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Museum Calf Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by wurger, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    Neutral or the same shade as the lighter colour would be the way to go, they not really contradicting.
     
  2. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    dddrees, looking forward to your pair in the future!
     
  3. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Thank you.
     
  4. FranceT

    FranceT Member

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    Hello, I speak for the new property of Ilcea, from january 2014.
    These are some photos of the real radica calf (museum for John Lobb) from the real Ilcea Tannery (now in production):
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    The other products from different tanneries are only surrogates of the original Radica.
     
  5. Ironist

    Ironist Senior member

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    Oh nice FranceT, thanks for posting. Can't wait to see new shoes on the market using this leather!
     
  6. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    Great thread! Cool that someone from Ilcea (FranceT) is posting too.
     
  7. Griffyndor

    Griffyndor Senior member

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    The Ilcea samples above are amazing. The bottom looks like "new gold", which I saw in the Lobb boutique a few weeks ago. It is incredible. Definitely will use it for my next lobbs.
     
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  8. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Wish there was a rep in the US.
     
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  9. FranceT

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    Hi, we're reorganizing the distribution of Ilcea and at the moment we haven't got a representative in the US. But we're going to have one soon.
    I have written to you in private message for more information.
     
  10. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    Thanks for the confirmation, the original radica calf is indeed very beautiful!
     
  11. woolymammoth

    woolymammoth Senior member

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    Dark brown museum...

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  12. gyasih

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    Thanks, Fellas
     
  13. laufer

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    FranceT, Thank you dropping by, may I know what is the name of this color? It looks wonderful. I would like to know when I am ready to order shoes in Radica calf. In fact SF member @NORE had a pair made in this color, he is selling them now. Here is one picture of his shoes and the link to the others. [​IMG] http://www.styleforum.net/t/383164/alfred-sargent-radica-or-museum-calf-wholecut-size-uk12f
     
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    and my contribution....JL Vale and plum museum?

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  16. cgo

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    and my (ex) JL Tudor

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  17. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    thanks guys, great styles on the museum calf
     
  18. FranceT

    FranceT Member

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    This color is now called Rust by our tannery, but various shoemakers use different name for this.
     
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    Hi, i've browse through Ilcea new website and found that are two radica types with burnished (Betis Radica) and glazed leather (Radica)
    Could you help explain the difference??
    Thanks
     
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    Bodie from the Anthony Cleverley line
     
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