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Originally Posted by Al in Philly View Post

Yes.  What's to discuss?

 

In all seriousness though, I'm usually more fond of a captoe boot, not a WT.  My vote would actually be for Bayfield... Or even Fifth street, if that's possible.

 

They have done shell Fifth Streets in the past.  The shell make-ups of them looked great.

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They have done shell Fifth Streets in the past.  The shell make-ups of them looked great.

 

I would be in for a Fifth St order nod[1].gif

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As far as I know. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong. I have them in merlot, and the leather looks identical to my merlot McAllisters.

I have lombard in burgundy. I think mine is calf leather.
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No Bravo Zulu for me- I received my McTavish 2nds today and they have a 1/4" gash on the driver's side fender.  The size was off too.  I'm always an 11D and I think a 10.5 would be better.  My other AEs are on a 1 (511) last and these are a 5 (65) last which I see is the longest last in AE's arsenal. 

 

Looks like I've gotta say goodbye.

 

 

Sadly, I have to pay for shipping both ways because I'm stationed overseas and can only receive packages via USPS.  Bummer. 

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You have a good picture of it - and before you pay for any return, may I suggest you privately email the photo to Kirby at the Hangerproject?  I have spoken to his staff several times, and they have some great products that can vastly improve on the gash - where it can barely be noticed.

 

And, I am also reminded of my father who (like you) was stationed overseas in three wars (WW1, WW2, and Korea) - and when I opened all of his military trunks after he passed on - I discovered a treasure trove of leather goods - blemishes and all - from the times he served around the world.  I would not trade them for anything.  

 

Your own story of being stationed overseas may not seem like a journal ready to pass on - but it will be a wonderful story for your children and grandchildren to say your shoes were delivered to the far side of the planet at a time when you anticipated some relief from the day to day routine of serving your country - and you found one shoe that needed extra tender care to make it "right".  

 

I spent nearly two hours the other day on one shoe, a Sanford, making the effort to save it.  What drove me to stay with it was that I wanted to learn "how to do it".  My journey of saving a leather shoe is nothing like I have ever done in my professional life.  

 

I encourage you to rethink returning them for now - and explore the remedies available to help this shoe along the way.  I have seen the "before photo" and I can wait for the "after photo".  

 

That gash looks worse than mine, but I'd like to point out that my McTavish seconds have a similar problem that I'm perfectly fine with. It kinda gives them character; like someone with a really cool scar:

 

 

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I'm predicting people will be picking up the Gwinnetts in droves. 

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I'm predicting people will be picking up the Gwinnetts in droves. 

Agreed.  They look like 5 last.

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The Promontory Point essentially just looks like a scotch grained Krause boot.

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I like the look of the Braxton monkstrap.  Except for the wonky / wobby / already gaping opening, that is.  Gwinnett looks very sharp indeed.

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i still like the daltons more than the new boots


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Allen Edmonds new Promontory Point? Does anyone have info on these?




http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-UNRELEASED-STYLE-Allen-Edmonds-Promontory-Point-9D-MSRP-350-/290905176111

I saw those in the Fall 2103 collection photos - that is one I really liked. There are several other boots that will be coming out this Fall.

Chris
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