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Cordovan is always stiffer and bulkier (heavier) than calf. I still like it though; there is a time and place for calf and cordovan.  But, I agree. The Shannons look better. 

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Cordovan is always stiffer and bulkier (heavier) than calf. I still like it though; there is a time and place for calf and cordovan.  But, I agree. The Shannons look better. 

 

I agree which is why I find this ad to be very strange:

 

 

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^ might be comparing stiff cowhide to shell. Is like when Fritos potato chips says 30% less fat in their baked chips*































* compared to the fattiest chips available at market at this date__-__-____
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When was advertising supposed to have anything to do with the truth???

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I agree which is why I find this ad to be very strange:

 

 

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Nice photo

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The cordovan on the Carmina bal boots is very stiff by its very nature as others have suggested. On my EG Galways the vamp is the most supple sublime soft but substantial calf I have never seen but that's my first pair of EGs. I don't think the stiffness of the cordovan in the Carmina boot is in any way unexpected or faulty. To me both are simply beautiful boots. Of course the Carmina boot, has a tremendous price advantage going for it. The value/quality equation in Carmina is extraordinary in my opinion. I sometimes think we have a propensity to name one item superior over another when its somewhat beside the point. Both shoes should provide great durability and wear and are excellent boots.

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I have numerous EG and own a couple of Carmina. The calf of EG is far and above better than Carmina (which can explaint he premium in price), at least the qualities that I like in calf (e.g., thickness and flexibility, less creasing, ability to hold polish). The soles of my EG last much longer than Carmina too. Last is subjective and Carmina wins with order flexibility (only Vass I think can challenge this when price is also factored in). EG will always win with burnishing.

Both are great choices for 2 different price points. Since EG lasts work better than Carmina, the choices have not been difficult.

No cordovan from EG yet though...I have a huge stable of Alden for that. biggrin.gif
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No cordovan from EG yet though...I have a huge stable of Alden for that. biggrin.gif

Lots of people don't see the point in EG cordovan, but to me the finishing on EG Crup is the best in the business. Well worth the upcharge.
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Lots of people don't see the point in EG cordovan, but to me the finishing on EG Crup is the best in the business. Well worth the upcharge.

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Dude, that cigar oundle is icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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yeah the cognac is immaculate. EG shell finishing is top notch, JB. a great thing even greater
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Dude, that cigar oundle is icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Agreed. I need Oundle in my life.
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I agree that EG crup is the bomb...My Arlington came out particularly well, methinks!

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I'm looking for a double monk in brown. I have a middle-low instep and have had a little bit of a problem with balmoral shoes (the sides often touch but its not a serious problem). Would the Edward Green double monk fit properly i.e. tight enough over the instep? (I know it's likely to be on the last "hole" which is fine of course). Someone else on the forum suggested a particular C&J monk strap for a middle/low instep but I have to say I love my pair of Galways. Unfortunately in this metropolis of 6 million people (Atlanta) the only vendor of Edward Green intown (Sid Mashburn) doesn't stock the double monk so I'll have to order.

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