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Last year I picked up both burgundy and brown shell Patriot seconds, IIRC paid $299 each. The only issue with them was the soles were not done well and weren't symmetrical on either pair. Don't think most people notice but it has been bothering me. So I sent my burgundy ones to Nick at B. Nelson to have JR soles done in antique edge finish. Got them back earlier this week and have been breaking them back in, very pleased with the results and the job he...
I just traded in my Marlows a couple of weeks ago toward the purchase of Cappuccino MacNeils, the fit of the Marlow was just wrong for me. Sounds like you follow that thread closely- I picked mine up from Chipshot a bit more than a year ago. He got them TTS which for him was 9.5 and they were too large for him. I am a 10 so purchased them from him but the fit on my feet always seemed "off" to me so I almost never wore them. I have never had any luck with European lasts and...
 Those 5th Street look great! I have the brown calf also.
Thank you for the kind words gentlemen, I hope we all get to see cappuccino once again become available.   @watchidiot just realized I think you are in the Philippines? I've spent more than my fair share of time in Subic Bay and running to Clark AFB and Manila. Hope you had pleasant dreams, tonight I will likely be dreaming of the sights, sounds and smells of PI from a Jeepney. Thank you for the memories.
I picked up the MacNeil a couple of weeks ago on here from a fellow member on here. It is a blue lining and he did a fantastic job on the makeup, but AE messed his MTO and they had a natural welt and dark edge trimming on the soles. I sanded down the sole edges and applied 4 coats of natural AE edge dressing I'm very pleased with the outcome. When I read that AE was running out of cappuccino my first thought was to order another pair. But I had 3 in walnut and 3 in...
Cappuccino Shell, also referred to as Truffle by AE  
IMO it is as important to clean them before you condition them. I use Fiebing 100% Glycerine Saddle Soap and water on CXL first and let it dry completely before conditioning them. I use a knuckle brush that you clean your nails with, the bristles aren't too hard or soft, just about right to restore the nap on the CXL. After brushing them with the saddle soap I rinse the soap off with a small stream of hot water out of the deep sink. The Glycerine helps condition the...
 X2, very well done.
Check, Double Check and Triple Check.... Well said! I will also add that adding 400 jobs for the good people in Wi. over the last 4 years means something to me too. No I did not, for the same exact reason Nick stated. Although I heard it from Debbie at AE when I was thinking of putting butyl soles on my cappuccino Bayfields. She says sometimes it works but other times it does not and there is no way to tell. Once they start to come off nothing will stick and the soles will...
You mean like these?   [[SPOILER]]  I agree the Bayfield can handle a lot, one of the reasons I own 3 pair of them. CXL, calf and shell  Hope the Fall brings something back in the way of a boot that is decent. Last couple of years we have gone through this around the same time of the year but seems like more and more classics and great styles are gone now. Going through the shoebank website I can't seem to get excited over any offerings in my size for either shoes or boots.
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