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The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

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

  1. 007Bond

    007Bond Senior Member

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    Thanks guys.

    You know the coaster idea is good as that is something that others may see as a form of advertisement. As noted these items are most likely made of scraps so it's cheap advertisement and I wonder why it is not done more often. The wallet is a bit small just 2 pockets and good mostly for your ID and a few CC at best. I myself carry a few more items then will ever fit in this little wallet. But including the mini dust bag for the mini wallet, certainly an extra step adding that extra finishing touch.
     

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    madhat Distinguished Member

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    That's exactly the style of wallet I like. :D
     

  3. Shawnc

    Shawnc Distinguished Member

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    Wow, the blue jumps on these, unlike a lot of navy shell that looks black. Very nice.

    I know the feeling. Oh wait, we're talking about shoes, never mind.
     

  4. FatTuesday

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    My home is littered with Rancourt coasters. I'm so used to them, I forget they say Rancourt on them. But my guests consistently ask about them. I tread lightly with shoe-speak.

    To add some pretty pictures, here are my navy shell LWB's from July 4th...
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  5. BagleyBrown

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    That means you have been playing the Rancourt tune frequently. I can see why, they are great to work with and remain interested in the MTO side of things. I'm waiting on 3 MTO items from them currently.
     

  6. sterlingindigo

    sterlingindigo Senior Member

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    AE Brown shell Patriot’s maiden voyage.
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  7. FatTuesday

    FatTuesday Distinguished Member

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    I have 3 shell loafers (below) and 3 CXL loafers from Rancourt. I love them all!
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  8. BagleyBrown

    BagleyBrown Distinguished Member

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    I love these. Way to casual them up !

    Played Patriot roulette years back, ordered an MTO pair in shell and a pair in suede, since I owned Rothsays on the 606 last. Neither Patriot fit well enough to keep...

    No loafers from Rancourt. Yet. Yours look great!

    Sorry for sidetracking the shell convo, except for this tidbit. My brown shell Long Branches recently lost the heel cap stitching on one boot...no where near first resole. 2 ignored emails to the mothership 2 plus weeks ago. Caleres appears less responsive/interested in customer satisfaction as pre Caleres...hope it is just a slow response cause they cost $800. More to come.
     

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    I would bring your concerns to Kristen if you haven't done so already.
     

  10. sterlingindigo

    sterlingindigo Senior Member

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    Yep, just some Nordstrom Linen, Sperry no-show’s. That’s really too bad about the fit issue. You should try the Alden’s or Rancourt’s.
     

  11. BagleyBrown

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    Agree, have been leaving time for emailed reply since the holidays and all. I see a trip to Paramus if the Pelle Line Alden distributor rates such a visit...so finally might meet her.

    Rancourt loafers are in my future...but maybe I am pretty happy for now.
     

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    sterlingindigo Senior Member

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    Thanks! They’re my favorite pair today :)
     

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    For a $230 new shell shoe. I don’t think you can do better.
     

  15. Thrift Couture

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    Indeed. Well played Sir!
     

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