- Jan 22, 2020
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I have two pairs of Artista collection shoes that do not fit me that I am willing to sell. Both size UK 10 E. Let Me know if you are interested
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Wouldn’t say there’s any such thing as “bespoke grade leather”, however, TLB only use 1st grade hides for Artista range (leathers are graded from 1 to 3 by most tanneries in Europe).Does any one know if tlb uses bespoke grade leather for their uppers in their artista range?
I think we also have to be realistic here. Given that even the least expensive bespoke is around 5-6x more than the price of a pair of Artista, the bespoke maker has more cost margin to select only the best part of a hide. See Jesper’s page for more price info and bespoke experiences: https://shoegazing.com/2017/08/20/buyers-guide-bespoke-prices/Does any one know if tlb uses bespoke grade leather for their uppers in their artista range?
They are working on offering shell now. I was able to special order it already. If you contact them you can probably get it. The price for custom order shell cordovan boots (Orson with burgundy shell storm welt and Incas sole) was 795 Euro .However, they are not shell cordovan
Not better, but not inferior either, it’s different. Some prefer Horween’s, which is more glossy and oily (depending on brand and finishing though, Horween’s can come out quite differently between brands as well), while some prefer Comipel, which is more velvety and smooth, looks less like patent leather.How does this shell compare to horween? Better?
As I write above, many would not at all agree with that, and many prefer Comipel.Not even close. Comipel is arguably the lowest grade shell cordovan.