The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jhcam8, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. jhcam8

    jhcam8 Senior member

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    Why not?

    New for winter:

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    I too am interested in seeing what other designers can accomplish using shell cordovan. Show us what you have.
    Braughn
     


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    Slewfoot Senior member

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    I'll play...here are mine...all Vass.

    PS - just edited mentioning the colors of the shells. The Antique Cognac just might be my favorite. Amazing depth while remaining a classic, vibrant brown. They're all pretty killer though!

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    Whiskey

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    Black

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    well done, but...

    ...no kidding: what kind of winter are we talking, where crepe soles are doing fine?
     


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    well played david.

    what last?
     


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    Thanks! These are F last. I really like how the F last looks with a captoe. It makes it seem wider and more structured than usual.

    Nick - those are yummy!
     
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    jhcam8 Senior member

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    Fritzl - I seem to recall that you don't like Dainite for winter. I've worn crepe in snow, slush, and on ice - admittedly, not for all day treks in the woods - but around town and kept dry and slip-free.
     


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    Nice collection, David.

    Great boot, Nick - maybe I should order a pair?
     


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    Loving the Vass double monks in shell.

    I purchased these dark brown wingtips from eBay a few days back. I think they're by the same makers that are responsible for the Gieves & Hawkes shell shoes.

    Should have some better photos when they actually arrive.

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    fritzl Senior member

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    i didn't realize that the majority is without a captoe. i'm a derby man and the Wiener style, with or without medallion(Alt Wien) is my favourite execution on them. i cannot care for the bevelled waist. it's not flattering for my frame.
     


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    whether, i would like it or not. it's not functional on snow. dainite is a rain wheel, no more or less.

    understood, that only iron spikes are really functional on blank ice.


    i appreciate your opinion on crepe soles. for me it comes down to personal experience. when it works, it's fine. i prefer my soles a bit harder, though
     


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    I believe this is the Alt Wien model...I didn't meant that the F last is usually done without a captoe. Just that there's a noticeable difference in the look between the two. Are you sure you're not a lawyer? :^)
     


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    completely sure. irl, i'm very pleasant... ...most of the time. it's just my patriotic vein.

    according to the Ludwig Reiter patternbook, which are located in Vienna = Wien and are the producer of excellent cordovan shoes:

    Wiener is with medaillon - no bevelled waist, except on customers demand with bespoke orders.

    Alt-Wien is without - dito.

    that's the way i've been taught it. vass just doesn't distinguish between the two names. that's all. so you're correct, that's their alt-wien model.
     


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