The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

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

  1. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    This is why I love them. Before I got them recrafted - the sole was paper thin and the heel dovetail was all but gone. They came back from C&J looking like new.
     
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  2. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    Can you tell me how much C&J charged for the recraft?
     
  3. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    It was a while ago now. Might have been in the region of £80 - £100 but I can't be sure.
     
  4. jhcam8

    jhcam8 Senior member

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    agree
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  5. greekgeek

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    ^nice, that style is one of the best.
     
  6. greekgeek

    greekgeek Senior member

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    One of my all time favorites, the venerable Florsheim longwing in shell cordovan. Should have kept them...

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  7. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    Royals? Hell yeah, you should've kept them!
     
  8. jhcam8

    jhcam8 Senior member

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    ^now there's some gunboats.
     
  9. Selvaggio

    Selvaggio Senior member

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    Snap! edit: actually, not quite. This is what those NOS gunboats will look like in 2041...

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    Those shoes look like the Shar Peis of cordovan.
     
  11. Selvaggio

    Selvaggio Senior member

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    :) True enough. They more properly belong in the 'shoes with character thread' but I couldn't resist.

    I have very wide feet and all my shoes end up a bit like that. But it is one thing I like about cordovan that it just goes wibbly-wobbly - whereas my calf shoes end up with the Grand Canyon across the toes.
     
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    greekgeek Senior member

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    E Sanford.

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  13. greekgeek

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    It gets worse, let me tell you...

    NOS Florsheim, gone to Japan.

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    Good God, what a thread! I feel compelled to join in with a cross-post:

    Mid-brown shell cordovan penny loafers with Norvegese stitching, heavy welts, double oak soles, split toe and a suprising hourglass stiching on the penny strap.

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