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The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

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

  1. dahl5yankees

    dahl5yankees Distinguished Member

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    It's funny, no offense, but when I started looking at this blog on a regular basis a few months ago
    I just assumed if Alden was excluded that AE automatically would be too. In my opinion, not to throw shade,
    Alden makes a better shoe.
     

  2. BackInTheJox

    BackInTheJox Distinguished Member

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    And I always assumed the exclusion of Alden had nothing to do with quality and everything to do with the fact that the Alden thread ends up being mostly shell anyway.

    I think AE is entirely non sequitur.
     

  3. stephenaf2003

    stephenaf2003 Distinguished Member

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    “Alden makes a better shoe”....

    Well...yeah. That’s not exactly a secret, and you’ll likely need to look very hard to find anyone that seriously disagrees on that point.

    This is just for a little exposure to all the other makers that are not as commonly known for shell like Alden is.
     

  4. dahl5yankees

    dahl5yankees Distinguished Member

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    Good responses guys, thank you. I love my Crockett and Jones for Ralph Lauren shells, so I hope am in the right place.
     

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    They came out better than good! Please do share your shine routine!
     

  6. Thrift Couture

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    Walnut shell cordovan Allen Edmonds Strand
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  7. 007Bond

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    New Carmina burgundy shell loafers on the way......

    The outlet has some nice shell stock for those looking, as for the loafers almost every size is in outlet stock.
     

  8. Dandy_dapper

    Dandy_dapper Senior Member

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    They look very new, good find!
     

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  10. 007Bond

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    Well that was fast the shell loafers showed up today.

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  11. gavrarabba

    gavrarabba Senior Member

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    I'm new around these parts as Cordovan hasnt been part of my rotation. I just picked up a pair of @Heinrich Dinkelacker budapesters in a Dark Cognac Shell. Waiting for a new pair of laces and a new shine to throw them on and get pics up here. Looking forward to joining the conversation.
     

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    Congrats, that was incredibly fast. Those are on Pina last, right, how do they fit?
     

  13. 007Bond

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    Yes Pina, spot on and all good with my high instep too.

    Yea they shipped from Spain Monday arrived here Tuesday.
     

  14. PSU John

    PSU John Senior Member

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    Great looking shoes! - can you kindly tell us the landed cost with overseas shipping, and duties, etc.
     

  15. AWu

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    Congrats great shoes!

    How does Pina fit compared to Rain? TTS?

    Also is it unlined across the vamp? Tempted to grab my pair :bigstar:

    Thanks

     

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