The Last Word

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Study in Detail, part 5: Matching Skins

Examining leather side-by-side

(No. 107) Our Process

Lucchese is famed for its high-quality skins, and two crocodilian skins are used to make one pair of boots. 

To make one perfectly matched pair, bootmakers intently study each skin's unique markings, tile size and pattern. At times, up to 20 to 30 different skins are compared side-by-side before finding a close enough match, as each one is as individual as a fingerprint.

At Lucchese, perfection lies in such details. 

Also see:
A Study in Detail, Part 1: Lemonwood Pegs
A Study in Detail, Part 2: Hand-Stitching
A Study in Detail, Part 3: Lasting

A Study in Detail, Part 4: Dies