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The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

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

  1. sleepyinsanfran

    sleepyinsanfran Distinguished Member

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    ^^ They look decent in terms of proportions and finishing.
    I have no experience with how suitsupply cordovan wears in the long term, however.
     
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  2. mosy

    mosy Distinguished Member

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    thanks!
     


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    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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  4. mosy

    mosy Distinguished Member

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    This is from the page you linked to:

    'In the art of shoemaking, nothing comes close to the legendary status of cordovan. Crafted from the fibrous flat muscle (known as shell) beneath the rump hide, this rare equine leather is renowned for its rich, long-lasting color, durable physical properties, and elegant sheen."

    So clearly they are saying that these are shell cordovan. I see what you mean about their photos not necessarily looking like shell (maybe there weren't careful about dust being on the boots when they took the photos?), but the pair that they sent me definitely seem like shell. They are glossy and they are not creasing. As a matter of fact I tried on that boot that I posted earlier and I flexed somewhat, and there is definitely no calf-type creasing. So unless they are plastic or some other synthetic material, these have to be shell.
     
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  5. Churchill W

    Churchill W Distinguished Member

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    Without seeing any rolls or creasing yet. The uppers near the ankle do look like they are forming shell rolls.
     


  6. makewayhomer

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    I would ask them who makes them, or at least what country they are from. Surely they don't make their own

    Also if they are Horween shell or not
     
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  7. SomethingsFishy

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    Can I play?

    Ron Rider / Borgioli in Walnut. Please excuse my office's hideous carpeting

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  8. Jazzmenco

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    You have very good taste my good man! [​IMG]


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  9. jhcam8

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    ^ Nice Rider's, Jazz and Fishy - I had a pr but they didn't fit well.
     


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    Took delivery of my Carmina x GYW PTBs in Cognac shell today. Gorgeous shoes! Fit is ok. Color looks very close to undyed color 8.

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  11. NAMOR

    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    Those are exceptional-perfect color
     


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    Agree!!

    I just Luv my Ryder's in Walnut cordovan.


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  13. zippyh

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    Tricker's Mogano cordovan.
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    damn those look even tastier then when I viewed them on my iphone
     


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