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I picked up these great AEs from a consignment store today.
I'm wondering 2 things. 1. I don't own any shell cordovan shoes--do these look like the goods? The certainly have a different texture than my calfskin Aldens. 2. Does anyone know what this style is called? I can't find it on AE's site anywhere. Thanks.
 

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Guessing from the photograph, I would think your shoes are made from "corrected grain" calfskin which Allen-Edmonds calls "cobbler". The grain (the pores of the leather) gets sanded off and a new, shiny surface gets constructed with rollers and waxes.

I do not know what name A-E has given to that particular model (contact their customer service, they might help you), but stylistically it is a plain toe balmoral.

They look in pretty good condition. Enjoy your find for many years to come.
 

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Thanks for the info bengal-stripe. I've emailed AE to find out for sure. I'll post the results when I get them.
 

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Sure enough:

"The shoe that you are inquiring about is our discontinued style called Danbury in a burgundy polished cobbler finish."

Thanks.
 

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Danbury in a burgundy polished cobbler finish.
Thank God for that.

All my authority on this forum as the resident shoe-geek would have been shot to smithereens, had Allen-Edmonds said the shoes were made from genuine shell cordovan.
 

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