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Awesome shine and awesome shoes!

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We're can one buy she'll cordoven for EG. The Dover I got dose not come in she'll & the SA said they don't make them in she'll.
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We're can one buy she'll cordoven for EG. The Dover I got dose not come in she'll & the SA said they don't make them in she'll.

Edward Green doesn't make some of their models in Cordovan. The Galway is one they have refused to do so. You will come across some shell offerings from some retailers from time to time but they're not as ready available as some other shoemakers have been in the past. With the current she'll shortage I think it's even rarer to see them. You could always try and MTO something in she'll but keep in mind you'll pay a heavy premium for EG she'll.
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Edward Green doesn't make some of their models in Cordovan. The Galway is one they have refused to do so. You will come across some shell offerings from some retailers from time to time but they're not as ready available as some other shoemakers have been in the past. With the current she'll shortage I think it's even rarer to see them. You could always try and MTO something in she'll but keep in mind you'll pay a heavy premium for EG she'll.
Thank you I figured that much I am good, will just stick with Carmina & EB she'll unless I can get EG she'll rtw icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Thank you I figured that much I am good, will just stick with Carmina & EB she'll unless I can get EG she'll rtw icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I'm no expert but shell's properties are different than calf. It tends to be heralded as a very durable leather but yet it can and will tear during the Lasting process. That's because its tensile strength is not as strong as calf.

It's harder to get a hold of because you can only make one pair of shoes from each she'll and horses don't tend to be eaten like cows so there aren't that many shells to go around in the first place. Hence EG won't use it for some boots or shoes where it won't work as well as calf.

Heck there are some shoemakers who just don't like to work with it. From what I've read it's not only because of this difficulty it's because when it does tear it eats into your profit margin.
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I think it has more to do with the construction and other materials than quality of the shell. I am sure CJ and Alden also get great quality shell. The quality of the insoles, outsoles, as well as stitching is of a higher quality at EG.

I think that is correct, all shells leaves Horween almost with the same quality/ colour shade.  Treatment of it at shoemaker´s factory is different.  Carmina and Vass respect much more Horweens final product, 

 

I do not think EG shell is thinner at all or even dressier (Alden final treatment is different) ?.  Why should EG get better shells than shoemakers than have worked with it for a much longer time paying what is worth?

 

If Crup is Shell Cordovan, then that term is a confusing/wrong marketing for EG, IMO.

 

EG/GG does not get better shell than some other companies that have worked with Horween for many years.

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I'm no expert but shell's properties are different than calf. It tends to be heralded as a very durable leather but yet it can and will tear during the Lasting process. That's because its tensile strength is not as strong as calf.

Heck there are some shoemakers who just don't like to work with it. From what I've read it's not only because of this difficulty it's because when it does tear it eats into your profit margin.

 

 

The other problem for some shoemakers have been the difference in colour shades.

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