Genuine shell cordovan shoes

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by 1911 Man, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Call Me a Cab

    Posted these in the Show Us You Shoes thread, but I'll post a few more here. These are made by Alden for Brooks Brothers, color 8 shell, Leisure Handsewn penny loafers. The BB version of this shoe is unlined, which makes it soft as a slipper and oh so comfortable. And somewhat cooler, too, which makes them wearable for much of the summer.

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  2. Grayland

    Grayland One Too Many

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    Actually, I think they are Corrected Grain calf. I have a pair of Brooks Brothers monkstraps in CG and it has a similiar look to shell cordovan with the signature calf micro-creasing.
     
  3. Matt Deckard

    Matt Deckard Man of Action

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  4. fluteplayer07

    fluteplayer07 One Too Many

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    Just saw this on your blog. Great post!
     
  5. Matt Deckard

    Matt Deckard Man of Action

    Thanks. Now does anyone else here have Shell Cordovan?
     
  6. Grayland

    Grayland One Too Many

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    I have 5 pairs. 2 pairs of Allen Edmonds, 2 pairs of RL/C&J, and 1 pair of Rider boots. I like them quite a bit, but I find that the leather spots up in the rain, so I only wear them on nice days. I'll try and post a few pics eventually.
     
  7. AlanC

    AlanC My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Some old (but new to me) Nettleton shell longwings:

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    And some new Alden cigar shell boots:

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  8. OldSouthernGent

    OldSouthernGent New in Town

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    Mighty fine pairs you gents have.

    I recognize the BB Aldens from when I worked for BB. Came close to selling a pair one time, but didn't happen.

    When you say they are unlined, what do you mean?
     
  9. pgoat

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    Beautiful shoes, AlanC. Love the color on those Nettletons.
     
  10. pgoat

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    I own Alden's 9571 (long wing) and 4060 (cap toe boot)
     
  11. Matt Deckard

    Matt Deckard Man of Action

    I'm still loving these shoes... they get look better and better with time. It's time to buff them out again, so i'll post a pic after I get to it.
     

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