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The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

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

  1. NAMOR

    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    is that on the 888 last? jesus moo, just when i thought you outdid yourself, you outdo yourself again. bravo, bravo
     


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    Thanks Namor, and yes it is the 888 last, with the EG green lining!!
     


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    Two recent acquisitions.

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    Allen Edmonds Dalton in Walnut Shell Cordovan - acquired from a fellow SFer. These are ridiculously awesome, and, best of all, are unlined!

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    #2: Florsheim Royal Imperial Longwing in Burgundy / Color #8 Shell Cordovan.

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    Maiden voyage for these Carmina longwings on the Detroit last.

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    Pretty smitten with Carmina shell thus far. Couple of questions: what's the equivalent to Carmina's "saddle" shell? Does Carmina offer a brown or cigar shell cordovan?
     


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    I don't own any Alden or CJ Whiskey, but Saddle has to be close if not the same. I don't know if Carmina has a brown/cigar shell.
     


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    Not sure if these will get much love here but don't think this make has yet made an appearance on this thread. A short wing brogue in brown shell by Ed Meier. Rather blobby but really well put together by C&J.

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    some Carmina Colors, Photo: Carmina Facebook

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    More Carmina goodness. MTOs that arrived this week.

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    Also, this is the very fist Enzo Bonafé Shell boot we have had the pleasure to produce:
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    The Edward Green Shannon boot in cognac shell and mink suede shaft, on the 888 last and B1 sole....

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    Picked up a pair of vintage Florsheim longwings in burgundy shell. They were on the original v-cleat heels, which were in good condition but I couldn't deal with the extreme danger of the suicide heels - just too slippery for my taste.

    Just got them back from the cobbler, who put on new heels. At some point I'll probably have the whole shoe recrafted and put a Dainite sole and heel on, but for now this will be great.

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    Very nice! Look to be in good shape too!
     


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    Took out the shells today for some family photos.

    From L to R:

    AE MacNeil, Natural shell
    Carmina 922, Cognac shell
    AE Dalton, Walnut shell
    AE Strand, Brown shell
    Florsheim Royal Imperial, Color #8
    AE Dundee, Navy shell

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