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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug. 28, 2009

    Default Pebble Grain Leather Field Boots

    Can I get some experienced opinions on getting pebble grain leather field boots as opposed to smooth leather? Looking to buy a pair and don't need any additional help sticking out like a sore thumb.Thanks!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul. 31, 2007


    Your pebbly thumb will be painfully matte, I predict.

    Can you make sense of that?

    I'm not sure I have seen these, but a friend had some some DerDau custom boots that were made of calf whose grain or tanning didn't seem to adhere to the standard-- fine grained french calf. The boots always looked as if they have recently been wet or as if she hadn't bothered to polish them that morning.

    If I could see a pair of these pebble-grainers in person and polished up, perhaps my mind would be opened.
    The armchair saddler
    Politically Pro-Cat

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb. 1, 2001
    Finally...back in civilization, more or less


    If you are interested in not sticking out... I'd get smooth leather, personally.

    Der Dau *will* do whatever you like (and they have some really cool options, for trims, toe caps, etc) but I have never seen an entire boot in pebbled leather.

    Out of curiousity, why do you want pebbled?
    We move pretty fast for some rabid garden snails.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug. 28, 2009


    Thanks for the opinions so far. I didn't necessarily want pebbled boots, I saw them at a local tack store and they were a fair price (on sale). The leather was extremely soft and they just fit really well on my large claves.

    Here is a link

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov. 14, 2003
    Redmond, WA


    I worked for Der Dau. I hope you returned those boots as that is not a sign of their normal quality! They only buy the best leather.

    What you are talking about it a sign of low grade leather. They will never shine up well.

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