The Ultimate "HARDCORE" Shoe Porn Thread (Bespoke only)

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  1. Sams0n1

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    There has been some great pr0n in this thread over the last day or so. Those new G&G's have to be one of my favorites I have ever seen from them. The last shape is absolutely gorgeous. More conservative than some that I have seen, but still have that unique G&G look to them.
     


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    carpincho/peccary
     


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    peccary/carpincho
     


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    So what now, carpincho/peccary or peccary/carpincho?
     


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    I would say carpincho/carpincho...

    And they look very nice, who made them?
     


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    seasons, come, seasons go, but people never seem to know, how long it will rain, it will shine... let them ask what will be, it doesn't mean a thing to me...
     


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    I was leaning that way myself.
     


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    I have a pair of cleverley loafers in Carpincho on the way, its lovely feeling stuff, so soft.
     


  9. luk-cha

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    ^^ i should hope being glove leather, wonder how durable it will be?
     


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    If you are talking about peccary, I believe it is quite durable (if the shoes are well made of course). A friend of mine has a pair of loafers made of peccary that is about 20 years old. (also very souple)
     


  11. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Several comments, FWIW...carpincho is a big rodent. Peccary is a member of the pig family. Their hides would necessarily have different characteristics. If only because of their diets and life styles.

    I've never handled or even seen carpincho. Nor anything I know for certain was peccary. I've used pigskin in several different tannages...and tannage makes a big difference.

    Everyone has their own definition of "soft" and probably an accompanying mental image. But from the POV of a shoemaker, "soft" is not the first word I would want to see describing shoe or boot leather. A drapey "hand" makes good upholstery leather and fine jackets but for shoes it is often synonymous with short lived and "gets dirty quick."

    FWIW...
     
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    i think Peccary is a different beast or at least tanned in a different manner, as this is Carpincho, when i saw Cleverleys version even they said it was glove leather
     


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    These arrived from Cleverley's today, midnight blue with burgundy, something a little funky.

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    I have to say that side gussets are really growing on me
     


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