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8.5D is where I found the Truffle McAllisters, picked up the phone as soon as I saw them.

 



Were they listed as Truffle? Or maybe could tell from the model number. I'm sure I'll never see a pair on my 12Ds (or 11.5D). I know the feeling though. I was jumping on the phone when I saw some Burg Dundees and Brown Jeff's.

9D had quite a few of shell options. Strands, Patriots, Randolphs, even and Alligator Randolph 2nd, at $1900. All color Dundees. Would love the brown Dundee to show up in my size though.

 

They were indeed listed as Truffle and the picture was glorious with the single sole and wheeled welt, also listed for $399

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The player is a casual-ish dress shoe. Banchory is a casual shoe.

Short wings are less casual than long, especially if short is a bal (though player is not).

I would personally prefer either one much more with jeans than walnut strands.

 

I agree, which is why I am trying to decide which one of these to pull the trigger on, and in which color.

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Damn. Never anything that cool in 10.5 3E. I'd love to catch a Dundee in there.

Just a black ostrich delray...
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I don't want to detract form the shoe discussion but I thought some of you may be interested in seeing my new wallet. It's Whiskey Shell Cordovan and made by Phil at Ashland Leather. It's a customized pattern and it turned out great. It's the Tony the Ant model without the bill slot. I wish AE would make something of this quality in the wallet department. I ended up selling the AE shell wallet that I purchased from them because it did not seem like good quality to me.


 

How much?

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They were indeed listed as Truffle and the picture was glorious with the single sole and wheeled welt, also listed for $399

 



Super jealous. Can't wait to see the pics.
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How much?

There prices on their website and Phil can quote you for custom work. It was very reasonable.
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Hello Gents! I need some help IDing the leather on this pair of MacNeils I picked up today. It is a pebble grain, but is extremely supple, much more so than the regular pebble grain I have owned from AE. Any thoughts on what it may be? Thanks!


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SO I promised to cross-post here with my outfits when I am wearing AE with an explanation of my decision. Hope some of you find this beneficial, and OFC feedback is welcome.

 

Walnut Franciscan

 

 

Full outfit (Click to show)

 

 

I chose the walnut franciscan here for a few reasons. First, it is spring/summer, and my outfit reflects that. Generally walnut is a color that does a lot better in the s/s. After I chose the light grey trousers I knew I wanted something walnut. I feel like a darker brown would have taken away from the s/s feel and given to stark of a contrast against the trousers.

 

So I decided on walnut, and now I had to choose the style. A balmoral would be too formal here given my cotton jacket and silk knit tie. Conversely, loafers would be too casual given the lightweight wool trousers. I needed to settle somewhere in the middle in terms of formality. This left me with bluchers and/or monkstraps. I chose the monkstraps as I felt my outfit was a tad dull/simple otherwise, and wanted to insert a bit of character. If my tie or jacket had more going on I likely would have chosen a walnut Delray.

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SO I promised to cross-post here with my outfits when I am wearing AE with an explanation of my decision. Hope some of you find this beneficial, and OFC feedback is welcome.

 

Walnut Franciscan

 

 

Full outfit (Click to show)

 

 

I chose the walnut franciscan here for a few reasons. First, it is spring/summer, and my outfit reflects that. Generally walnut is a color that does a lot better in the s/s. After I chose the light grey trousers I knew I wanted something walnut. I feel like a darker brown would have taken away from the s/s feel and given to stark of a contrast against the trousers.

 

So I decided on walnut, and now I had to choose the style. A balmoral would be too formal here given my cotton jacket and silk knit tie. Conversely, loafers would be too casual given the lightweight wool trousers. I needed to settle somewhere in the middle in terms of formality. This left me with bluchers and/or monkstraps. I chose the monkstraps as I felt my outfit was a tad dull/simple otherwise, and wanted to insert a bit of character. If my tie or jacket had more going on I likely would have chosen a walnut Delray.


Love the explanations, really helps me learn the thinking process for matching. Keep them coming! :nodding:

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SO I promised to cross-post here with my outfits when I am wearing AE with an explanation of my decision. Hope some of you find this beneficial, and OFC feedback is welcome.

Walnut Franciscan



Full outfit (Click to show)




I chose the walnut franciscan here for a few reasons. First, it is spring/summer, and my outfit reflects that. Generally walnut is a color that does a lot better in the s/s. After I chose the light grey trousers I knew I wanted something walnut. I feel like a darker brown would have taken away from the s/s feel and given to stark of a contrast against the trousers.

