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Russian Leather shoes.....

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by MoosicPa, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Well-Known Member

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    how much does G&G charge for their russian reindeer shoes?
     
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    appreciate your insight gentlemen. thank you agjiffy for the photos as well. I really like the adelaide throat-shape and last shape of your Cleverleys. Agree about the heel counters having room for improvement. Also, I feel that they should have had the counter line up with the heel better, not overshoot it. The edge dressing is not cool - have you tried removing the dressing with reno or other products?
     
  3. Griffyndor

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    I've used reno but not specifically to remove the dressing. I wasn't aware that might work but if so I will try it. Thanks
     
  4. MoosicPa

    MoosicPa Well-Known Member

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  5. ThinkDerm

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    rubbing alcohol will also remove edge dressing on the leather. use a q-tip and caution. @NAMOR
     
  6. ThinkDerm

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    @MoosicPa other posters are saying G&G has access to 1786 leather. also - how did you order from N&L?
     
  7. NAMOR

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    Yeeeeee russian reindeer patch found on mettacatherina
     
  8. ThinkDerm

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    lol @NAMOR :slayer:

    that patch is not the real thing, just a duplicate hatchgrained leather.
     
  9. MoosicPa

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    New & Lingwood did a LE RTW line about 10 years ago. The shoes I have are from that run. They are no longer available through N&L. Last year I asked Simon Baker (casemaker) to make me a Russian Leather briefcase made form the 1786 leather. He was able to secure enough of the leather for the case, but was informed that it would be the last available as the diver who was bringing it up retired 2 years ago, and the last of the recovered hides were bought by Cleverley.

    Now G&G may have some of the 1786 leather in their stock, but I know other makers use a leather that resembles the original Russian tanned leather, but is not made using the lost tanning process. St. Crispin's uses a faux Russian leather, which is very nice and much softer than the 1786 leather. I have a pair of St. C's boots of Russian Leather and shell.

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    Wtf are you talking about? That was a custom patch I had made from the real deal leather for the RRL chino contest.

    Leather is really dark and extremely stiff. Felt brittle initially but after conditioning is fine
     
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  11. ThinkDerm

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    Didn't know that RRL had MC 1786 leathers. Tell me more. :)
     
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  13. MoosicPa

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    I pulled up some Google pics of the G&G Russian Leather on the Shoes-Aritrocat Blog, and as he says it "looks like Russian reindeer". It appears to be faux.
     
  14. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Well-Known Member

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    That's what I thought.
     
  15. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Well-Known Member

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    Then I saw this. :bounce2:
     
  16. MoosicPa

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    I assembled my collection of 1786 Russian Leather shoes, bags and assorted other goods..... I assembled the collection on the table, left the room to get my camera, and when I walked back in the smell of the Russian Leather was wonderfully overpowering.....


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  17. ThinkDerm

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    what's the captoe on the right?
     
  18. ThinkDerm

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    tried for balmoral boots, not enough of the leather left.
     
  19. MoosicPa

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    Who did you try?
     
  20. ThinkDerm

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    And there's the rub.
     

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