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The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

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

  1. fritzl

    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    agreed, it's subjective and it's hard to understand, if you have never handled a balanced pair of shoes. either it's english, italian, french, spanish or of A-H origin.

    the darlton is by no means not a good pair of shoes. i just wanted to understand the hype. i don't stand back to critizize shoes from e.g. vass or the usual aspects. so what?

    well, go ahead.
     


  2. fritzl

    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    +1, wonderful
     


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    greekgeek Distinguished Member

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    Looking very nice... Are these the gun metal Shell?
     


  4. jhcam8

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    ^ Thanks very much.

    Yes, that's the MTO Horween Gunmetal shell with Tirolese Hand Welting and crepe soles. A long wait, but worth it.
     


  5. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    that gunmetal is frikken sweet
     


  6. MalfordOfLondon

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    +1.

    Great thread - I think we're going to see some real beauties in here.
     


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    I have heard you talk about "balanced shoes" in the past and I never knew what you meant. After you mentioned the size of the heel stack on the Darltons I compared them to a few of my Aldens and the heels were much bigger (not higher, longer)! You sir have a well developed eye for shoes.
     


  8. fritzl

    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    well said, thank you.
     


  9. UrbanComposition

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    This is a great thread. Wonderful shoes.
     


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    e' un pellame molto resistente e difficilmente esita nelle classiche screpolature

    I have seen a few Andrea Venturi on yoox but never in shell.

    Okay you have got me. How do you get that much patina on NOS vintage shell shoes aka unworn?

     
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  11. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Distinguished Member

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    vintage shell is unbelievable. Great share. Just look at that patina in pic 2.
     
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    Santoni Remington II - not really the best angled photo for this shoe, but to be honest the shoe is clunky in the Darlton style...and I love it that way.[​IMG]
     


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    Awesome. You could club someone to death with that thing.
     


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    +1 - they look fine.
     


  15. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Distinguished Member

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    I had this shoe in calf. It is very solid. In shell it looks beautiful.
     


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