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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Oyaji, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    Here are some close up shots of the leather:

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  2. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    I see lots of pores. Top grain or full grain. I can't imagine they put all that care of construction and finishing into anything but full grain materials.

    They certainly know how to airbrush some dye. I get that not everyone loves this effect. And when it's done poorly it can indeed look pretty bad.

    However, everything I've seen from Meccariello so far looks great to me.
     
  3. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    "it is box calf natural,not finish from tannery."
     
  4. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    Boots. Big Boots.

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  5. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    That high-gloss finish is very popular in Italian shoes. Lattanzi loves to make the leather shine, and his leather is sublime.
     
  6. Jhors2

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    Wow Malford, congrats on the boots as well, the suede looks brilliant.
     
  7. Gdot

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    The boots look great. I would think they will be good for wet London winter weather. Big commando sole will keep you up off the sidewalks/wet and dark suede can take a lot of abuse and still look presentable.
     
  8. jhcam8

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    ^ Very nice - ditto the previous comments.
     
  9. foiegras

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    This is my Italigente - Double Monks, which I love.
     
  10. mcarthur

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  11. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    Mad skills, Meccariello is an artisan through and through.
     
  12. ThinkDerm

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    I call it like I see it.

    Obviously it is not corrected grain. Sure does look that way though with the high gloss finish.
     
  13. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    this is why I prefer matte finished leather.
     
  14. hendrix

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    It's also becuase we're used to seeing aniline dyed leather, not crust leather. If you check out the leather St Crispin uses it has a similar look to it.

    Also, the glossyness is just part of the way the Italians finish their shoes; it's seen as good customer service. It comes off in a few wearings so it's not a big deal if you don't like it.
     
  15. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    exactly.
     
  16. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    I hate it when it flakes off though.

    Santoni does this - and it looks great initially, but wears/flakes off easily.
     
  17. hendrix

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    Hmmm, i've never owned a pair of santonis. The Italian shoes I have didn't end up flaking, they just sorta became a bit more matte as the polish dulled down.

    I guess it depends what they use to give the glossy finish.
     
  18. NAMOR

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    Finally. Wanted this boot for a while..

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  19. Gdot

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    For this you must die.

    I lost an ebay bid for a pair of these this week.

    I'm not sure I can muster up the energy to face another day..............:cry:
     
  20. NAMOR

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    Why was their bidding?!? The BIN was decent to begin with :(
     

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