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post #211 of 239
Fosters charges an extra 380 pounds premium for this Dean Girling of G&G and Clifford Roberts both refused to do it for me. Dean mentioned tests at replicating it (& trying milder fading methods) weakened the leather's strength & durability (causing cracks and tears)
post #212 of 239
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Foo, I thought you liked Lobb's black museum calf? Or do I have that confused?

Do I? Maybe I do. I don't really remember what it looks like.
post #213 of 239
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(causing cracks and tears)

Who was crying?

It can be done using alcohol, acetone and bleach, any of which can weaken the integrity of the leather. But if you follow the stripping agent with conditioner, lots of it in multiple applications, there should be no long-term effects. I tried it on a pair of black calf Aldens of no great sentimental value and they came out quite beautifully. I polished them brown, which naturally has a lot of dark-to-black shadings in places.

The better way is just to wear them, avoid black polish and let them be exposed to sunshine as you walk about in the world. Genuine patina.
post #214 of 239
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Do I? Maybe I do. I don't really remember what it looks like.

I could be remembering wrong. But I recall being surprised by it.
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I'm ordering my next shoes from JLP this month. Maybe you can swing by and give me some advice.

- M


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Give you advice? On shoes? I can advise you on thermodynamics while I'm at it.


^ Since I didn't get any advice from my fellow SFers, I went with what I wear most next - Chelsea, a.k.a. Military, Boots.

Have to give Kudos to the folks at JLP, they made me a trial boot even though I already have a last on file with them.

Good with denim; J'adore Dior.

- M

Oh, the picture styling is for Ed, since he's collecting pictures of my Yeggies . . . .
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post #217 of 239
Those are some serious boots. I don't recall ever seeing JLP doing that type of waist/sole treatment but I haven't exactly seen a lot of JLP's either. Enjoy and wear in good health.
post #218 of 239
^ Thanks, Ed.

With JLP the material and make are without comparison.

They are open to idiosyncratic designs as well, although the end products [what I have seen] of their bespoke program have a timeless quality about them.

- M
post #219 of 239
Wonderful to see ↓ the workshop from where these things of beauty are made . . .



- M
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the more I see these, the more I appreciate them. I really like the balance of it overall, the width of the vamp in relation to the waist and the size and cut of the heel. Many of the fancier shoes here I find don't have this down, they have very elongated vamps, super thin waists and those bias cut heels. It's like every part of the shoe is over engineered. This looks like a normal chelsea boot at first blush, and then as you look closer you start appreciating the small details that went into it. It's not in your face, and I like that.
post #221 of 239
looks awesome!
post #222 of 239
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the more I see these, the more I appreciate them. I really like the balance of it overall, the width of the vamp in relation to the waist and the size and cut of the heel. Many of the fancier shoes here I find don't have this down, they have very elongated vamps, super thin waists and those bias cut heels. It's like every part of the shoe is over engineered. This looks like a normal chelsea boot at first blush, and then as you look closer you start appreciating the small details that went into it. It's not in your face, and I like that.

you nailed it...
post #223 of 239
I need more perspectives.

Thinking about this one, the Mogador, for my next . . .

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but can't decide whether to do it in black or black-brown calf, or dark grey suede.

Your thoughts? Calf too plain? Suede with more character?

- M
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I need more perspectives.

Thinking about this one, the Mogador, for my next . . .

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but can't decide whether to do it in black or black-brown calf, or dark grey suede.

Your thoughts? Calf too plain? Suede with more character?

- M

do it as pictured - looks great!
post #225 of 239
Also consider

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Calf might be more tolerant of stains than suede if you intend to wear them on rounds. Also consider buffalo or kudu for more surface interest.
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