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The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

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

  1. stephenaf2003

    stephenaf2003 Distinguished Member

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    So just to close the loop on this conversation. I was in his shop today and spoke with Ron, and my recollection of my previous talk with him, was correct. He does still offer shell MTO as well as will offer shell GMTO makeups just as before.

    The one change of note is, he is now using Rocado shell as opposed to Horween. Rocado offers him a wider range of desired shell colors, as well as better predictability of when they will be available. He believes all of those things means he can provide more options to his customers.
     
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    More natty shell strands:
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    stephenaf2003 Distinguished Member

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    Finally, I have a pair of AE bourbon shell Dundee’s :cool2: 4C7589A0-BF97-4EEC-9377-76856338C159.jpeg
     

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    First time out for these bourbon shell Carmina’s, they’re a very comfortable first wear.

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    I really appreciate the followup. Thank you! Shame about rocado vs. horween.


     

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    Old skool #8 Florsheim imperial saddles under the desk:
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    Enzo Bonafe inwillow grain amaretto shell:

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    ThinkDerm Stylish Dinosaur

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    Congrats! I wish I'd been more confident about my sizing on this so that I could have joined in with you on this GMTO! They are great looking.
     

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    Incredible. I also saw the thread, not ready to gamble my size but knew the results would be stunning. Congrats and enjoy!

    (Note to self. WANT WILLOW GRAIN SHELL)
     

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    GMTO via SoleGarb.
     

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    Man, Lorenzo be batting in the 1000s. Nothing but winners coming out of that shop.
     

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    Really fantastic retailer. He gave me the freedom to customize every element of this, even down to choosing the emboss on the shell.
     

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    I thought the same thing about those laces, wonder if they are available anywhere.
     

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