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post #3811 of 5233
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Originally Posted by WhoKnewI View Post


...they aren't "fashion" boots.


No one forces you to buy a pair of American made custom boots!

post #3812 of 5233
was there a sale somewhere on those butteros that i missed or something? i've always wanted a pair.
post #3813 of 5233
Are there any particular characteristics of cordovan (not shell cordovan) worth knowing about? These are cordovan, handmade in Italy, calf-lining. Would need to see them in person but they might be what I'm looking for.

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post #3814 of 5233
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Originally Posted by WhoKnewI View Post

...they aren't "fashion" boots.

Not relevant.
post #3815 of 5233
I'd say it is. You're suggesting that those workboots have an elongated toe.
post #3816 of 5233
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Originally Posted by pickpackpockpuck View Post

Are there any particular characteristics of cordovan (not shell cordovan) worth knowing about? These are cordovan, handmade in Italy, calf-lining. Would need to see them in person but they might be what I'm looking for.
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are you positive those are cordovan? I suppose it could be distressed cordo, but that looks to be grain, which is something you would not see on cordovan.
post #3817 of 5233
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Originally Posted by WhoKnewI View Post

I'd say it is. You're suggesting that those workboots have an elongated toe.

Either that, or they shouldn't have such a heel. They're visually unbalanced. Of course this is just my opinion and you're welcome to disagree with it but we're all just sharing our thoughts here. I'm going to judge stuff posted here based on its aesthetic value regardless of it being custom made in America for rugged working men.
post #3818 of 5233
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are you positive those are cordovan? I suppose it could be distressed cordo, but that looks to be grain, which is something you would not see on cordovan.

It's a distressed cordo ("slightly distressed" according to the description).
post #3819 of 5233
Fair enough.
post #3820 of 5233
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Originally Posted by pickpackpockpuck View Post

It's a distressed cordo ("slightly distressed" according to the description).

I misread your original post. Cordovan, in this case, might just be describing the color. Shell cordovan (usually just called cordovan) is what you commonly see alden shoes and boots being made of, and the material comes from the rear of a horse.
post #3821 of 5233
I thought it referred to the color as well, but they have the same pair in black and also describe them as "slightly distressed cordovan." I think they mean it's cordovan leather. It's definitely not shell, just horse it seems. I know why shell is so sought after, but I'm wondering if plain old horse has any unique qualities. Or is it basically the same as cow?
post #3822 of 5233
ah gotchya. I guess they use cordovan and horsehide interchangeably.
post #3823 of 5233
I've seen confusion about this horse/cordovan issue before. I think using the word "cordovan" is just a marketing thing. Sounds better, thus more $$$. But the boots look pretty nice from what I can tell.
post #3824 of 5233

I've been looking at a pair of Bed Stu boots as cheap winter beaters (I know the quality is lacking).  Does anybody have a pair or tried some on that can comment on the sizing?  Wondering if I need to size down from my regular boot/dress shoe size.  Thanks.

post #3825 of 5233
also..why would you want distressed shell?

Isn't one of the cool things about shell how resistant it is to everything you can throw at it (including walking in them not making creases)? Just hit it hard with a brush and it comes back to life
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