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DR Oiled Mocha Rowdy Horsebutt today:

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I saw `shell programming` and immediately thought of bash/zshell 😂
Speaking of bashing shell, are we talking about how overrated shell is? ;)

Really thought I would understand and be onboard with all the shell hype but my couple of pairs don’t really get a whole lot of wear. It’s just not my thing I suppose.

It’s hot and doesn’t breathe but I get that it’s tough, indescribable, and doesn’t require a lot of care. It’s also shiny and doesn’t crease but it doesn’t have any grain or character. There’s so many other great leathers out there.

Does it mean anything that most shoemakers do not wear shell themselves? Most bespoke shoemakers prefer using calfskin almost exclusively. Are there other things I’m missing?
 

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Speaking of bashing shell, are we talking about how overrated shell is? ;)

Really thought I would understand and be onboard with all the shell hype but my couple of pairs don’t really get a whole lot of wear. It’s just not my thing I suppose.

It’s hot and doesn’t breathe but I get that it’s tough, indescribable, and doesn’t require a lot of care. It’s also shiny and doesn’t crease but it doesn’t have any grain or character. There’s so many other great leathers out there.

Does it mean anything that most shoemakers do not wear shell themselves? Most bespoke shoemakers prefer using calfskin almost exclusively. Are there other things I’m missing?
With any of this, it's all subjective.

I really like shell cordovan. It has a feel and quality that no other leather has, especially Horween Shell Cordovan.
My first pair of cordovan boots, cigar RL x Crockett & Jones Lindricks, fit like a glove and the shell is super durable.

I live in Bay Area and have moderate weather. I guess if you're in snowy or super hot climates, it might seem inappropriate.
 

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Speaking of bashing shell, are we talking about how overrated shell is? ;)

Really thought I would understand and be onboard with all the shell hype but my couple of pairs don’t really get a whole lot of wear. It’s just not my thing I suppose.

It’s hot and doesn’t breathe but I get that it’s tough, indescribable, and doesn’t require a lot of care. It’s also shiny and doesn’t crease but it doesn’t have any grain or character. There’s so many other great leathers out there.

Does it mean anything that most shoemakers do not wear shell themselves? Most bespoke shoemakers prefer using calfskin almost exclusively. Are there other things I’m missing?
All true. There are so many great options out there, no need to buy the 18th variant shade of brown. There's a reason that high quality box calf is preferred but most bespoke makers, it makes a better shoe/boot.
 

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