The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

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

  1. S K M

    S K M Senior member

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    Gentlemen,

    I just started a GMTO of this awesome C&J boot in dark brown shell:

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    If we're quick, we might make it before C&J's price increase in August! For details etc. see the full post here.

    Cheers,
    SKM
     


  2. AHS

    AHS Senior member

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    Allen Edmonds Strands:

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    After years of wearing Alden, EG, C&J, etc.... I've always kind of looked down on AE. But I'm really digging these.

    AHS
     


  3. Watchman1

    Watchman1 Senior member

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    Certainly nothing to be ashamed of there. I own some of the other stuff too and the Strand in shell cordovan was/is a grail for me.

    I believe everyone should own a pair of Strands, especially in cordovan.

    One of the most iconic SF and AAAC shoes ever.

    Yours look good on you, and fit you even better.

    Congrats My Friend.
     


  4. AHS

    AHS Senior member

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    Thanks, Watchman1. I really appreciate your kind words.

    AHS
     


  5. mosy

    mosy Senior member

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    Does anyone own or have any thoughts about the Suit Supply dark brown cordovan plain toe bluchers? Are they worthwhile?
     


  6. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Congrats! I own many other shoes, but the Strand is a superb model!
     


  7. AHS

    AHS Senior member

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    Thanks, Mdubs!

    In addition to the brown / cigar strands I picked up a pair of MacNeils, as well, in their #8. Really pleased with both pairs. The AE shell and construction may not be quite as good as the Aldens and C&J Lauren Marlows I've owned... but I really like the way the AEs look. And they seem to be a better fit for my strange, long, narrow feet. :tounge:

    AHS
     


  8. AHS

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    The AE MacNeils in burgundy (#8). Hard to pick up any color on an overcast San Francisco morning.

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    AHS
     


  9. Watchman1

    Watchman1 Senior member

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    @AHS

    Excellent Showings in your cordovan AE's.

    And yes, they fit you marvelously.

    If patina trumps pristine, then fit is paramount.

    Thanks.
     
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  10. AHS

    AHS Senior member

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    C&J for Polo Marlow PTBs this morning.

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  11. DieuEtLesDames

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  12. jhcam8

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  13. Jazzmenco

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    I could not resist this pair. A touch big but will work with thick socks and insoles. Photos in the wild soon to follow.
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  14. mosy

    mosy Senior member

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    Knowing my interest in a dark brown shell PTD with non-contrasting welt and sole, watchman pointed me to the Frye PTD in dark brown Horween shell. I have my reservations, as I like the aesthetics (and presumed quality) of the Alden PTB better. However, the thought of waiting a year or more for a pair is making me consider the Frye's. Anyone here have any experience with the Frye PTB in dark brown shell? Here's a pic:

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    Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
     
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    Mosy,

    I have had a pair of Frye engineer boots for about 10 years now, they've aged well. I can't speak to their shell offerings but those are a great looking PTB, I'd love to hear more if you decide to take the plunge.
     


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