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Thread Starter 
I picked up these great AEs from a consignment store today. I'm wondering 2 things. 1. I don't own any shell cordovan shoes--do these look like the goods? The certainly have a different texture than my calfskin Aldens. 2. Does anyone know what this style is called? I can't find it on AE's site anywhere. Thanks.
post #2 of 5
Guessing from the photograph, I would think your shoes are made from "corrected grain" calfskin which Allen-Edmonds calls "cobbler". The grain (the pores of the leather) gets sanded off and a new, shiny surface gets constructed with rollers and waxes. I do not know what name A-E has given to that particular model (contact their customer service, they might help you), but stylistically it is a plain toe balmoral. They look in pretty good condition. Enjoy your find for many years to come.
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Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info bengal-stripe. I've emailed AE to find out for sure. I'll post the results when I get them.
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Sure enough: "The shoe that you are inquiring about is our discontinued style called Danbury in a burgundy polished cobbler finish." Thanks.
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Danbury in a burgundy polished cobbler finish.
Thank God for that. All my authority on this forum as the resident shoe-geek would have been shot to smithereens, had Allen-Edmonds said the shoes were made from genuine shell cordovan.
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