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You sure you absolute cannot use Kirin on Midas, why not just email to check first?
Positive, spoke to Emil - he prefers to drive a clear distinction between the two ranges and I want to respect the makers intent : )

Besides, I just got persuaded to do the full Winson spec : )

Open to any and all suggestions on the leather though ! Sorta joking not joking on shark - handled a display pair of loafers by Yohei Fukuda which really changed my mind - in a fine grain, much more subtle than I thought it would be.

I have no idea about durability though - do you ?
 
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Positive :)

Besides, I just got persuaded to do the full Winson spec : )

Open to any and all suggestions on the leather though ! Sorta joking not joking on shark - handled a display pair of loafers by Yohei Fukuda which really changed my mind - in a fine grain, much more subtle than I thought it would be.

I have no idea about durability though - do you ?
Shark questions? cc: @Adhazem
 

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Positive, spoke to Emil - he prefers to drive a clear distinction between the two ranges and I want to respect the makers intent : )

Besides, I just got persuaded to do the full Winson spec : )

Open to any and all suggestions on the leather though ! Sorta joking not joking on shark - handled a display pair of loafers by Yohei Fukuda which really changed my mind - in a fine grain, much more subtle than I thought it would be.

I have no idea about durability though - do you ?
I can handle that question about shark's durability. The scales of the leather make it very tough and durable. In fact, it is pretty resilient to scuffs. People I know that have boots made from it claim it to be water resistant but that's second hand information so keep that in mind.

That all said, if you are worried about durability and a long lasting leather don't be. Shark is 👍🏻.
 

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Positive, spoke to Emil - he prefers to drive a clear distinction between the two ranges and I want to respect the makers intent : )

Besides, I just got persuaded to do the full Winson spec : )

Open to any and all suggestions on the leather though ! Sorta joking not joking on shark - handled a display pair of loafers by Yohei Fukuda which really changed my mind - in a fine grain, much more subtle than I thought it would be.

I have no idea about durability though - do you ?
Hello! I just got a pair of Scaforas in shark. I’ll tell you compared to calfskin it feels much more durable. Yet it’s very subtle and not like you’re wearing pleather or something. I like the grain pattern and it’s unique to the hide you got.

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Hello! I just got a pair of Scaforas in shark. I’ll tell you compared to calfskin it feels much more durable. Yet it’s very subtle and not like you’re wearing pleather or something. I like the grain pattern and it’s unique to the hide you got.

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One thing I’ve found in shark is that it soaks up the color. Those are supposed to be “turquoise”. I knew they were gonna be way darker when I ordered but still I want you to have that expectation so you’re not caught off guard.
 

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Keep in mind, if you want something that Emil can not source you have to obtain it on your own. Additionally, others will need to be interested as he won't make a single pair of boots/shoes.
One thing I’ve found in shark is that it soaks up the color. Those are supposed to be “turquoise”. I knew they were gonna be way darker when I ordered but still I want you to have that expectation so you’re not caught off guard.
Thanks @clee1982 @Jmr928 @BColl_Has_Too_Many_Shoes @Adhazem

If I can get hold of some finely grained skins from a reputable manufacturer, this could actually work.

Super weird question alert:
  1. Does any one have experience successfully shipping leather to Emil?
  2. Does anyone have a lead on a good shark tannery?
Much appreciated!
 

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Thanks @clee1982 @Jmr928 @BColl_Has_Too_Many_Shoes @Adhazem

If I can get hold of some finely grained skins from a reputable manufacturer, this could actually work.

Super weird question alert:
  1. Does any one have experience successfully shipping leather to Emil?
  2. Does anyone have a lead on a good shark tannery?
Much appreciated!
Yes. Be very aware of shipping leather goods as it incurs very hefty charges when imported to Indonesia.

It is better to ask Emil to source the leather himself as he has an official import license. Then top up and pay the difference to him
 

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This was posted over at reddit:

I'm interested in ordering a boot from Winson shoemaker in a burgundy embossed leather from Annonnay . The owner, Emil, said he does not have that leather in stock right now.

Emil would restock the leather if at least 2 orders OR 2 people are interested. Anyone who is interested, please email Emil at [email protected] so that he can restock it.

MTO price INCLUDING lasted shoe trees: Shoes start from $800.00 Boots start from $830.00
 

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