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Just waiting at the doctor's office.

 

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Whoa, never seen anything like those from a welt stitching perspective. Kinda cool/different.
Might be Norvegese welted.
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^ Goyser, no? (Same thing more or less...)
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Dinks are Goyser. Slightly different construction.

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AE Strands with some colorful sox today:

 

 

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Me too (sans the colorful socks)......





Picked these up new from ebay about 6 months ago and they have quickly risen to the top of my rotation. Ever since i picked up a Burgundy pair on an MTO, i have fallen in love with the Strand design. Felt quite fortunate to get a pair in walnut.
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Felt quite fortunate to get a pair in walnut.

 

As you ought.  AE has said that they will never make shoes in that shade of shell cordovan ever again...

 

Congrats and enjoy.  

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General shell question:

Are black shell shoes considered less formal than their calf counterparts? For example in a captoe Oxford, or maybe even in a tassel loafer?
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General shell question:

Are black shell shoes considered less formal than their calf counterparts? For example in a captoe Oxford, or maybe even in a tassel loafer?

Yes, generally. Shell is much thicker and heartier, making a more casual, rugged material. However, many folks wear shell oxfords quite well, so go with your instincts on what you think looks more appropriate. I have personally come to much prefer calf to shell in oxfords.
Edited by peppercorn78 - 5/19/16 at 11:51am
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Was wearing my walnut shell Strands yesterday too. No pics.
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Yes, generally. Shell is much thicker and heartier, making a more casual, rugged material. However, many folks wear shell oxfords quite well, so go with your instincts on what you think looks more appropriate. I have personally come to much prefer calf to shell in oxfords.

What about in a tassel loafer, which is more casual to begin with. Wearing with a suit, would shell make it even more casual? Or once it's a tassel loafer it's casual either way and therefore no real difference between shell and calf in terms of casualness?
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As you ought.  AE has said that they will never make shoes in that shade of shell cordovan ever again...

Congrats and enjoy.  

Thanks watchman. It was a strange week. I picked these and the Randolphs in my avatar (natural shell) up in the same week, both NIB from eBay, both where I was the only bidder and both for a couple hundred each under retail. It was a very good week and I have been waiting anxiously for the weather to break. Both are regulars in my rotation.
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Something different -  Tanino Crisci - beautiful color

 

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Something different -  Tanino Crisci - beautiful color







Beautiful! Details? Never heard of these and Google is scant. Are they Horween?
Edited by shunted22 - 5/19/16 at 8:29pm
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I found them on eBay. I believe the company went out of business. Pretty sure that they are not Horween. Construction quality is excellent. Great color.

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