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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post


I bought them in August 2010 and they were being discontinued. I'm not sure when they started making this style, but I don't think it was around more than 3-4 years.

Chris

 

Which last are they on?

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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

I need some Shell Cordovan advice/help. 

I have 4 pairs of Shell; Park Aves, Strands, Daltons and Patriots (I also have a MTO pair of Shell MacNeils on the way). I wore my Patriots out today and we had a sudden rain burst. Only a couple of minutes, but I got them spotted with rain going into the grocery store. I quickly grabbed a napkin and wiped them down. The spots seemed to be raised a lil. I came home and did the mac method on them, and the spots still seem to have raised up a bit, and are noticeable. Looks weird. I used the deer bone on the spots to see if I could smooth them out and push them back down. This helped some, but they are still noticeable. Any suggestions from anyone that has got theirs wet? Help!!!

I have had similar experiences with shell that got wet. Obviously, I dry them as soon as possible. I found that repeated brushing over the next couple of days or so has helped. I believe I read somewhere that they go down gradually on their own. However, even though shell is almost indestructible, I will not wear them if rain is in the forecast. Many would disagree with that, but I have other shoes that I like to wear as well, so I just take the opportunity to wear them.
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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

Which last are they on?

They are on 8-108 last.

Chris
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post


FTFY

Ah, yes. I'll have a Makers Mark Manhattan please.
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Great story!!

What's the plain toe shell pair?

Those are "Leeds". AE's plain toe blucher.
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Are you positive? Most Leeds I have seen have the split reverse welt, dark edge trim and a thicker sole than his picture appeared to have

To me it looked more like an Alden PTB in Cigar. But I might be wrong...
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Are you positive? Most Leeds I have seen have the split reverse welt, dark edge trim and a thicker sole than his picture appeared to have

To me it looked more like an Alden PTB in Cigar. But I might be wrong...

Not positive at all. But they don't fit any other AE model I know of. They could be Aldens I suppose, but I don't know. They are almost the same shoe, the Alden and AE PTB. I've seen the Alden in shell but not the AE. Mine should be at the office on Tuesday so I'll be smarter starting on Tuesday!
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The new burnished chili timeless classics webgem offerings are piquing my interest a little..

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So relatively new to AE but have built up my collection to 8 pairs in last 2 months. I've been constantly on this thread and so many comments about MTO Cordovan shoes. So what exactly is the big fuss about? The terms I read of often are Horween, shell, and cordovan. What am I missing out on?
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Originally Posted by Fabian43 View Post

So relatively new to AE but have built up my collection to 8 pairs in last 2 months. I've been constantly on this thread and so many comments about MTO Cordovan shoes. So what exactly is the big fuss about? The terms I read of often are Horween, shell, and cordovan. What am I missing out on?


fair warning - once you find out, you're going to start your collection all over again.  I'll leave the pros here to answer.

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Originally Posted by Fabian43 View Post

So relatively new to AE but have built up my collection to 8 pairs in last 2 months. I've been constantly on this thread and so many comments about MTO Cordovan shoes. So what exactly is the big fuss about? The terms I read of often are Horween, shell, and cordovan. What am I missing out on?

You're using three terms to talk about the same thing. Shell Cordovan, Shell or Cordovan are all the same thing. Horween is (one of?)the branded shell used by AE.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shell_cordovan

http://horween.com/leathers/shell-cordovan/

 

Some of AE's shoes already come in shell. The MTO shell are for folks that want special order shoes made in shell in the color and design that they like. If you ever get the chance to go to an AE store, ask them if they have any shell on display. You'll be able to see, feel and smell the difference.

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Shell is much rarer than most calf offerings. Additionally it is a very tough and resilient material that maintains a wonderful shine with little maintenance. The patina that develops with shell is a beautiful thing to see. Just my .02
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fair warning - once you find out, you're going to start your collection all over again.  I'll leave the pros here to answer.

 

I was hoping this wouldnt be the case, but sadly I can confirm this as truth...I just received and wore my first pair of cordovan shoes about a week ago...I was truly hoping this was a myth, but alas, I see exactly what people are speaking of regarding this phenomenon.  It truly sucks, but even my very uninspiring brown cordovan Dundees, have got me SERIOUSLY contemplating only ordering cordovan going forward...Im actually not blown away by the color at all...Its a rather mundane brown that, so far, has little personality..but that gloss is just beautiful, and I cant even say Im entirely satisfied with my purchase.  And I cant pinpoint what it is that makes it seem more appealing than calf (maybe its just the pricetag alone) but damn that gloss more than makes up for any disappointment Ive harbored. 


Edited by harlequin782 - 6/2/13 at 12:27pm
post #22544 of 47086
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Originally Posted by charliebrown2 View Post


fair warning - once you find out, you're going to start your collection all over again.  I'll leave the pros here to answer.

 

This happened to me. I'm selling most of my calf shoes and buying cordovan instead. I've fallen to the trap.

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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

Shell is much rarer than most calf offerings. Additionally it is a very tough and resilient material that maintains a wonderful shine with little maintenance. The patina that develops with shell is a beautiful thing to see. Just my .02

Some shell shoes:

 

AppleMark

Black, new Burgundy, old Burgundy, Brown, Brown, Cappuccino, Walnut

 

I've actually got two more on the way, a cappuccino/walnut Shelton and a walnut MacNeil.  They're addicting!

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