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I don't have much shell left, but the shade of this Vass remains a favorite.

 

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^^^ You have great taste Shoulda ^^^

If I had some extra paypal money sitting around I'd buy your shoes and shirts. smile.gif
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Many of the flaws that makes shoes seconds can impart "character" to a shoe, a gouge in the leather though would make me pass.


RETURNED today.

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I don't have much shell left, but the shade of this Vass remains a favorite.


what happened to all of your shell?
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what happened to all of your shell?


Sold mostly to others around here. Just found myself preferring other materials. 

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^^ I've done the same, sold off some^^

SHoulda kept the Ralph Lauren Marlow loafers and PTB
great color and age beauitully
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First on the left is the unlined Harvard model by Crockett&Jones on a single leather sole. The other two are the full strap versions by Crockett&Jones for Polo Ralph Lauren on double leather soles.
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Carmina Cognac Shell Cordovan U-Wing Oxford Boot on Rain Last

 

Happy Sunday!

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Carmina Cognac Shell Cordovan U-Wing Oxford Boot on Rain Last

 

Happy Sunday!

Those are amazing.  Were these a GMTO?  I would love to get my hand on those shoes.

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Is there any chance that these are shell cordovan or would you guess some kind of top grain leather?  There are things that make me think shell, but the color consistency is making me question that.  The area around the laces seems like it might have some shell like qualities.  Thanks for any input you all might have.  Overall, I'm leaning towards it being something other than shell.  

 

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Is there any chance that these are shell cordovan or would you guess some kind of top grain leather?  There are things that make me think shell, but the color consistency is making me question that.  The area around the laces seems like it might have some shell like qualities.  Thanks for any input you all might have.  Overall, I'm leaning towards it being something other than shell.  

 

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I know I could be more helpful with the name of the brand, or style, or style number, or picture of the sole. At this point its a definite "Maybe, maybe not."

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Hi there, they are made by Knapp, a shoe maker from Brockton, MA, I believe.  That's about all I have to go with at this point.

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Hi there, they are made by Knapp, a shoe maker from Brockton, MA, I believe.  That's about all I have to go with at this point.

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Given the prices and pictures of other Knapp shoes and boots sold on Ebay, and the fact that Knapp is not listed as a company that made shoes from Horween shell, it is VERY unlikely that they are shell cordovan. Probably polished cobbler. However, the price you paid for a new old stock long wing is a fair price. Wear and enjoy them for what they are.

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I did find a couple of pairs of shell cordovan knapp longwings on the internet.

 

http://www.classicshoesformen.com/sites/default/files/images/Knapp%20Bros%20Shell%20Cordovan%20Derby%2040D%20(1).JPG

Then again, I'm doubtful my pair are, in fact, shell.  I'm leaning more towards a corrected grain leather as I research. 

Thanks for the input. :)

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Tune in next week for another installment of SCI: Shell Cordovan Investigation.
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