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Cordovan

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by 5thave, May 11, 2005.

  1. 5thave

    5thave Active Member

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    Are cordovan's wearable in the summer or does it get just too hot?
     
  2. RIDER

    RIDER Well-Known Member

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    The stereotype is that they are...but I have taken more orders this season on Shell Cordovan shoes than any Fall season I can remember. And I added a real heavy-weight for stock in shell Cordovan, and it's sold well...no problems or complaints. I just think there has been a rebirth in the Classics, and Shell fit's the bill.
     
  3. bch

    bch Well-Known Member

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    I live in S. Florida. It's hot today. I am wearing shell cord oxfords. If there is a difference between cordo and calf, heat-wise, I don't notice any.
     
  4. Will

    Will Well-Known Member

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    I have four pair of cordovan casuals and I don't notice any temperature difference between them and box calf.
     
  5. Mike C.

    Mike C. Well-Known Member

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    I never wear socks with mine, so I don't notice if it was ever too hot.
     
  6. Kai

    Kai Well-Known Member

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    I've never noticed any difference.

    If you have sweaty feet, wear merino wool socks. Much better than cotton.
     
  7. Horace

    Horace Well-Known Member

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    I love cordo but I don't much wear it during summer more for the aesthetics than for comfort. Exceptions being the cordo 8 tassle from Brooks, which I'll still wear with a suit or trousers/jacket.
     

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