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Thickness of suede

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by oscarthewild, Apr 11, 2005.

  1. oscarthewild

    oscarthewild Distinguished Member

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    I am in the midst of getting some shoes made and I was wondering if one could get some suede that was "thicker" than the usual offerings. Specifically I am looking for a dark blue suede. Anyone know sources?

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    I believe cape buck from South Africa is a higher quality suede, with a denser and more 'luxurious' nap.
     


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    I know almost nothing about shoes, so please forgive my ignorant question, but if your shoes are being made, shouldn't the maker be the one to source the leather you're looking for? Seems like the maker would have experience doing this, and be familiar with what types of leathers are available in the marketplace. Just curious.
     


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    My thoughts exactly. However, the vast ocean of knowledge at this forum may know of some sources not known by the makers. Just an attempt to get what I think I want. -
     


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    (quill @ April 11 2005,10:50) I know almost nothing about shoes, so please forgive my ignorant question, but if your shoes are being made, shouldn't the maker be the one to source the leather you're looking for? Seems like the maker would have experience doing this, and be familiar with what types of leathers are available in the marketplace. Just curious.
    My thoughts exactly. Â However, the vast ocean of knowledge at this forum may know of some sources not known by the makers. Â Just an attempt to get what I think I want. -
    Good thinking, oscarthewild. [​IMG]
     


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    oscarthewild Distinguished Member

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    Thanks Rider.

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    You might try contacting Tony Gaziano over at Edward Green in London. Just saw Tony's selection of suede this morning and it's very "toney" suede, indeed.
    Grayson
     


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    Same source...
     


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