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post #2011 of 3031
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fantastic boots and amazing color. who made this shell - horween?


Thanks! Yes, this is Horween Shell.

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Ruby shell Carminas today.
post #2014 of 3031

X-Post from the C&J Thread.

 

Whiskey Shell Cordovan Harlech's:

 

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Happy Friday!


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post #2015 of 3031
Navy shell from AE
post #2016 of 3031
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Navy shell from AE

That's a sweet makeup. Love the eyelets and trim
post #2017 of 3031
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Navy shell from AE

The precious....
post #2018 of 3031
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That's a sweet makeup. Love the eyelets and trim
thanks!

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The precious....
Haha you'll have yours, probably even better looking shell in no time. Though I think AE and Aldens pattern for LWB are king amongst other LWBs hehe :-)
post #2019 of 3031
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Though I think AE and Aldens pattern for LWB are king amongst other LWBs hehe :-)

 

I said the same thing recently and then @smoothie1 challenged me on my statement.  Ha, ha...

 

Now, what I say is that amongst the American makers AE and Alden are the classic makers of the LWB.  Alden in particular...

 

These are what made me change my mind:

 

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クロケット&ジョーンズ | CHEVIOT (WHISKY CORDOVAN) / (Leather sole)

^^^CJ whiskey cordovan Cheviot

 

 

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^^^Carmina Cognac Cordovan LWB

 

Enzo Bonafé Mahogany Cordovan Longwing

 

^^^EB mahogany cordovan

post #2020 of 3031

I don't like the balance of the LWB patterns from Carmina and EB. The C&J pattern is better, but still not as nice as the Alden pattern. AE's MacNeil pattern is terrible, but they improved it somewhat with the MacNeil 2.0.

 

Florsheim's LWB is the granddaddy, and it's the best. Alden's is most similar to it, IMO.

post #2021 of 3031
Meh, I think they're all good. Although CJ, Carmina, and EB all have nicer execution than AE and Alden. Alden is still most "iconic" Americana of the 5, I do agree.
post #2022 of 3031
I would guess in a blind lineup of longwings of identical leather most folks would struggle to pickout which is which
post #2023 of 3031
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I don't like the balance of the LWB patterns from Carmina and EB. The C&J pattern is better, but still not as nice as the Alden pattern. AE's MacNeil pattern is terrible, but they improved it somewhat with the MacNeil 2.0.

 

Florsheim's LWB is the granddaddy, and it's the best. Alden's is most similar to it, IMO.

 

Its a cryin shame that the Florsheim are not longer made to the standards of previous generations...

 

I think what appeals to me the most about the EB is the sheer quality and level of intense craftsmanship that goes into every pair of those.

 

The older I get the more I favor refinement and elegance.  When I where a pair of Alden LWB it is for casual comfort.  The Barrie is so hard to beat for that. 

 

The flat welt on Carmina is purdy as well.

post #2024 of 3031
I have an old pair of #8 Florsheim Imperials that I got on eBay upon selling off a pair of cigar Alden lwbs. I don't miss the Alden's at all.
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I miss my #8 Florsheim LWB dearly. The only reason I sold them is because the fit wasn't quite right.

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