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The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

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

  1. SRV

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    I do have their Aldrin in Dark Cognac Cordovan and am happy with my purchase. Solid build quality. The sizing recommendations on their site were quite accurate (for me). The price for "rarer" Horween Shell was very attractive IMO.
     

  2. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Stylish Dinosaur

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    in my experience, these are horween cordovan, and quite nice.
     

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    OK thank you for the feedback. It is the Aldrin in Dark Cognac I was looking at so good to know you are happy.
     

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    C&J for Polo Lindricks
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    Whiskey wingtip Wednesday. C&J GMTO Lindrick.

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    Meermin Long wing Whiskey shell.

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    Tricker's cap toe boots.
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  12. 007Bond

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    A new addition to the collection arrived today, Löf & Tung Aldrin Dark Cognac Cordovan.

    I'm going to give a little review since this is a brand not on most of our radars.
    • Excellent packaging, on par with shoes costing more
    • Some of the best shoe bags I have seen, very nice
    • Polishing cloth included, nice as this is sometimes omitted even with brands costing more
    • Excellent build quality again on par with brands costing more.
      • Nice neat stitching
      • Precision cuts
      • Sharp perforations in the broguing
    • Really a great pair of shell shoes for the given price
    • Fit on par with sites suggestions
    Personal thoughts
    • At least initially really liking the S last fit (only wearing an hour but great for me)
    • Excellent toe room good for me as my right big toe rubs on many lasts
    • Great overall fit for my foot
    • Can easy see myself going for these more often than others
    Only issue I see, I only buy shell shoes and this is the only model and only color that Löf & Tung makes, so very limited options for me.

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    Just picked up these AE vintage Hinsdale's off the bay, looks like they date back to around 1996. Original soles and heels, typical issue I find with all of AE shoes the heel is seperating. Before anyone says I am not AE bashing, I just looked at my excel and this is the 38th AE shoe I have owned, so I speak from my very own reasonably extensive experience. Somehow I just have not seen this issue with any other brand I own. Anyways back to the shoes, really decent shape given the age just shows what shell is all about. Whoever wore then nicked up the inside rear heels quite a lot looked like either they kicked their feet while walking or sat in a black chair and kicked the shoes to the legs. Managed to get most all the black marks off with sapphire renovator and hit with some #8 cordovan cream to get just a tinge of red to them. They do fit me well not sure if I am keeping or not maybe decide after a few wears.

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