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post #2146 of 9498
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I have about 10 pair of shell shoes but none look as bad after a little rain than the navy blue shell Carminas I have. They are absolutely beautiful when they have been polished but a few drops of rain makes them look like junk.
My other shell shoes don't do that.

 

I have a pair of navy shell carminas, the wholecut model. They got pretty wet recently...I wiped them dry with a rag the moment i could...later put on some renovateur and brushed them. They look even more lustrous and possibly better now. But I am sure they would be fucked if I waded through flooded streets in them.

post #2147 of 9498
How is the creasing/rolling on those navy shell wholecuts? I've been eyeing those for quite a while. biggrin.gif
Edited by Gdot - 11/10/12 at 6:13am
post #2148 of 9498
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Originally Posted by lexmann View Post

Queen last

Exceptional.
post #2149 of 9498
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

How is the creasing/rolling on those navy shell wholecuts? I've been eyeing those for quite a while. biggrin.gif

 

I hope your size is UK10 as that seems to be the only size available on the e-shop.

 

I find the creasing on mine quite natural...nothing untoward or unsightly. But I think with shell the snugger the fit, the more the creases.

 

I'm a reliable US9D.

 

For my navy wholecuts I sized down by a half to UK8.5 for a really comfortable fit and I find the creasing to be not really an issue.

 

However for my shell single monks I sized down by a full size to UK8 and because they fit a lot snugger, I found the creasing to be far far more pronounced and noticeable. This has since been temporarily remedied by sending them for stretching, giving them the renovateur treatment and having shoe trees tight up their wazoo for the longest time. But I will be keeping a close eye on them.

post #2150 of 9498
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

How is the creasing/rolling on those navy shell wholecuts? I've been eyeing those for quite a while. biggrin.gif

 

 

700

 

Here are mine after 10ish(?) wears.

post #2151 of 9498
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700

 

Here are mine after 10ish(?) wears.

Mine are more or less the same.

post #2152 of 9498
They look good! Definitely on my Radar.
post #2153 of 9498

Luvin 'em

700

post #2154 of 9498
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Originally Posted by sdolina View Post

Luvin 'em

700

You my sir have balls (in a good way)!

post #2155 of 9498
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

what navy shell looks like after a rain storm Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

i think its ironic that shell is considered to be this rugged, durable, material, able to withstand the elements and yet it actually looks like shit after just a few droplet. wtf?!?

Being considered rugged, durable, material, able to withstand the elements doesn't mean that it's going to look good all the time. One wouldn't wear dress shoes in a storm anyway so I don't understand this logic.

i.e. don't get your dress shoes made of shell.

It's a good choice for casual and rugged shoes. Boots, chunky brogues etc etc that don't need to look gleaming all the time.
post #2156 of 9498
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

Being considered rugged, durable, material, able to withstand the elements doesn't mean that it's going to look good all the time. One wouldn't wear dress shoes in a storm anyway so I don't understand this logic.
i.e. don't get your dress shoes made of shell.
It's a good choice for casual and rugged shoes. Boots, chunky brogues etc etc that don't need to look gleaming all the time.

Which is ironic because many people get footwear made from shell for this specific gleam.
post #2157 of 9498
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Originally Posted by lexmann View Post

Queen last

 

Very nice...I snagged a pair last month.  Wear in good health!

post #2158 of 9498
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Originally Posted by sdolina View Post

Luvin 'em

Epaulet?
post #2159 of 9498
Do both the MA and BK store carry the same selection of Carmina? If not, which location has a better variety?
post #2160 of 9498
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Epaulet?

 

Nope, this:

700

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