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Was in town, so I went to the AE store in Reston, VA and got to see the new McTavish in the Brown Crackle leather. I think it looks just as bad in person as it does in the website pics.
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All, thanks for posting the pics comparing the browns against the cappuccino shells... I think that I have a decent idea now... The cappuccino reminds me of the brown used by Crockett and Jones on their Marlows for Ralph Lauren, which is a lovely sample of Shell Cordovan.

-Mike
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RTP, welcome to the hybrid family... The AE walnut shells are hard to overlook. I have a pair of walnut shell Strands from when they were web gems 1.5 years ago. Still love them, they still look splendid after a year and a half of every other week wear. Enjoy!

-Mike


Thank you very much my friend for the kind welcome.  The Walnut shell is actually darker than I anticipated, but I was pleasantly surprised.  Glad to be here...

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Would love to hear where you are getting 200 1st on cordovan hell even 2nds.


I should have specified, I meant regular AE's....those I can get for $200ish.  Shell I can get for around $400.

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So I'm curious about a pattern that I've noticed ever since I joined Style Forum, and I've never asked, but I'm finally going to.  I don't mean to sound condescending or snarky, I'm strictly curious.  Periodically, when someone seeks sizing advice, the Brannock device is brought up as if it is new information, or as if it isn't universally used and available.  I can't remember not being familiar with the Brannock device.  I remember playing with it when I was a kid in a shoe store while waiting for my parents.  I don't know of any shoe store (from Foot Locker to shoe warehouses like DSW) that don't have a Brannock device on hand.  Also, the Brannock is the only measurement tool that I've ever seen used in my lifetime. 

 

I think it is fairly common for sale associates these days to just take your word for it when you walk into a store and tell them what your size is.  You tell them your size, they go get it, and if it feels comfortable they ring you up and put your shoes in a bag before moving on the next customer.  However, if you act like you aren't certain about your size, they will invariably go get a Brannock device and measure you. 

 

I'm not trying to say that everyone (including sales associates) actually knows how to properly use the Brannock.  But that's not the same as presenting the Brannock to people who ask sizing questions as if it's a newly invented tool. 

 

Is this not pretty much everyone else's experience?  Just curious. 

My experience too.  I always knew what it was, but I did just learn in the last couple of years what it was called.

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How r u gettin shells at 400$?
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How r u gettin shells at 400$?


My wife works for a retailer that carries AE's.  She gets 33% off. 

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All, thanks for posting the pics comparing the browns against the cappuccino shells... I think that I have a decent idea now... The cappuccino reminds me of the brown used by Crockett and Jones on their Marlows for Ralph Lauren, which is a lovely sample of Shell Cordovan.

-Mike

It is close Mike, but slightly different color.

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Not a great picture due to lack of strong light but C&J for RL Marlow in center with Wolverine 744's on either side. Walnut to far right and cappuccino to left. IRL the 744's and Marlow's are an exact match.

 

Here is brown to left, mahogany 744, cappuccino and walnut to far right. It is a much better color representation. Personal goal of mine was for a chukka, boot and shoe in every color of AE shell that has been offered. I spent a lot of time researching the color of the C&J and 744's and believe it is referred to internally at Horween as cognac. In talking to AE about it they even went so far as to talk to Nick Horween himself concerning have a chukka made for me in that color. I am not privy to all the exchanges that took place but bottom line is it I couldn't get a chukka in that color. Which is just as well, I have tried to make the Marlow fit my foot but after last week and walking several miles in them at a rapid pace the top of my toes were rubbed raw and I'm going to sell them. But hope the picture above will help you. As mentioned it is a very rich color. But I still love the color of the Marlow's and 744's.

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Has anyone been to the Ohio outlet? I'm trying to decide whether it's worth a pretty long trip. I'm looking for seconds in staple styles & finishes.

