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Whilst not an option, perhaps talking about it will.. Will it into existence. Horween grained shell cordovan.
I would be up for a Grained shell boot..

Here is another idea, and i think @saurabh may also be onboard with this... How bout a GMTO of a split toe boot by OT with Bakers Russian Calf ?
 

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So while there's no model number for that one yet, these are the full specs:

- OT Split Toe Boot
- Hand stitched split toe and apron
- Pu last
- Dark Brown (Saddle Brown) Horween Hatchgrain Calf
- Leather sole
- Rubber topy
- Metal toe tips
- Straight heel
- Lasted shoe trees

Priced at €650 excl. VAT or €785 incl. VAT, excluding shoe trees and including delivery. An absolute killer price for this level of quality and the hand welted construction.
 

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That is a gorgeous boot. HAF leather soles?. Should not have already a Thorpe in burgundy kudu, I would definetely join!

Edit. Just saw the specs and price. Killer!
 

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What is the difference between Utah and that hatch grain?. Seems quite the same to me.
 

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What is the difference between Utah and that hatch grain?. Seems quite the same to me.
I get this question a lot, and while they look the same in pictures, they are two entirely different leathers. I wrote a post about it once:

Horween Hatch Grain: so Hatch Grain by Horween is basically just a print, in this case the base for this leather is the Horween 'Pioneer' leather. It is a chrome tanned, then vacuum dried leather. Vacuum drying is simply drying the leather on a hot metal plate, while the moisture is sucked out of the leather in a vacuum chamber. The print is then rolled into the leather. This results in a finer breaking leather and smoother finish. As this is basically a Chrome tanned leather, what you see is what you get and it will not develop that much of a patina.

Horween Arlington with hatchgrain print: this exists in 3 colours, and it is true that this is sometimes used by Italian makers (it is available through a Horween agent in Milan). The difference between Arlington with hatch grain print and 'Hatch Grain' leather is the tanning. This is very technical but Arlington is toggle dried, a drying method that stretches the leather. The result is a less compact leather. The grain is more open, and the leather has a softer temper.

Utah: finally Utah, this is a completely vegetable tanned leather, stuffed with 9 different types of oil and fat (according to the tannery). The leather is very soft, and will age more naturally than the chrome tanned leathers above.

To make things a bit more confusing, many makers (including Oct. Tenth) re-finish Hatch Grain leather by completely stripping the leather and re-dyeing it with alcohol based dyes. Gaziano & Girling are masters at this, and Oct. Tenth does a very nice job as well. But there have been records of companies where it leads to not-so-good results.
 

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That is a gorgeous boot. HAF leather soles?. Should not have already a Thorpe in burgundy kudu, I would definetely join!

Edit. Just saw the specs and price. Killer!
Yes, I think if you're looking for an epic Fall/Winter boot and not willing to spend €1000+, these are a great choice.
 

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I am looking for some people interested in doing either a GMTO or a MTO in Chestnut Jamaica Kudu calf through Oct. Tenth. I have one customer who's up for an OT01 Split Toe Derby, but if I can find more we can share the cost of the leather.
 

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@Notch I received my Cristopher derbies today. Thank you for the quick service!
The round last reminds me of Meermin RUI, which I could not tolerate (great for standing in them, uncomfortable walking).

Hope I will get along well with them.
 

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I am looking for some people interested in doing either a GMTO or a MTO in Chestnut Jamaica Kudu calf through Oct. Tenth. I have one customer who's up for an OT01 Split Toe Derby, but if I can find more we can share the cost of the leather.
Hi Tom. I'd be keen.
 

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