Well the grain was there, you just exposed it. Was it vacuum dried as well?I mean the grain was not obtained by engraving it. The grain was obtained by twisting and hitting the leather on the side of the meat. It is very laborious because it must be done slowly and on different days and with humidity
That sounds way better than embossing/engraving. Beautiful black grain leather!I mean the grain was not obtained by engraving it. The grain was obtained by twisting and hitting the leather on the side of the meat. It is very laborious because it must be done slowly and on different days and with humidity
Kirby has spoken to so many shoe experts, but he is not strong in the area of shoe knowledge, it doesn't come naturally to him. For eg, he asked Philippe Atienza about what a reverse welted shoe was and wanted to see the inseaming. It's little things like that, it shows he really doesn't get it. If he used his common sense he'd be able to work it out, it is like a jigsaw puzzle.Kirby talks about welting. That Bemer shoe looking pretty good. Once again, he barely talked about handwelting vs goodyear welting even though its the title of the video. I find it crazy that he describes the difference as hitting the point of diminishing marginal returns, especially given the typical difference in thickness of the insole and the examples of gemming failure. Plus he exaggerates the price difference - there are many handwelted shoes available under 1k in Europe, and even bespoke options if you go to China or South East Asia.
In the old days l had much great music go through my speakers. In the last 10 years l haven't listened to the radio or played music even once in the car. I have a strict no music in car policy. Why? Because if l am going to be a Buddha l have to have a peaceful mind. I am unable to meditate properly if l have tunes going through my head, so l gave it all away years ago. Music was the most difficult thing l ever gave up, but it was worth it.What music you have pumping through the speakers?
don't forget to post them when you get them. I have a beautiful pair of alt wiens in tan that have a beautiful patina. Comfy too. Some of my shoes have been taking on wonderful patinas lately, l have a pair of tan Edward Green that l couldn't take my eyes off the other night, the patina was stunning!Have a new pair of Vass coming in. Trying the 3636 last this time. Hoping it fit as well as I remember from trying it on in the store, a few summers ago.
Most likely corrected-grain leather with a plastic-like coating.Is it another euphemism like polished binder, cavalry calf etc. ?
I handled some in the Jermyn St store and you can see the layer of shiny film applied on top of the leather.
The Wesco Morrison's are a nice western style boot. A lot like the Dayton Black/Brown Beauties. It's not a stock boot so you have to go custom unless they have your size in the outlet. You are going to pay $500 minimum for them.Thruth so you know anything about Western boots?
Living in a city full of urban cowboys I’ve always gone with Chelseas to to a little different and true to my roots. But I was poking around on the Wesco site and hit upon some very plain black western boots and now I’m thinking maybe it’s a when in Rome thing.
Travel to DFW, Austin, San Antone is no issue. Not going to Laredo, Brownsville, El Paso or Lubbock of I can help it.By telling us what his budget is. If he wants custom or RTW (there are some boot makers like Leddy Boots that have RTW at their shop) and if he wants to travel.
You can get ML Leddy RTW boots for $500 (DFW or San Angelo). Ponder boots (DFW) about $700 for custom. Same for Becks in Amarillo.Travel to DFW, Austin, San Antone is no issue. Not going to Laredo, Brownsville, El Paso or Lubbock of I can help it.
Im really just kickin the shit right now, out of curiosity. But if I ever got serious, my budget would be under a thousand. Probably half that.