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post #226 of 12085
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Originally Posted by Marx2k View Post

Yep. Several in an hour. Good and informative correspondence. I've placed an MTO order for a double monk in black cordovan on double leather soles.
Pepe's English is great, as is the information in his e-mails and the answers to my questions.

Agreed - he was extremely helpful in making sure I got what I wanted for my order.
post #227 of 12085
Same experience here. Will send him my order tomorrow (still doubting between a few models). What is the pricing for MTO?
post #228 of 12085
50 EUR on top of the normal price. Normal price is 250 EUR for calf and suede and 290 EUR for cordovan.
post #229 of 12085
290 Euros for Shell Cordovan shoes?

Insane price.....

Does anyone have a pair in hand (or on foot) to report on?
post #230 of 12085
We need follow up pictures here, people! 250 EUR is for the Linea Maestro?
post #231 of 12085
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

290 Euros for Shell Cordovan shoes?

Insane price.....

And that's before VAT gets deducted. biggrin.gif
post #232 of 12085
... and don't forget to order the shoe trees. I did last time but will definitely get them this go around.
post #233 of 12085
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

290 Euros for Shell Cordovan shoes?
Insane price.....
Does anyone have a pair in hand (or on foot) to report on?

Yep. Cordovan is not from Horween, but from some tannery in Argentina. Hard to tell if the quality will be up par, but I will try to find out.
post #234 of 12085
How do a pair of adelaide shoes (like these) in black shell with a dainite sole on the Ama last sound?
post #235 of 12085
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Originally Posted by Christian B View Post

How do a pair of adelaide shoes (like these) in black shell with a dainite sole on the Ama last sound?

I think I'd prefer a Wingtip with Cordovan as it draws some attention away from the inevitable beef rolls, whereas a horizontal cap toe might accentuate the waves in the cordovan. I'm a big fan of that adelaide, the detailing on the tongue is something not often seen these days icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #236 of 12085
I agree that a wingtip is better for shell cordovan, but I need a pair of black cap toes. I also like the shells rolls much better than calfs' creasing, though I have only seen rolls in pictures. I know that a pair of black cap toes is almost as formal as it can be and should be with leather soles, but leather soles and Scandinavian weather isn't always a win-win. And I don't think that shell and cap toes look to bad regarding the picture below. Am I totally wrong?

524
post #237 of 12085
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Originally Posted by Christian B View Post

I agree that a wingtip is better for shell cordovan, but I need a pair of black cap toes. I also like the shells rolls much better than calfs' creasing, though I have only seen rolls in pictures. I know that a pair of black cap toes is almost as formal as it can be and should be with leather soles, but leather soles and Scandinavian weather isn't always a win-win. And I don't think that shell and cap toes look to bad regarding the picture below. Am I totally wrong?

524

The rolls aren't too noticeable in that photo I agree. Is the shoe's purpose a business shoe? Or are you just filling a hole in your collection? The punched captoe in black and rubber soles aren't very congruent, I agree, and the model in question also has closed lacing making it very formal. I can't help but think the rubber sole would be better suited to a wingtip as well. In the end it's your decision, and I'm sure you'll be with the result, no matter what you decide on!
post #238 of 12085
They are indeed purposed to be a business shoe. A pair of black calf cap-toes with a leather sole is indeed the most formal, and will eventually also be added to my collection, but now I need a good wearing and quite formal shoe which can take a punch without looking like road kill afterwards. Since almost all other business men here wear shoes like these with their suits, I doubt I'll ever feel underdressed.
post #239 of 12085
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Originally Posted by Christian B View Post

They are indeed purposed to be a business shoe. A pair of black calf cap-toes with a leather sole is indeed the most formal, and will eventually also be added to my collection, but now I need a good wearing and quite formal shoe which can take a punch without looking like road kill afterwards. Since almost all other business men here wear shoes like these with their suits, I doubt I'll ever feel underdressed.

No doubt. Make sure to update with pics if you do go with your preferred configuration, I don't think I've seen a Cordovan Punched Captoe Adelaide before.
post #240 of 12085
Don't forget the rubber soles. Sounds like the bastard child of Vass and Tricker's.
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