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shame that nowadays so few people give advice on forum.Bumping this old thread. (I've discovered that Rois leather is corrected grain leather btw). However, I have a question for those who have a lot of leather experience. How do you compare leathers? Say you're holding two different shoes in your hands. What would tell you that one used better leather than the other? How would a better leather feel compared to an inferior one?
Thank you. I had two shoes in my hands. One wax a brown boxcalf and the other was a brown French calf. I could not tell which was a higher quality. The boxcalf was firmer with finer pores with a slight waxy finish, but the French calf was softer and smoother.shame that nowadays so few people give advice on forum.
not an expert, just my 2 cents
most of time, i 'know' one is better when i touch it.
some years ago, people always describe a fine leather is buttery soft. when i first touch zilli seraphin jacket, and kiton lattanzi shoes, i know what they means.
in addition, the pores on fine skin is denser generally.
I’m not an expert on this but you seem to have hit the point I’d make here. Once you cross a certain threshold (usually price point) you are likely getting good leather. It was explained to me that you aren’t paying for the leather they use so much as the leather they don’t or can’t use - the waste.Thank you. I had two shoes in my hands. One wax a brown boxcalf and the other was a brown French calf. I could not tell which was a higher quality. The boxcalf was firmer with finer pores with a slight waxy finish, but the French calf was softer and smoother.