I think that is an interesting question. What would you choose between
1) Dark brown;
2) Burgundy (lets add color 8 here);
Which one do you find more versatile?
And in which setup:
a)Formal setup (suits);
Please list your opinions.
I am personally choosing...
Afternoon, gents! I'm seeking your informed wisdom.
I just splurged on my first-ever pair of shell cordovan shoes (AE Dalton), which I still haven't worn beyond trying on indoors. I've spent hours reading various threads here and elsewhere on shell care. I want to protect this investment from...
I found some nice shell cordovan loafers from Hong Kong custom shoemaker Lee Kee.
Since they were custom made, no size is indicated. Is there any way to accurately size a shoe besides running around like Cinderella's prince, asking anyone/everyone to try them on for fit? Some sort of expandable...
Hi I am new but reading the forum helped me make the leap from $150 shoes to some "real shoes" -- and I decided that I might as well go whole hog, or rather shell cordovan due to inspiration from this site. So I wanted to thank everyone. I pretty much only wear black shoes (architect...lots of...
I haven't posted -- or read -- on this forum in a few years, but: this post is past due.
About four years ago, I bought a pair of AE Leeds in #8 shell, and bought Tingley Dress Rubber Overshoes to protect them. However, after several wears I noticed something black and sticky on...
As long as I’ve been wearing Johnston & Murphy, I’ve always associated the brand with the Aristocraft balmoral. So I was intrigued when I came across a pristine condition pair of LWBs labeled as burgundy calf. After doing a series of searches, I've turned up relatively little information on...
So what's the deal with cigar shell cordovan? The stuff comes in (and ages to) so many different hues, shades, and colors that it seems schizophrenic.
Sometimes it's just a plain, dark brown--so dark it's difficult to distinguish any undertones.
Sometimes it's a rich reddish-brown...
I'm considering getting Alden shell cordovan chukkas - either #8 or cigar.
I'd love to hear what all of you think of chukkas. Versatile? What do you wear them with? What do you not wear them with?
Can you post pics of your chukkas?
Does anyone know where I can find a shell cordovan covered money clip or folding business card case? Alden of Carmel used to show one on thier site, however they required you to buy a pair of shoes too.
Thanks in advance!
I finally saw a pair of these in Toronto a few weeks ago and I was impressed. The AE shell cordovan seems to have a stronger brown shade than the Alden/BB shell, and the leather used for the soles appears to be better than what AE uses on their calfskin shoes.
However, I know from...
Here are the pics:
I've always kind of liked these, even though the metal eyelets are a bit unconventional. Now that I've seen these (great) photos, I like them even more.
Are the eyelets hideous or awesome?
Do they stand...