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The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

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

  1. Watchman1

    Watchman1 Distinguished Member

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    Well, that explains the extra weight then. There is good news however. Alden may restore them to factory specs. Message them to find out...
     

  2. Redsoxfan1104

    Redsoxfan1104 Senior Member

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    I will do that! Appreciate all of the help
     

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    @davidVC has a wonderful blog at vcleat.com wherein all things vintage are discussed. He did some weight measurements on various shoes. These are for a single shoe. Multiply by 2 for the pair. Check out the post here.

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    About a month ago I found an almost new pair like those that I gave to my brother-in-law. They were branded Brooks Brothers but were made by Alden. Like the pair you pictured they had the exposed eyelets, and did not have the storm welt. They had the original Alden sole with the inset rubber "keystone" heel.

    They were a 9D - too small for me but my brother in law was very thankful for the Christmas gift
     

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    F86B9AC9-D946-46BF-927D-4FF577E1A8CF.jpeg 2CD5F25F-89CE-4750-AB17-F660F4C5799B.jpeg C&J whiskey shell Galways. And an errant untied lace.
     

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    Here are a pair of 1971 Florsheim Imperial Plain Toe Bluchers with the original v-cleat, nailed double outsole, and nailed heel - all which add towards the nearly 3.5 lbs of vintage American manufacturing.
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    After one day at work and before brushing E2586943-4EBF-4E9B-BB04-E39552B020CC.jpeg
     

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    And now after brushing and deer bone 10mn for both shoes (No cream used) 0C645422-AC85-4227-A472-1EE665CB1D29.jpeg
     

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    Really nice work @Fab75.

    I need me some navy shell. Well done as always P-78.
     

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    You do... Because you don't own those shoes!
     

  13. Thrift Couture

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    Touche'...
     

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    Black shell Leeds with alabaster laces to end the week.

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    Black shell with antique edging. Don't see that nearly enough. Well-played as always Doc.
     

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