Shell Cordovan Wallet Pron

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NAMOR, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Pastor

    Pastor Senior member

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    There is nothing "wrong" with this leather but it's not going to be finished to the same quality as Horween. Japanese cordovan is usually much drier and coarser than shell produced from Horween. One other thing to consider when looking at this wallet is that only the outside of the wallet is cordovan. The inside is made of a different type of leather. Those look similar to the Brooks Brothers wallets which are also made of Japanese Shell.
     
  2. hanoiboy

    hanoiboy Senior member

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    Ashland Fat Herbie with Alden Ravello.

    Would anyone believe if I said this Fat Herbie shell cordovan has aged to this?
     
  3. wklq76a

    wklq76a Senior member

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    Great color. What did it start as?
     
  4. brax

    brax Senior member

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    Agree. Nothing is wrong with the Japanese shell but it has much less depth than Horween. Japanese shell color appears much more shallow than Horween..
     
  5. guitar2013

    guitar2013 Well-Known Member

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    Does Ashland use Horween leather?
     
  6. FENWAY

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    :nodding:
     
  7. adamdurbin

    adamdurbin Senior member

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    Thought that this was a good time to post this...

    This is a Yuketen card case I bought from Namor 2 years ago. I've used it almost every day since I received it, and have put absolutely no product on it.

    First the befores...

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    And now the afters'....

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    Obviously Namor knows how to take better pictures than I do, but the wallet has aged to a cigar colour with a hint of colour 8 in there, except for under the pocket (where there are usually receipts) where it is still ravello.
     
  8. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    ^ awesome. Shell is thick too. My light Ravello looks like a dark brown, almost black in poor light. Remarkable how perspiration and oils darken the shell over time
     
  9. LouieBailie

    LouieBailie Senior member

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    Irreg from Ashland has to do with the grain or the uneven dyeing. Sometimes just the stamps on the back side is smeared. all cosmetic only. Great but very high priced.

    A HS teacher in Utah will make you anything, out of anything. He uses the exact same materials for 40-50% of cost, with only a lifetime warranty hehe

    Guys like Namor buy his stuff and it quadruples in price over night OHHHH....
     
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  10. Fishball

    Fishball Senior member

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    My new custom hand made Clayton Cordovan wallet:

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  11. wklq76a

    wklq76a Senior member

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    Inspired by @Pastor 's design, I just took delivery of a new natural shell wallet from Ashland leather: Tony the Ant without the bill slot.

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  12. phphl

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    Looks very nice! @Fishball may i ask if you simply ordered directly through their website or what?
    price and quality-wise how do you compare it with horween's shell?
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  13. Pastor

    Pastor Senior member

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    Glad you like it. I ordered the modified version because I rarely carry cash. The exception to tis is when I travel so for Father's Day I received "The Fold" from Leffot. I t's extremely low profile and I like it a lot. [​IMG]
     
  14. Pastor

    Pastor Senior member

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    Pocket full of Shell

    Ashland Wallet in Whiskey
    The Fold in Rust
    Key Fob in #8

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    I think Clayton just sell the cordovan, you have to find someone to make it up :)
     

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