Originally Posted by bullswin
Good job! When I placed my order, the element I actually had the hardest time choosing was lining color.
NAMOR -- just curious... since you're the king of shell, have you had much experience with shell from Argentina? Some folks on the shoe damage/porn thread gave me a hard time when I mentioned my forthcoming shell shoes from Meermin.
green is my favorite color so it was a no brainer. But I was tormented deciding between dark brown and burgundy. To help me decide, I created a table that broke down all my shoes into 4 colors. I realized that for every burgundy shoe, I had 4 brown pairs. Made my decision much easier.
I've never handled Argentinian shell but ive also never heard any negative information. From the pics, the shell looks rich and supple so im not worried at all. Before this experience, I had actually never heard of Argentinian shell so I was worried whether or not it came from the horse's backside. Ron Rider once posted a story of how some italian tanneries where tanning calf to look like cordovan and they they did a great job. So good a job that it almost fooled Ron. Pepe has stated that this is in fact shell cordovan and Pepe's word is good enough for me. Ill know for sure in 12-14 weeks
Also interested to see how cordovan creases on the Jodhpur