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The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

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



  1. NewYawker

    NewYawker Senior member

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    Thanks jazz. I know AE is not necessarily known for their quality etc. but I wanted to post these shoes to show they can put out a great product when they try. Cheers.
     


  2. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    seeing those AE above made me think if I could get the same, but snuff suede instead of the natty shell, a la the alden jcrew makeup from a bit ago. I haven't been able to find another alden seller that offered something similar.
     


  3. NewYawker

    NewYawker Senior member

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    The Alden model helped influence my decision. In the end I came across a CJ saddle that I loved and decided to keep the shoe all shell and go with these colors. I believe AE will still custom make this shoe to the suede and shell specs you specified but I'm not entirely sure.
     


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    fityn New Member

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    Here's a link to the largest online list of shell cordovan shoe model names and numbers. More than 95 makers (or at least the seller's name is on the shoes) and 500+ numbers, names, or product descriptions. First edition posted a few days ago. Second edition underway. Have fun making eBay search strings.

    http://fityn.com/official-shell-cordovan-shoes-model-numbers-guide/
     


  7. ReppTiePrepster

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  8. Watchman1

    Watchman1 Senior member

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    Gentlemen,

    There are a couple that "Technically" do not belong in this thread.

    But I thought you might enjoy some whiskey, saddle and natural shell cordovan shoes:

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  9. Watchman1

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    FWIW, I think this is perhaps my favorite SF thread.

    Alden fit me best and I thoroughly enjoy their shoes.

    But to see what the makers from all over the world do with cordovan is a whole different story.

    Great Thread.
     


  10. Eric Treichel

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    when did you purchase? don't see any equivalent on the carmina website..

    also, does anyone know if carmina just increased prices on the site?
     


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  12. Watchman1

    Watchman1 Senior member

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    1 of the shoes above is a Carmina 922. They currently carry that shoe on their site in cognac cordovan, which, is equally stunning IMHO.

    This particular model was a very limited edition through the great shop in S. Korea Unipair.

    It is no longer available.

    Thanks!
     


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    Would you say the Carmina Saddle is "new" or "old" saddle? I'm having a really hard time figuring out what Saddle vs Light Cognac vs the current Cognac is. My best guess is light cognac is now saddle?
     


  14. Watchman1

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    I have owned saddle and current cognac and the difference is like unto whiskey and ravello.

    The current cognac is almost identical to ravello and the same is true about saddle to whiskey.

    Saddle is by far the rarest Carmina flavor.

    There was indeed a dark cognac that was offered in the not too distant past, but that has been phased out it seems.

    I hope this helps.
     


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