The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

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

  1. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Looking good in your Ruby's Jazzy!

    -Mike
     


  2. Jazzmenco

    Jazzmenco Senior member

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    Thanks Mike, the Ravello's that you're selling are pretty sweet also. Very tempted. I'll give you a shout out on the best of B&S.
     


  3. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Hah! Thanks. Those Ravello NSTs are an amazing shoe. Let me know if you are interested. They are a pretty rare makeup and getting harder to find due to the rare leather and hand stitching.

    -Mike
     


  4. coolarrow

    coolarrow Senior member

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    These are awesome, bud.
     


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    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    love these
     


  6. Jazzmenco

    Jazzmenco Senior member

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    Muchas gracias [​IMG] Must share my funny story. They were a little stiff getting my foot in for the first time. When I finally got them on they felt extremely tight in the lower instep. So tight I had a hard time walking. I was concerned, this is my size and last, what could be the problem? I figured they needed some breaking in. By noon time my feet were hurting big time. I loosened both laces all the way to the bottom. It was then that I discovered that the tongue had slipped inside the front of the boot on both sides. I gave the tongue a tug and pulled it out, instant relief. After that the boots felt great even on the first wearing.
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  7. Zapasman

    Zapasman Senior member

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    Preciosas!!. Wear them in good health!
     


  8. Leaves

    Leaves Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    Ageing very nicely, this is what I'm looking forward to.
     


  9. Cham

    Cham New Member

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    I'm facing the same problem; I contacted Carmina about these burgundy cordovan longwings:
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    The entire cordovan collection is only available as MTO if it's not in their current stock due to cordovan shortage. Luckily the upcharge for MTO isn't that big (€30 in the quote that I received).

    These would be my first pair of cordovan shoes; if anyone has a better suggestion (model, colour or brand) as to what I should purchase feel free to respond.
     


  10. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Carmina jumper boots. Oscar last, "dark Cognac" shell. A year's worth of wear has added some nice patina.

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    These were a Skoaktiebolaget GMTO. I have the boots on my feet right now. Possibly the most comfortable footwear I own.
     
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    RogerP Senior member

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    @Jazzmenco those ruby shell bal boots are insane. In a good way.
     


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    Allen Dreadmon Senior member

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    You are killing the game, as always.
     


  13. Jazzmenco

    Jazzmenco Senior member

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  14. greasymonkey

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    Carmina saddle cordovan 973 boots on maiden voyage yesterday:
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  15. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Carmina burgundy shell boots:

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