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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. furo

    furo Senior member

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    And as I said, this is a typical response for someone using price as their reason.

    Not blaming you, shell is expensive. I can see how many would not see the value.
     


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    Also, seems pointless to come into a thread where everyone loves shell, say you will never buy a shell shoe, and then refuse to explain why.
     


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    FWIW, I used to think cordovan boots (outside of maybe chukkas) were a waste - why use such leather on what is supposed to be a rugged shoe? Now, my cigar captoe boot is one of my favorite shoes and I have a ravello captoe on order, but there still is some of the original sentiment - for example, it's hard for me to personally get into the cordovan Indy boots on double leather soles that people seem to like.
     


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    You need ravello, it is one of the more stunning cordovan colors. As suggested, a LWB would be a good option. Also, ravello tassel loafers are also an excellent choice (Leffot has them occasionally). I also cannot wear van, but aberdeen lasted loafers fit me perfectly
     
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    Beatlegeuse, perhaps I should put my comment into context - it was in response to the following:

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    Forgive me for not knowing, but does the contest prohibit shell cordovan? Not sure why you would design your dream Alden shoe/boot with calf. I'm new so pardon me if I am off.



    The point is that, for some, there is a preferance for calf over cordovan - for me, there is a very specific reason -

    Furo, believe what you will -
    and with that, gentleman, I am finished with this conversation -
     
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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Yes, I think that's it.


    Thank you!
     


  7. furo

    furo Senior member

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    By the way, what last are they on?
     


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    Arriving home from work.... just another day in New England....

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    I just finished shoveling that same storm. I hope I only have to do it once more tonight.
     


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    Not sure why you won't explain your "very specific reason for your preference for calf over shell cordovan" for bluchers, brogues, oxfords, etc... (I get the Indy/rugged boot argument, but for a dressier look, not sure.) I'd like to know the other side of the debate... just curious. Either way, it's your call, sfactor23.
     


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    can't a guy just have a personal preference that is against popular opinion on this forum?
    yeesh,
    let them eat calf!
     


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    Because cordo is an exceptionally rugged, low maintenance leather that also happens to look great? It *is* a great work leather shoe. Ask Crane about his Wolverine 721LTDs in #8 how much shit (literally) he puts them through. Just because a lot of nancy boys on an internet forum feel like they have to baby their $600+ boots doesn't mean that you have to do the same. At least in the case of my shell cordos, they're work boots, albeit really nice ones. I fully intend to abuse the fuck out of them.

    (and I dig calf and the other leathers, but I'm not that fond of pebblegrain.)
     
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    I'm suddenly much more interested in a pair of cordovan shoes than I was just a few minutes ago . . .
     


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    Love the Ravello Captoe. A beautiful makeup
     


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