SHell Cordovan?

Discussion in 'Andy's Fashion Forum' started by ukfan1967, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. ukfan1967

    ukfan1967 New Member

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    I came upon these Florsheims (so it says on the insole) at a consignment shop. They feel plastic, but are definately leather. Very dark but a lot of red comes through. Great shape with a beautiful color. So what do you think? I took them to 3 shoe shops and NONE of them had heard of shell cordovan.


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    I don't wear an 11 so I will sale or find someone to trade with.

    Thanks for your opinion.
     
  2. mcarthur

    mcarthur Connoisseur

    United States
    WV
    Morgantown
    I do not believe it is shell cordovan. I do not see the creases that are associated with shell cordovan
     
  3. ukfan1967

    ukfan1967 New Member

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    They didn't have creases. It was more like ripples and if you take the shoe trees out they will appear. The right one is showing a couple.
     
  4. Bandit44

    Bandit44 Super Member

    United States
    NC
    Charlotte
  5. triklops55

    triklops55 Super Member

    United States
    California
    San Jose
    Looks like shell to me. there is a whole thread on identifying shell in the trad forum.
     
  6. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck Advanced Member

    United States
    Ohio
    Dublin
    1. I think they're shell.

    2. Looks like you now have three shoe stores that you don't need to return to.
     
  7. cdavant

    cdavant Advanced Member

    United States
    NC
    Blowing Rock
    Shell--but a close-up would help make sure.
     
  8. TradThrifter

    TradThrifter Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    United States
    AL
    B'ham
    The first pic looks like they may be shell. In the other two photos the glare makes it difficult to really tell. Also, its incredible how many people don't know anything about shoes outside of these fora. I have spoken to self proclaimed shoe enthusiasts who had never heard of shell cordovan.
     
  9. ukfan1967

    ukfan1967 New Member

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