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The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jhcam8, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Well-Known Member

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    Does Meermin use Horween or Comipel?
     
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  4. Gavinband

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    I think Meermin moved to an Italian provider... Is that Comipel? I bought one pair of Japanese shell shoes from Meermin and didn't like them, very dry and just didn't feel great. I only have around 10 pairs of shell, but all from vass.
     
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    I think the new tannery is this one:

    http://www.cordovan.co/
    https://www.instagram.com/shellcordovan/

    They mentioned Tuscany in some of their posts.
     
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    Gorgeous. Where from?
     
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    ReppTiePrepster Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone speak to the quality, construction, and comfort of the Frye shell cordovan PTB?? Thanks in advance!
     
  8. Watchman1

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    Decent.

    Made of Horween Shell Cordovan down in Old Mexico...

    Would be worth it around the $2-300 mark. The cheaper you can get them the better.

    They would be alright deal at $350 and a good deal at $250 IMO.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    wklq76a Well-Known Member

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    My understanding is that after discontinuing the use of Argentinian shell a couple years ago, Meermin currently uses Japanese (Shinki Hikaku) and Italian (Rocado) shell. The latter has been marketing themselves as just "Shell Cordovan".
     
  10. Allen Dreadmon

    Allen Dreadmon Well-Known Member

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    I have a pair of Meermin cognac LWB's that I believe were made with Shinki Hikaku shell. I haven't noticed any dryness. They've been sitting in the closet but are about to come out for fall, so I'll have a look and chime back in.
     
  11. MoosicPa

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    Some shell and Utah calf Galway boots by EG....

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    Carmina GMTO from their site back in May. Thanks!



    Yeah, those are insanely gorgeous. Congratulations! And thanks for sharing pix.
     
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    Your EGs are just absolutely spectacular.

    -Mike
     
  14. makewayhomer

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    I sent mine in for recrafting and they didn't survive. Rancourt told me they just ripped apart.

    But they took care of me by replacing them with these... Whiskey longwings

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    Well they certainly did not cheat you! Great shoes.
     
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    Thanks. They say the best time to create a loyal customer is when problems come up and that is true in this case. They took care of me.
     
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    That's good and bad news.
     
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    Color 4 Ashland Wallet (New) vs. Mahogany (Slightly New with a little sun fading)
     
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    X-post from the Carmina thread on the topic of both the evolution of Carmina's Cognac and how it differ from the newly introduced Bourbon

    Shoe circle:
    5 o'clock - Saddle shell, Carmina's own GMTO from early this spring
    7 o'clock - Fresh Bourbon shell cordovan from GYW GMTO just arrived, just made it out of the box...
    9 o'clock - Carmina's original Cognac cordovan, about 2 years old
    11 o'clock - Carmina's cognac from about a year ago when GYW did a GMTO (slightly unsure of the timing), at this stage the significantly red cognac had entered the scene
    1 o'clock the Cognac as is today, my freshest pair of Cognac from the 80262 boot sale
    3 o'clock Carmina's #8 from about a year ago, also this one from a GYW GMTO. I realize looking at the images afterwards that the differences that's clear to the naked eye between the newer shades of cognac and #8 does not get though in this poor light. IRL it's clear though

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    Below:
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    Bourbon
    "Original" Cognac
    Cognac from about a year ago
    Current Cognac

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  20. BackInTheJox

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    Rancourt shell pinch penny loafers today:

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