Your preferred finish on shell cords?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Nick V., Jul 6, 2012.

  1. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    Paper towl trick works on several day old chicken bones. I should use them on my shell instead.
     
  2. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    Reasoning: I would just be curious to see how shiny my shells could be. Generally with brushing and occasional Reno, I assume I get the 'matted' look. Interested to find out how much more it shines when the pros do it. :)

    Nick, thanks for the info re Venetian. I think I'll pick some up next time I'm in.

    After seeng Bambi I could never use deer bone :cry:
     
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    Gdot Senior member

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    I guess you better stay away from horse movies or it will ruin you for shell too!
     
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  4. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    My shell comes from unicorns... How else can you explain the colors :satisfied:

    I still want to see War Horse!
     
  5. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Senior member

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    And I thought I am the only one. :satisfied:
     
  6. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    #3, I am happy to reapply the scuffs on my own doing, but when the come back from a resoling it's nice to see them buffed out.
     
  7. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Quite right.

    Just wear them and enjoy - why try to rationalise simply to create a thread?
     
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  8. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    Anyone like suede shell cordovan?
     
  9. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    ^ I like corrected grain shell. Actually I wonder whether anyone's bothered to make a pebble grain shell?


    no, I was talking about the spelling error in the title. Your you're.

    Differences in taste are interesting.
     
  10. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    Is shell cordovan from a real fish, like tilapia or a whale?
     
  11. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Senior member

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    ^^^^ I like my shell off the coast of Maine with a little bit of butter.
     
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    NAMOR Senior member

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    it depends.

    what is the style of the shoe? casual or dressy? Alden boot or EG shell monk? not all shell, even Horween, is created equally so varying methods and frequency of upkeep are required.

    Mac recommends that all you do with Alden shell is brush and add some creme. Alden shell does a good job of keeping its luster whereas C&J shell is dry as hell and could use a brush and creme just about every other wear. Regarding patina, patina is more a function of time and wear than neglect. Some on this forum think they can beat their shell to death, let it dry out, and then call it "patina." looks shitty imo. Patina develops after years of wear and upkeep. If the shell has gashes, fill them in with a little wax. If dry, add creme and brush.

    Nick, if someone sends you a pair of shell, you should polish and care for them. Unless of course someone instructs you not to
     
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  13. Nick V.

    Nick V. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Funny, my Mother was Vice Principal and taught spelling and, 3 languages in a very prestigious grammar school in Northern N.J. Obviously, I didn't pay attention!
    Probably got some things wrong here:nodding:
    Sorry that you misinterpreted the intent of my post.
     
  14. Nick V.

    Nick V. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Agreed
     
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    Alden for Tassels #8 LW.
     

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