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Is the dark cherry cordovan, too? It kind of looks like it...

Hi the Dark cherry is cordovan.
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Gents, Just received my second pair from Gilt . Its the cordovan color. This pair is not “SHELL CORDOVAN” . My dark cherry pair had “Horween Cordovan “ stamp on the sole…this one doesn’t . The leather looks like shite );. And as usual the craftsman ship is horrible. The faded colors on different parts of the shoes and crease marks. Also black paint marks here and there.
Honestly I bought these thinking they were shell cordovan…otherwise $300 for a corrected grain made in India shoes…I don’t think so. Gilt doesn’t offer International returns and also this item sale is final. But the condition of these pair is horrible so I will see how they go. My last pair was horrible condition as well but at least they were shell cordovan.
Can’t believe a $300 pair of shoes could look this bad fells like I have been ripped off big time!
post #123 of 326
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Email them. They'll more than likely take them back. Could you post pics?
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Email them. They'll more than likely take them back. Could you post pics?

Thanks mate. I will email them . I am at work so will post pic of this pair tomorrow. Just a quick question as you bought few pairs of shell cordovan. Does all of your cordovan has "Horween Cordovan" seal on the sole ?
Becos this pair dosn't have the seal. And I am new to cordovan. so not 100% sure if this is cordovan or not. But looks like cheap leather to me.
Thanks again ...and I will wait for your reply.
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Thanks mate. I will email them . I am at work so will post pic of this pair tomorrow. Just a quick question as you bought few pairs of shell cordovan. Does all of your cordovan has "Horween Cordovan" seal on the sole ?
Becos this pair dosn't have the seal. And I am new to cordovan. so not 100% sure if this is cordovan or not. But looks like cheap leather to me.
Thanks again ...and I will wait for your reply.

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the shoes above are cheap calfskin. I wore them today and noticed what appeared to be cracked paint. Sure enough, after i chipped away some of the paint, dark gray calfskin lay beneath. They do not have the "horween" stamp on the outsole, either. Basically what you see is a gray shoe painted with black, high gloss paint to give it the appearance of cordovan. Wow. What a piece of shit shoe. Fuck duckie brown

if it doesnt have the "horween" stamp on the outsole, its not cordovan. its fucking cheap calfskin.
post #126 of 326
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Gilt doesn’t offer International returns and also this item sale is final.

How do they get away with that?!
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the shoes above are cheap calfskin. I wore them today and noticed what appeared to be cracked paint. Sure enough, after i chipped away some of the paint, dark gray calfskin lay beneath. They do not have the "horween" stamp on the outsole, either. Basically what you see is a gray shoe painted with black, high gloss paint to give it the appearance of cordovan. Wow. What a piece of shit shoe. Fuck duckie brown
if it doesnt have the "horween" stamp on the outsole, its not cordovan. its fucking cheap calfskin.

Sorry mate. So I am not the only one paid $300 for a cheap leather made in India shoes ! These guy here even sold these as Shell Cordovans -
http://www.styleforum.net/t/183409/fs-florsheim-by-duckie-brown-the-brogue-longwings-burgundy-shell-cordo-size-7d

I felt so angry today after looking at these shoes. The leather quality is such garbage. And you are right they put a thick layer of shinny paint that makes them look even worse. Not to mention my pair has black marks here and there , crease marks and leather bubbled on the part where the shoes lace holes are at !I would've forgotten about all of them only if they were cordovan. Gilt also made false advertisement. They are saying these RRP is $650 which is true for the shell cordovans but the calf leather ones are at RRP$425 from the Florshiem store.
Only if gilt were in Australia they would've received big fines for false advertising !
Anyway I will post pic of my garbage shoes tomorrow. I still can't believe I have just wasted $300 on complete garbage . I think some members on this thread also ordered "Cordovan" coloured ones. Here is the "Horween" seal. Amazon/endless and many retailers post pic of the sole ...gilt doesn't !
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How do they get away with that?!
The whole gilt policies are rubbish. I guess US has many holes when comes to protecting their consumer right .
post #128 of 326
I don't know why anyone ever buys anything from Gilt. I refuse to support them .
post #129 of 326
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the shoes above are cheap calfskin. I wore them today and noticed what appeared to be cracked paint. Sure enough, after i chipped away some of the paint, dark gray calfskin lay beneath. They do not have the "horween" stamp on the outsole, either. Basically what you see is a gray shoe painted with black, high gloss paint to give it the appearance of cordovan. Wow. What a piece of shit shoe. Fuck duckie brown
if it doesnt have the "horween" stamp on the outsole, its not cordovan. its fucking cheap calfskin.

