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The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

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

  1. TexasTexter

    TexasTexter Senior member

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    I'm totally enamored by these boots. WOW!
     
  2. peppercorn78

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    I like that the eyestays are shell. Looks amazing! Congrats.
     
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  3. BackInTheJox

    BackInTheJox Senior member

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    I was too! It was extremely hard to let them go, but the fit just wasn't right.
     
  4. coolarrow

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    VTG Hanover #8 saddle shoos 2day:

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  5. shunted22

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    EB MTO LWBs. Blue shell, commando sole.
    I paniced since they came in a bit large, but workable with a tounge pad and thicker socks..

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    Very nice!
     
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  7. meister

    meister Senior member

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    Trickers are a wide shoe meaning come down a size (UK)
     
  8. shunted22

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    Not Tricker's :)
     
  9. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Senior member

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    Carmina:

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    Recent eBay arrival. Cheapest pair of shoes I've ever bought. These were unmarked shell, vintage Florsheim in super nice shape. The black PTB is not a style I seek out but it's always fun to find vintage Florsheim in my favored E width in mint shape.

    I think I'll take them to a cobbler to create natural edges to casual them down

    My daughter also enjoys them

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    Very nice find. Who doesn't need some black shell PTB when they are the right price?
     
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  13. Msusox80

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    Hey guys,
    Some quick assistance needed. My buddy found these at a nice thrift shop and is saying they are shell. Can someone confirm? Can't quite tell on the wrinkling as they're vintage.... thanks!
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  14. polojock615

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    not shell.
     
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    +1. Probably polished cobbler. We can say more if he gives you the brand and a picture of the size and style label on the inside.
     
  16. ThinkDerm

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    love these


    what color? gorg!
     
  17. TexasTexter

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    Does Carmina ever go on sale?
     
  18. naspratt

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    I bought them as "burgundy," but they're lighter than most color 8 I've seen. I believe Vass uses Horween, but they will use vendor-sourced leather as well.
    Sort of - their "outlet" has a couple shell options marked down to $675, but they don't come with shoe trees, so it ends up a wash for US buyers.
     
  19. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

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    If you're used to looking at Alden #8, most other #8 will look light
     
  20. TexasTexter

    TexasTexter Senior member

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    Guys, I got these from the Allen Edmonds Shoe Bank. There is a gouge or imperfection on the shoes. What do you think? Is this a return or a keeper? Can this be fixed?[​IMG]
     

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