Originally Posted by DrZRM
I have the RL Darlton shell wingtips too. They are nice, but I have to say, the C&J shell is much more delicate than the Alden. I'm not sure if anyone else has experience with this, but those shoes scratch much more easily that my other shell shoes. That said, they still look good with a bit of wear, I was just a bit surprised given how durable shell generally is.
I,too,noticed that Darlton shell is much more delicate. Does CJ use different leather for its cordovan shoes? Anyone?
Darltons are a good deal when they are on sale,if you can get them for $415.