The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

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

  1. Watchman1

    Watchman1 Senior member

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    No not mine.

    My next procurement may be the C&J balmoral boot in whiskey cordovan mentioned in the Harlech thread.

    Can you men give me a comparison between C&J handgrade cordovans and Carmina's?

    Because I'm on the fence between the Carmina bal boots in Cognac Cordovan and the CJ bal boots in whiskey..........[​IMG]
     


  2. MrDV

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  3. rydenfan

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    Love the color on these! They should age really nicely.

    BTW, was the landscaper on vacation this week? For your standards That lawn looks due for a mow
     


  4. MrDV

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    Thanks rydenfan, I'm very happy with the color. Nice to find something close to old ravello by another maker.
    Yes, my lawn guy needs to come soon.
     


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    C&J handgrade > Carmina. Both do shell very well though so often times it comes down to availability and price.
     


  6. NAMOR

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    MRDV those looks great. From epaulet? love the design on that model. WW2 jumper i think it was called
     


  7. Watchman1

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    Thanks for the info. I am stoked about those C&J.......but my wife is trippin about a grand for boots....[​IMG]

    And I understand that.

    So, maybe Carmina is the way to go........[​IMG]

    Decisions, decisions
     


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    NAMOR Senior member

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    she should be tripping, afterall it is $1K for boots! carmina prices keep going up though and are becoming less and less of a good value, atleast for shell
     


  9. Watchman1

    Watchman1 Senior member

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    Yep, I hear you on that Bro!

    Old Dude that has the discounted Gianni's told me 7 bills.....

    I would rather have the Lindrick.....
     
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  10. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    lol, errr body got to eat!
     


  11. Watchman1

    Watchman1 Senior member

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    Fo Sho.....
     


  12. MrDV

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    Thank you sir.
    Yes, ww2 boot for epaulet. Thrilled to have them.
     


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    youre an animal. love your collection :slayer:
     


  14. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Senior member

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    Those are incredible.

    A few months ago, the Epaulet site listed one of these available, and it happened to be in my size. I ordered it, only to find out a day later that it was not actually in stock.
     
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  15. sleepyinsanfran

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    yeah, that's been my experience ordering from epaulet or leffot this summer. Been a run of bad luck I guess (although my wallet has been thankful!)
     


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