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Veg retan isn't all that hard to find...maybe esp. on this side of the pond. But it isn't always oil-stuffed, so it can have a dry character or a waxy / greasy character. It is invariably made from older animals and as a result is not as dense as leather from younger animals (ie. calfskin) I suspect that's why it is tanned that way--skins from older animals can be quite 'loose' especially when chrome tanned. The veg tanned aspects firms it up...at least initially. It can be a good choice for shoes and boots esp. casual or work boots.

A lot of Horween leathers are from older animals and retanned.
 

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Veg retan isn't all that hard to find...maybe esp. on this side of the pond. But it isn't always oil-stuffed, so it can have a dry character or a waxy / greasy character. It is invariably made from older animals and as a result is not as dense as leather from younger animals (ie. calfskin) I suspect that's why it is tanned that way--skins from older animals can be quite 'loose' especially when chrome tanned. The veg tanned aspects firms it up...at least initially. It can be a good choice for shoes and boots esp. casual or work boots.

A lot of Horween leathers are from older animals and retanned.
Thank you very much for that, DW, it is very helpful. This leather does appear to be hot stuffed. I haven't seen (in shoes) a leather as thick as this but as supple. I am very happy with it and with the boots. Great to hear from you again and very best wishes, Munky.
 

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