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Carmina color 8 chukkas. Apologies for the high iso. frown.gif


Gorgeous. Where from?
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Can anyone speak to the quality, construction, and comfort of the Frye shell cordovan PTB?? Thanks in advance!
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Can anyone speak to the quality, construction, and comfort of the Frye shell cordovan PTB?? Thanks in advance!


Decent.

 

Made of Horween Shell Cordovan down in Old Mexico...

 

Would be worth it around the $2-300 mark.  The cheaper you can get them the better.

 

They would be alright deal at $350 and a good deal at $250 IMO.

 

Hope this helps.

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My understanding is that after discontinuing the use of Argentinian shell a couple years ago, Meermin currently uses Japanese (Shinki Hikaku) and Italian (Rocado) shell. The latter has been marketing themselves as just "Shell Cordovan".
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I have a pair of Meermin cognac LWB's that I believe were made with Shinki Hikaku shell.  I haven't noticed any dryness.  They've been sitting in the closet but are about to come out for fall, so I'll have a look and chime back in.

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Some shell and Utah calf Galway boots by EG....









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Gorgeous. Where from?

Carmina GMTO from their site back in May. Thanks!

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Some shell and Utah calf Galway boots by EG.... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)









Yeah, those are insanely gorgeous. Congratulations! And thanks for sharing pix.
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Some shell and Utah calf Galway boots by EG....
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Your EGs are just absolutely spectacular.

-Mike
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The Uppers from my Leffott x Rancourt Venetians are coming apart from the soles...

I sent mine in for recrafting and they didn't survive. Rancourt told me they just ripped apart.

But they took care of me by replacing them with these... Whiskey longwings

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Originally Posted by Churchill W View Post

The Uppers from my Leffott x Rancourt Venetians are coming apart from the soles...

I sent mine in for recrafting and they didn't survive. Rancourt told me they just ripped apart.

But they took care of me by replacing them with these... Whiskey longwings


Well they certainly did not cheat you! Great shoes.
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Well they certainly did not cheat you! Great shoes.

Thanks. They say the best time to create a loyal customer is when problems come up and that is true in this case. They took care of me.
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I sent mine in for recrafting and they didn't survive. Rancourt told me they just ripped apart.

But they took care of me by replacing them with these... Whiskey longwings

That's good and bad news.
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Color 4 Ashland Wallet (New) vs. Mahogany (Slightly New with a little sun fading) 

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X-post from the Carmina thread on the topic of both the evolution of Carmina's Cognac and how it differ from the newly introduced Bourbon 

 

Shoe circle: 

5 o'clock - Saddle shell, Carmina's own GMTO from early this spring 

7 o'clock - Fresh Bourbon shell cordovan from GYW GMTO just arrived, just made it out of the box...

9 o'clock - Carmina's original Cognac cordovan, about 2 years old 

11 o'clock - Carmina's cognac from about a year ago when GYW did a GMTO (slightly unsure of the timing), at this stage the significantly red cognac had entered the scene

1 o'clock the Cognac as is today, my freshest pair of Cognac from the 80262 boot sale

3 o'clock Carmina's #8 from about a year ago, also this one from a GYW GMTO. I realize looking at the images afterwards that the differences that's clear to the naked eye between the newer shades of cognac and #8 does not get though in this poor light. IRL it's clear though   

 

 

Below:

Saddle (nearest) 

Bourbon

"Original" Cognac 

Cognac from about a year ago

Current Cognac

 

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Rancourt shell pinch penny loafers today:

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