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My kid, who now has the same size 13 shoe that I have, wants to wear my shell Daltons when he performs with his band (he's only 13).  He wants to wear them with jeans and an OCBD untucked to get what he calls "the Dave Mustaine look".  Should I let him rock the Daltons?     I'm usually pretty gentle with shoes and I know he will not be as easy on them as I am.  ha ha  I think it's probably OK.

 

Worst case scenario is that he ruins them and you have to replace them with some sort of stunning MTO. 

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Worst case scenario is that he ruins them and you have to replace them with some sort of stunning MTO. 

Kind of hard to ruin shell, unless he wades through a pool of rock salt or razor blades. And if that happens, you've probably got bigger concerns.
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Kind of hard to ruin shell, unless he wades through a pool of rock salt or razor blades. And if that happens, you've probably got bigger concerns.

Difficult, yes, but still possible. However, I just realized that his son is only 13 years old so it's probably safe. 

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These Harrisons came in from the shoebank yesterday.  They says seconds on the box, but come with shoe bags.  Is this normal?

 

Also, for anyone interested, the 333-last seems to run big. These fit a half size longer than my usual shoes in the same size.

 

 

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These Harrisons came in from the shoebank yesterday.  They says seconds on the box, but come with shoe bags.  Is this normal?

Also, for anyone interested, the 333-last seems to run big. These fit a half size longer than my usual shoes in the same size.






Those look nice! Yes, my rutledge 2nds came with standard flannel shoe bags. But not the nice Independence linen ones.
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I got a pair of McTavish "seconds" with bags and without the seconds mark on the sole.  I think those are returns as opposed to seconds.  Just my guess.

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Those look nice! Yes, my rutledge 2nds came with standard flannel shoe bags. But not the nice Independence linen ones.

I got a pair of McTavish "seconds" with bags and without the seconds mark on the sole.  I think those are returns as opposed to seconds.  Just my guess.

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Cool thanks guys. The last seconds I got came in plastic bags haha.
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I got random, cheaper feeling grey shoe bags I had never seen before with my last cordovan seconds purchases. Everything before that was just plastic bags.

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I love seeing pictures of well cared for shoes, especially ones that go through rough climates- I understand that only too well. They look great and you have done an excellent job IMO. Good luck on the shell this weekend there is no doubt in my mind that they will turn out fantastic also. And a good weekend to all as well.

Thanks Cold Iron! I spent the better part of the morning on the Strands and they look pretty good. I've read just about everything on shell shoe care that I can find, and while opinions differ pretty substantially on which product, if any, to use, one tenet is common to all - less is more. I used the Venetion cream very sparingly, and relentlessly overbuffed with both the brush and the final cloth to remove any hint of residual product.







I'm pretty new to shell shoes, and the way these things change color still gets me. There are times when the color approaches the hue of the walnut calf Strands, times when they look like the pictures I've see of the brown shell Strands, and different parts of the shoes shine anywhere in between those two colors in most light.

I plan to do my Cambridges tomorrow.
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Harrisons.jpg

I love these. Somebody posted a picture of MTO Harrisons in black shell awhile back and it triggered very spendy thoughts.

Such an awesome shoe!
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Harrisons.jpg

I love these. Somebody posted a picture of MTO Harrisons in black shell awhile back and it triggered very spendy thoughts.

Such an awesome shoe!

 

Alas, Harrisons are now clearance, so no MTO possible.

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Alas, Harrisons are now clearance, so no MTO possible.

Well, crap. They were so perfect.

I better get down to the local AE store and see about my size in the 333 last before they're all gone. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Alas, Harrisons are now clearance, so no MTO possible.

 

I'm thinking of picking up Walnut Harrisons, but I'm honestly not sure what the hell I'd ever wear them with. I seldom wear a suit, and if I did, I'd have to buy a grey one to match these shoes (which, is probably not a bad idea...)   Maybe with the occasional pair of chinos? Unlike the Strand, they look too formal for jeans?

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I love these. Somebody posted a picture of MTO Harrisons in black shell awhile back and it triggered very spendy thoughts.

Such an awesome shoe!

Sorry! Those are my Black Shell Harrison's. They are dropping the Harrison???? All colors or just Walnut?

Edit: Crap, they did. AE why must your discontinue such nice styles!?!?
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