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Darn! Okay, good to know. Anyone else have similar experiences with grainy shell?

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post #34322 of 87905
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Originally Posted by sqroot3 View Post

Darn! Okay, good to know. Anyone else have similar experiences with grainy shell?

Yes I have it on several pair ,unfortunately, and I also do not like it. I consider it to be a defect and have only seen it in #8 and Black shell cordovan. I have never, ever, ever seen it on vintage shell cordovan shoes.

I guess when the demand is high then rejects become firsts...
post #34323 of 87905
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Originally Posted by greekgeek View Post

Yes I have it on several pair ,unfortunately, and I also do not like it. I consider it to be a defect and have only seen it in #8 and Black shell cordovan. I have never, ever, ever seen it on vintage shell cordovan shoes.
I guess when the demand is high then rejects become firsts...

I've also had this problem with several pair of Alden shells (not just #8, but also Cigar and Ravello). One of the reasons why I've stopped buying Alden.
post #34324 of 87905

my goodness. i can't believe grainy shell wasn't mentioned on the 750+ pages of this alden thread that i've waded through thus far! i will stay optimistic but be wary about future alden purchases...

 

fortunately, the graininess on this pair seems to have spared the toe box, so at least i can get that part shiny!

post #34325 of 87905
if anyone needs a pair of 9901 - thats the black shell plain toe, barrie last - in 8 D, i got a pair, worn once or twice, from ebay to find they were not the 7.5 D I had thought.
these can be hard to come by so I thought I'd let you guys know in case anyone has been on the lookout for a pair.
post #34326 of 87905
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Originally Posted by sqroot3 View Post

Darn! Okay, good to know. Anyone else have similar experiences with grainy shell?

Hi,

i did - and i got lucky after a Pro did a remarkable Job on my LWB and Trickers also.
It's worth to check his work on http://www.shoe-shine-coach.de/

Have a look - no Photoshop used!

Als Besipiel dient ein Paar Alden Longwings. (Shell Cordovan # 8)
Hier war selbst der cordovantypische Glanz verloren, nachdem der Besitzer die Oberfläche mit zu vielen Pflegemitteln und zu viel Druck (nein, viel hilft NICHT viel!) bearbeitet hatte.
Translation via Goolge
An example is a pair of Alden Long Wings. (Shell cordovan # 8)
Here even the cordovantypische luster was lost after the owner (no, NOT a lot helps a lot!) The surface with too many maintenance products and too much pressure had worked.



Ausdauernde Behandlung mit Saphir Cordovan Pflege (71) und einem harten glatten Reibewerkzeug (ähnlich einem Shoe-Bone) erzeugt den begehrten Hochglanz.
Translation via Google
Persistent treatment with sapphire Cordovan Care (71) and a hard smooth grater tool (similar to a shoe-Bone) produced the coveted glossy.



Trickers Black Shell Cordovan before / after Service









something unreal
zaskarion-albums-schuhe-picture616-trickers-x-conrad-hasselbach-special-edition-last-w2298-style-m7368-shell-cordovan-japanischen-gerberei-shinki-hikaku-derby-heart-brogueing-broke-my-heart-frisch-aufbereitet-profi-guardsmenshine-politur.jpg

don't give up - all you need is professional help - unfortunately TSSC is based in Germany.

cheerio
Joachim
post #34327 of 87905
something unreal - considering the LWB is more than 10 years old - the Tricker'd apprx. 5 years.
Edited by terradilavoro - 9/3/12 at 10:00am
post #34328 of 87905

Can anyone post some pictures of how the platina of a black shell cordovan will look like?

post #34329 of 87905
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Originally Posted by terradilavoro View Post


