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Why Shell Cordovan Is The $#!+

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

  1. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    How do you clean out the broguing holes?
     
  2. imatlas

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    With a brogue brush, of course.
     
  3. wetnose

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    Guess how old these shoes are....
     
  4. greekgeek

    greekgeek Senior member

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    Guess how old these shoes are....

    Who cares? They are not shell.
     
  5. pandamonium

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    Guess how old these shoes are....

    They're referring to cordovan as the shoe's color, rather than material.
     
  6. meister

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    How do you clean out the broguing holes?

    Toothpick - good solid one - one that does not break off - for instance - in your teeth...
     
  7. pandamonium

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    Toothpick - good solid one - one that does not break off - for instance - in your teeth...

    I use those plastic toothpick/floss combo devices.
     
  8. Sir Tain Lee

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    I see this a lot on horse tack and work boots. If something leather is just dry then liberal doses of boot oil over a week will most likely restore the leather to a usable condition. If it's wet or dry rotted then there's no hope and you're just SOL.
    Wouldn't it be wise to soak any older pair of Cordovans in boot oil for a week, before working on them? I would think it could only help to soften the grime, so it would wipe off easier? Could it hurt well conditioned Cords?

    If so, is there a brand name for the type of oil to be used?
     
  9. nate10184

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    I've begrudgingly put the shoes in the OP up for sale. You can find the FS thread here.
     
  10. Jeff Scott

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    How do these appear to be? I got them on eBay for $12.00. Any good?[​IMG]
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