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The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

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

  1. minthe

    minthe Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Leaves, very interesting! What would the total cost be if I may ask?
     


  2. Leaves

    Leaves Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    Email [email protected] please, and we'll send you a quote.
     


  3. bc78

    bc78 Senior member

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    Does any have any photos of their black shells? I'm thinking of getting a pair of black shell oxfords. I looked in the thread but couldn't find very many pics. I prefer the look of burgundy and brown, typically, but I'd be buying the black pair more for their durability than their patina. Still, if anyone has any photos, I'd love to see how they age.
     


  4. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Alden, but here you go.

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    -Mike
     


  5. bc78

    bc78 Senior member

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    Those look great, thank you, Mike!

     


  6. forextrader

    forextrader Member

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    hi guys, is carmina the obvious choice in the 500-750 range? looking for LWB specifically
     


  7. Watchman1

    Watchman1 Senior member

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    In the exotic shades???

    Absolutely.

    Alden are unavailable.

    Thanks
     


  8. forextrader

    forextrader Member

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    im more of a sneaker person but looking to step up from a pair of AE strands.. looks like i will go w/ carmina over alden, thanks..
     


  9. Watchman1

    Watchman1 Senior member

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    Yes Sir.

    If you want the burgundy or Color 8 as Alden calls it, then I would go Alden indeed.

    If you are looking for the Cognac or other lighter cordovan shades then go Carmina.

    I am just trying to help.
     


  10. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Ha! Epaulet is making Shell Cordovan sneakers! ;-)

    You may want to shop around some and see which vendor makes a LWB of the sleekness that you like.

    -Mike
     


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    Watchman1 Senior member

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    Ha, Mike dont tell me your gonna get into wearing cordovan sneakers now...

    Thats classic.
     


  12. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Ha! I don't see myself getting a collection of them, but Mike talked me into giving a pair a shot. :)

    -Mike
     


  13. Watchman1

    Watchman1 Senior member

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    I hear ya...sounds like a real cool concept.

    Do post pics when you get them my friend. I will be looking forward to it.

    Thanks.
     


  14. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    Buy whatever fits. Alden offers widths, Carmina doesn't.
     


  15. jhcam8

    jhcam8 Senior member

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    Sweet, N.
     


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