1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

Russian Leather shoes.....

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by MoosicPa, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

    Messages:
    2,899
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2009
    

    Did you see the beaver tail leather on that website?

    http://tripleskin.com/en/projects/beaver-tail/

    Has a look like pebblegrain. Sort of interesting.
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2015
  2. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    4,441
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2002
    Location:
    London, UK
    


    Yes, I saw it!

    Would make nice loafer with the apron in beaver tail and the rest of the shoe in smooth calf of the same colour. :D
     
  3. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

    Messages:
    2,899
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2009
    



    [​IMG]
     
  4. chogall

    chogall Senior member

    Messages:
    6,564
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2011
    

    How much does Cleverley's leather cost compare to this? Just curious.
     
  5. MoosicPa

    MoosicPa Senior member

    Messages:
    1,200
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    

    About 3x
     
  6. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

    Messages:
    8,602
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2004
    Out of curiosity, have any more hides been salvaged from the Catharina von Flensburg in recent years? I seem to recall having heard that although there were still plenty of hides in the wreck, salvage operations had been suspended for a good many years. I don't remember why, but I believe safety was an issue.
     
  7. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    4,441
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2002
    Location:
    London, UK
    That is my understanding. The wreck was discovered back in 1973 and up to maybe eight years ago the original group of divers visited the ship every summer to salvage more hides. But of course, those divers had gotten old, so those that remained stopped further visits, despite the fact that a considerable number of hides are still down there.

    The legal owner of the wreck is the Duke of Cornwall (Prince of Wales) and I believe there are no plans at the moment to grant permission to another team of divers. But of course, there might be a change in a number of years and there is always the possibility that the remaining hides gets harvested at some point in the future.

    After all, twenty or so more years at the bottom of Plymouth sound won't make a great deal of difference to the remaining stuff.
     
  8. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

    Messages:
    7,583
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    @bengal-stripe definitely knows more about this than me, but in addition to what he said, I think I remember reading somewhere that the remaining leathers are harder to get to. Essentially, those bags are all over the sunken ship and they've taken the "lowest hanging fruit." The stuff that's left requires a bit more risk to fetch out, so few people are willing to do the work.
     
  9. jodaghoda

    jodaghoda Member

    Messages:
    24
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2012
    Has anybody used the 'Old Russia' leather dressing that is available from Cleverley's for he Russian Leather? Does it significantly darken the leather? If yes, does the leather come back to its original colour? Thanks.
     
  10. zissou

    zissou Senior member

    Messages:
    7,508
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2008
    Location:
    too far from the sea
    I've had great success with light coats of Saphir Renovateur. You have to be careful to not let the leather dry out or it will start cracking pretty easily.
     
  11. Griffyndor

    Griffyndor Senior member

    Messages:
    1,146
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2011
    These are 7 years old. I wear them about once a week and I have them shined at work by a guy that uses kiwi wax. Nothing fancy. No expensive products. They seem to be just fine.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

    Messages:
    11,981
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    

    gorgeous pair
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by