Saturday, January 12, 2008
Gravati unlined three-eyelet plain-toe blucher boots in snuff suede with microcellular rubber soles. Jim Pierce has received an answer back from the Gravati rep in the United States about the pattern actually used on these boots. You will recall that I originally specified them as the five-eyelet 15950 but that these came in with three eyelets and with other pattern elements that were completely different from the 15950. Well, it turns out that the factory changed the pattern to 16899 because 15950 apparently isn't adaptable to an unlined construction (called sfoderato in Italian) while the 16899 is. I do wish that Gravati had told us about the pattern change before actually making the boots up, but I have to admit that these turned out much better than they ever could have had they been made up in the 15950 pattern.