Never been personally, but I would recommend phoning/e-mailing in advance and asking them to bring in (or ensure they have) the styles/sizes that you really want. I'm sure you will find the trip worthwhile ;)

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Thank you very much my friend for the kind welcome.  The Walnut shell is actually darker than I anticipated, but I was pleasantly surprised.  Glad to be here...

I also would like to welcome you to the "dark side" RTP, I did a double take when I saw your post here. Welcome! smile.gif

 

It is likely good that your walnut shell is darker than you expected given your Alden shell collection. Walnut being the lightest shell color offered by AE it will vary some in color much as Alden Ravello and Whiskey will. Thanks to Rydenfan on the Alden thread I was able to pick up the Alden chukka in Ravello. But my Ravello chukkas are lacking in any undertones and are almost a prefect match for my walnut Dundee's. So much so that I can only tell the difference on the closet shelf by the 2 eyelets of the Alden vs. 3 on the Dundee's. I'm keeping the walnut Dundee's and eventually will get around to selling the Alden's (far right), 3 to the left are AE Walnut shell.

 

I have always enjoyed your pictures RTP, thank you.

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Still have a ways to go but I am pleased with my first round of brushing and buffing

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

 

So I'm curious about a pattern that I've noticed ever since I joined Style Forum, and I've never asked, but I'm finally going to.  I don't mean to sound condescending or snarky, I'm strictly curious.  Periodically, when someone seeks sizing advice, the Brannock device is brought up as if it is new information, or as if it isn't universally used and available.  I can't remember not being familiar with the Brannock device.  I remember playing with it when I was a kid in a shoe store while waiting for my parents.  I don't know of any shoe store (from Foot Locker to shoe warehouses like DSW) that don't have a Brannock device on hand.  Also, the Brannock is the only measurement tool that I've ever seen used in my lifetime. 

 

I think it is fairly common for sale associates these days to just take your word for it when you walk into a store and tell them what your size is.  You tell them your size, they go get it, and if it feels comfortable they ring you up and put your shoes in a bag before moving on the next customer.  However, if you act like you aren't certain about your size, they will invariably go get a Brannock device and measure you. 

 

I'm not trying to say that everyone (including sales associates) actually knows how to properly use the Brannock.  But that's not the same as presenting the Brannock to people who ask sizing questions as if it's a newly invented tool. 

 

Is this not pretty much everyone else's experience?  Just curious. 

That was pretty funny stuff.  You are correct.

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Still have a ways to go but I am pleased with my first round of brushing and buffing

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man those are clean. Good stuff, maybe I shoulda went with the bayfield decisions decisions.
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What you all think about AEs new look? The gold on black with the hammer and 1922? I actually really like it.

-Mike
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I also would like to welcome you to the "dark side" RTP, I did a double take when I saw your post here. Welcome! smile.gif


It is likely good that your walnut shell is darker than you expected given your Alden shell collection. Walnut being the lightest shell color offered by AE it will vary some in color much as Alden Ravello and Whiskey will. Thanks to Rydenfan on the Alden thread I was able to pick up the Alden chukka in Ravello. But my Ravello chukkas are lacking in any undertones and are almost a prefect match for my walnut Dundee's. So much so that I can only tell the difference on the closet shelf by the 2 eyelets of the Alden vs. 3 on the Dundee's. I'm keeping the walnut Dundee's and eventually will get around to selling the Alden's (far right), 3 to the left are AE Walnut shell.



I have always enjoyed your pictures RTP, thank you.

Those are all beautiful and a great example to how much shell can vary. I have noticed a general theme to the Dalton's in Walnut Shell tending to have a more brown undertone. Your Strands could almost be an exact match for mine. I really like the color variation on them depending on how you look at them.

I do agree with you on the Chukkas. Those are very close. Surprising as Ravello usually has a more red undertone to it. I personally like the stitch work does on the side of their Chukkas, but I have never tried on the AE Chukkas to see how the 3 eyelets compare against the 2.

Regardless, enjoy your nice sampling of Walnut Shell!

-Mike
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