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OMFG - I'd be making a BIG stink even if it got me nowhere.

How can anyone charge that much for a sprayed over finish?
post #130 of 326
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the shoes above are cheap calfskin. I wore them today and noticed what appeared to be cracked paint. Sure enough, after i chipped away some of the paint, dark gray calfskin lay beneath. They do not have the "horween" stamp on the outsole, either. Basically what you see is a gray shoe painted with black, high gloss paint to give it the appearance of cordovan. Wow. What a piece of shit shoe. Fuck duckie brown
if it doesnt have the "horween" stamp on the outsole, its not cordovan. its fucking cheap calfskin.

Good god. This sucks.
post #131 of 326
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the shoes above are cheap calfskin. I wore them today and noticed what appeared to be cracked paint. Sure enough, after i chipped away some of the paint, dark gray calfskin lay beneath. They do not have the "horween" stamp on the outsole, either. Basically what you see is a gray shoe painted with black, high gloss paint to give it the appearance of cordovan. Wow. What a piece of shit shoe. Fuck duckie brown
if it doesnt have the "horween" stamp on the outsole, its not cordovan. its fucking cheap calfskin.
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

Sorry mate. So I am not the only one paid $300 for a cheap leather made in India shoes ! These guy here even sold these as Shell Cordovans -
http://www.styleforum.net/t/183409/fs-florsheim-by-duckie-brown-the-brogue-longwings-burgundy-shell-cordo-size-7d
I felt so angry today after looking at these shoes. The leather quality is such garbage. And you are right they put a thick layer of shinny paint that makes them look even worse. Not to mention my pair has black marks here and there , crease marks and leather bubbled on the part where the shoes lace holes are at !I would've forgotten about all of them only if they were cordovan. Gilt also made false advertisement. They are saying these RRP is $650 which is true for the shell cordovans but the calf leather ones are at RRP$425 from the Florshiem store.
Only if gilt were in Australia they would've received big fines for false advertising !
Anyway I will post pic of my garbage shoes tomorrow. I still can't believe I have just wasted $300 on complete garbage . I think some members on this thread also ordered "Cordovan" coloured ones. Here is the "Horween" seal. Amazon/endless and many retailers post pic of the sole ...gilt doesn't !
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The whole gilt policies are rubbish. I guess US has many holes when comes to protecting their consumer right .

Namor, WTF!!!! Duckie Brown is a bunch of assholes.

My pair are shell cordovan - they have the Horween stamp - but the sole has definitely been painted. It's been turning white as the paint has worn off. It seems odd that the Horween stamp is on the sole, as I don't think they'd use Cordovan on the sole, and as far as I know, Horween does not make sole leather anyway (am I mistaken on this?). Anyway, my soles are clearly plain leather that has been painted. I'll post picks when I get a chance.

Having said that, I've had relatively good luck with mine. I knew going in what I was getting and decided to keep mine because of the price. The Horween cordovan is nice enough that they couldn't screw it up.

As for dealing with Gilt, their final sale is policy is nonrefundable. But given that the product is defective, I think they might accept a return. You should still contact them about these. Here's my little story about them: I used a Gilt credit to purchase something on Park and Bond that was final sale. The item was not as described on the site. I emailed them and told them this and I wanted a refund. They replied that the item was described properly, but they were looking at the Gilt site, not the Park and Bond site. After I pointed this out, they accepted a return and refunded my money for the item plus shipping. So a little unorganized, but in the end they did the right thing.
post #132 of 326
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

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the shoes above are cheap calfskin. I wore them today and noticed what appeared to be cracked paint. Sure enough, after i chipped away some of the paint, dark gray calfskin lay beneath. They do not have the "horween" stamp on the outsole, either. Basically what you see is a gray shoe painted with black, high gloss paint to give it the appearance of cordovan. Wow. What a piece of shit shoe. Fuck duckie brown
if it doesnt have the "horween" stamp on the outsole, its not cordovan. its fucking cheap calfskin.

The thing is, were these even advertised as cordovan, NAMOR? I know it sucks to think that they were supposed to be, but maybe they were never cordovan to begin with?

Now I'm worried the "cordovan" shoes I have coming in the mail aren't cordovan, either censored.gif
post #133 of 326
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They rarely do advertise as cordovan, at least the way we know it. These guys are a bunch of cronies. Who the fuck paints their shoes to give them a false appearance?
post #134 of 326
Ugh, if my "cordovan" shoes aren't cordovan, I'm going to be so fucking sad. Argh. That's what I get for dealing with Gilt, I guess. Never again.
post #135 of 326
wow thats crazy
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