The Shoe Snob Blog

June 23, 2015

Colored Grain by Norman Vilalta

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I have a prediction that we are going to start seeing a lot more grain leathers being used, particularly in colors outside of the average black or brown. Norman Vilalta has done a great job at coming to market with this idea, and even better yet he has done so with a lovely patina finish to the them, which is extremely hard to do. Just ask any patina artist and I bet you that they say that they don’t enjoy doing grain (as the dye does not take as easily). I think that as Norman has nearly cornered the market by offering this unique concept on a RTW basis that he will naturally do well because of it. Now let’s just sit back and see all of the companies that attempt to do the same thing!

Picture courtesy of Leffot, where I believe Norman will soon be stocked.