience with pig (mostly with lining but some upper leather) is that the fiber mat is a little less dense than calf and so should be a bit easier.
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^^^ Nice looking shoes btw.... Are they Will's?

Actually don't know who they were made for, but I found the photo on Carreducker's website:

http://carreducker.blogspot.com/2012/03/unusual-upper.html
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My shoemaker sent me samples of his piggy skin, but advised against it. When bending the piece to simulate wear and creases, the leather turned ugly and stretched quickly. Likely much depends on the tanner and animal, though I do like to 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.


I think their blog says that this is real pig. The calf/antiqued/polka-dotted is part of the wholecuts below-- and rather sloppy looking, IMO.
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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.



I like the texture and would try it out.
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Hello All,

 

FYI, Mario Bemer will be holding a trunk show in NYC in June. For those interested, please email for appointments.

 

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FYI, Mario Bemer will be holding a trunk show in NYC in June. For those interested, please email for appointments.

Can I ask if you represent these brands? You've been posting things on here that seem to ride the line between impartial enthusiast and stockist/ brand promoter. It's hard to tell who on here has commercial interests nowadays.
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Can I ask if you represent these brands? You've been posting things on here that seem to ride the line between impartial enthusiast and stockist/ brand promoter. It's hard to tell who on here has commercial interests nowadays.

 

Not at all, your question and point is well taken. I could write out a lengthy explanation explaining myself but in the end, I don't know if that would absolve me in any way or make the post appear non-promotional.

 

I don't officially represent Mario Bemer in any way nor do I get any commercial benefits for having posted about their trunk show. It is purely of my own love for their brand, as I purchased their shoes a while back and truly enjoy everything about them. However, I do see that it comes off as looking promotional and I will definitely avoid posting in such ways going forward. 

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Received an update by my shoemaker as he finished lasting one of the two pairs in the work for me, the diamond punched captoe balmoral oxfords in Weinheimer box calf model I posted drawings and patterns before:

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And the second pairs, plain captoe Oxford, about to be lasted
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Lovely last marco, I like to see them finished.

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Lovely last marco, I like to see them finished.
Thanks Aristoi, the lasts are by Steven Lowe (ex JLSJ) @ Cispinians Ltd
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