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GJ Cleverley Pigskin Leather?

Eustace Tilley

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Love the look of the pigskin models they have on their bespoke gallery. Anyone ever use pigskin for bespoke shoes? Is it used primarily for casuals, or can one get a balmoral made up with pigskin as well?

As always, any pics would be appreciated.

ET
 

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I have pigskin gloves and it's particularly stiff/tough. Not sure how that would translate to shoes.
 

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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley
Love the look of the pigskin models they have on their bespoke gallery. Anyone ever use pigskin for bespoke shoes? Is it used primarily for casuals, or can one get a balmoral made up with pigskin as well?

As always, any pics would be appreciated.

ET


you, as one, who has the basics covered. go for it.

sorry no pics handy
 

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irrc lukcha has pigskin g&g..
 

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Originally Posted by Kuro
irrc lukcha has pigskin g&g..

Thanks - I'll do a search
 

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IIRC, Bic Pentameter has posted some lovely examples.
 

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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley
Love the look of the pigskin models they have on their bespoke gallery. Anyone ever use pigskin for bespoke shoes? Is it used primarily for casuals, or can one get a balmoral made up with pigskin as well?

As always, any pics would be appreciated.

ET


ET

not cleverley, but in the spirt of


i find they wear very simular to shell cordovan but they hold their shine much better, i would consider another pair in pig skin i love the black derby that G&G have as a BS sample

here are my trotters! Tan Pig Skin from G&G - Bespoke of course
Worn


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Originally Posted by Kuro
irrc lukcha has pigskin g&g..

yup!

Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley
Thanks - I'll do a search

no need to search - here i am
 

Eustace Tilley

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^ Thank you - those are lovely!
 

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Originally Posted by luk-cha
no need to search - here i am


bespoke alert system, ha
 

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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley
^ Thank you - those are lovely!

thx!

i like the pig skins alot, i know on the cleverley site they have some qtr brogues

i think it is much better to use skin with natural grain than enbosed calf depending on the embose of course

i think ed hayes did some wholecuts in pig skin too again with G&G
 

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Originally Posted by luk-cha
thx!

i like the pig skins alot, i know on the cleverley site they have some qtr brogues

i think it is much better to use skin with natural grain than enbosed calf depending on the embose of course

i think ed hayes did some wholecuts in pig skin too again with G&G


Do they take a shine as well as regular ol' calfskin?
 

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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley
Do they take a shine as well as regular ol' calfskin?

almost as good as regular calf, as mine are derby's i wont mirror shine them like i would oxfords, but they hold their shine so much better than shell
 

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Originally Posted by luk-cha
almost as good as regular calf, as mine are derby's i wont mirror shine them like i would oxfords, but they hold their shine so much better than shell

Got it - thanks for the info.
 

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