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AE Walnut Shell Patina

I found my original pictures of my Walnut Shell Strands and I thought this community might appreciate how my Walnut Shell Strands have aged.

Here is from Day 1:



Here is from their last wearing, about 2 years and 40 wearings later:




I really love these shoes.

-Mike

Looks great, Mike. Like the pairing with the blue trousers.

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I like everything about this outfit except for the tie. Personally, I think it's a bit warm now for knit ties, and I think something like a very deep navy or violet would work better here. Nonetheless, I'm a fan of the monotone color scheme you've got going!
Caution! Threadjack!

You feel that knit ties are seasonal to fall/winter? Even something with such an open knit like that? Just curious. I just got a couple and figuring out the best ways to wear them.
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First day out with the shell leeds.

I should have bought these a long time ago.




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Caution! Threadjack!

You feel that knit ties are seasonal to fall/winter? Even something with such an open knit like that? Just curious. I just got a couple and figuring out the best ways to wear them.
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First day out with the shell leeds.
To circle back: I'm planning on wearing black shell Leeds, a black linen sport jacket (that was a dog of a purchase but it comes in handy on rare occasion), and a 2" black knit tie to a wedding rehearsal and dinner on Friday evening. It's on the shore, but after dark I think it'll do the trick... probably with medium gray linen trousers.

That's a fantastic jacket, l2br!
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I like everything about this outfit except for the tie. Personally, I think it's a bit warm now for knit ties, and I think something like a very deep navy or violet would work better here. Nonetheless, I'm a fan of the monotone color scheme you've got going!

 

Thanks!

 

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Those are some angry fists.

 

Little known menswear rule #9: "At the end of your jacket sleeve, show a bit of cuff. At the end of your cuff, show a clenched fist ready to strike." ;)

 

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Caution! Threadjack!

You feel that knit ties are seasonal to fall/winter? Even something with such an open knit like that? Just curious. I just got a couple and figuring out the best ways to wear them.

 

This is false. Silk knits (like the one I am wearing here) are spring/summer ties. Wool and Cashmere knits are fall/winter ties. Knits are some of the most established ties in terms of their seasonality. Both types of ties are on the casual end of the spectrum.

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To circle back: I'm planning on wearing black shell Leeds, a black linen sport jacket (that was a dog of a purchase but it comes in handy on rare occasion), and a 2" black knit tie to a wedding rehearsal and dinner on Friday evening. It's on the shore, but after dark I think it'll do the trick... probably with medium gray linen trousers.

That's a fantastic jacket, l2br!

 

Thanks! It's one of my favorites. As for your outfit, getting the proper contrast between the shoes and pants, and jacket and pants may be tricky, but if you can pull it off I can see that outfit working well for an evening occasion near the sea. :nodding:

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This is false. Silkknits (like the one I am wearing here) are spring/summer ties. Wool and Cashmere knits are fall/winter ties. Knits are some of the most established ties in terms of their seasonality. Both types of ties are on the casual end of the spectrum.

OK. That makes sense. Knit ties are perfect for me and my aesthetic.
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My apologies- I didn't take a long enough look at the tie and just assumed it was a wool knit. Nothing wrong with silk knit ties for this season.

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I've been gone for a bit due to work.. haven't had a chance to follow the SF threads in a long time!

 

But, for my come back, I pulled the trigger on some Rush Streets .. should come in tomorrow .. and got a good deal on them =]  Will make sure to post pictures tomorrow.

 

 

I know I'm behind on the threads, but for those who do not know, there is a June (or July?) tent sale coming up very soon.. I think 15% off and other deals in there...  

 

 

I miss everyone.. glad to be back! =]

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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

AE Walnut Shell Patina

I found my original pictures of my Walnut Shell Strands and I thought this community might appreciate how my Walnut Shell Strands have aged.

Here is from Day 1:



Here is from their last wearing, about 2 years and 40 wearings later:




I really love these shoes.

-Mike

 

Those are fantastic.. definitely going to be grabbing a shell Strand soon.  Only shell I have at the moment is my MacNeil but need a nice shell bal in the mix!

