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Japanese Cordovan

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Fishball, May 26, 2008.

  1. Fishball

    Fishball Senior member

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    how about this pic? Tom.
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    This the colour I ordered. They call it chocolate.
     
  2. Fishball

    Fishball Senior member

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    here some more:
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    May be this one will look plasticly:

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  3. LeatherSOUL

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    I don't know...Horween shells look nicer to me but you can't really tell from the pictures. They have much more depth and look richer than your samples. Those shells look almost like "corrected grain shell" if there is such a thing! [​IMG]

    Hey, don't take my opinion to heart though...all that matters is what makes you happy! Remember, obviously I am a bit biased. Good luck, I'd love to see the finished products!
     
  4. Fishball

    Fishball Senior member

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    Tom,

    I bought the shell just for fun. Of course I hope the Japanese shell is up to par of Horween, then we can have a cheaper alternative.

    My Horween shell is making to a double monk, hopefully will be finish at July.
    My Cordovan Vass is horween, I like it a lot.
    I have nothing against Horween except the price.
     
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    LeatherSOUL Senior member

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    My Horween shell is making to a double monk, hopefully will be finish at July.

    Please share pictures when they arrive!
     
  6. Teacher

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    Please share pictures when they arrive!

    Absulotely! I'm also curious. I'm more curious, however, to see pics after they've been worn for quite a while.
     
  7. Fishball

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    Tom,

    No problem, I will post some pics when I got the shoes.
     
  8. Fishball

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    Just got the shell from Japan!

    Which is thinner, harder than Horween shell.
    Yes, it look little bit plasticly. Not as oily as horween.
    Should I make it to a pair of shoe, to see how it turn out?
     
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  10. Fishball

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    I went to check out the horween shell this afternoon.
    The Alden shell cordovan color #8 chukka boot look also plasticly.
     
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    You must mean Alden's shell. Alden applies a dye to get color 8 after Horween sends them the shells. It is not typical of Horween shell finish. Look at your Vass.
     
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    Just got the shell from Japan!

    Which is thinner, harder than Horween shell.
    Yes, it look little bit plasticly. Not as oily as horween.
    Should I make it to a pair of shoe, to see how it turn out?


    If I were you, I would save my $$ and not get shoes made out of them if they look like what you described.
     
  13. Fishball

    Fishball Senior member

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    Hahaha, Kolecho,

    The Japanese Shell is not bad, just not as good as Horween, may be.
    Bring it to Mayer to make up a pair of shoe is just around HKD2,000.
    Just to see how it turn out may be fun.
     
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    Hahaha, Kolecho,

    The Japanese Shell is not bad, just not as good as Horween, may be.
    Bring it to Mayer to make up a pair of shoe is just around HKD2,000.
    Just to see how it turn out may be fun.


    If it's thinner and shinier, it might make nice formal shoes. Or maybe a simple boot.
     
  15. Fishball

    Fishball Senior member

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    I did commissioned a pair of Japanese Cordovan in a combination of RLPL Grant and JL Jermyn II style. Stay tuned.
     
  16. mrmax

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    Fishball - where? If they come out nicely I think I might have to 'borrow' your idea [​IMG]
     
  17. Fishball

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    Mayer.

    Thu for 1st fitting.
    They said it will take one month to make.
     
  18. Fishball

    Fishball Senior member

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    Did you watch the RTHK TV show on HK shoemaking last month? Maxxed and Acidboy?
     
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    Nope, missed it. Last month I was only in HK for a few days, and actually I never watch terrestrial TV, only NOW. Was it any good?

    How much for the CMT service at Mayer? I have never seen pics posted of any of their shoes, and I keep missing my chance to visit them...
     
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    I did commissioned a pair of Japanese Cordovan in a combination of RLPL Grant and JL Jermyn II style. Stay tuned.
    Nice idea. I guess it combines Grant's medallion and Jermyn's toe/strap?
     

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