- Apr 10, 2011
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My impression is that it was originally a rugged workwear material, but perhaps someone else here can correct me. The exception is shell tassel loafers, which I know were around many decades ago. But I've always thought of things such as shell oxfords to be odd, as I don't think of shell as a dressy material. It doesn't take a high shine very well; it's thick. It has those very odd rolls. I mostly think of it as a boot leather, but will also wear it as a loafer (penny loafers and tassels).Does Shell Cordovan not work well for boots? I feel like I've seen old ads before it was a luxury material where the point of it was to be a rugged material.