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The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

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

  1. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Distinguished Member

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    Love the multi color houser on those
     

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    I’ve had a picture of them on the randomized screen saver on my Mac forever. However, I never thought to try to pickup a pair. When my man Basil offered them up as I was grabbing the brown Harlech shells, I didn’t give it a second thought, but said yes, yes I would like a pair.
     

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    Yeah, sorry man, I know what you mean. Standard sizes are widely available during most sales.

    Having the size of most people is a blessing at times and a curse at others.
     

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    Looking good. I might have to try round laces on mine.
     

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    Thanks
    They’re good for those times when you’re in a hurry, and don’t have time to fuss over the laces.
     

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    I hear you. The grass is always greener and all that. Having a strange size did enable me to find two (??!!) BNIB 2009 John Lobb Crepins...
     

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    My favorite chukka from Carmina.

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    70D3028B-F1E7-49C5-BA43-CB085D995E5E.jpeg Enzo Bonafe color 4 in the sun.
     

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    Agreed I have the same pair and as you know great chukka. Probably my only slight regret is unlike Simpson lasted shoes I should not have went up half a size for the chukka. I have been wearing them more lately and every time I feel they are just a little bit to big. Since it's a boot I can manage but still I always think I should have just went with my normal size.
     

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    Yeah, I agree. My detroit last shoes are more snug. Had to wear these thick socks knit by my talented wife :)

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    Cool socks.
     

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    She’s very skilled. Has made me 4 pairs, 2 scarves, 3 hats, gloves, and two sweaters, and tons of stuff for our kids and family members. She’s made some items to order for a few fellow forum members. If anyone is interested in an item (not sweaters though cause the sizing can get dicey with blocking) just PM me. :)
     

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    Blue shell MacNeils to start your clown outfit ?
     

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    That's an odd thing to say out of the blue.
    And, yes, personally I would be very happy with navy shell longwings.
     

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    Way to contribute.
     

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