- Mar 19, 2013
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Very nice! Maybe any refinements would detract from their essential brutalnessWaxy commander Bourton arrived today. Was my intention to have the mid soles lightened to maybe an antique finish and maybe change the eyelets? Beast mode shoe as is though.
I would have said yes, but there’s no variation in tone on the boot. The leather is described as Amber and it’s the same colour all over and the facings of it feel plastic. Also, it’s a very smooth leather, no grain to it whatsoever.Could it be ‘rub off leather’ ? https://www.leather-dictionary.com/index.php/Rub_off_leather_-_Rub_off_finish
I stand corrected, it’s pretty much how I felt about them too.
I had a pair of Grenson semi brogues in burgundy rub off. It was a dark burgundy corrected grain with areas where the finish had been lightly rubbed to a lighter burgundy colour.Right then, my thanks to you, I shall consider that sanction enough.
Grensons are currently selling their Fred boots in a Triple Welt leather sole, which I particularly like. I received them the other day and am now torn as to whether to keep them as the leather uppers feel as though they have a plasticised coating. It is described as “Rub Out” leather which I can find no clear definition for in the context of footwear. In furniture it seems it is just leather which has been painted in a fashion that will have areas that rub out to give greater tonality. This feels more like what I believe to be their Bookbinder leather without the hi-shine that leather tends to have and I’m not keen on the “false“ look of that. I’d rather polish for shine personally.
Any of you heard of this Rub Out leather and could tell me what it’s long term characteristics are? I like a leather that I can break in and becomes a part of me, not some wipe clean, ease of maintenance item.
They are otherwise a very nice boot. I like the Triple Welt, decent colour, good fit, ski hooks for top three eyelets (which my aging hips are grateful for) it’s just the Rub Out leather that concerns me.
I don’t think Grenson has enough of a following on Styleforum to have its own thread. Church’s, Cheaney, Loake, Alfred Sargent and Sanders have their own thread but are pretty quiet generally.I don’t want to continue abusing the hospitality of this Trickers thread for the occasions I have regarding questions re other makes. I have “yet another” Grenson related query. Could anyone direct me to an appropriate thread please? I am finding the leather descriptions cryptic on their products.
Mine arrived yesterday evening. TKMaxx always make you feel like a pauper so the box was dirty and battered and some scraps of tissue paper replaced the Tricker's shoe bags and polishing cloth.Very nice! Maybe any refinements would detract from their essential brutalness
Still waiting for mine to arrive, should be sometime today hopefully