The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

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

  1. TheWGP

    TheWGP Senior member

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    LOL, those pics are from the first time I wore them. I have no idea how it happened... guessing they may have been on display or something at some point. They were bought as NOS on the B&S, of course. They even came in the beat-up box with an original "care of shell cordovan" card... decades-old advice more or less mirroring the Mac Method. :slayer:

    Those wingtips are my favorite non-Alden pair; they've only seen maybe 2-3 wears since I'd almost rather just look at them in the closet. Yes, I understand I may have a problem... ;)
     
  2. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    these look amazing!
     
  3. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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  4. Slewfoot

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    These are shell? Regardless, they look awesome. Seem to have a vintage/old school flare to them. Who's the maker?
     
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  5. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    John Lobb (St. James)

    I wanted shell cordovan cap toes and couldn't find any, so I had Lobb make me some.

    I've got some other non-Alden shell cordovans (Vass and Johnston and Murphy) but no pictures handy.
     
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  6. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Nice. That was what actually first came to mind. Do you which shell cordovan color that it is or did you just request a deep chestnut?
     
  7. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    I picked out the very piece of shell from their workshop that they made the shoes from. Didn't request a color. Just selected the material.
     
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    Fun! They turned out very well. Painfully classic which I love.
     
  9. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    Kai- would love to see more photos of those.
     
  10. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    I don't have any more recent photos. These were all taken at the same time (right when I got the shoes.)

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  11. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    Beautiful stuff everyone.

    Here's a pair by DWFII:
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    Lot's more, incl. pics and commentary by DW here.

    A pair from Ron's first batch:
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    I've posted more pics of these elsewhere, but can't seem to find where.
     
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  12. ThinkDerm

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    very nice
     
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    Shell Cordo Vawsh =) (mine. Eu44 P2 last)

    Click for enlargement.
     
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    CJ for RL

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