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Who make J. Crew Cordovan Penny Loafers

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by boat_7, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. boat_7

    boat_7 Member

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    Hi

    I notice that J. Crew sells Cordovan Penny Loafers (made in Italy). Does anybody know who makes them and how is the quality of the shoes?

    Thanks,
    b
     


  2. scribbles

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  3. Cary Grant

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    Try running a search before you open a new thread. Try asking here http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=157804

    And if you atually searched the thread you'd find "cordovan" doesn't appear and "loafer" does twice and does not yield the answer.
     


  4. ChicagoRon

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    They have a partnership with Alden. I doubt they would get cord pennies from another supplier
    And if you atually searched the thread you'd find "cordovan" doesn't appear and "loafer" does twice and does not yield the answer.
    Come on CG - 62 posts practically makes someone a mod
     


  5. rebel222

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    They have a partnership with Alden. I doubt they would get cord pennies from another supplier

    Hmm. Made in Italy. Alden? Don't think so.



    The maker of the loafers is unknown, and they aren't shell cordovan.
     


  6. ChicagoRon

    ChicagoRon Senior member

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    Hmm. Made in Italy. Alden? Don't think so. The maker of the loafers is unknown, and they aren't shell cordovan.
    Wow..I'm blind or a very bad reader.
     


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    can they really describe the leather as "cordovan" and then the color as "oxblood"? really weird if this isnt shell cordovan.
     


  9. Eustace

    Eustace Senior member

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    As an aside, I really like those classic Weejuns but not for 3 bills.
     


  10. KObalto

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    can they really describe the leather as "cordovan" and then the color as "oxblood"? really weird if this isnt shell cordovan.
    Cordovan= a particular color, shell cordovan=a particular leather in today's world. I had a really hard time explaining this to a guy at work who didn't understand how AE could charge an extra $200 for a different "color".
     


  11. makewayhomer

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    Cordovan= a particularcolor, shell cordovan=a particular leather in today's world. I had a really hard time explaining this to a guy at work who didn't understand how AE could charge an extra $200 for a different "color".

    I understand that, which is why this description is really weird if it isn't shell cordovan.

    if they describe the color as oxblood, then why mention "cordovan leather" if it isn't shell?
     


  12. KObalto

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    I understand that, which is why this description is really weird if it isn't shell cordovan.

    if they describe the color as oxblood, then why mention "cordovan leather" if it isn't shell?


    I know you understand, I just think J Crew is using the terms "oxblood" and "cordovan" interchangeably for a certain color.
     


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    if they describe the color as oxblood, then why mention "cordovan leather" if it isn't shell?
    There is an Italian factory that makes shoes for a lot of different fashion brands, J. Crew among them. They describe a variety of leathers as "cordovan" despite the fact that it is not shell. The brands then parrot it on their web sites, even though they know better. Billy Reid does the same thing with their roper boots.
     


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