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More love for the underrated black shell. BB unlined LHS today.
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To preface ... I own a pair of 9016s and so I can appreciate black cordovan.

But such pictures are probably what shell detractors refer to when they say the material looks plastic. It also doesn't help that the plain toe styling is so ubiquitous, that it looks like what any mall cop would be wearing.

Black cordovan really "shine" once they're broken in ... as in Mick's pair above.
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To preface ... I own a pair of 9016s and so I can appreciate black cordovan.

But such pictures are probably what shell detractors refer to when they say the material looks plastic. It also doesn't help that the plain toe styling is so ubiquitous, that it looks like what any mall cop would be wearing.

Black cordovan really "shine" once they're broken in ... as in Mick's pair above.

I dig this particular mall cop's look...

700

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To me all shell looks sorta like plastic or vinyl when new. It just has that sheen.

 

After it's broken in though, it turns into something really special, which is where the noticeable differences will be between a shell PTB and some mall cop shoes. 

 

In all reality, they are more like a military officer shoe than a mall cop. Very elegant. 

 

Mall cops mostly wear something like this:

 

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These are kind of jazzy, but not quite my style.

 

(From Unipair)

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color 4 atoms

 

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Damn those Atom Bluchers are amazing icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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^ MrDv, those #4's are absolutely georguos in the sun! I want a pair. Imagine that.
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I picked up some very gently used Alden x Leffot suede tassels recently in a 9.5 B/D. Not sure the fit is quite right on these - I believe they are on the Hampton last - and may be looking to unload them. Wanted to gauge interest here before posting. Would basically be looking to just recoup the cost I paid for them. Any interest?

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FYI, we can't be talking about sale stuff in this thread, that's what the marketplace is for.
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I picked up some very gently used Alden x Leffot suede tassels recently in a 9.5 B/D. Not sure the fit is quite right on these - I believe they are on the Hampton last - and may be looking to unload them. Wanted to gauge interest here before posting. Would basically be looking to just recoup the cost I paid for them. Any interest?

Picture for reference:
 

I just couldn't take myself serious wearing those.  They scream "LOOK AT ME!"

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I just couldn't take myself serious wearing those.  They scream "LOOK AT ME!"

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color 4 atoms



This reminded me of a pair of vass Antigue cognac. Very nice

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color 4 atoms

 

 

Where are these from?

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Hey all -- I've been reading this thread for a while now but have never posted. Just a quick question. I'm currently in Belgium and am heading up to Brugge for the day. I'm making a huge mistake if I don't take the relatively brief side trip to Frans Boone, right? Sadly, I'm pretty sure that I know the answer, but I'm also nearly positive that my travel companion just doesn't understand.

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