Purpose of having cordovan on anything other than boots?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by superfishy8, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. superfishy8

    superfishy8 Well-Known Member

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    Relatively new to styleforum, but I was wondering why would you pay a premium for cordovan on something such as penny loafers when a gorgeous french calfskin is available for cheaper. I'm sure the cordovan colors are quite beautiful, but I view cordovan as a wonderful material for boots and crappy weather that can be scruffed up a bit without worry. But a penny loafer doesn't exactly keep out water even if it is waterproof and you don't exactly want to scruff up a beautiful shiny dress shoe. Am i just being naive here? Someone explain it to me.
     


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    Wallcloud Senior member

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    Because cordovan.
     


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    McPryon Well-Known Member

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    Because not everybody wants the same thing?
     


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    Mazderati Well-Known Member

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    Scuff and scratch resistant.
     


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    Gleaming wrinkle free burgundy patina!
     


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