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Originally Posted by meister View Post

Okay you have got me. How do you get that much patina on NOS vintage shell shoes aka unworn?

LOL, those pics are from the first time I wore them. I have no idea how it happened... guessing they may have been on display or something at some point. They were bought as NOS on the B&S, of course. They even came in the beat-up box with an original "care of shell cordovan" card... decades-old advice more or less mirroring the Mac Method. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Those wingtips are my favorite non-Alden pair; they've only seen maybe 2-3 wears since I'd almost rather just look at them in the closet. Yes, I understand I may have a problem... wink.gif
post #47 of 907
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Originally Posted by TheWGP View Post

And now for something slightly different...
Vintage E.T. Wright mahogany shell cordovan wingtips.

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these look amazing!
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Originally Posted by Kai View Post

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These are shell? Regardless, they look awesome. Seem to have a vintage/old school flare to them. Who's the maker?
post #50 of 907
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

These are shell? Regardless, they look awesome. Seem to have a vintage/old school flare to them. Who's the maker?

John Lobb (St. James)

I wanted shell cordovan cap toes and couldn't find any, so I had Lobb make me some.

I've got some other non-Alden shell cordovans (Vass and Johnston and Murphy) but no pictures handy.
post #51 of 907
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Originally Posted by Kai View Post

John Lobb (St. James)

Nice. That was what actually first came to mind. Do you which shell cordovan color that it is or did you just request a deep chestnut?
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Nice. That was what actually first came to mind. Do you which shell cordovan color that it is or did you just request a deep chestnut?

I picked out the very piece of shell from their workshop that they made the shoes from. Didn't request a color. Just selected the material.
post #53 of 907
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I picked out the very piece of shell from their workshop that they made the shoes from. Didn't request a color. Just selected the material.

Fun! They turned out very well. Painfully classic which I love.
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Kai- would love to see more photos of those.
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Originally Posted by MalfordOfLondon View Post

Kai- would love to see more photos of those.

I don't have any more recent photos. These were all taken at the same time (right when I got the shoes.)

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post #56 of 907
Beautiful stuff everyone.

Here's a pair by DWFII:
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Lot's more, incl. pics and commentary by DW here.

A pair from Ron's first batch:
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I've posted more pics of these elsewhere, but can't seem to find where.
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I don't have any more recent photos. These were all taken at the same time (right when I got the shoes.)
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very nice
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Shell Cordo Vawsh =) (mine. Eu44 P2 last)

Click for enlargement.
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CJ for RL

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Santoni (Goodyear line)
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