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The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

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

  1. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I didn't notice it until I took the photo. I think it suits a balmoral well ala austerity brogue
     
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    also no pinking. i kind of like the look
     
  3. ReubenR

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    Freeman Bootmaker's guild whiskey-ish shell longwings, almost but not quite unworn NOS from eBay:

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    Those are awesome! They look more Ravello to me than Whiskey, but a terrific pickup regardless.
     
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    I've had trouble figuring out exactly what color they are, it varies a lot depending on the light and they developed an even greater range of shades as I worked to rehydrate them with VSC. These guys looked like they'd been worn a couple times to church and then stuck in the back of a closet for a couple decades when I got them. Nearly mint soles but dry as a bone. Also listed as wihskey cordova leather wingtips, so naturally they were pretty deeply hidden on the 'Bay and a total steal.
     
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    Crockett & Jones for Ralph Lauren Marlow

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    -Mike
     
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    Ya know...I normally don't care about or think about creasing...but then I see pics like this and it makes me think I have all the wrong sized shoes (except for one pair). Nice looking shoes, dubs. They are on my list.
     
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    Tifosi, thank you very much. You are correct, I am actually quite surprised by the lack of creasing myself. These shoes are around their 20-30 wears and I am surprised to how good they still look. They actually aren't the best fit for me, and I now wear insoles with them to help the fit. A good portion is the design, but I do spend a lot of time shining these guys between wears. Mainly just using a cotton cloth. I try and very lightly brush them. I will also point out that the photos are taken seconds after the shoes go on my feet... ;-)

    -Mike
     
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    ^^ Insoles, huh? Maybe I'll try that on my next, new, Barrie lasted shoe.
     
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    $3 at CVS. Worth a shot.
     
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    Will do. It's too late for the 3 pair I have now! haha
     
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    $3 insoles hwwaaaat? Tacco soles not so bad either for $10 shipped. nice leather that dont stink
     
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    where to get the taccos for 10 shipped?
     
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    Nachos...maybe, but not taccos.
     
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    wow, wow, details, details..
    Enzo bonafe in brandy shell / loden suede shaft. They're still unfinished for fitting purposes, but couldn't wait to snap a few picks!
     
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    Quote:Now there's something you don't see everyday. Awesome!
     
  20. NAMOR

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    whats awesome. is it horween shell? you should try to get a darker finish, something resembling ravello brown. i think light colored dress boots are a poor match, especially for a balmoral. cant wait to see finished product
     

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