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Thank you, and to answer your question, I really just prefer balmorals over blutchers. However, I wouldn't say I dislike bluchers. I've never really been a boot type of guy, although if I could get my hands on a pair of Fifth Streets, that would be a totally different story. Regarding monks, I really thought they'd work for me, but when I finally tried on a pair at an AE store, I really couldn't see myself wearing them, so I left it at that. And loafers, I always preferred lace-ups over loafers, although that pair of Sapienzas is actually one of my favorites from my entire collection. 
Lol, I'll admit I'm a sucker for wingtips biggrin.gif  and yes, it's just something about AE that has me coming back and back. Terrific customer service, beautiful designs, excellent recrafting, you name it! AE definitely has my loyalty.
I feel I'm reliving your past! I really would like to add more shells to my collection. I was told they are very addicting, and it appears I was informed correctly. I've got a pair of Cambridges coming later in the week, but I don't think that and my shell strands will cut it. I'm looking forward to sharing my celebration of it's arrival, though, with you guys here on the forum.

TG, looking forward to seeing them!!! :-)

-M
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Just picked up Wingtip's last 9.5 D of the Wolverine 744:

 

 

As you can see, they're a beautiful shade of brown shell.  Lucked out with a stamp too:

 

 

Comfortable as hell right out of the box.  And, got them for 30% off (they were slightly creased, but nothing that wouldn't have happened anyway after five minutes of wear).  Very, very happy camper here.

 

(One minor quibble:  They came with logo'ed shoe trees but the trees, while wood, are not cedar.  Cheapskates.)

 

In case anyone is wondering what this post is doing in the AE thread . . . these boots were in fact made by AE for Wolverine.

 

 

Long time no speak (work has had me by the balls =\) -- how should I size these?  

 

I REALLY want a pair =]  Btw, Rush Streets come in tomorrow, do you still have yours and are you liking them?

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Let me know if you want to take a pair of gently used burgundy shell PAs in 8D off my hands...

 

If you still have these available, I may be interested. Please let me know!

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Got bored and decided to take a picture of my babies. (I don't know why the quality is so poor, but I apologize for that in advance).

 

 

From left to right:

Row 1: Mcallister (Walnut), Mcallister (Chili), Mcallister (Merlot), Sapienza (Black)

Row 2: Rudledge (Walnut), Jefferson (Brown), Harrison (Walnut), Vernon (Saddle Brown)

Row 3: Park Ave (Walnut Cloud), Park Ave (Dark Brown), Park Ave (Black), Madison Ave (Chocolate)

Row 4: Broadstreet (Black/White), Shelton (Burgundy/Black), Boca Raton (Walnut), Boca Raton (Black)

Row 5: Fifth Ave (Bourbon), Strand (Bourbon), Strand (Walnut), Strand (Brown Cordovan)

 

For people with huge shoe collections (I'm getting there -- started about a year ago and have 12 pairs of AE): What do you do to maintain your shoes?  I used leather cleaner & leather conditioner & AE Polish the first time I got them, and AE Polish as necessary (about once per ten wears) thereafter.  With twelve shoes in my rotation, I have some shoes that I wear once or twice a month; applying polish as needed might mean I don't do anything to them for a year.

 

Will they be fine, or should I do something to maintain infrequently polished shoes?

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Yet another amazing shoe from the Independence Collection: The Jefferson. The saddest part of my day is removing them from my feet. :(

 

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For people with huge shoe collections (I'm getting there -- started about a year ago and have 12 pairs of AE): What do you do to maintain your shoes?  I used leather cleaner & leather conditioner & AE Polish the first time I got them, and AE Polish as necessary (about once per ten wears) thereafter.  With twelve shoes in my rotation, I have some shoes that I wear once or twice a month; applying polish as needed might mean I don't do anything to them for a year.

 

Will they be fine, or should I do something to maintain infrequently polished shoes?

I generally go about the same process that you've mentioned, and I use strictly AE products. However, I would still apply conditioner at the least to your shoes every few months even if they're not getting much wear, simply to keep the leather healthy. To answer your question, though, yes they should be fine.

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