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Mousing over the pic, it says "grained suede"....FWIW.
I see that now, thanks.

I recall there being a couple pair of pig skin shoes posted in this thread over the years that I've liked. Do you or @ntempleman care to comment on working/ living with pig skin for shoes?
 

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I quite like the grain of pigskin, it’s usually been hard to get hold of good quality stuff in the U.K. though. Funnily enough I’ve just ordered some to try from a new source in Italy, Apparently it’s good but I’ll know more when it arrives in the next week or two and get started on a sample out of it.
A lot of pigskin I’ve handled has been very “cardboardy” but the good stuff I’ve seen is great, I’d have a pair made for myself no question
 

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I quite like the grain of pigskin, it’s usually been hard to get hold of good quality stuff in the U.K. though. Funnily enough I’ve just ordered some to try from a new source in Italy, Apparently it’s good but I’ll know more when it arrives in the next week or two and get started on a sample out of it.
A lot of pigskin I’ve handled has been very “cardboardy” but the good stuff I’ve seen is great, I’d have a pair made for myself no question
Noted. When I make something of myself, I'll send you an order for a pair. :)
 

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The grain of those suedes is basically this “English grain” isn’t it View attachment 1485890
Yup, what's popularly called Scotch grain, same type of pattern.

It's a pretty neat leather IMO, when the fibres are compressed together, a nice mix between suede, nubuck and embossed grain leathers sort of.
 

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I quite like the grain of pigskin, it’s usually been hard to get hold of good quality stuff in the U.K. though. Funnily enough I’ve just ordered some to try from a new source in Italy, Apparently it’s good but I’ll know more when it arrives in the next week or two and get started on a sample out of it.
A lot of pigskin I’ve handled has been very “cardboardy” but the good stuff I’ve seen is great, I’d have a pair made for myself no question
Conceria 800?
 

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I quite like the grain of pigskin, it’s usually been hard to get hold of good quality stuff in the U.K. though. Funnily enough I’ve just ordered some to try from a new source in Italy, Apparently it’s good but I’ll know more when it arrives in the next week or two and get started on a sample out of it.
A lot of pigskin I’ve handled has been very “cardboardy” but the good stuff I’ve seen is great, I’d have a pair made for myself no question
You just have to rub some Bick 4 on it to get rid of the cardboardy feeling.
 

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