The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

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

  1. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    Vass Vass Vass in cigar Longwing and saddle Burlington, shells, F last.

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  2. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    the Alt English are :slayer:

    If only cordo stayed like that. Few wears and the creases take over and make them look odd as an Oxford - my 2 cents. good to c pics after a bit of wear tho
     
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  3. isshinryu101

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    Strict use of shoe trees definitely minimizes the "beef roll".
     


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    C&J for RL Lindrick brown shell boot, next to their cousin, C&J for BB in burgundy shell (needs another polish)

    next to the other 2 shoes currently in rotation, AE brown shell (!) Kenwood loafer, and AE black cherry PTB

    it's hard to be a minimalist shell addict!


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  7. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    ^Very nice. And Kolecho's Vass pics are always welcome.
    These are gorgeous. I like the wide tongue too. I've been thinking of getting balmoral boots, but these make me consider switching to blutcher boots. They're probably much easier on/off. Are they the 80184b?

    How high are they if you don't mind measuring? And how did you size them? Would you be able to compare their sizes to Alden, C&J, or AS? Is this the Robert last or another? The website doesn't seem to list the Robert, but that seemed to be the igent's preferred round toe from Carmina.
     
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  8. jhcam8

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    Somehow I missed these: very interesting toe treatment. Do you have a pair?
     


  9. Alcibiades

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    Breaking in a pair of black shell Rider balmoral boots. Metal eyelets all the way up. This boot is sleek, has a great glow in the fall/winter sun. Will post pics eventually
     


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    ^ looking forward to it
     


  11. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    Some Vass bordeaux and saddle shells before they hit the pavement.

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  12. bucksfan

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    I'll play, but my shell collection is mostly AE at this point...

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    Finally, AE's brown shell strands vs RL Marlow PTB:
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    No, they are RL Lindricks
     


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    :spew: fine, fine. ill hold off until the next promotion

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    Nice collection. Get yourself the Cambridge and then you have the whole set! ;)

    I think AE does the classic shell models very well. I just wish they would set the toe medallion further back for the MacNeil.
     
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