One of the challenges for us as tanners is to keep coming up with “new” leathers. When we’re developing a leather it is usually because there is a customer that is asking for something specific. Typically, the resulting leather ends up being a variation of an existing leather that has been designed and tanned to meet certain aesthetic and performance characteristics. These demands change all the time and range widely – a leather needs to change to be waterproof, cementable, breathable, stronger, burnishable, softer, firmer, shinier, duller – the list goes on and the combinations are endless.
There’s been a good string of videos released lately. Greg has been hands on through the whole process – I think the shoes look great.
Happy 4th a few days early.
A good look at 4:45.
A special thank you to Allen Edmonds and Paul Grangaard for the kind words and taking the time to make the video.