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The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

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

  1. JohnAAG

    JohnAAG Distinguished Member

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    Cross post from the vintage shoe thread
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    Vintage Forsheim 92612s. No date code inside so I'm just gonna say late 1960s
     

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    My first ever Cordovan shoes. These are Tricker's Bobby Cordovan in Oceano Blue (they look more of a sea green to me). Very pleased with them. Thanks to @007Bond for selling them to me. IMG_4251.jpg
     

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    Trickers has some really cool shell colors!
     

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    Beautiful pair, congrats!!!
     

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    I guess I am keeping this excellent vintage pair of Allen Edmonds Hinsdale in Black Cherry Shell loafers.

    I located them in an old 1997 Allen Edmonds catalog so about 22 years old. When I bought them they had very little wear I would say maybe one full work day or several easy days and the soles were hardly scuffed.

    I really did not need them so I had put them up on eBay with AE shoe trees and the shoe bags. But after 2 months and many pathetic offers I gave up. I mean I was getting offers in the sub $100 range serially with AE trees and bags get real. If you can't even get what it cost for a resole for an almost new pair of shoes just keep them especially shell. Since they are so clean I have just been using them for home office days (like today), they fit me well like slippers.

    I think since Steves shoes sells Allen Edmonds 3rd with no warranty so cheap that brings down the value of Allen Edmonds shoes on eBay. He generally takes 60% of his ask and I notice every time I put up a pair of Allen Edmonds I get offers of 60% or less. These were first with the shoe bags and shoe trees so I don't understand the low ball offers.

    Anyways I am enjoying them now.

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    As you should Sir!
     

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    Agreed sea green but Oceano Blue sounds so much more exodic and fancy.

    Awesome shoes, those double leather soles are a tough cookie to crack, hopefully the little pre walking I did helps out. Also that Trickers shell is some heavy duty stuff. Glad you are enjoying them they look great on your feet!!!
     

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    Mason Imperial shell LWBs. Very dark brown.

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    Because they only worth that little to others. But they worth more to you. Most of time, used items only has value to original owners so don’t sell them.
     

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    Crockett & Jones whiskey Lindrick boots.

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    Why don’t you increase your price by 66.67% so that their 60% offers becomes your normal price?

    Or just don’t accept offers and ignore all offers until they sell.

    Shoes often linger for a while before selling, especially models with names not currently in use, unless they are ridiculously cheap.
     

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    Yea but fair and reasonable list price is what I look for in an auction so I try to list the same way. You are correct in that they linger for a while as I have had pairs that just don't fit me that I just leave up and eventually they do sell. This pair did fit me well so it was not hard to decide to keep them after they did not sell in 2 months.
     

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    Rancourt espresso shell loafers to fly back home:
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