Patinas on Shoes

We finish the discovery of new models with something completely new.

After 10 pairs in forms and / or sponsorships and / or new skins we decided to offer something even more moose.

If you are looking for something more original than:

  • the variations of brown leather classic,
  • black leather,
  • or even the bordeaux / mahogany,.

Then the arrival of patinas in Jacques and Demeter will delight you!

In addition, we did not things halfway because proposed you a belt (made in France of course) patinated in the same color as the shoes.
Note: we took the opportunity also to offer you a few belts without patina that will go perfectly with some of our models

We selected 4 models and different 4 patinas.

According to the tastes and colors, so you have 16 possible combinations.

Enter now in the heart of the matter!

4 Patinas made brush by a renowned quilter.

You know we love good things.

Necessarily at the time of the patina we went in search of a best person possible.

This is how we met Emilie patina .

She works for the largest houses and its reputation is more to do (if you don’t believe me, just do a search on various forums).

Together with her, we had 4 patinas:

  • Pine
  • Passion
  • Oak wood
  • Granite

Made entirely by hand and brush, these patinas are a shade and exceptional depth.

More than a thousand words I let you appreciate it on a few photos:

In terms of patterns, you’ll understand you can choose amongst:

  • Chukka sewn Blake.
  • Plain Derby toe Goodyear.
  • Richelieu right at the end.
  • City boots sewn V1 Blake.

I repeat myself, but this leaves you 16 possible combinations .

To satisfy almost everyone, right?

What does a patina?

I’ll give a quick summary of an article that I wrote on the patina of leather shoes that I invite you to read if you want to know on this subject.

The patina is the effect that takes the leather (or timber furniture) with age.

Leather is a living matter (ie that exchanges with the external environment) it will evolve based on what you do live.

Exposed areas and that are not are going to end up having different shades.

The idea of the patina made by Emilie is to imitate this aging… On new shoes!

Statement so this seems very simple.

Yet I’ll challenge to succeed as subtle as these nuances.

It’s a (very) long work in which you must:

  • the layer of dyes;
  • fade gently here and there to reveal, in some places, the bottom layer;
  • make subtle gradients coming to emphasize and highlight the shape of the shoe.

Jacques & Demeter Belts

The other big news is the arrival of belts.

It is a true new product for us, and even if a belt is more simple than a pair of shoes, we have, as always, took the time to make things right.

As for shoes we made sure to offer something not too formal while respecting certain rules and traditions.
Note: we wrote a guide of the belt for man who tells you all you need to know on a belt.

Judge instead.

Always looking for quality artisans we have entrusted our belt fabrication in a labelled Limoges workshop “Living heritage enterprise” and who works for the account of big French houses and English.

But we are not limited to this.

  • All of our belts are made in cowhide leather full-grain vegetable tanning from the tannery hovel in Belgium.
  • They are 35mm wide. We found that it was the best compromise.
  • It is lined in green collar leather full grain.
  • The loop (gold or silver finish) is solid brass with a Barb oval and made in Italy
    Note: we had manufacturers in France that offered gorgeous curls, but the price was simply too high for what we wanted to do.
  • The edges are trimmed to give a slight bulging effect.
    But we do not have a soul because the belt would be too curved.
  • In addition to be glued, our belts are sewn in point SADDLER for better durability.
  • Finally, we end with the edges for a more qualitative rendering thread.

For shoes:

The leather used come from, as for many of our models, the tannery of the Puy, also labeled living heritage company.

But it does not work with the tannery of the Puy it made sure to use their best skins!

IF we have access to, it’s that the workshop which makes our shoes has with commercial relationships for a good 20 years.

Know that (= rate of loss for each skin) cutting performance is even more complicated to handle for that leather.

In order to take the tincture of the patina that leather is 100% natural without any surface treatment.

As a result, the slightest flaw see.

The workshop made so sure to keep only the best parts which implies that a significant surface of the skins never ends on our shoes.

In summary: a ‘white’ pair (= before patina) costs more cheaper than the same model in a leather “classic.”

For belts:

Here we are working with the tannery House based in Belgium that provides excellent calfskin leather to skate in vegetable tanning.

I know you will ask me why we do not take the same leather for shoes.

Simply because you have to cut large swathes in the skin to make a belt.

The skin of a calf is not big enough for this.

Quite simply.

Care Technique Slippery Shoes

  • Manufacturing

As with all of our shoes are manufactured in France, Cholet, by a well known and recognized workshop.

Depending on the model you have the choice between a stitched goodyear or a sewn blake.

  • Leather Stem

So, here, opted for a calf to skate the tanning of the Puy.

The patina is made by hand and brush by Emilie patina.

  • Soles

For these models, the insole is leather.

As for all our shoes, the soles are made from cow to slow extra vegetable tanning croupon from of the basque tannery Garat & son.

This company also provides us with the collar used for the manufacture of the first Assembly.

She is also labeled” .”Living heritage Enterprise” “.
Note: feel free to read the article on the leather soles, its manufacture and its maintenance If you want to learn more about the subject.

  • Invisible Components

Put back you them one last time if:

-a shank wooden
-a filling plate of Liège
-synthetic hard tip and buttress
-a first fitting leather collar at tanning plant (from the tannery Garat & son)

Data Sheet Scratched Belts
  • Manufacturing

They are manufactured by a workshop near Limoges labelled living heritage company.

Our belts are 35mm wide and are offered to the centimeter ready for your size in length
Note: you do not know your size? We help you with our size guide for belts .

  • Leather

Our belts are made in cowhide leather full-grain vegetable tanning from the tannery hovel.

They are doubled by a green collar leather full grain him also.

The patina is made by hand and brush by Emilie patina.

  • Loops And Stitching

Our loops are manufactured in solid brass and available in two finishes:

  • Gold
  • money

All of our belts are glued and stitched using a seam in SADDLER points.

  • Fintions

The edges are trimmed by hand to a slightly curved appearance.

Made for a more beautiful, the edges are passed to the iron thread.