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The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

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

  1. katch

    katch Senior member

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    I dig the Randolph.
     
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    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    Love these
     
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    tocohillsguy Well-Known Member

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    These are my latest acquisition -- AE Grayson. Another AE model that doesn't seem to receive much love.
     
  4. BackInTheJox

    BackInTheJox Senior member

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    Doing a little work on my shell this morning.

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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Very nice collection there!

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    Antonio Meccariello posted a photo of "museum" she'll cordovan from Horween. Has anyone heard of this before, or is it most likely that he applied the mottling himself? He always seems to get the coolest rare and obscure leathers:

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    He has applied some thing to it I asked solegarb about it & nothing like that exist & then asked other US retailor also just as a back up they all said NO
     
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    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    How are things going now that you are done with residency?
     
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    Could it be the marbled cordovan that Ashland has quite frequently?
     
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    BackInTheJox Senior member

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    Things are great! Joined a practice in an area I like, have a young daughter who's just over a year old, and finally able to feel like all the years of work were worth it.
     
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    your guess is good as mine it can be that or Italian shell etc but definitely not horween not claiming to be an expert but sharing info that I was told from high end retailers.
     
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    It looks too even to be the marbled cordovan; that generally looks like a mottled byproduct of the dye not taking fully. This looks like an intentional process - maybe he convinced Horween to tie dye some shell for him!

    But blue museum shell and shark is a baller combo.
     
  13. Gabru

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    @BackInTheJox , that's a nice collection. Would love to see all your wingtips together!!
     
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    Thanks! I'll try to either today or tomorrow. Jeez, I just counted in my head. Between boots and shoes: 8, not counting two more pending CJ GMTOs. And not counting the two Daltons I sold to make room for two Lindricks.
     
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  15. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    now you have the money to expand that collection appropriately
     
  16. BackInTheJox

    BackInTheJox Senior member

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    To be fair, that's just 8 wingtips (mostly shortwings). I recently passed on a GMTO longwing to possibly free up some funds for other holes in my collection.

    But yes, now at least I have a real income. And still plenty of shoes/boots of interest out there. If only it wasn't for those loans to pay back.....
     
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    A Museum Cordovan......aah the sound of it.Good find.
     
  18. coolarrow

    coolarrow Senior member

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    My brown AE Bradleys got the call today:

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    Fantastic [​IMG]

    I've mulled over these for years. I like the design much more than Aldens NST. How do they fit compared to the Barrie lady from Alden?
     
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    Funny you say that. I too have thought about adding the Bradley, but I just like the stitching on the Alden NST so much more. I recently purchased the Alden NST boot on aberdeen and love the longer vertical stitching.
     

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