or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread - Page 162

post #2416 of 3036
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zapasman View Post

Shell stretches much more than calf with time. Ask any experienced manufacture.


Hmmm...this is the first I've heard of this. Not a manufacturer, but LeatherSoul told me the precise opposite. Which manufacturers have you heard this from?

post #2417 of 3036
Quote:
Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

That's good to know, although with the MTO yo charge, Bonafe shell is well out of my price threshold. But who knows. I once said the same thing about $330 AEs, and look where I am now. uhoh.gif

It's the Camberley dubmonk boot, which is all kinds of badass. I would join, but I already have navy shell and navy suede. Only so many uses for blue shoes...

Oh yeah, also I can't join because I would need a G width and CJ only allows standard widths for GMTO ffffuuuu.gif

Haha I know the feeling. My first gyw purchase was AE calf Park Aves and I felt crazy for spending the money. I'm just hoping EGs don't ever start to look reasonable. Pretty happy around the Alden price range though.
post #2418 of 3036
Quote:
Originally Posted by shunted22 View Post

Haha I know the feeling. My first gyw purchase was AE calf Park Aves and I felt crazy for spending the money. I'm just hoping EGs don't ever start to look reasonable. Pretty happy around the Alden price range though.

Good luck with that. It's a nice fantasy...
post #2419 of 3036
Quote:
Originally Posted by wklq76a View Post



José Albadalejo (Carmina) and Enrile. That is my experience too with 5 paírs.
Hmmm...this is the first I've heard of this. Not a manufacturer, but LeatherSoul told me the precise opposite. Which manufacturers have you heard this from?
post #2420 of 3036
Quote:
Originally Posted by sdfzs View Post


IMO shell will run larger. I have experienced everything from about a quarter of a size to more then a half. Then since the insole stays the same but the shoe can accommodate a larger volume it's also not quite the same as if you would actually go up in size since that also effects the size of the insole both in length and width.

.....

 

Thanks for sharing your experience. I've been thinking of picking up a pair of shell Leeds but my Daltons are a hair snug so I'm debating whether or not I should size up .5 from them.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post
Oh yeah, also I can't join because I would need a G width and CJ only allows standard widths for GMTO ffffuuuu.gif

 

Couldn't agree more. Do they ever offer shell in G?

post #2421 of 3036
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zapasman View Post


I don't doubt your personal experience but I've found shell to not stretch very much at all, myself. To be fair I've never owned the same shoe in calf and shell, so I haven't made a direct comparison.
post #2422 of 3036
Quote:
Originally Posted by wklq76a View Post


Hmmm...this is the first I've heard of this. Not a manufacturer, but LeatherSoul told me the precise opposite. Which manufacturers have you heard this from?

The actual shell might stretch as much or more then calf but there is multiple factors to consider. For both it's basically stretch by volume / width we are talking about. Never length. Also you have various other factors for example leatherboard or celastic at the toe or heel where the stretch will be a factor of the combination of leather, stiffener and lining.

In general I would be extremely careful buying shoes regardless of type of leather hoping for them to stretch
post #2423 of 3036
Quote:
Originally Posted by sdfzs View Post

The actual shell might stretch as much or more then calf but there is multiple factors to consider. For both it's basically stretch by volume / width we are talking about. Never length. Also you have various other factors for example leatherboard or celastic at the toe or heel where the stretch will be a factor of the combination of leather, stiffener and lining.

In general I would be extremely careful buying shoes regardless of type of leather hoping for them to stretch

Maybe I've misunderstood, or you weren't addressing me -- but I don't buy shoes hoping for the leather to stretch

Not really seeing your point on shell vs calf stretching, either. Which stretches more to you? I don't get what you mean by bringing up all these other factors.
post #2424 of 3036
I am hard on all my footwear including shell. I found that the shell rarely stretches, but my insoles sink get molded to my feet. so they all eventually fit looser over time. calf/suede feels broken in after 2-3 wears. and cxl stretches almost immediately.
post #2425 of 3036
To me shell takes much more time to stretch than calf.
post #2426 of 3036
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zapasman View Post

To me shell takes much more time to stretch than calf.
This is very true
post #2427 of 3036

Gentlemen,

 

Lets just say that this coming week is going to be a VERY good week for your man.  :nodding:

 

Deets to come...

post #2428 of 3036
Quote:
Originally Posted by Watchman1 View Post
 

Gentlemen,

 

Lets just say that this coming week is going to be a VERY good week for your man.  :nodding:

 

Deets to come...

:lurk:

post #2429 of 3036


#8 Needles (Nepenthes/Engineered Garments) Engineer Boots x Role Club

In great need of some reno and a brushing.
post #2430 of 3036

Wore these at least 3 times this past week, serious comfort.

 

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread