Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
Like the abodiginals....respect
Are these shells worth my time to restore? They only need a resoling. I can make them sparkle with a little elbow grease... and Renomat of course!
They are my size, and tough to ignore that price point...
This is why I love this forum. We can agree to disagree in a honorable fashion. The Shell Chukkas are something to covet. The black boots are awesome looking too...they just look more "Dieter from Sprockets" than "Nolan from Tampa". That being said they are beautiful, but there's nothing in my closet that would go with the lack boots.
let me guess. if someone posted a picture of a pickup truck, you'd politely interject, noting that said pickup truck would be more to your liking if it had lower profile wheels, a backseat, and if it was a sports car instead of a truck.
The uppers could probably be restored to a good looking shoe, as we have all seen miracles performed with shell. The only thing that would make me scared of them is that the insole looks like it is cracking. Don't forget that the insole is the true foundation of the shoe, and once it starts to go, you are on borrowed time.
Definitely a fixer upper. I wouldn't pay more than $50 for them though (inclusive of shipping).
I was actually thinking the same price point.
Sweeeeeeet! Congrats and wear with pride.
I will definitely be wearing my Shell Strands. I wore them today. Love the way the feel, and look. To be honest, I was a bit discouraged by the color when I first saw them, but they have really grown on me today. I do look forward to them fading some and getting a nice patina. It will be a while, but I do love them.
At that price I could not pass them up if they were my size. I would try, and see what you could do with them. They do have the hammer on the sole, so they have been resoled before. It might be best to send them to AE for recrafting to see how they can bring them back. Maybe do some work on them yourself first. But I definitely think they are worth the price. If you get them and they stink, you haven't lost much...
I stopped by one of my local AE stores today. I'm in the Boston area so I'm lucky that I have three stores depending on where I am any given day (Downtown, Newbury St and Natick). Anyway, they offered to swap out my McAllisters but before they did I asked for another measurement and after trying on a few different things he helped me decide that I in fact needed a wider shoe. So, we went down to 7.5 but in an E. Unfortunately the McAllister in that size was out of stock so I used a PA as reference and they will ship me the new shoe. That should hopefully take care of the discoloration, sizing and gaping.
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