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Shell or not Shell? Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by makewayhomer, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. rebel222

    rebel222 Distinguished Member

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    I like to make wagers on stuff like this. Let's bet on it. I know they're shell, so who wants in?
     


  2. forex

    forex Distinguished Member

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    They are shell,I can smell.
     


  3. randob300

    randob300 Senior Member

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    thanks all, they are not AE Macneils but are similar styled Florsheim Imperials. I'm pretty sure they made this in black calf and in black shell though.

    Correct, both calf and shell.

    Those are great candidates for a 'before and after' shot. A little elbow grease and they'll be awesome.
     


  4. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Distinguished Member

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    I like to make wagers on stuff like this. Let's bet on it. I know they're shell, so who wants in?
    I like your style. no pun intended
    Correct, both calf and shell. Those are great candidates for a 'before and after' shot. A little elbow grease and they'll be awesome.
    see, I think so too. they probably need an immediate resole and heel. but the upper looks to be in good shape, and I could probably give my cobbler $85 and these would look sweet. of course, I don't know what the insole looks like. that could be scary. Dr. Scholls?
     


  5. greekgeek

    greekgeek Distinguished Member

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    Looks like shell to me.
     


  6. taxgenius

    taxgenius Distinguished Member

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    Calf all the way.
     


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    The best way to tell will be to wait a week until this thread is forgotten. Then repost the pics in the shoe porn thread. If everyone drools over it, it's shell. Otherwise, it's boring calf...perhaps even corrected grain.
     


  9. deltashell

    deltashell Senior Member

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    Those are shell. For sure.
     


  10. Insight

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    Vamp is clearly shell. Heel looks like calf. Any possibility of mixed leather types on one pair of shoes?
     


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  12. greekgeek

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    Your next victim:

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    I vote shell again, after some hesitation.
     


  13. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Distinguished Member

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    Shell.
    It always easy to tell.
     


  14. ManofKent

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    Vamp is clearly shell. Heel looks like calf. Any possibility of mixed leather types on one pair of shoes?

    My thoughts too.
    Your next victim:

    Shell I think.
     


  15. fritzl

    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    I vote calf from the heel shots.

    my guess, too
     


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