Corrected Grain Leather

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  1. trajan

    trajan Senior member

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    Why does the inferior quality leather have to be corrected? What is it that makes it inferior?

    --trajan
     


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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Why does the inferior quality leather have to be corrected? What is it that makes it inferior?

    --trajan


    The "correction" is to hide the visible flaws.
     


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    The "correction" is to hide the visible flaws.

    Such as?
     


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    Willsw Senior member

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    It would be interesting to see shoes made from uncorrected leather that would typically become corrected grain.
     


  5. crazyquik

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    Tick marks.

    Barb wire scratches.

    Wrinkles and moles maybe.

    In today's market of faux finishes and distressed hardware, furniture, and clothing being sold at premiums, there might actually be a market for these inferior leathers coupled with really relieved finishes.
     


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    Teacher Senior member

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    Remember, too, that there is a practical advantage to CG leather: it requires far less care. The vast majority of us around here don't give a zebra's ass about that (I actually enjoy polishing my shoes), but most men don't want to do so, and a good many don't even think about it. Unscuffed CG doesn't require such upkeep. (Scuffed, well....)
     


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    Don't make the mistake of scuffing them at all or breaking the surface because the finish cannot be repaired.
     


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    was wondering about this myself, thanks for the info.
     


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