I think a few weeks back someone explained that Allen Edmonds uses the same sole for shell and calf shoes (all ordered from Horween in bulk), which explains why non-shell shoes will have that stamp. Can anyone confirm?
Search "jr horween shell stamp" or some combination.
To each his own, but I was actually looking for a more casual version of the McNeil. I haven't thought that the natural welt would make the shoe look wider, but if this is the case, I am actually pretty glad. As noted above, the McNeil is rather pointy for a LWB. I don't think it needs slimming at all. If you think it does though, you might as well opt for the Williams, RL Saunders (or is it Saunderson?) or the Aberdeen all made on the narrow 2 last.
I totally see you point though, but then again, the whole idea of MTO is to provide a custom-made, unique shoe to each individual client. I am happy about the outcome, but I am looking forward to seeing yours with the darker welt to compare the difference.
hey man... if you love them, more power to ya! It definitely is worth pointing out that generally the goal on an LWB is for it to look boat-ish so that totally makes sense, just not my style. Also, if casual is what you are going for, then you certainly achieved it with this look.
I'm not saying they are ugly at all, they are good looking shoes for sure... the color of the upper is gorgeous!
woah just my size...brown cordovan patriot u say??? excellent
As you can imagine, these are pretty difficult to photograph. Here's my attempt from this morning. I forgot to tell Allison that I wanted brown "piping" on the top line area, but that won't be noticeable w/ pants. Also, I need to pick up a shorter pair of brown laces.
Very cool! I like how they turned out a lot.
Thanks! Yes, you're right, those are antique brass eyelets, which I did specify.
I am sure you can always add the eyelets down the road.
The invoice date was 09/25
Just to clarify, Horween doesn't make soles. The soles are made by JR. Search for this discussion from a few weeks ago.