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I did see that it's a but of a theme. Thanks for the help. smile.gif
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Enzo Bonafe Whiskey Shell Cordovan Oxford Boots on 946 Last

 

Happy Monday!

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


Thank you Sir.

 

These were a GMTO for Skoak several years ago.  2014?

 

Glad you enjoy them.

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Tricker's Teak shell cordovan Eaton boots on the 4497s last. Sorry for the poor quality photo -- better shots coming tomorrow. Was on the fence about these but decided to keep them in the end.

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Has anyone ever heard of Sears selling a shell longwing at any time in the distant past?

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Has anyone ever heard of Sears selling a shell longwing at any time in the distant past?


Yes.  Sears carried their own house brand made of cordovan.  

 

And also, all the other brands they carried over the years as well. 

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Has anyone ever heard of Sears selling a shell longwing at any time in the distant past?


Yes.  Sears carried their own house brand made of cordovan.  

 

And also, all the other brands they carried over the years as well. 

 

Thanks. That's what I needed to know.

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Thanks. That's what I needed to know.

I believe they were made by Hanover for Sears. Can't remember where I read it, but if I find the link I'll PM you.
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Thanks. That's what I needed to know.

I believe they were made by Hanover for Sears. Can't remember where I read it, but if I find the link I'll PM you.

 

I found the following mention: "Hanover – Hanover shells were issued in their regular, Imperial, and LB Sheppard lines. Hanover also made shell cordovan shoes for Sears." This is part of a great site that contains an extensive list of companies, styles, numbers and information that used Horween shell. This can be located by clicking here.

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Just got my first pair of shell cordovan shoes... Florsheim Imperial long tips.

They are the made in India versions... I'd read That the earlier India-made shoes were of comparable quality to the US made shoes, and then after 2-3 years the quality diminished considerably. Dunno if I have the earlier or later ones, but the quality seems to be really nice, to me at least. I don't have much to compare them to, however... I can say that the construction is much better than all my To Boot New York shoes...

Sorry for the bad pic...

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@Starter Congrats they look great.
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Wow I wasn't aware there was made in India Florsheim shell
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Just got my first pair of shell cordovan shoes... Florsheim Imperial long tips.

They are the made in India versions... I'd read That the earlier India-made shoes were of comparable quality to the US made shoes, and then after 2-3 years the quality diminished considerably. Dunno if I have the earlier or later ones, but the quality seems to be really nice, to me at least. I don't have much to compare them to, however... I can say that the construction is much better than all my To Boot New York shoes...

Sorry for the bad pic...

 

Florsheim did move the shell longwings to India for a short time and then discontinued the line entirely. While made in India, most are of good quality and, importantly, still made of Horween cordovan. I have seen this India made cordovan shoe and was only disappointed by the fact they were not in my size. Congrats, especially if they were new old stock.

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Florsheim did move the shell longwings to India for a short time and then discontinued the line entirely. While made in India, most are of good quality and, importantly, still made of Horween cordovan. I have seen this India made cordovan shoe and was only disappointed by the fact they were not in my size. Congrats, especially if they were new old stock.
Yup, picked them up NOS on the bay... $364 shipped- most I've ever paid for shoes, ha ha. Dunno if I got a decent deal or got hosed, but I'm loving them.

Worn them for three days... the break-in process seems to be moving along about the same as most of the stiffer leather shoes I've owned. Still stiff, but definitely softening in some places. I think they're going to mold to my feet nicely.

Thanks for the kind words, guys!
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Florsheim did move the shell longwings to India for a short time and then discontinued the line entirely. While made in India, most are of good quality and, importantly, still made of Horween cordovan. I have seen this India made cordovan shoe and was only disappointed by the fact they were not in my size. Congrats, especially if they were new old stock.
Yup, picked them up NOS on the bay... $364 shipped- most I've ever paid for shoes, ha ha. Dunno if I got a decent deal or got hosed, but I'm loving them.

Worn them for three days... the break-in process seems to be moving along about the same as most of the stiffer leather shoes I've owned. Still stiff, but definitely softening in some places. I think they're going to mold to my feet nicely.

Thanks for the kind words, guys!

NOS Horween shell for that price is a great deal and you certainly did not get hosed. Enjoy the shoes, but be warned that they will make you want more.
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