So I decided on walnut, and now I had to choose the style. A balmoral would be too formal here given my cotton jacket and silk knit tie. Conversely, loafers would be too casual given the lightweight wool trousers. I needed to settle somewhere in the middle in terms of formality. This left me with bluchers and/or monkstraps. I chose the monkstraps as I felt my outfit was a tad dull/simple otherwise, and wanted to insert a bit of character. If my tie or jacket had more going on I likely would have chosen a walnut Delray.


Excellent outfit, luv2b. I noticed it in the other thread as well. I think you were right in guessing the tie color is a tad close to your shoes/belt, but it still works. Really nice trousers. Are they a tad right in the thigh/seat, or is that just the pose?

Nice to see a fit from you, as I always enjoy your perspectives.
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Originally Posted by luv2breformed View Post

SO I promised to cross-post here with my outfits when I am wearing AE with an explanation of my decision. Hope some of you find this beneficial, and OFC feedback is welcome. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Walnut Franciscan



Full outfit (Click to show)



I chose the walnut franciscan here for a few reasons. First, it is spring/summer, and my outfit reflects that. Generally walnut is a color that does a lot better in the s/s. After I chose the light grey trousers I knew I wanted something walnut. I feel like a darker brown would have taken away from the s/s feel and given to stark of a contrast against the trousers.

So I decided on walnut, and now I had to choose the style. A balmoral would be too formal here given my cotton jacket and silk knit tie. Conversely, loafers would be too casual given the lightweight wool trousers. I needed to settle somewhere in the middle in terms of formality. This left me with bluchers and/or monkstraps. I chose the monkstraps as I felt my outfit was a tad dull/simple otherwise, and wanted to insert a bit of character. If my tie or jacket had more going on I likely would have chosen a walnut Delray.

Nice outfit. Great to learn about your thought process on how everything fits together. I think if I was wearing a similar outfit, I would also likely end up deciding on some monk straps or bluchers in the tan family. I personally wouldn't have an issue going with some tan balmorals though, and I have a pair of tan/snuff suede spectator wingtip balmorals that I would wear with that outfit during the weekend.

For the sake of possible discussion, a non-obvious color I would wear with those light grey pants would be navy colored shoes (I own a pair of navy/midght-blue single monks that I usually wear with grey or tan pants). What are you thoughts regarding that combination?
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

Incorporating 50 shoes into a rotation has to be difficult. I keep meaning to downsize but cannot decide on what to sell and what to keep. Additionally I believe I would have instantaneous sellers remorse.

Have to say - I have sold some very rare shell models and I have never had sellers remorse. If anything, I'm relieved when I can thin the herd a little and concentrate on some key models.
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

Incorporating 50 shoes into a rotation has to be difficult. I keep meaning to downsize but cannot decide on what to sell and what to keep. Additionally I believe I would have instantaneous sellers remorse.

I am working hard to thin my heard. Sometimes you have to get rid of your babies, but that is the only way to stay in control! Having boxes of shoes sitting on the floor of your shoe storage room, I mean home office, does no one good.
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Wearing my navy suede McAllisters right now. I'm noticing the nap on the suede is extremely coarse. Has anybody noticed this with suede from AE? Not that im comparing the two brands, but I was at the CJ store in London last month, and their suede seems so much finer, it almost seems like a different kind of leather.

Does this seem to be an overarching attribute of AE suede across different colors?
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Originally Posted by luv2breformed View Post

SO I promised to cross-post here with my outfits when I am wearing AE with an explanation of my decision. Hope some of you find this beneficial, and OFC feedback is welcome.

 

Walnut Franciscan

 

 

Full outfit (Click to show)

 

 

I chose the walnut franciscan here for a few reasons. First, it is spring/summer, and my outfit reflects that. Generally walnut is a color that does a lot better in the s/s. After I chose the light grey trousers I knew I wanted something walnut. I feel like a darker brown would have taken away from the s/s feel and given to stark of a contrast against the trousers.

 

So I decided on walnut, and now I had to choose the style. A balmoral would be too formal here given my cotton jacket and silk knit tie. Conversely, loafers would be too casual given the lightweight wool trousers. I needed to settle somewhere in the middle in terms of formality. This left me with bluchers and/or monkstraps. I chose the monkstraps as I felt my outfit was a tad dull/simple otherwise, and wanted to insert a bit of character. If my tie or jacket had more going on I likely would have chosen a walnut Delray.


Agree, except I feel an X factor bal like the Strand can be made more casual with some colored laces. Not sure that's as doable with just any bal.
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