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The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

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

  1. dddrees

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    Thank you sir.
     
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    Latest Non-Alden Cordovan picture.


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    Need a bit of help here, gentlemen. I'm struggling with this one - Are these Shell? Specifically, the RL Marlow/Darltons shell cordovan.

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  6. phototristan

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    Looks like shell to me. Non shell usually has more defined wrinkle lines in the creases, IMO.
     
  7. Gerry Nelson

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    x-posted from the Carmina thread:

    Derby boots in burgundy shell cordovan

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    I think I posted pics of these when they were new earlier in this thread.

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    There are more pics of them here in the AS thread.
     
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    Mark, those have worn in nicely.
    What's the size difference between your feet - I assume that is what leads to the deeper rolls on the right boot?
     
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    a couple pics from the tumblr

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    Deets on the whiskey pair on the right in top photo?
     
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    duckie brown for florsheim
     
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    Those are some great looking boots, can I ask where one would go to find/order a pair like that?
     
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    Thanks for the link Gerry! For some reason I didnt think they sold shoes via their website but I was indeed wrong. Hrmm none in my size, will email them and hope...my wallet is breathing a sigh of relief in the interim :p
     
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    Thanks Mike. The right is a bit narrower and wider than the left. Could be that or the shell.
     
  17. dddrees

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    Latest addition is the Alfred Sargent Miller boot.

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    Having just got received some new Alden cap toe boots I'm not presently in the market for another pair.[​IMG] I would like to know though what makes Carmina shell boots so desirable? Thanks.
     
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    Agreed with the above, but from what I read on the Alden thread I'm guessing that Carmina QC is better than that of Alden. I've been very pleased with my purchases from both brands, but Carmina certainly offers significantly greater diversity in styles, colours and lasts. And as you mention, shell seems to be more readily available in a wider range of colours from Carmina.
     

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