Pin Grain Leather for Shoes- Input and Feedback Appreciated

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ThinkDerm, Nov 27, 2015.

Which color pingrain would you choose for a butterfly loafer?

  1. Chestnut

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  2. Dark Brown

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  3. Black

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  4. None

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  1. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    Dear SF community,

    I am strongly considering ordering MTO Dark Brown or Chestnut Pin Grain butterfly "piecrust" loafers, and I am seeking feedback regarding the quality/properties of this leather.

    To my understanding, Pingrain leathers are splits (http://www.winstonleather.com/UI/Informations.aspx?i=t) and are therefore thinner than full grain / full thickness leather.

    My question is, how do these leathers hold up over time? Here are a few examples of shoes made up in pin grain that have been posted on SF (I think they look great):

    Some Pin Grain Swatch options (http://www.gazianogirling.com/pages/made-to-order)

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    GAZIANO & GIRLING CHUKKA - ARRAN IN CHESTNUT PIN GRAIN
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    http://www.styleforum.net/t/504460/...grain-tg73-last-size-8d-uk-narrow-width/0_100

    EG Dover - Pingrain:
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    GG Hove Pingrain:
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    http://www.styleforum.net/t/236162/...-purchases-pictures-etc/2200_100#post_5041747

    What are your thoughts? Any pingrain insights?

    Appreciate any input.
     


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    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    Edward Green Plymouth in Brandy Pin Grain. I wonder if Brandy pin grain is the same color as chestnut pin grain/
     


  3. Andy57

    Andy57 Senior member

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    I have a pair of these. They seem like pretty sturdy shoes to me, much as expect EGs to be. The color is not what I would call chestnut, but does have a touch of red. It's a warmer brown, rather than cooler.
     


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    do you love them with the touch of red in it? do you have any photos of your pair? curious as to how they appear made up. Appreciated!
     


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