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The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

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

  1. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    A quick question about my new eBay find: the white gunk on the shell cordovan uppers is most likely wax, but how about the white powder on the insole? It doesn't look like dried-up glue, but neither does it smell like mildue.

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  2. herrmj

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    talcum/foot powder maybe?
     
  3. alexSF

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  4. phototristan

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  5. md2010

    md2010 Senior member

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    They are 100% shell. Look closely around the eye lit area. You will see the bumpy area. Also the machine mark(Marlow has the same machine marking on shell). You will not see those marks on calf.
     
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  6. NAMOR

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    +1. they are shell
     
  7. Pastor

    Pastor Senior member

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    Here are my Carmina MTO Blue Shell Single Monks.

    In the wild with semi natural light (sunshine but still indoors)
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    Inside with no flash
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  8. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Those look fantastic
     
  9. NAMOR

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    thread is one year old tomorrow. great first post, j
     
  10. mymil

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    Somewhat off-topic, but Billy Reid sent out an email with the subject, "Cordovan Skirt."

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    Clearly not shell. Bummer.
     
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  11. dddrees

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    Not the best pic, but I thought I would add mine to the thread as well.
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  12. Gerry Nelson

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    Very nice! What model are they?
     
  13. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Crockett and Jones Lindrick Boots for RL.
     
  14. Gerry Nelson

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    Thanks! I couldn't see the brogueing on the side on my monitor at first. Fantastic pair of boots!
     
  15. dddrees

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    That's funny.

    Your right though, I shoud have taken the picture from the side of the boot.
     
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  16. jhcam8

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    Thanks, mate!! And to all contributors - great stuff, gents!
     
  17. Gdot

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    xpoast from rock your socks thread.

    Crockett and Jones.

    These are most well matched pair of shell shoes that I own. The clicker did a wonderful job of arranging the pieces so that they shade perfectly and consistently from shoe to shoe.

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  18. VinnyMac

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    I think that you'll look just fine anyway.
     
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  20. marco80

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    Hello everyone, i have just bought a pair of black cordovan derby shoes: Trickers Robert (on sale for €199 instead €440, a real bargain!) but i have a question: is it possible to wear this kind of shoes with casual trousers: jeans or cord trousers?

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