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Alden Shell Cordovan Boot Thread - No Discussion, Only Photos

Which is your favorite alden shell color?

  • Whiskey

    Votes: 1 4.8%
  • Ravello

    Votes: 4 19.0%
  • #4

    Votes: 2 9.5%
  • #8

    Votes: 11 52.4%
  • Cigar

    Votes: 3 14.3%

  • Total voters
    21

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In this thread, we post pics of all Alden shell cordovan boots. Shooting for 100% pure uninterrupted alden shell nirvana. Try to give credit to the source, wherever you find it. also a quick description and model number for easy quick reference. To keep thread clean of clutter, post comments in the Alden thread Ill start with this Winn Perry Makeup:
 
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Don't mean to be anal, but thought this was for shell boots!
 

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^ changed it to shell cordovan boots
 

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Sizing wise, Grant seems to run pretty true to size. (I tried two on and it seemed that one was narrower than usual and the other wider than usual, so I'm splitting the difference.) Plaza supposedly runs slightly long, but I can't tell. Not sure about Aberdeen. The way I describe the Grant last is a slightly pointy rounded toe and the Plaza last is a soft square toe. It seems to be hard to compare the shapes of the lasts in words, so I figure if a picture says a thousand words, I might as well post some pictures. I don't have anything in the Aberdeen last, but I do have boots in the Grant (4060) and Plaza (AF60) lasts. Sorry, they're a bit large, but it seems to be easier to see the difference this way. Grant last:
Plaza last:
Side by side (Grant on left, Plaza on right):
Closeup comparison on toes (Grant on left, Plaza on right):
 

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Brilliant. For those interested: Cigar Shell Cordovan
Handsewn Whiskey and Mahogany Shell Cordovan (can anyone tell me which is Whiskey and which is Mahogany?)
 

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