Originally Posted by tchoy
Congrats on your first pair of Saint Crispins, those look sweet! Details on the leather?
Its am embossed calf leather.. SC refers to it as TCK.. not sure what it stands for..
here's the descriptions of some of the calf leather SC offers...
VNA French aniline-dyed calfskin. The colours 072, 074, 076 can be additionally tamponed on the last, thereby acquiring an antique finish.
TCK Embossed calfskin. May also be tamponed on request.
CRA – Calf Crust This specialist term is used to denote leather after it has been tanned and dyed in the vat but before it has been finished (“prepared”). The “preparation” consists to ironing the crust, embossed, waxed or shined so that it receives its final characteristics and appearance. Our CRUST IS 1.2mm thick. All preparation takes place in our workshops. For obvious reasons we cannot give precise details of the process here, though in essence the crust is treated—in a number of steps—using colouring tinctures and waxes until a deep, transparent shine with the typical antique effect is achieved. CRUST is surface-sealed with wax alone so that its suppleness and high degree of wearing comfort is maintained. Since most of the work stages are carried out on the finished shoe, slight differences of colour cannot be avoided. For shoe care, generally available shoe polish is needed.