Originally Posted by Andre Yew
I believe that the antiqued finishes generally use crust leathers, while the non-antique ones use aniline or something else. FWIW, 2 of 3 of my bespoke orders from them have used crust, while the third is aniline. It seems that all the shoe makers have access to the same leathers, so I don't think there is any exclusivity in that respect.
On the question of aniline vs. crust, I was referring to the RTW offerings of G&G. My reference that G&G primarily uses aniline leathers for their RTW comes from one of their retailers. Again, there are no real advantages of one over the other, and its simply a matter of personal preference.