Did you just speak badly about the Galway?Galway can't be the Shannon. I'm probably the only one here who prefers Shannons over Galways (if there was ever a choice between the 2).I think I'm going to rock some Shannons tomorrow.
Do it. Black polish is fine; there's not enough dye there really darken the shoe. The polish comes off easily anyway with cleaner.I've done it many-a-times and my results aren't too bad: [[SPOILER]] Note the midnight Shannons were even polished with black paste all over. You can see that it a light coat doesn't hurt the original color.
Back from commercial:Wife: So how much are these shoes again?Me: [quotes JS prices]Wife: So a pair would costs MORE than BOTH our ROUNDTRIP tickets? I think you better make that call to Northampton... after you're done with your student loans... in 2036.I think he goes to a cordwainer down St. James called John Lobb
Inerestingly, my conversations turn out a little differently:Wife: I know you love your shoes; we should go to Northampton.Me: YES! I can book an appointment with the EG factory to see their rejects!Wife: Why do you want the rejects? Why don't you get the good ones? Where do they sell those?Me: Jermyn St.Wife: We should go there instead.Me: Commercial break:
I wear the same size AS 109 as C&J; half down my G&G and Carmina (Alcudia) size. Vass is tricky since it's in EU sizes (and there is a lot of varying opinions) so I'll leave that off so not to add confusion.