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Originally Posted by makewayhomer View Post

Wore these through rain storms for 2 days, then got them shined up. C&J for BB. Patina definitely trending to a brownish - burgundy.
I've noticed the same trend in mine as well. I like the browner tones.
Dainite sole I assume? There was a while that they were making this with a leather sole.
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Hey Guys. After becoming initiated to the joys of shell by my Alden for BB LHS loafers, I'm in the market for a casual cordovan boot in either dark brown or Color 8 (cap toe or minimally-brogued wings). I'm finding it difficult to find many boots that are the right blend of casual + clean lines that aren't limited run and rare to locate. One local shop wants £800 for the only pair of Wolverine 721s in my size.

 

Wolverine has done a few (721/744), but they only seem to line the toebox. Not sure how durable that makes them... Alden's got a nice boot for J Crew, but I'm not loving the stitching. Carmina's are beautiful, but too dressy. Allen Edmonds.... Well I'm over Allen Edmonds.

 

Can you cordovan specialists recommend a few places for me to look?

post #1788 of 3044
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

Hey Guys. After becoming initiated to the joys of shell by my Alden for BB LHS loafers, I'm in the market for a casual cordovan boot in either dark brown or Color 8 (cap toe or minimally-brogued wings). I'm finding it difficult to find many boots that are the right blend of casual + clean lines that aren't limited run and rare to locate. One local shop wants £800 for the only pair of Wolverine 721s in my size.

Wolverine has done a few (721/744), but they only seem to line the toebox. Not sure how durable that makes them... Alden's got a nice boot for J Crew, but I'm not loving the stitching. Carmina's are beautiful, but too dressy. Allen Edmonds.... Well I'm over Allen Edmonds.

Can you cordovan specialists recommend a few places for me to look?

RL Lindrick, C &J Skye and Harlech, EG crup, Vass, Meermin.

Edit: Septieme Larguer
Edited by Petepan - 11/23/15 at 2:17pm
post #1789 of 3044
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

Hey Guys. After becoming initiated to the joys of shell by my Alden for BB LHS loafers, I'm in the market for a casual cordovan boot in either dark brown or Color 8 (cap toe or minimally-brogued wings). I'm finding it difficult to find many boots that are the right blend of casual + clean lines that aren't limited run and rare to locate. One local shop wants £800 for the only pair of Wolverine 721s in my size.

Wolverine has done a few (721/744), but they only seem to line the toebox. Not sure how durable that makes them... Alden's got a nice boot for J Crew, but I'm not loving the stitching. Carmina's are beautiful, but too dressy. Allen Edmonds.... Well I'm over Allen Edmonds.

Can you cordovan specialists recommend a few places for me to look?

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Peal-Co.®-Cordovan-Boots/621H,default,pd.html?dwvar_621H_Color=BRWN&contentpos=23&cgid=
post #1790 of 3044

^I love these. For some time now, they have been chief among the items on the ever-present mental Wish(ful thinking) List in my foolish old head.

post #1791 of 3044
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

Hey Guys. After becoming initiated to the joys of shell by my Alden for BB LHS loafers, I'm in the market for a casual cordovan boot in either dark brown or Color 8 (cap toe or minimally-brogued wings). I'm finding it difficult to find many boots that are the right blend of casual + clean lines that aren't limited run and rare to locate. One local shop wants £800 for the only pair of Wolverine 721s in my size.

Wolverine has done a few (721/744), but they only seem to line the toebox. Not sure how durable that makes them... Alden's got a nice boot for J Crew, but I'm not loving the stitching. Carmina's are beautiful, but too dressy. Allen Edmonds.... Well I'm over Allen Edmonds.

Can you cordovan specialists recommend a few places for me to look?

Try Laszlo Vass and Enzo Bonafe (sold by Skoaktiebolaget) You won't be disappointed.

Also Buday Budapest (sold by Panta)
post #1792 of 3044
Wow guys, suddenly I am overwhelmed with options! And with trips planne to both Vienna and Budapest, maybe I should hold off for now...

I think I'm really starting to prefer antique brown cordovan to burgundy for casual boots...

Thanks!
post #1793 of 3044
vintage AE 'black cherry' shell, next to #4 wallet

post #1794 of 3044

I need some help from the experts. I recently acquired these beauties. The box says cordovan nero however the leather does not feel like the horween shell that I'm used to. They don't feel quite like calf either. Are there different kinds of cordovan that Lattanzi uses? The shoes have not been worn yet, only tried on.

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I could be wrong, but I'd say that you got the wrong box for the shoes. "Nero", of course, means "black" and those most definitely aren't black.

 

Also, you can see very fine creases along the uppers which are typical of good-quality calf, not shell cordovan.

 

Therefore, whilst I could be wrong, I'd suggest that you've got a pair of chestnut-coloured calf-leather shoes, not black cordovan shoes.

post #1796 of 3044

Yes I did further research and figured out nero is black. I should have known that :puzzled:  The seller that I got them from is also selling a pair of black cordovan, duhhhh!

The old box switcharoo, I'm sure not intentional??

post #1797 of 3044
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Originally Posted by Jazzmenco View Post

I need some help from the experts. I recently acquired these beauties. The box says cordovan nero however the leather does not feel like the horween shell that I'm used to. They don't feel quite like calf either. Are there different kinds of cordovan that Lattanzi uses? The shoes have not been worn yet, only tried on.






those don't look like horween cordovan creases to my eye. horween cordovan typically rolls. my comipel cordovan creases a little like calf.
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Those are definitely calf. Look very nice though!
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Vass!

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