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Restoring Allen Edmonds MacNeil Black Shell Cordovan 9177

I bought an used pair of Allen Edmonds MacNeil shoes the other week. The pictures and description were terrible but I could tell the shoes were Shell Cordovan. This was the first photo from the listing: The shoes looked dirty but I couldn’t find any cracking in the leather. Cracks are unrepairable. Live with cracks or get … Continue reading Restoring Allen Edmonds MacNeil Black Shell Cordovan 9177

Sorry … Those aren’t Shell

Lots of guys love Shell Cordovan shoes. The forums on askandyaboutclothes.com are filled with posts from guys photographing their argyle sheathed feet in Shell models from Alden, Allen Edmonds and Florsheim. This happens weekly (daily?). Clearly there is some obsession about Shell. What do people like about Shell? The horse leather doesn’t crease in like calf leather, it … Continue reading Sorry … Those aren’t Shell