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post #17071 of 47129
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Originally Posted by Scottyb06 View Post

I haven't a clue how you guys find shoes like this at thrift stores.  The shoes I see always look like they were first mauled by tigers and stink to high heaven!

 

I paid $199 each for a pair of shell cordovan McAllisters and McGraws at the Rack.  $400 for $1200 worth of sales errrr shoes.  Yes please.  Will inquire in the near future to see what their inventory has now :)

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I wouldn't get carried away on the shell is better than calf argument. Shell is nice to look at and all but I've found shell shoes to be 1) heavier 2) hotter on my feet. I don't see how anyone in a hot weather city like Houston could wear shell, but that's just me. I've handled some soft calf leather in my day. Besides, who would like to see the same shell shoes on their feet for 20 years?
post #17073 of 47129
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Originally Posted by Shiny View Post

Besides, who would like to see the same shell shoes on their feet for 20 years?

FWIW: Me. smile.gif

post #17074 of 47129
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post

I would not polish, if you plan to eventually, out of the box. See how this conditioning goes first.

 

I'll give this a shot. Thanks.

post #17075 of 47129
My webgems arrived today:



Any recommended treatment before I wear them outside?
Edited by Septimus - 3/8/13 at 3:36pm
post #17076 of 47129
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Originally Posted by jjr4884 View Post

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Originally Posted by Scottyb06 View Post

I haven't a clue how you guys find shoes like this at thrift stores.  The shoes I see always look like they were first mauled by tigers and stink to high heaven!

 

I paid $199 each for a pair of shell cordovan McAllisters and McGraws at the Rack.  $400 for $1200 worth of sales errrr shoes.  Yes please.  Will inquire in the near future to see what their inventory has now :)

 

 I paid for $14.49 for my Lombards... boxing[1].gif  cheers.gif

post #17077 of 47129
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Originally Posted by Septimus View Post

My webgems arrived today:



Any recommended treatment before I wear them outside?

Awesome. They look like Nucky Thompsons shoes. I got some red and whites, and I was thinking of using venetian creme on them. Then neutral polish as needed. 

post #17078 of 47129
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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

Awesome. They look like Nucky Thompsons shoes. I got some red and whites, and I was thinking of using venetian creme on them. Then neutral polish as needed. 
Thanks. And, re: Nucky Thompson, the thought had occurred to me...
post #17079 of 47129
Currently on the shelf
Fifth Avenue (brown burnished)
McAllister (merlot)
Strand (bourbon)
Fairfax (chestnut)
Hastings (chili)
Kenilworth (black)

On the way out
Park Avenue (black) x2

On the wishlist
Fairfax (black)
Park Avenue (walnut cloud)


Pics coming soon smile.gif
post #17080 of 47129
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Originally Posted by masernaut View Post

I've heard horror stories of people buying vintage shell shoes from thrift stores or eBay and having them crack because of a lack of care for however many years. Even though I can't see any cracks or major scratches in the uppers, I don't want that to happen. So having just bought these, I'm not sure if I should go ahead and condition them with Lexol or simply brush/buff them in order to have the shell secrete the vegetable tanning oils.

I am pretty sure Nick Horween has publicly advised against using Lexol on shell, but others, including myself, have used it to good effect. I picked up a pair of bone-dry aldens that were cracked in places and gave them a few doses of Lexol + brushing. Got a decent shine. Nowhere near the shine with reno, though.

 

short answer--if you don't have reno--go ahead and use your lexol.

post #17081 of 47129
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Originally Posted by sungmineyo View Post



Well I guess so. I got tiny discount for my 1st quality shell Leeds that I ordered week ago and I still thought it was good deal.
But $125 for pair of shell, I feel like bandit.

PoundSand, I ordered them right after they started sale and they charged my cc before they notify me shoe wasn't part of sale so I was just lucky this time.icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


From what I read from the original quoted post, I don't believe the shoes were shell cordovan. It is commonly mistaken for cordovan, which is a color that shoes can come in.

post #17082 of 47129
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

It looks like so far the soho is preferred, and the favorite color is bourbon. What I have from going through everything is:

 

 

Size          Person                    Shoe             Color                       Shell Option?
9D            DJTravler                  soho            bourbon
8.5E         PerCC                      either        bourbon or brown
9.5EEE    Downtheline              soho             bourbon
12D          GOP Shoe Guy         either             walnut                     Walnut Shell
12EEE      polojock615              soho            bourbon                     cappuccino shell
9D             adamdurbin              soho        bourbon or walnut           #8 Shell
              Michael Haines           soho                                             cappuccino shell
8.5D         SouthNarc                soho             bourbon
14EEE   elbastardocalvo           soho              black
12.5E\13D fiestaplatypus           soho             bourbon                     cappuccino shell
11.5D         jch1                        soho             bourbon
9.5D         PMxx1                     soho             black
 
Any corrections or changes, or anyone else interested please let me know and I will send in the information to AE in the morning.

 

Thanks again for arranging.  Would anyone else be interested in getting the Soho with the more durable v-tread tap sole?  I find it much more durable in the rain and snow - which is great for my Chicago winters!

post #17083 of 47129
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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

Awesome. They look like Nucky Thompsons shoes. I got some red and whites, and I was thinking of using venetian creme on them. Then neutral polish as needed. 

This is going to be an en-mass spectator summer I can tell! Great job by AE to bring the classic look back!
My only pair (non-AE though) but maybe it can add to the momentum:
post #17084 of 47129

I just got my Larchmonts.  Cool shoe but slight problem.  The shoelace holes don't look aligned.  Is this normal?  Anyone have this model w/same problem?

 

 

 

 

 

And what do you think of the fit?  Feels OK to me, but maybe you guys see something I don't:

 

 

 

 

Thanks!

post #17085 of 47129

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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post


This is going to be an en-mass spectator summer I can tell! Great job by AE to bring the classic look back!
My only pair (non-AE though) but maybe it can add to the momentum:
One can never own too many pairs of spectatotrs. Here's the AE McClain in bourbon and bone.
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