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The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

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

  1. ncdobson

    ncdobson Senior member

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

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  2. VRaivio

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


  3. Nick A

    Nick A Affiliate Vendor

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

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  4. bellyhungry

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    xPost from the Meermin threak...

    Meermin shell Cordovan LWB.

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  5. grendel

    grendel Senior member

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


  6. 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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    talcum/foot powder maybe?
     




  8. phototristan

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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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  10. NAMOR

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    +1. they are shell
     


  11. Pastor

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    Here are my Carmina MTO Blue Shell Single Monks.

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  12. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Those look fantastic
     


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


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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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