Poll: which has the better leather? 2007 or 2008?

Which leather is better: 2007 or 2008?

  • 2007

  • 2008


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suzie w

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hello ladies- im doing a poll of leather quality- in your opinion.

pls vote which leather u prefer and why? also state the color u r specifiaclly refering to....

ie> 2007 black- thicker-veiny, etc...

please share ur valuable experience.:yes:

tia
 
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mintpearl

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Nov 10, 2005
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I so love and prefer the thick, chewy, wrinkly & distressed leathers of some of the 07 blacks, plombs, violets, moganos, vert fonces.

08, the colors were sweet and very pop, but the leathers smoother, thinner than 07s on the whole, more scratch-prone on certain dry /smooth leathers imo,& not as consistently saturated . However, there are always exceptions, and i have seen beautiful 08s as well, just not in my leather preference, which is thick, chewy, and wrinkly.
 

oogiewoogie

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Mar 27, 2007
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2007, from what I've seen, felt, touched, etc... (sounds awfully weird!!) I prefer the Chevre over Agneau.. and most of f/w 07 had fantastic chewy, thick, dense, squishy, leather. It had dimension & texture as well. :tender:
 

janechin76

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Jan 31, 2008
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On Leather - 07 leather feels more supple. I had purchased 2 08 bags, and they seem to be inferior compared to the one 07 I have and kept instead.

Both 08 leather had tiny crackles in certain areas while the 07 Black was smooth and soft.
 

Jzlyn

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Nov 9, 2007
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another vote for 07. the leather on my VD day is so thick and chewy, definititely comparable to my 04 pistachio twiggy. plus VG and Jaune were so saturated and nicely distressed (not veiny at all)!
 

delmilano

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Jul 11, 2007
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i prefer 07 leather, my vert foncé weekender has the most gorgeous leather i've ever seen or touched. flawless too. the leather of my 07 violet courier is very yummy, different from my VF WE, but very beautiful, my 07 black twiggy has a thick and even leather, i love all my 07 bags, the 08 leather is not very consistant, i've seen very beautiful leather and very bad leather.
my 08 turquoise has a thick and even leather which i love, but out of 6 turquoise days, mine was the only one without flaw on the leather!!!!!!
some of 08 bags are very dry, paper-y, or not well finished. i hope the A/W collection of this year will be better.
 

sunny07

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Sep 13, 2007
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another vote for 2007! I esp. love the fall colors and the leather is thick, wrinkly, smooshy, saturated, and beautiful! And yet because it's thicker, it also feels a bit more durable. mogano, sienna, vert fonce, violet, jaune...all seem to have consistently stunning leather. Of the 2008 bags I've seen, I just haven't been impressed. The leather is very stiff, smooth, dry, and almost plastic-y. However, many of the 08s posted here seem to have MUCH better leather than the ones I've seen IRL. But ultimately, spring 08 can't hold a candle to 07.
 

Deco

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Your poll juxtaposes one of the best years/seasons (F/W 07) to one of the worst (S/S 08). The colors and leather quality of F/W 07 were standouts all around. S/S 08 leather has so far been too stiff, dry and lacking character, and in some colors (pale magenta, vert thyme, although both gorgeous colors) too marbled and washed out looking. Hopefully F/W 08 will be better.
 
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vlore

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Jan 26, 2008
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To be honest, I like '07 leather/colors much better....but from '08, my EB City is TDF!!! Great leather; no marbleling; saturated color throughout bag; and EB is just such an awesome shade of blue! :smile:

Looking forward to F/W '08!!!
 

BHmommy

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Mar 12, 2008
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after getting my 2008 white city as my first bbag, i ended up selling her b/c i discovered 2007 colors / leathers!! my 2007 tomato day, anthracity, and VG cities all vary in terms of leather texture and distressing, but i love my 2007s to death! the tomato day is soooo thick and saturated, the anthracity has chewy thick leather, and the VG is smooth with no veins.
 
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