The Ideal Shell Cordovan Shoe?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by emptym, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    Me own holy grail shoe.
    Vass budapester in burgundy shell with 360 goyser stitching. [​IMG]

    I would suggest a captoe to minimize the Shar-pei dog skin effect.
    Yes.

    The ripples are fine for derbies, but not the best with oxford IMO. I have a pair of Carmina oxford wholecuts that have developed those ripples. I love that pair, but I think the ripples make them out of place with a dark suit in a serious business setting. YMMV.
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  2. polar-lemon

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    Here are my well-worn shell chukkas. They have trees in, but the rippling is about the same when worn. [​IMG]
    [/quote] Wow! This doesn't look like Alden on the Barrie...especially with 3 eyelets. What's the make?
     
  3. DocHolliday

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  4. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    lt nice boot DocHolliday
     
  5. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

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    imo

    Ravello Shortwing:

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    Florsheim Burgundy Shell Longwing:

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    Ravello cap toe boot

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    but the Ravello's almost shouldn't count b/c they are so hard to find
     
  6. luk-cha

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    any one of these would be mine thro i do have a soft spot for the alden 990 in cigar or mahogany and also churches grafton in bordo thro i wouls love to see it in cigar or one of the other rarer shell tones
     
  7. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Martegani
    Doc, the chukkas look good, and appear to be aging well. I'm okay with the ripples.
     
  8. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Doc, those are excellent. These are it for me... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. DocHolliday

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    Thanks, Moo. Yours are pretty excellent too.
     
  10. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Thanks, Moo. Yours are pretty excellent too.

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  11. txeconomist

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    I really like the RL Darlton PTB.

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  12. polar-lemon

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    the Alden NST's are awesome:
    Have you had a change of heart??! (Was browsing old threads for ideas and stumbled across this) | | V
     
  13. polar-lemon

    polar-lemon Senior member

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    Aldens are butt ugly shoes. i have the leather sould plaza longwing special edition thingie and I love it for bad weather days, days when I don't want to dress up etc and they are comfortable as hell but the thought of wearing them with a suit makes me cringe. You gonna wear those things with a DB suit???


    Quoted for ease.
     
  14. djh

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    I really like the RL Darlton PTB.

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    Does anyone know where I can get these? They're discontinued... I have the wingtip version but am desperately looking for the plain toes.
     

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