Handmade by Lucy & Ollie in Bristol, UK. Sample Sale footwear is ready made and ready to ship.
This Industry waste dusty black finished Nubuck is a beautiful French calf leather from the famous Du Puy Tannery. We have a total of 4 hides of this beautiful leather which we source from A & A Crack distributers in Northampton, England.
From these 4 hides we will made 18 pairs this is the last one available
The reasons for these hides begin industry waste is not always specifically known but the main reasons that hides go back to A & A Crack are that a footwear producer has ordered more then they need, there was too many imperfections* on the hide (this is to do with large scale cost efficiencies rather than quality), a producer ordered a few hides to test a colour and then hasn’t used it.
*With the Imperfections this is because lots of manufactures use automated cutting machines to speed up their production and these machines will plot the most efficient usage of leather but if their are too many imperfections on the hide they won’t be able cut around them.
We can take these beautiful hides and with care and attention take the time to cut around these imperfections bringing you perfect boots without wasting hides.
Please be aware that our sample sale Items may have been tried on in our shop and might show a light marks as a result of this.