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Mark, those have worn in nicely.
What's the size difference between your feet - I assume that is what leads to the deeper rolls on the right boot?
Thanks Mike. The right is a bit narrower and wider than the left. Could be that or the shell.
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Latest addition is the Alfred Sargent Miller boot.

 

post #438 of 1049
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Thank you! I love wearing them and got them from http://www.carmina.telemaco.es/articulo.asp?idarticulo=3465223
Having just got received some new Alden cap toe boots I'm not presently in the market for another pair. I would like to know though what makes Carmina shell boots so desirable? Thanks.
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post #439 of 1049
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Thank you! I love wearing them and got them from http://www.carmina.telemaco.es/articulo.asp?idarticulo=3465223
Having just got received some new Alden cap toe boots I'm not presently in the market for another pair.I would like to know though what makes Carmina shell boots so desirable? Thanks.

 

I'm not sure whether Carmina boots are more desirable than Alden, per-se, but they don't seem to have the shortage of rare colours that Alden does, more stable lead times for restocks and such, and a host of pretty nice lasts. They're about even in quality I think, but it comes down to personal preference.

post #440 of 1049
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I'm not sure whether Carmina boots are more desirable than Alden, per-se, but they don't seem to have the shortage of rare colours that Alden does, more stable lead times for restocks and such, and a host of pretty nice lasts. They're about even in quality I think, but it comes down to personal preference.

 

Agreed with the above, but from what I read on the Alden thread I'm guessing that Carmina QC is better than that of Alden.  I've been very pleased with my purchases from both brands, but Carmina certainly offers significantly greater diversity in styles, colours and lasts.  And as you mention, shell seems to be more readily available in a wider range of colours from Carmina.

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Agreed with the above, but from what I read on the Alden thread I'm guessing that Carmina QC is better than that of Alden.  I've been very pleased with my purchases from both brands, but Carmina certainly offers significantly greater diversity in styles, colours and lasts.  And as you mention, shell seems to be more readily available in a wider range of colours from Carmina.

 

I agree as well.  There are plus and minus for each brand.  As one point of direct comparison, I've found that the leather soles on my Carminas wear down slightly quicker than one my Aldens.

post #442 of 1049
I submit for your review a pair of George Cleverley's shell cordovan wit their 1786 Russian leather in a saddle shoe:









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I submit for your review a pair of George Cleverley's shell cordovan wit their 1786 Russian leather in a saddle shoe:









Lovely, simply lovely. I've seen a lot of Alden shell cordovan/calf saddle shoes this summer, many which I did not care for, but these are something very special. Thank you for posting these pictures.
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The Stow is a sweet boot on it's own, but in cordovan... WOW! thumbs-up.gif
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Thought this might interest some of you, so please excuse my cross-post from the Vass thread. Boots in saddle shell cordovan. There are some indoor pictures in my profile.
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We got some sun over here today, so I took the opportunity to snap some outdoor pictures to get some more accurate colour representation. They've only been brushed a bit, so I think that I can bring out some more shine eventually.
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x-post from the Trickers thread:

 

 

Spoke with Richard at SH and he likes my idea for a group MTO and is willing to take 2 pairs himself. 

 

Meaning I need to get 4 more, so with me we only need 3 2 more. Price quoted was 412.50 GBP excluding Vat and he pays shipping (wasn't clear if this was just from factory to him or him to us).

 

This is the mock up I proposed:

 

 

Tricker's Eaton Model (w/ no medallion on toe)
Iris Cordovan Leather
Silver Eyeletts
Red Lining
Red pull loop
Red dainite sole
Natural Welt
Fashion Yellow Laces
4497 Last
 
Was also informed priced across the board for stock and MTO are going up effective August 1st, so let's get on this order. $631 or so Iris Shell Cordovan Boots!!
 
PM Me if you want aboard - Only need 2 more now! 
 
Think Something Like This, but with silver eyeletts. (sorry about the photo edit job):
 

 

Iris Cordovan is actually darker ala:

 

 

 

 

 

post #448 of 1049
Wow, there are some gorgeous shoes and boots in this thread! I've never gone through it before, but probably spent too much time on it last night. Thought I'd share my modest cordovan collection.




Meermin and Vintage Florsheim Royal Imperials. Unfortunately, the Florsheims have some cracking now, but I continue to wear them anyways as I search for another good pair. Also, before it's mentioned, I know they both need some Reno and a good brushing. biggrin.gif
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jchosco,
florsheims look great. I'd have to be a small dog to notice any cracking.
post #450 of 1049
Posted this to the Tricker's thread earlier but this is a really unique cordovan color, looking to get a MTO Stow done in the same color:

Trickers Cipresso Cordovan from Tres Bien:
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