Hi,
i did - and i got lucky after a Pro did a remarkable Job on my LWB and Trickers also.
It's worth to check his work on http://www.shoe-shine-coach.de/
Have a look - no Photoshop used!
Als Besipiel dient ein Paar Alden Longwings. (Shell Cordovan # 8)
Hier war selbst der cordovantypische Glanz verloren, nachdem der Besitzer die Oberfläche mit zu vielen Pflegemitteln und zu viel Druck (nein, viel hilft NICHT viel!) bearbeitet hatte.
Translation via Goolge
An example is a pair of Alden Long Wings. (Shell cordovan # 8)
Here even the cordovantypische luster was lost after the owner (no, NOT a lot helps a lot!) The surface with too many maintenance products and too much pressure had worked.
 

something unreal
zaskarion-albums-schuhe-picture616-trickers-x-conrad-hasselbach-special-edition-last-w2298-style-m7368-shell-cordovan-japanischen-gerberei-shinki-hikaku-derby-heart-brogueing-broke-my-heart-frisch-aufbereitet-profi-guardsmenshine-politur.jpg
don't give up - all you need is professional help - unfortunately TSSC is based in Germany.
cheerio
Joachim

 

This post adds tremendous value to the thread.  Thanks for your contribution.

post #34330 of 87905
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Color 8 Short Wing Bal 974 on the Tremont

post #34331 of 87905
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

The Tan Suede Blucher has a more relaxed look than any other shoes in that category. And I think I like it. Well, I live in a country where we have four seasons, I am not sure if it works to use those shoes in the fall, winter or spring season. Btw, I am a student so I would love to buy shell cordovan shoes, but I can't wear them everyday like you guys. One day, I can do the same as you. So there is no reason to buy pretty expensive shoes I only wear one time pr quarter.  


How is the size and the quality of these shoes?

I'm curious if anyone has before/after pics of an Alden suede shoe after being sent back for restoration. I've seen a lot of before/after for calf and cordovan, but never suede.
post #34332 of 87905

Alden shell experts/wizards/geniuses-

 

Since the thread is currently discussing a few fixes to shell that have been accomplished, riddle me this. Do you think this is salvageable?

post #34333 of 87905

Have you tried brushing it yet?  I think you can improve it significantly by brushing it and using a little reno or venetian.

post #34334 of 87905
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Originally Posted by terradilavoro View Post


Hi,
i did - and i got lucky after a Pro did a remarkable Job on my LWB and Trickers also.
It's worth to check his work on http://www.shoe-shine-coach.de/
Have a look - no Photoshop used!
Als Besipiel dient ein Paar Alden Longwings. (Shell Cordovan # 8)
Hier war selbst der cordovantypische Glanz verloren, nachdem der Besitzer die Oberfläche mit zu vielen Pflegemitteln und zu viel Druck (nein, viel hilft NICHT viel!) bearbeitet hatte.
Translation via Goolge
An example is a pair of Alden Long Wings. (Shell cordovan # 8)
Here even the cordovantypische luster was lost after the owner (no, NOT a lot helps a lot!) The surface with too many maintenance products and too much pressure had worked.
Ausdauernde Behandlung mit Saphir Cordovan Pflege (71) und einem harten glatten Reibewerkzeug (ähnlich einem Shoe-Bone) erzeugt den begehrten Hochglanz.
Translation via Google
Persistent treatment with sapphire Cordovan Care (71) and a hard smooth grater tool (similar to a shoe-Bone) produced the coveted glossy.
Trickers Black Shell Cordovan before / after Service
something unreal
zaskarion-albums-schuhe-picture616-trickers-x-conrad-hasselbach-special-edition-last-w2298-style-m7368-shell-cordovan-japanischen-gerberei-shinki-hikaku-derby-heart-brogueing-broke-my-heart-frisch-aufbereitet-profi-guardsmenshine-politur.jpg
don't give up - all you need is professional help - unfortunately TSSC is based in Germany.
cheerio
Joachim

amazing before and after photos! time to get meself a deer bone and try this. frankfurt is indeed too far away!

post #34335 of 87905
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Originally Posted by ThArtOfWardrobe View Post

I'm not complaining about the final price by any means but does anyone else think it's odd that Amore charges sales tax even if you don't live in New York?

This might be an oversight...they seem to be a real B&M store, and have had very few orders to be shipped out. Maybe call em up and ask?
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