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Vass "Burlington" in saddle shell U last.




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from desu's blog. carmina cordo and suede
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london lounge carmina boot in cognac cordovan
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My next purchase and first cordovan pair of shoes.. in gorgeous blue:



Courtesy of Leffot

I wish I had an extra $1,700
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Cordovan is rare. If it was all that great, wouldn't it be more popular?

They tell me 1) it doesn't crease 2) scuffs buff out far more easily than with leather 3) they last forever and keep looking new blah blah.

How much of this is legend vs reality?

Cordovan is a great durable hide for shoes period. It is not better or worst than cowhide, lizard, suede, croc, alligator, ostrich or any other hide that a great shoemaker can use to make shoes/boots. It is just different and has the properties you speak of.

Has anyone seen chicken leg boots? Yes, I said chicken leg.
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Has anyone seen chicken leg boots? Yes, I said chicken leg.

Most of the chickens I've seen have been barefoot.
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london lounge carmina boot in cognac cordovan

That's badass. Thanks for sharing!
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That's badass. Thanks for sharing!

amazing, right?
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Vass "Burlington" in saddle shell U last.


That's a sick pair of cords... are they brand new or have they been broken in?
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That's a sick pair of cords... are they brand new or have they been broken in?

What do you think?
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What do you think?

they look brand new but I'd like to know how true the rumors about cordovan staying new are.
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That's a sick pair of cords... are they brand new or have they been broken in?

they've been used extensively, for decades.
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^joke =)
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they've been used extensively, for decades.

and they look it too! i magnified the pic to 1000% and noticed a slight crease on the vamp. besides that one flaw they look good for 20 year old shoes.
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and they look it too! i magnified the pic to 1000% and noticed a slight crease on the vamp. besides that one flaw they look good for 20 year old shoes.
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