The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

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

  1. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    Very nice great price for anyone who took a chance last week
     


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    Damn. Looks nice. So go with your Barrie last size with regular socks?
     
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    Shouldaville Senior member

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    Thanks Jerry. I just tried with my thinnest dress sock, and with the shape of the toe box, I still don't think I'd size down (I am trying at the end of the day though). I'd rather play it safe with a medium sock...especially after the snug Marlow in my Barrie size.
     


  4. jerrybrowne

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    Great thanks. Will try to get these during the next corporate event...
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    The Carmina boots are looking absolutely stunning. Great color on them as well! -Mike
     


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    x-post from AE thread

    Natty Shell Dundee Chukkas.

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    I thought these felt large. When compared to other shoes, maybe 1/2 size longer than. Width was ok, but just a bit too much toe space.

    Going back to BB.
     
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    Watchman1 Senior member

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    AE Strand in Walnut Shell Cordovan
     
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    Those look really nice. How would you compare the color to Alden's whiskey shell?
     


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    Watchman1 Senior member

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    @CLTesquire

    Don't I know you from somewhere else? [​IMG]

    The shade of these is far closer to Alden Ravello than Whiskey. This is perhaps one of the finest shades of shell cordovan I have handled.
     


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    CLTesquire Senior member

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    We may have crossed paths before... [​IMG]

    It's a great color. I hope you enjoy them.
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    L to R: Brown, Cigar, Walnut, Ravello, Natty, Whiskey
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    See above. It is indeed a closer competitor to Ravello.
     


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    tecnically not alden but they sure look a lot like the alden plaza last. even the markings are very similar to alden
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    I'm considering a pair of dark navy shell boots (casual style) but also considering the same boot in a standard reddish brown color. I like the uniqueness of the navy shell. However, how does the navy shell look with age? Does it break in awesomely like standard browns or does it just look old?

    Any pics would be awesome, but general thoughts are appreciated too
     


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