The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

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

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    I really like that medallion. That is just a sweet pair of wingtips.
     


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    IMG_6667.JPG IMG_6669.JPG Never mind buying the world a Coke, I'd like to buy everybody in the world pair of these Rancourt Caramel shell penny loafers.
     


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    What's the quality, construction, comfort, etc. like among Grant Stone shoes/boots?? They look great, but how do they compare with Alden and AE? Are they of similar quality as the Ludlow series J Crew makes? I think they cost about the same (GS and J Crew's Ludlow series). Thanks!

    Btw, this cognac PTB looks excellent!
     


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    I actually prefer the double leather sole to the dainite, but to each his own. Also, are you sure you want a storm welt on a balmoral boot?? Talk about contradictions; formal looking dress-boot and a very casual welt??

    In any case, I believe you can find someone repuable to do those tasks; changing the sole for sure, not positive you can change a flat 270' welt to a storm welt.
     


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    Awesome man - Thanks! 12D.
    I'll pm my address to you. You're the best!!
     


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    Not so hard to go from flat to reverse. The opposite is much more difficult.
     


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    I own and have owned a few pairs of Alden and AE. My British Tan LWBs are the first pair from Grant Stone. For the price point it's an awesome shoe. The fit and finish was top notch. They also include dust bags, extra laces, and a cool mini shoe horn. The fit is very similar to the Alden Barrie last. It may be a tad bit more snug, but very comfortable. The customer service is stellar, and they are very helpful when it comes to figuring out your sizing. My pair actually feels better every outing, and I have to stop myself from grabbing them every time I go out... Lol! I'm not familiar with the J. Crew Ludlow, so I can't offer a comparison. If I compare my GS LWB to the Alden/J Crew tan LWB, the Alden may be a bit more refined (it is Alden), but not by much. At $200+ more, it should be. All this to say, it is a great pair of shoes... I will be owning more, as I am anxiously awaiting their shell cordovan offerings. Sorry for the long-winded response. Cheers!
     


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    Beautiful shoes! How does the Marlow fit in comparison to the Alden Barrie last, or AE 5 last? Thanks for any insight.
     


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    Tricker's Mogano shell.

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    It would be interesting to see some Carlos Santos cordovan models, I dont know if there is any
     


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