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Love this, subtle texture
AM labels this also as peccary leather. The peccary is an animal that ressembles a wild boar and belongs to the pig family. I have a pair of gloves in peccary leather, it is supple and durable at the same time but the grain is quite sensible to moisture. The grainy surface with open pores and scars just adds to the overall character of this leather.
 

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AM labels this also as peccary leather. The peccary is an animal that ressembles a wild boar and belongs to the pig family. I have a pair of gloves in peccary leather, it is supple and durable at the same time but the grain is quite sensible to moisture. The grainy surface with open pores and scars just adds to the overall character of this leather.
If it really is peccary then I’m curious how it is treated. I have peccary gloves and they are so smooth that I have a hard time imagining it on shoes
 

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If it really is peccary then I’m curious how it is treated. I have peccary gloves and they are so smooth that I have a hard time imagining it on shoes
I have two pair if peccary shoes from Gravati. Seriously soft. It’s a great, if under used, leather.
 

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@Notch

Re: pigskin - quite honestly I’m not sure. I’ve seen Meccariello use it in several shoes and always loved the look of it. Seems like a cool leather for quite a few makeups. See for example here:

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I have two pair if peccary shoes from Gravati. Seriously soft. It’s a great, if under used, leather.
I have a pair of shoes in Peccary. Brogue oxfords in Reddish Brown (like Color 4 Cordovan). Extremely soft Leather as others have mentioned. Low maintenance with only minimal brushing required. The grain is slightly more pronounced than pictures let on.

Here, it looks like a small grained leather. Like Alpine you can say. In person, it is more like a Utah grained leather or Inca. I shoot you an email of some pictures made up in the leather.
 

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I would be in favor for a Burgundy HW SpTD using this leather. Would you guys expect anything less 🤣.

Beware. This probably would up the cost considerably. @Notch can confirm or deny that.
 

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The peccary I've seen from Enzo Bonafe is super supple but way larger grain, almost English/London grain. I was wondering whether peccary could be used for an entire shoes, as the EB boots only use it on the shaft.
 

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The peccary I've seen from Enzo Bonafe is super supple but way larger grain, almost English/London grain. I was wondering whether peccary could be used for an entire shoes, as the EB boots only use it on the shaft.
I DM'd you but yes they can be made up as a whole shoe. As you mentioned, the grain is more inline with an English grain.
 

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Peccary can be chrome tanned or veg tanned which makes quite a difference in the finishing of the leather.
 

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I have sent out a couple of email to enquire about pigskin. I agree that pigskin should be soft, but I can not start using glove-leather for shoes. The leather might tear at the seams. A certain degree of strength is necessary. As @Meyboom points out, the tanning is the decisive factor. When you go to leather fairs such as Lineapelle, you even find alligator and crocodile that is tanned as glove leather, as soft and pliable as a piece of fabric.

edited, as I have sent out emails for actual pigskin, not peccary. I have a source for peccary but I believe it will be too soft.
 
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The peccary I've seen from Enzo Bonafe is super supple but way larger grain, almost English/London grain. I was wondering whether peccary could be used for an entire shoes, as the EB boots only use it on the shaft.
They can’t be used for wholecuts or other designs that require large pieces. I have a pair of Gravati austerity brogues that are all peccary.
 

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I don't think the "pig skin" used by AM and GG is peccary, since you can have large pieces, see below a recent post of a wholecut by LuYang
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I don't think the "pig skin" used by AM and GG is peccary, since you can have large pieces, see below a recent post of a wholecut by LuYang
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G&G’s pigskin is pigskin, not peccary. But the wholecut in that pic looks like peccary to me. Interesting. Notch will recall when I came to him a while back looking to do a Chelsea in black Utah (which he beautifully created) my original quest was for a Chelsea in peccary, but everyone I approached told me peccary didn’t come in pieces large enough for a wholecut design and was better suited to pieced designs.
 

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G&G’s pigskin is pigskin, not peccary. But the wholecut in that pic looks like peccary to me. Interesting. Notch will recall when I came to him a while back looking to do a Chelsea in black Utah (which he beautifully created) my original quest was for a Chelsea in peccary, but everyone I approached told me peccary didn’t come in pieces large enough for a wholecut design and was better suited to pieced designs.
I also had shoes made up using Peccary. It was made up using pieces as I was informed about the style issues you guys are referring to. No PTB, wholecuts, or even Chelseas (higher one) would be possible due to the strength issues @Notch mentioned.

To my surprise, I saw AM made the Chelseas using Peccary. Wonder if that is an actual Pig skin or a print, as well as Lu Yangs leather.
 

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I also had shoes made up using Peccary. It was made up using pieces as I was informed about the style issues you guys are referring to. No PTB, wholecuts, or even Chelseas (higher one) would be possible due to the strength issues @Notch mentioned.

To my surprise, I saw AM made the Chelseas using Peccary. Wonder if that is an actual Pig skin or a print, as well as Lu Yangs leather.
Yeah, I’d be 100% down for peccary Chelsea’s if that were possible.
 

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