Monthly Archives: November 2016

Edward Green Visits an Alsatian Tannery

Utah grain on French calf for Edward Green's Galway boots.

Utah grain on French calf for Edward Green’s Galway boots.

Nice visit by Edward Green to Haas Tannery, a 6th generation family run French business. Edward Green uses a soft hatch-grain for its Galway boots, but most leathers are as natural as possible with the original grain of the calf.

Edward Green official site

Edward Green Shoes on eBay

Alden Shell Cordovan Listed as Calfskin


Here is a pair of on eBay. Leisure handsewn (LHS) black shell, classic Alden 987s, look like they went through an Alden Restoration shortly before being put on eBay. Title states “calfskin,” details section lists as “shell Cordovan,” then in the body of the listing as “calskin leater.” Whatever way it is called or not called, it is shell cordovan.


Weekly Finds: Current shell cordovan shoes on eBay NOT listed as shell cordovan. Let the good deals begin.

Nice mix of Florsheim longwings and a PTB, couple of Allen Edmonds, one unknown maker’s plain toe blucher in a narrow 9A. At time of posting, current prices range from a low $10.50 auction with a Friday evening close up to $139.50 plus shipping Buy It Now price for an excellent pair of Florsheim Kenmoor longwings All of these are subject to prior sale, Buy It Now purchases, early sale closings.

Florsheim Shell Cordovan on eBay listed as leather.

Florsheim Shell Cordovan on eBay listed as leather.

Florsheim Shell Cordovan Longwings

Florsheim Shell Cordovan Plain Toe Bluchers

Florsheim Shell Cordovan Kenmoor

Allen Edmonds MacNeil Longwings Shell Cordovan

Allen Edmonds MacNeil Longwing Wingtip Shell Cordovan

Plain Toe Blucher Unknown Maker 9.5A Narrow Shell Cordovan Don’t know the maker. Including for that small percent of the population that wears a 9.5A narrow.

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