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Carmina triple cordovan goodness.

Burgundy, Navy, Dark Cognac

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They all look like they are in excellent condition.

 

I would take it they are all second hand?

 

Did any of these need any refinishing work, or just new soles?

 

 

 

 

Very nice.

 

Thank you! I spent a few hours brushing each shoe (to test the Mac Method for myself- and it's no lie!) to recondition them. Yes, they are second hand. I haven't had any luck trying to find NOS shells in my size for a reasonable price. 

Other than reconditioning the uppers, only the Bostonian PTB and Stuart McGuire half-strap needed new heels.

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Thank you! I spent a few hours brushing each shoe (to test the Mac Method for myself- and it's no lie!) to recondition them. Yes, they are second hand. I haven't had any luck trying to find NOS shells in my size for a reasonable price. 

Other than reconditioning the uppers, only the Bostonian PTB and Stuart McGuire half-strap needed new heels.

That's amazing, because all of them look fabulous.

 

Congratulations on a real nice looking collection of shells.

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Thank you! I spent a few hours brushing each shoe (to test the Mac Method for myself- and it's no lie!) to recondition them. Yes, they are second hand. I haven't had any luck trying to find NOS shells in my size for a reasonable price. 
Other than reconditioning the uppers, only the Bostonian PTB and Stuart McGuire half-strap needed new heels.

Apart from brushing, did you use anything else to condition the uppers?
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Beautiful looking boots you have there. What do you intend to use them for, because they're almost to pretty to work or hike in?
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Beautiful looking boots you have there. What do you intend to use them for, because they're almost to pretty to work or hike in?

Thanks a lot - this pair is going to be sold to some lucky size 11D in the next few weeks.

But, I own these myself and were my go to snow boots last winter - and seemingly will be for the next one too. Theyre great.
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Thanks a lot - this pair is going to be sold to some lucky size 11D in the next few weeks.

But, I own these myself and were my go to snow boots last winter - and seemingly will be for the next one too. Theyre great.
Thanks for the response and the pics. My knowledge about these boots is limited, though I have been aware them for almost ever. How do you size them, they look very roomy, especially in the toe box? My brannock device measured tts is 11.5D. Would you recommend ordering them over the phone or trying them on first? I'm always looking for a cordovan boots that I can attempt to destroy by just living in them.
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Thanks for the response and the pics. My knowledge about these boots is limited, though I have been aware them for almost ever. How do you size them, they look very roomy, especially in the toe box? My brannock device measured tts is 11.5D. Would you recommend ordering them over the phone or trying them on first? I'm always looking for a cordovan boots that I can attempt to destroy by just living in them.

Its quite a wide last, for sure, and they do run unusual in terms of sizing - Im a 9.5 in everything I wear and took a 10.5 in these shoes. They are a little bit big with a thinner sock, but in cold months where you wear a thicker sock, they fit me perfectly.
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Spoo- what did you do for the sole? Do you wear the original in snow or did you get 'em topy-ed or what? I'm wondering how the leather sole holds up win wet conditions.
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Spoo- what did you do for the sole? Do you wear the original in snow or did you get 'em topy-ed or what? I'm wondering how the leather sole holds up win wet conditions.

Wore em as is. Totally fine.
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These should have been 11EEE :(

 

Darn my wide feet.

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I'll play...here are mine...all Vass.

PS - just edited mentioning the colors of the shells. The Antique Cognac just might be my favorite. Amazing depth while remaining a classic, vibrant brown. They're all pretty killer though!

Dark Brown

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Cigar

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Antique Cognac

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Saddle

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Whiskey

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Black

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please sell the Saddle double monks to me!

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That's amazing, because all of them look fabulous.

 

Congratulations on a real nice looking collection of shells.

 

Thank you!

 

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Apart from brushing, did you use anything else to condition the uppers?

 

I've mainly used Renomat and Renovateur on the uppers. I've also experimented with a bit of Lexol Conditioner (use sparingly as it strips the finish quite harshly). Finally, a bit of cordovan cream to cover up scars/scratches/scuffs.

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Thank you!


I've mainly used Renomat and Renovateur on the uppers. I've also experimented with a bit of Lexol Conditioner (use sparingly as it strips the finish quite harshly). Finally, a bit of cordovan cream to cover up scars/scratches/scuffs.

Good to know, thanks. There's a lot of info on shell care in general, but not a lot on conditioning vintage shell. I bought a used pair of Florsheim Imperials. Not sure I'm going to keep it, but either way I'd like to do whatever I can to reduce any chances of it drying out and cracking or whatever old shell does!
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