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Are these Church's Chetwynd Bookbinder Leather or Calf?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by M Colleague, May 4, 2016.

  1. M Colleague

    M Colleague Member

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    Dear All,

    I've had these Church's Chetwynds (Custom Grade) for a few years now and recently read about how Church's uses both Bookbinder Leather and proper Calf.

    Is anybody able to tell what kind of leather this is? The one on the left is unpolished (after a few months of wear) and the one on the right is polished.

    I bought them "slightly used" so I don't have a receipt to check on.

    Thank you!



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  2. M Colleague

    M Colleague Member

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    Any leather experts here who can help? :)
     
  3. A Guy from Shanghai

    A Guy from Shanghai Well-Known Member

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    My vote is calf. Although the qulity of the calf looks just mediocre.
     
  4. JSFrieschskys

    JSFrieschskys Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. Calf, but probably not great. Bookbinder tends to be a little more shiny.
     
  5. dreamhope

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