Eye Candy: Florsheim Shell Cordovan Gun Boat Restoration

A little Friday Fun, folks.  I’ve owned a few pairs of these throughout the years, as they were popular picks at Goodwills a few years ago.  They are GREAT shoes and look fantastic in the right outfit.  They are built like absolute tanks, and the shell cordovan puts them over the top.  I’m not familiar with this gentleman, but he really does a great job of bringing these back to life. 




  1. SMB
    03/26/2021 / 9:40 AM

    I owned a pair of vintage Florsheim Imperial Longwings. I miss them badly. They were not shell but they were well made. I passed them on to a high school student that needed his first nice pair of shoes. I have thought about bidding on some Shell Florsheims but I am really looking to cut down the wardrobe since going back to the office is not yet on the horizon..

  2. JDV
    03/26/2021 / 2:36 PM

    Another wonderful reminder of the way men should present themselves. These don’t go with a hoodie and sweatpants. Bought my dad a pair about 20 years before he died, not the shell but the similarly styled Imperial. When he passed they were in fabulous condition and I, regretfully, sold them on ebay.

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