The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

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

  1. Shiny

    Shiny Senior member

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    i guess the walnut strands are not on sale anymore :(
     
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    My saddle shell cordovan boots from Carmina, just after having shined them:

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    A few pics of my new AE macneils in burgundy shell. My first shell shoes and the macneil won out over the Alden LWB. These were taken just this am with chinos (Bill's Khakis M2) but they work just as well with worsted wool or flannels & a sport coat. I've worn them for a couple of hours on Wed and Thurs this week. Haven't even brushed yet.

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    A couple of quick iphone pics of my custom Walnut Shell Macneil's. The second pic is the Macneil next to my Walnut Calf Dalton's.

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    How did you get AE to make this shoe up? I've asked several times for a pair of Fifth Street Boots in Brown Shell and was told that it was not possible. I even emailed the CEO to no avail. If you don't mind me asking how much were these special make-ups?
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    PM sent.
     
  10. Gerry Nelson

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    I just got these vintage Florsheim Imperial shell long wings and love them!

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    I've given them a wipedown and brushing but is it possible to the whitish bits in the creases or is that something I should expect as part of the character of shell?
     
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    Very vintage Whitehall with v-cleet in deep brown. Not a hint of #8.

    Who made these for Whitehall?


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    Lloyd & Haig with armored heel in a lighter #8 than I've seen. The picture makes it appear slightly lighter, but certainly not a deep burgundy.

    Who would have been the manufacture?



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    Meet the family. Picked these up yesterday from eBay, classic vintage shell v cleats. BTW, the colour on your pair looks great, well done.

    Re the white creases, I've heard they are a natural "bloom" that is produced by shell, and should come off with a vigorous brushing. Or try renovateur, following by a brushing.

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    where is jhcam8?
     
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    Yours look great! These shell longwings are one of my favourite pairs of shoes and I think they're very versatile. Really glad I got them.
    Thanks for the advice, btw.
     

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