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I really like the black austerity brogues... 34 pounds shipping charge
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I really dig spectators, but I can't quite make up my mind on these.

The bottom of the soles say shell cordovan? Looks like suede to me.
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The bottom of the soles say shell cordovan? Looks like suede to me.

Probably the reason for being marked "seconds"
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Probably the reason for being marked "seconds"

actually, i think they're custom make-ups - and they used excess combination soles for the makeup.
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actually, i think they're custom make-ups - and they used excess combination soles for the makeup.


But wouldn't they have sold them if they were custom make-ups? My thinking was they screwed up on that custom shoe by putting shell cordovan on the sole and thus could not sell to the person who ordered them.
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But wouldn't they have sold them if they were custom make-ups? My thinking was they screwed up on that custom shoe by putting shell cordovan on the sole and thus could not sell to the person who ordered them.

possibly. but they've been putting up quite a few unique special makeups with the shell cordovan sole.
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But wouldn't they have sold them if they were custom make-ups? My thinking was they screwed up on that custom shoe by putting shell cordovan on the sole and thus could not sell to the person who ordered them.

I think the AE soles for the shell shoes are of nicer quality, and are probably being requested on special orders. I wouldn't doubt that they order them pre-stamped with 'shell cordovan'....
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Those look like Connaughts to me, which would make them a good, but not great, deal.
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I think the AE soles for the shell shoes are of nicer quality, and are probably being requested on special orders. I wouldn't doubt that they order them pre-stamped with 'shell cordovan'....

I agree, they do appear to be better...but in my experience they are made from a softer leather and wear down faster.
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I agree, they do appear to be better...but in my experience they are made from a softer leather and wear down faster.

So then in what sense are they better? The Cordo soles are rendenbachs, no?
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Does anyone know if Santoni LE's run true to size, or do you need to go down a half size like FAM's?
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So then in what sense are they better? The Cordo soles are rendenbachs, no?


I believe you are correct, but my AE shell soles seem to be wearing much, much slower.
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So then in what sense are they better? The Cordo soles are rendenbachs, no?

So I've heard... but I simply said they appear to be better. They may even use a better quality leather (that may just tend to wear out faster). I think there are a lot of components which make up a good sole other than longetivity (i.e. support, comfort, etc.).
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