The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

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  1. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    Hot fire those are nice. Great comparison pic too. Where are the boots from?
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Natural and Whiskey are pretty close in color. Whiskey tends to have more yellow in it than Natural. But they are frankly pretty close. I think what you are seeing is just standard color variation in Shells. See picture below comparing Whiskey and Natty Shell.

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    Far right is an Alden Whiskey. Second from right is AE Natural Shell.

    -Mike
     


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    NAMOR Senior member

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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Looks like the Madison run. But it could be that place in Europe who just did one run on the 379X Last.

    -Mike
     


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    Yes Sir,

    "G" width indeed.
     


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    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    Madison IIRC. Either there or DC. I got these and the LWB around the same time, cant recall what came from where at the moment
     


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    NAMOR Senior member

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    cross post

    vass from the past few weeks

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    p2 last cigar shell
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    u last dark antique cognac shell
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    minthe Well-Known Member

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    ^ The burgundy shell + suede works so well together!


    I finally got my oxblood cordovan boots. It was a long journey and finally I had an unlined #8 shell US women's 7 boot with a customized pattern (shorter shaft with curved top, toe cap, and heel) made by Julian Boots.
    They are breaking in nicely and I'm very happy (except for details such as the rough backs of the speed-hooks scratching the tongue).

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    Watchman1 Senior member

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    X-Post from the Enzo B. thread:

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    Happy Wednesday!
     


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    wklq76a Senior member

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    These are amazing -- please wear them more! By the way, do you have an ETA for your color 4 version? I can't wait to see them in the wild
     


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    Excellent choice and glad to see a woman appreciating the cordovan!
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Looking amazing in your boots! Enjoy them today! -Mike
     


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    NAMOR Senior member

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    Great stuff on this page

    @Watchman your boots turned out absolutely incredible. I am typically averse to light colored balmorals but your pair rocks

    @minthe glad you went with Julian. I know he isn't very popular around here but I love his work and haven't seen a pair I didn't like. A couple of years ago I was fortunate enough to grab a pair he made for RRL. They look casual but have all the details of refined, high end shoe maker
     
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    NAMOR Senior member

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    I want to play

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    Watchman1 Senior member

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    Thank You Sir. The #4 bal boots should be delivered to me in about another 30-45 days…I think...

    I will most certainly keep you gentlemen in the loop.

    Thanks Gentlemen.

    @NAMOR

    This is my first pair of balmoral boots. Is the fit supposed to be fairly tight? Like balmoral/oxford low quarter shoes?

    Because the open throat lacing on these EB close all the way with just enough room all around….

    Thoughts appreciated.

    Thanks.
     


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