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Bayfields, flannel, and tweed today:

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Is it possible to add subtle color changes to shell shoes? I have some brown shell PA's that I love, but I was wondering if using Saphir's color 8 cordovan cream could add some burgundy tones to the leather?
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Is it possible to add subtle color changes to shell shoes? I have some brown shell PA's that I love, but I was wondering if using Saphir's color 8 cordovan cream could add some burgundy tones to the leather?

 

I would expect so, but it would likely just be superficially on top rather than embedded in the fibers. Similarly, my burgundy shell shoes often have darker merlot spots from AE's finishing that I mellow out by removing with a cleaner.

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I already posted this question on the quick question thread but received no responses so Id figure Id ask you guys. I am going to be buying a pair of AE McTavish shoes soon once they go on sale next week. My question is what is a better all arounder. I want to wear with jeans as well khakis/chinos and dress slacks occasionally. Which color is best for this Natural Wax or the Cognac Dublin? I already have a pair of black shoes so I am not really interested in that color at this time. Thanks

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I already posted this question on the quick question thread but received no responses so Id figure Id ask you guys. I am going to be buying a pair of AE McTavish shoes soon once they go on sale next week. My question is what is a better all arounder. I want to wear with jeans as well khakis/chinos and dress slacks occasionally. Which color is best for this Natural Wax or the Cognac Dublin? I already have a pair of black shoes so I am not really interested in that color at this time. Thanks

Are you set on the McTavish? I think the MacNeil or McGregor would be a more versatile shoe since they are bluchers. However, if you are set on the McTavish, the Cognac is likely more versatile. My rule of thumb is that if it's on one end of the color spectrum (light or dark) it's likely not as versatile. The McTavish is pretty casual as it is, the natural wax would be another point on the casual side. 

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brown shell MacNeils today

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Are you set on the McTavish? I think the MacNeil or McGregor would be a more versatile shoe since they are bluchers. However, if you are set on the McTavish, the Cognac is likely more versatile. My rule of thumb is that if it's on one end of the color spectrum (light or dark) it's likely not as versatile. The McTavish is pretty casual as it is, the natural wax would be another point on the casual side. 

I am pretty set on the McTavish one of the biggest reasons is this is what my budget will allow. Thanks for the advice!

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I already posted this question on the quick question thread but received no responses so Id figure Id ask you guys. I am going to be buying a pair of AE McTavish shoes soon once they go on sale next week. My question is what is a better all arounder. I want to wear with jeans as well khakis/chinos and dress slacks occasionally. Which color is best for this Natural Wax or the Cognac Dublin? I already have a pair of black shoes so I am not really interested in that color at this time. Thanks

I have the natural and most days it appears to be sort of walnut colored so would agree the cognac would be more versatile. Great pair of shoes...enjoy
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I am pretty set on the McTavish one of the biggest reasons is this is what my budget will allow. Thanks for the advice!

 

Gotcha. Not sure if you're aware but the RDA sale is coming up and the McGregors will be $259. The McTavish and MacNeil will probably be discounted 15% off MSRP as well. Either way, you won't go wrong. Good luck and make sure to post pictures when you make the purchase. 

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A few days ago, I wandered over to shoebank.com for the first time in a while, and was rewarded with the appearance of a shoe that I thought was gone forever:  the MacNeil in walnut grain.  And now here they are:

 

 

I think this occasion calls for a MacNeil family portrait:

 

 

* top row, left to right:  black shell, burgundy shell, MTO brown shell

* bottom row, left to right:  MTO black CXL, MTO brown CXL, chili grain (for Brooks Brothers), walnut grain

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So I just picked up my long awaited Daltons from my local shop. There's one thing that is bothering me because I am very picky on the slightest imperfections of my shoes. I think I'm still gonna keep them just because I don't really have the time to have another pair made as I am leaving the country soon. However, I'd like your opinions on whether or not you guys would be satisfied with this pair of boots if it were your own.

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Bayfields, flannel, and tweed today:

 

They look great can not wait for the GMTO

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So I just picked up my long awaited Daltons from my local shop. There's one thing that is bothering me because I am very picky on the slightest imperfections of my shoes. I think I'm still gonna keep them just because I don't really have the time to have another pair made as I am leaving the country soon. However, I'd like your opinions on whether or not you guys would be satisfied with this pair of boots if it were your own.

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If it is just that little hole that is cut a little off round then I would just take a small screwdriver(like tech screwdrivers) and gently massage the leather to make it round.

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A few days ago, I wandered over to shoebank.com for the first time in a while, and was rewarded with the appearance of a shoe that I thought was gone forever:  the MacNeil in walnut grain.  And now here they are:



 





 



I think this occasion calls for a MacNeil family portrait:



 



Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


 



* top row, left to right:  black shell, burgundy shell, MTO brown shell



* bottom row, left to right:  MTO black CXL, MTO brown CXL, chili grain (for Brooks Brothers), walnut grain


 



Thank you for the painful reminder. There was a pair in my size that disappeared a few months ago. Now, I think, there is a pair in 11.5D just sitting there mocking me. However the Chili grain may be a consolation in a few weeks.
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Originally Posted by Trader George View Post
 

So I just picked up my long awaited Daltons from my local shop. There's one thing that is bothering me because I am very picky on the slightest imperfections of my shoes. I think I'm still gonna keep them just because I don't really have the time to have another pair made as I am leaving the country soon. However, I'd like your opinions on whether or not you guys would be satisfied with this pair of boots if it were your own.

This reads very fussy.  I would suggest if you are that picky about the slightest imperfection, you look elsewhere in a shoe maker.  A company that does not leave any imperfections on the showroom floor.  But, for that, you will be looking at three times  AE price point.

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