- Nov 11, 2018
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I was told it was full grain leather too. Well, I haven't worn them more than 15-20 times (fit is good):
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Both yes and no. There are many different kinds of embossed grain leathers out there. We have the worst ones where one use hides of lower quality in all aspects where it gets synthetic surface treatment and then have the print embossed. We have grain leathers where the hides are of lower quality in all aspects where it's only buffed a bit and then have the embossed grain pattern. And then we have grain leathers who use hides of good quality apart from various cosmetics issues (scars, blemishes etc) which makes them not suitable to use for a smooth full grain leather, which have the embossing done to cover these. But the latter are more or less as good in quality as good smooth full grain calf, apart from the cosmetic parts. So it varies a lot, in the same way as the quality of smooth calf leathers varies a lot.Just a quick question, Jesper: wouldn't you say that, as a general rule, grained leather is of lower quality than smooth calf? Also, are there any leathers that are naturally grained? Thanks.
It's specific tanning agents used in the water during the tanning of the hides, which causes the hides to shrink. There's both natural and synthetic tanning agents used for this, the challenge is to get a good even "shrinkage" of the whole hides, so that the whole hide is relatively uniform in pattern depth and thickness.Thanks, Jesper. Very briefly, how is shrunken leather made? Is some kind of treatment applied to it to shrink it?
I'm sorry, but these look worse than some beat up shoes I find at thrift shops. This more or less is the last nail in the Morjas coffin. I Will most certainly not buy anything from them.
With all the incoming photos I guess this is correct. I was deceived by the good look of the shoes on their website and thought the quality is on a par.Crockett & Jones should not be mentioned with these. They are not at all comparable in terms of build quality and cost.
To be fair I think their suede is quite nice. I’m happy with my brown suede tassel loafers; the over all quality is good considering the price.With all the incoming photos I guess this is correct. I was deceived by the good look of the shoes on their website and thought the quality is on a par.