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Grain leather Archive

September 20, 2017

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A Proper Winter Boot by Loake

I saw this picture (above) on Instagram yesterday and was extremely impressed not only for the quality of the photography but also the nice looking pair of boots by Loake that IG user @muddy250 was wearing. I dont often post Loake for not being a huge fan of 75% of their stuff but I must say that these look like a top notch boot for what I am sure is a great price. And it […]

July 22, 2016

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Grain Leather Should Be Used More

I really like grain leather these days. I have really been appreciating it in other brands and have been trying it more and more in my own collection on shoes as opposed to just using it on the common boot. And when I saw this Edward Green Plymouth in this dark brown pin grain, I fell in love with it and realized just how wonderfully a nice grain can suit a specific model. Now most […]

June 23, 2015

Colored Grain by Norman Vilalta

  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 […]