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The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

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

  1. UrbanComposition

    UrbanComposition Well-Known Member

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    Ugh. The horror stories are true. So sad :(
     
  2. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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    This was my second pair. First pair had issues with the leather and lasting issues just llike vraivio mentioned. The second pair I purchased was much much better. Plus I got them for $300 new so for Ravello it's a killer deal. Iove the last. Much sleeker than barrie
     
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  3. VRaivio

    VRaivio Well-Known Member

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    ^That's true about the last: much more contoured than Barrie, which I happen to loathe. If only Florsheim would take to making proper shoes like they used to, with solid soles, un-aging grained calf uppers and proud American handwork. Their superb NOS and vintage pairs won't be around forever.
     
  4. Cal135

    Cal135 Active Member

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    Here are some from Vass.

    F-last U-Cap in Saddle
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    U-Last Norweger in Burgundy
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    U-Last London Austere Wingtip in Brown
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  5. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Well-Known Member

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    Goyser Goodness. I really like the unfinished leather edges.
     
  6. jhcam8

    jhcam8 Well-Known Member

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    Me too - a unique look.
     
  7. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Well-Known Member

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    Nettleton PTBs.

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  8. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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    loafers dont fit. they can be yours for $275
     
  9. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Well-Known Member

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    I have a pair of these. They are much more forgiving of a high arch than the Alden LHS. If you haven't been able to pick up a shell loafer due to the Van last, you should give these shoes a try.
     
  10. nate10184

    nate10184 Well-Known Member

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    These vintage Church's for Brooks Brothers were by far the best I've come across:

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    I've also sold a fair number of C&J for Ralph Lauren:

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    And Paraboot for BB:

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  11. Dr Lee

    Dr Lee New Member

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    Have you ever seen this pair before? It is Cheaney X Yamane Deluxe shell boots. I believe it was only available in Japan.




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  12. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Well-Known Member

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    HA! excellent example of the leather from days long past. Very nice work on the shine up, as well.
     
  13. VRaivio

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    ^^...but such a shame that the eyelets have metal rings. These don't go so well with suits.
     
  14. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Well-Known Member

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    sez who???? Big, Classic, Metal eyelets + Suit + Big Cajones = Lookin' Good!
     
  15. teddieriley

    teddieriley Well-Known Member

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    These are sweet. I want.
     
  16. jhcam8

    jhcam8 Well-Known Member

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    ^ yeah, cool welting.
     
  17. NAMOR

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    [​IMG] I'm really loving this shoe. Fit is great, the cordovan is a buttery smooth caramel and the last fits my feet perfectly. And none of this rolling waves of cordovan vamp creasing. I really lucked out with this pair
     
  18. jhcam8

    jhcam8 Well-Known Member

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    Looks great w/the socks. Are they DB's?
     
  19. NAMOR

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    Thanks J. Db as in Duckie brown? Then yes. Great pair of shoooz
     
  20. forex

    forex Well-Known Member

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    Did anyone notice that CJ cordovan is much rougher than Alden cordovan? My alden cordovans mold to my feet and fit like gloves whereas CJ cordovans are substantially rougher, I don't know if it is the double sole or any other construction feature, CJs don't feel as comfortable as Aldens.
     

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