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Why Shell Cordovan Is The $#!+

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nate10184, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Distinguished Member

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    Great pair of shells. Anyone who Talks down on Aldens needs referred to this thread.

    Aren't these English?
     


  2. Ahab

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    These are fantastic. That color is beautiful. Great work.
     


  3. nate10184

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    Great pair of shells. Anyone who Talks down on Aldens needs referred to this thread.

    These actually aren't Aldens. I love Aldens but they aren't in the same world as these. I actually wanted to see if someone could help me identify the maker/age of these. They are Brooks English made in Great Britain.

    Most of the old Brooks English I've seen were made by Church's though these don't really look like any of the others I've seen. They're on a soft chisel last. The inside is actually in good shape. Here are some pics of the soles and inside:

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  4. forex

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    They look awesome,what size are they?
     


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    Hope you don't mind me playing along. Here is an example of some vintage Hanovers I found and restored.

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    I hope rebel joins this thread ...
     


  6. JayJay

    JayJay Stylish Dinosaur

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    Terrific clean-ups! Thanks to both nate and gregaz for posting the before and after pics.
     


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    VERY nice! Great job.
     


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    Outstanding, nice work!!!
     


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    Where are you guys finding these shoes? Thrift shops?
     


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    These actually aren't Aldens. I love Aldens but they aren't in the same world as these. I actually wanted to see if someone could help me identify the maker/age of these. They are Brooks English made in Great Britain.

    Most of the old Brooks English I've seen were made by Church's though these don't really look like any of the others I've seen. They're on a soft chisel last. The inside is actually in good shape. Here are some pics of the soles and inside:

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    Whoops you and the other guy called it, I just took a quick look and thought they were the Aldens. I think they actually are Church's.

    Regardless great looking shoes!!

    gregaz, nice pair!
     


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    Brooks english? they say brooks brothers on the sole. please explain. thanks!

    great job nate and gregaz!
     


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    Wow, those shells looks freakin amazing. Shell cordovan is the best leather there is.
     


  13. nate10184

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    Brooks english? they say brooks brothers on the sole. please explain. thanks!

    great job nate and gregaz!


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    I knew from the first pic where this was going. Any time you see dusty old whitish shell like this in otherwise good condition, you NEED to KOPP. And then POLISH
     


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    Good job on the polishing but the metal eyelets kill it for me. I don't understand why they make otherwise nice shoes with ugly metal eyelets.
     


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