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Pebble Grain Shell Cordovan???

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Originally Posted by rebel222
I was looking at a pair of NOS shoes from the 60's that are pebble grain. On the sole it say genuine shell cordovan. Is there such thing as pebble grain shell cordovan?
Yes. Take a look at riderboot.com for some current examples.
 

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Originally Posted by rebel222
Is this something that is highly sought after?
Besides the shoe enthusiasts, not too much.
 

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I'm not a big fan, myself.
 

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Yep. Pretty cool imo. Alden made some boots for Alden of Carmel in pebble grain shell. I posted a pair on the shoe porn thread.
 

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I enjoy mine. I bought the high boot last winter from Adam and bought a longwing and a chukka from Ron. I'm anxious to see how well they age, especially the plain toe chukka.
 

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Depends on your taste, I guess. Personally, I'm not a fan.
 

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I you are into shell cordovan like I am, this is a find. If not, it's like any other dead skin.
 

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Is pebble grain shell cordovan just shell cordovan that has been pressed with the pebble grain pattern?
 

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Originally Posted by SirSuturesALot
Is pebble grain shell cordovan just shell cordovan that has been pressed with the pebble grain pattern?
Yes.
 

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Originally Posted by rebel222
I was looking at a pair of NOS shoes from the 60's that are pebble grain. On the sole it say genuine shell cordovan. Is there such thing as pebble grain shell cordovan?

Are you sure they are NOS from the 6os? Could they by any chance be more recent Allen Edmonds? Because AE occassionally makes pebble grain calf shoes as special orders which have their "shell cordovan"- marked sole. As far as I have seen, pebble grain shell, which does exist, is a more recent concoction.
 

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