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C&J Antique Nubuck corrected grain?

HappymaN

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I've noticed in pictures that the C&J Antique Nubuck, featured in brown on the Tetbury boot, tends to crease rather significantly. I have confirmed with yfyf that these shoes crease more than any other shoe he has on the 348 last. Is it possible the "Antique Nubuck" is a code-word for corrected grain leather? In my experience, only corrected grain leather and cordovan crease this much. I have attached one of yfyf's photographs. Am considering a Tetbury purchase but the creasing is putting me off.
 

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Originally Posted by HappymaN
I've noticed in pictures that the C&J Antique Nubuck, featured in brown on the Tetbury boot, tends to crease rather significantly.

I have confirmed with yfyf that these shoes crease more than any other shoe he has on the 348 last. Is it possible the "Antique Nubuck" is a code-word for corrected grain leather? In my experience, only corrected grain leather and cordovan crease this much.

I have attached one of yfyf's photographs, I hope he does not mind.



Am considering a Tetbury purchase but the creasing is putting me off.


Assuming it's the same leather as my C&J Chelsea 5's it's definitely not corrected grain - just a very soft waxed nubuck. I don't get anywhere near that much creasing with the Chelsea's though, and what I do get largely disappears after a night on a shoe tree... I'm pretty sure they're the same leather. I'll try and grab a photo tonight.
 

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Yeah the nubuck on the Tetbury creases like crazy but the look suits the character of the shoe IMHO. I asked the staff in C&J about the leather and they confirmed it is indeed a waxed and rolled nubuck rather than Corrected Grain and that it is prone to the creasing. Interestingly I have had a coupel of people ask me if the boots were Cordovan.
 

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For comparison C&J Chelsea 5's in the same leather:



I think the flash emphasises the 'creases' more than they appear in real life. The shape of the Tetbury, and or the wax you use may make them appear more creased. The leather is incredibly soft and malleable.
 

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