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Church's Shoes I Found

marysdad

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I picked up this pair of Church's shoes at a local thrift store on Tuesday evening (oddly, I was early for a church service, so made a pass through our Salvation Army store on the way). They have been worn a few times, but not much. They are burgundy color. The sole is marked 81/2 C, so I am thinking they were made for sale in the USA (I'm in rural No. CA). I wore them all day Wednesday and walked a couple of miles, put them in trees, then took these pics tonight. My questions are:

How do I determine if these are calf or cordovan?
Any way to determine how old these are?
I wore them with charcoal slacks and a dark Harris Tweed coat and wasn't too sure they went all that great. What colors should this shoe go well with?



 

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They are shell cordovan. and my guess is at least 10 years old but beautiful! Like new.
Cordo= rolls Calf = wrinkles Congratulations to you. Welcome to Styleforum.
 
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Wow! Cordovan. They were $6.

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I picked up this pair of Church's shoes

How do I determine if these are calf or cordovan?
Any way to determine how old these are?
The shoe look very very good. :slayer:
The shoe at least 10 year old because they made before Prada took over company.
Walk in them for day and repost close up picture of vamp so we tell if shell cordovan.
lt could be grain corrected,
it most likely.
 
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I wore them with charcoal slacks and a dark Harris Tweed coat and wasn't too sure they went all that great. 

you did very well son. the plain toe blucher is a classic. enjoy them and wear'em in good health.
 

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I didn't get a chance to take a picture, however, I did wear them to church on Sunday. After wearing, they do exhibit very fine creases inside the larger rolls. They're probably calf leather. Still a very nice shoe in a color/style that I did not have. Thanks for the help!

Ralph
 

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That color will go with most anything but charcoal and black (and then, sometimes). Navy, lighter grays, any variation of tan or brown, olive...
 

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