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The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

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

  1. jhcam8

    jhcam8 Distinguished Member

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    Me too - a unique look.
     


  2. Beatlegeuse

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    Nettleton PTBs.

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    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    loafers dont fit. they can be yours for $275
     


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    I have a pair of these. They are much more forgiving of a high arch than the Alden LHS. If you haven't been able to pick up a shell loafer due to the Van last, you should give these shoes a try.
     


  5. nate10184

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    These vintage Church's for Brooks Brothers were by far the best I've come across:

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    I've also sold a fair number of C&J for Ralph Lauren:

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    And Paraboot for BB:

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  6. Dr Lee

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    Have you ever seen this pair before? It is Cheaney X Yamane Deluxe shell boots. I believe it was only available in Japan.




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    HA! excellent example of the leather from days long past. Very nice work on the shine up, as well.
     


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    ^^...but such a shame that the eyelets have metal rings. These don't go so well with suits.
     


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    sez who???? Big, Classic, Metal eyelets + Suit + Big Cajones = Lookin' Good!
     


  10. teddieriley

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    These are sweet. I want.
     


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    ^ yeah, cool welting.
     


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    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    [​IMG] I'm really loving this shoe. Fit is great, the cordovan is a buttery smooth caramel and the last fits my feet perfectly. And none of this rolling waves of cordovan vamp creasing. I really lucked out with this pair
     


  13. jhcam8

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    Looks great w/the socks. Are they DB's?
     


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    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    Thanks J. Db as in Duckie brown? Then yes. Great pair of shoooz
     


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    Did anyone notice that CJ cordovan is much rougher than Alden cordovan? My alden cordovans mold to my feet and fit like gloves whereas CJ cordovans are substantially rougher, I don't know if it is the double sole or any other construction feature, CJs don't feel as comfortable as Aldens.
     


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