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Official Events and PSA thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. taxgenius

    taxgenius Senior member

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    +1
     
  2. sportin_life

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    E seconds sale apparently started today. Just picked up some brown cordovan strands for $330.
     
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    where this be? call-in or online?
     
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    I have yet to buy Cordovan, but could anyone explain why I should pickup a pair?
     
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    Because they're freaking beautiful?
     
  7. deveandepot1

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    Good deal.
     
  8. Superfluous

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    Are they? I always felt like they had a waxy/plastic look to them.
     
  9. bourbonbasted

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    For a casual shoe I don't think you can do any better. The wide, gentle rolls in cordovan add a lot of charm and cigar shell ages extremely well. I have a pair of AE MTOs in cordovan and they are the most complemented shoes I've ever owned.

    [​IMG]
     
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    How can we tell anything from your hipstamatic photo?

    To me cordovan also looks plasticky, at least pictures online, maybe it would look better in person.
     
  11. acecow

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    It does look better in person. You can't mistake calf and shell cordovan. The color is very rich and the creases are different. Also, I hear that it's more durable and requires less polishing and upkeep.
     
  12. plei89

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    Outlet stores? Any ideas on prices for regular walnut strands?
     
  13. NAMOR

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    today's boot: [​IMG] like acecow said, its a breeze to polish,maybe 15-20 seconds. I like to polish my shoes after a handful of wears because it really helps bring out the luster. even if you dont decide to polish them for a while, theyll look as good as new once you do.
     
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    northcote or peal&co cordovan
     
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    the latter. northcote didnt work out but fortunately i swopped on a grant shell boot just days later
     
  16. Macallan9

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    Is this shell cordo discussion a fucking PSA? no? How about taking it to the 200 other threads on the subject then.
     
  17. acecow

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    Somebody's cranky tonight...
     
  18. narcissism

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    He has a point.
     
  19. stevent

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    Which SA does everyone use at AE again? contact info?
     
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    I spoke to Nathan, at the store in Wisconsin it was I believe. He was very friendly, so I'd go with him if you had no other preference.
     

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