I love the make up of these Macneils. Do you mind sharing the exact specs?
Thanks! I actually thought it had a lighter welt (if there was something lighter than natural) as it appears to have some contrast with the edge dressing. This is probably one of my favorite Macneil MTOs..
I can not take credit for my Walnut Shell MTO, I had originally ordered the Walnut Shell Macneil with a brown reverse welt. I think Polojock and I ordered ours about the same time. My order failed to pass inspection. Polojocks arrived, and he posted pics. I loved his natural welt, so I called Allison and asked to change my order if I could on the remake of order. She allowed. Then I got the ones that failed inspection from the shoe bank. So I got 2 pairs of Walnut Shell Macneils. (I must say the natural welt ones do have a bit of eyelet alignment issue) I know many already know the story, but since some were heaping praise on my MTO, I felt it necessary to highlight that had it not been for Polojock, I would not have changed my order, so credit goes to him. You can heap the praise on my MTO all you want, but that is the story. Here are some pics since someone a page back had requested them.
(*edit - I accidentally included a couple of pics that were not of mine that were in my folder named Walnut Shell Macneils. This is what happens when I post before 6 a.m.)
Because they're covered by next week's seconds sale ($149 I believe), I'm taking a flyer on this very pair. While I don't think they would be as good with formal wear as, say, the Hanover, I also don't think the small amount of broguing completely disqualifies them from such use. OTOH, I freely admit that I have more idiosyncratic opinions about what goes with what than many other people in this thread . . . .