Church's Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Closer, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. othertravel

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    Not sure if they're corrected grain. I sure hope not. My Dubai's are in Nevada Calf. It came with a pamphlet about Nevada and no mention of corrected grain nor binder there. Will try to post a pic of the pamphlet.

    The leather seems matte and I can see tiny pores, much like the photos in Selfridges, so I'm leaning towards it not being corrected/binder.
     
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    Consuls ready to be polished so I figured I would take a pic. I am not an expert on the binder leather pros and cons but it seems to age well.
     
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    I am very curious about what Church's pamphlet on Nevada Calf says. To me, the Nevada Calf seems "softer" than the binder. Is that your experience as well?
     
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    PSA. Barneys has had some Church's on sale. See their website for the shoes like the Dubai, Edgeware, City line. Probably around 40% off. (I have no affiliation to Barneys)
     
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    Church's Grafton Ebony Nevada Calf
     
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    More Ebony Nevada Calf. I am not sure what makes Church's call the leather "Nevada Calf" but it acts a little like pull-up leather (although I have other Church's that are described as Pull-up leather so I assume that Nevada means something else)
     
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    Hi - I have just bought a pair of Church's Dubai in black. They seem fairly shiny to me; is this likely to mean that they are binder?

    Thanks
     
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    Look at the description on the outside of the shoe box. It will state whether the shoes are made of calf or polished binder
     
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    Apologies for replying late. Here are the crappy photos of the pamphlet. To me, the way it was written suggests that it is NOT binder.
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    I have no experience with Church's binder so I cannot compare if the Nevada is softer.
     
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    Thanks! Mine is missing the pamphlet so this is really helpful!
     
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    Hello

    I have a couple of Church's in Nevada Calf (Grafton and Consul), they are not binder leather. Very nice, consistent leather.

    For the record, I hate polish binder, or binder or brush off or any kind of leather that has a synthetic coating. Maybe is very useful for rainy places or for jobs that expose the shoes to water, but I find it horrible. I have a pair of Barker shoes that are made from binder leather and had applied bleach and mineral turpentine to remove the coating, none of any method worked at 100%.
     
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    Thanks for that info.
    I am curious - what effect did the bleach and turpentine have on your Barkers? Did they discolor the leather?
     
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    Yes, the leather is a bit discoloured, not much. The synthetic coating is still there, still worth a try.
     

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