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    The Chromexcel Viberg Derby Shoe

    3rd November 2014

    ‘Chromexcel’, sounds like some new spread-sheet software on Windows 7, doesnt it? In fact it may well be for all we know, but it’s also a super-leather that goes through at least 89 different treatment processes, which take a whopping 28 days to complete. Now I’m not going to run through them all, but they include: cooking, greasing, oiling, bating, pickling, tanning and a thorough hot stuffing. Yes, I’m aware this sounds like some erotically charged Christmas lunch around at George Hamilton’s gaff, but the end product actually turns out looking a bit…

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