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The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

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

  1. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Crane's, how have you punished those boots of yours? Do I dare ask?
     
  3. Crane's

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    170 days plus of snow, mud, muck, water, dusty trails and active cattle pastures. I use them as a light hiking boot for the most part. I just finished wearing them for nearly a month straight and today they're going to the cobbler for a resole job commando style.

    Over in streetwear I have a 1.5 year old thread running that documents all the antics I put them through.
     
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  5. Gerry Nelson

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    One Alden but I hope you can overlook it for this thread [​IMG]

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    From the left: Saddle, Brown, Brown, #8. Burgundy, Brown
     
  6. PipersSon

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    Good lord that's beautiful. Is the Saddle Carmina?
     
  7. Gerry Nelson

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    Thank you! The Carmina wingtip boot is saddle shell.
     
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    Gorgeous
     
  9. jhcam8

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    Off buying cars and watches...

    Haven't worn these yet. Nick's picture:

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    very clunky, indeed. colour is nice.
     
  11. applky

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    ^ That welt is not to be trifled with.
     
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    Plus by Chausser, C712. Natural shell. Approximately two years with light use.
     
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    ^ I don't normally like chukkas, but those are nice
     
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    Suggestions on a shell boot for fall with a dainite or commando sole? I like the Alden wingtip boots, but I can't find them with a weather-resistant sole. Love those Carmina above... Any idea if they come in Ravello and with a commando or dainite sole? Those would be perfect.
     
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    The captoe peals are super nice. Pricey at full price, but they often go on sale.
     
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    Those do look nice. I wish they came in other colors of shell as well.
     
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    Rider Boot in Walnut shell, commando soles.

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    ^ awesome. Those from j. Gilbert?
     
  19. jhcam8

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    Thanks, N - from Ron Rider direct.
     
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    Just got these florsheim shell PTBs from a fellow SF member. Flash makes them look lighter than they are. I can assure you that they are #8 darker color. Did the mac method and I got the shine up nicely, IMO. So far, all I’ve put on these is good ol’ elbow grease. Had a couple of questions: What color edge dressing for these? Also, there seems to be some whitish color where the shoe bends are. Any way to remove these or are they just part of the shell character.

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