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The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

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

  1. grendel

    grendel Senior member

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    Dark brown edge dressing, but I usually just use creme polish for that.

    The lightness where it flexes is the oil being squeezed out of the pores of the leather. Just brush heavily and it will go away until you flex it again [​IMG]

    Over time if you keep up the brushing it will lessen
     
  2. jhcam8

    jhcam8 Senior member

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    ^ Very nice, Shiny. Read Mac more closely. That's the oil leaching out of the leather. Rub, rub, rub - brush, brush, brush.
     
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  3. Shiny

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  4. grendel

    grendel Senior member

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    jhcam8 Senior member

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    Call it what you will, old bean. I've often rubbed my shells with a cloth, finger, what have you and brushed like a fiend.

    Edge dressing: any color you prefer and any polish will also work. Don't worry if you don't like it - it'll wear off.


    to rub:

    v. rubbed, rub·bing, rubs
    v.tr.
    1. To apply pressure and friction to (a surface).
    2. To clean, polish, or manipulate by the application of pressure and friction.
    3. To apply to a surface firmly and with friction: rub lotion on the hands; rub dye into the fabric.
    4. To move (an object or objects) firmly along a surface, especially repeatedly: rub an eraser over the blackboard; rubbed my fingers over the sore spot.
    5. To cause to become worn, chafed, or irritated.
    6. To remove, erase, or expunge: rub away a stain; rubbed the sleep from my eyes.
     
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  6. Hoofit

    Hoofit Senior member

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    I would use a natural edge finish on those PTB^^^^
    I get mine from AE and looks great.
     
  7. NAMOR

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    I have dust growing on my shoes! The more I walk the more pronounced it appears. Help!!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. grendel

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    I think I'm gonna get a brush to keep at my office for this.

    I like the shooz... what are they?
     
  9. NAMOR

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    ^ I need to do that same. Or a felt cloth.

    Carmina adelaide in cognac shell
     
  10. mymil

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    ^ Why not both?

    [​IMG]
     
  11. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    cordovan "bloom" the oils are coming out
     
  12. bucksfan

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    Lol I've got brushes everywhere - car, office, 3 at home...

    Nice shoes, Namor!
     
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  13. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    100 pairs of Whiskey Shell Cordovan at Tokyo Isetan Men's 9/19~9/25

    As a part of their ongoing Fashion Festival, Isetan Men's will be selling a total of 100 pairs of Horween Whiskey Shell shoes from the following brands: (from bottom to top)

    Crockett & Jones Wingtip
    Carmina for Mermeen Plaintoe
    Alfred Sargent Wingtip
    Crockett & Jones Chukka

    They will be available to buy or :drool: for a limited time, from 9/19 to 9/25

    [​IMG]
     
  14. hendrix

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    whisky shell is so freaking great, so wish I hadn't fucked up my Vass sizing...
     
  15. rikod

    rikod Senior member

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    The ptb's are nice
     
  16. ncdobson

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    Cross post from Rock Your Socks: MTO Alfred Sargent whiskey/black saddle shoes.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    Damn that Crockett&Jones model looks good in single malt -- and with the last 325, one cannot go wrong.
     
  18. Nick A

    Nick A Senior member

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    Gaziano & Girling Canterbury Boots in Burgundy Shell Cordovan. Stunning!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  19. bellyhungry

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    xPost from the Meermin threak...

    Meermin shell Cordovan LWB.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. grendel

    grendel Senior member

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    How's the leather quality compare to Horween? How's the construction on these?
     

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