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Originally Posted by delmar View Post
 

After thinking about it for a while, I am pretty sure that the light colored pair on the far left is Natural Chromexcel.  The leather looks just like my pair of Clark Streets in Natural Chromexcel.  Maybe I have some kind of unique collectors item and I didn't even know it?

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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

 

To my knowledge there was never a Chromexcel McTavish, and AE didn't even have a Natural Chromexcel offering back then. But you may be able to tell if it's Chromexcel by inspection (or even just scent).

 

I believe the one on the left was the discontinued Brown Distressed mentioned in the outdated ShoeCareReference.pdf, and the one next to it is the Natural Wax Infused still offered today. I believe the Brown on Amazon is the Brown Distressed, while the Dark Tan and Natural are the Natural Wax Infused.

 

Ideally I would've just linked to the Shoe Bank pictures, but the search functionality is currently down.

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Originally Posted by watchidiot View Post

I think the ones on the left are the natural waxed infused MacTavish. The one next to it, is that cognac?

 

No, the Cognac Dublin is the 3rd. I believe the 1st is the Brown Distressed and the 2nd is the Natural Wax Infused. Here are pics from the Shoe Bank where they call them Brown and Tan:

 

Brown (Brown Distressed):

 

 

Tan (Natural Wax Infused):

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Wearing my shell Cambridge today. I'm finally getting the last of AE's extra cream off, and have been logging lots of time on brush and cloth work; sunny windows have helped bring out colors 200%... Salivating just thinking about shell Strand MTO
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in my American Express offers, $50 off $200 at Allen Edmonds. this was posted in frugal male fashion on reddit about an hour ago.

 

http://i.imgur.com/7Ln0Qys.jpg

 


Edited by Eric Pease - 10/22/14 at 10:39am
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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post
 
 
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Originally Posted by delmar View Post
 

After thinking about it for a while, I am pretty sure that the light colored pair on the far left is Natural Chromexcel.  The leather looks just like my pair of Clark Streets in Natural Chromexcel.  Maybe I have some kind of unique collectors item and I didn't even know it?

Quote:
Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

 

To my knowledge there was never a Chromexcel McTavish, and AE didn't even have a Natural Chromexcel offering back then. But you may be able to tell if it's Chromexcel by inspection (or even just scent).

 

I believe the one on the left was the discontinued Brown Distressed mentioned in the outdated ShoeCareReference.pdf, and the one next to it is the Natural Wax Infused still offered today. I believe the Brown on Amazon is the Brown Distressed, while the Dark Tan and Natural are the Natural Wax Infused.

 

Ideally I would've just linked to the Shoe Bank pictures, but the search functionality is currently down.

Quote:
Originally Posted by watchidiot View Post

I think the ones on the left are the natural waxed infused MacTavish. The one next to it, is that cognac?

 

 

No, the Cognac Dublin is the 3rd. I believe the 1st is the Brown Distressed and the 2nd is the Natural Wax Infused. Here are pics from the Shoe Bank where they call them Brown and Tan:

 

Brown (Brown Distressed):

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Tan (Natural Wax Infused):

 

 

I concur.  Here are my "brown" McTavishes:

 

 

At the time, Julie, the Shoe Bank SA who sold them to me (and is a long-time AE'er), opined that they are something of a unicorn, but I feel like I've seen them quite a bit lately, so maybe they're not as rare as all that. 

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Received the Bourbon Dalton 2nd today from the RDA sales today. Couldn't see any noticeable defect (maybe I am just not that picky smile.gif)

Replaced the thin lace with a spare pair of Red Wing boot laces.

Not sure why it took so long for me to warm up to Daltons. Could have been the thin stock laces. smile.gif

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Bleecker street replacements came in. Look great, ex-cept....



Tear in the back of the shoe. It's small enough. Should I try to have a cobbler fix? I'm a bit fatigued with sending shoes back for replacements.
Edited by peppercorn78 - 10/22/14 at 5:06pm
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Picked up a pair of Rutlege's in burnished walnut.  The closest belt I have a a Paul Evans in cognac.

 

I'm on the fence whether it's close enough to suffice for the moment...

 

 

 

 

It's definitely a couple shades lighter.  Too much?

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Originally Posted by Ridge View Post

Picked up a pair of Rutlege's in burnished walnut.  The closest belt I have a a Paul Evans in cognac.

I'm on the fence whether it's close enough to suffice for the moment...






It's definitely a couple shades lighter.  Too much?

Love the Rutledge. I'll have to pick up a pair next sale. I think the belt color is close enough. There should be sufficient space between your waist and your shoes for it not to be a big deal.
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Bleecker street replacements came in. Look great, ex-cept....



Tear in the back of the shoe. It's small enough. Should I try to have a cobbler fix? In a bit fatigued with sending shoes back for replacements.

 

If they're firsts then you need to return for a new pair. if they're seconds, you should keep and see what a cobbler can do… unless you have a store to return them to for a new pair.

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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

If they're firsts then you need to return for a new pair. if they're seconds, you should keep and see what a cobbler can do… unless you have a store to return them to for a new pair.
Yup, firsts. My last pair was worse. Aargh.

I suppose I can wait for a less un-perfect pair. These are the second ones I'll be returning.
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AE rookie here. Picked up these preowned shell Leeds. Sold as burgundy (color 8), but happy with whatever color they are. Burnished brown?
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Originally Posted by FENWAY View Post

Sold as burgundy (color 8), but happy with whatever color they are. Burnished brown?

It seems to me that as AE's burgundy shell ages, it usually retains more red tones than that, but I have no trouble believing they were burgundy when they were purchased.
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those rutledges look really nice...they don't even look like Allen Edmonds
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Originally Posted by Ridge View Post

Picked up a pair of Rutlege's in burnished walnut.  The closest belt I have a a Paul Evans in cognac.

I'm on the fence whether it's close enough to suffice for the moment...






It's definitely a couple shades lighter.  Too much?

I say that passes the 3 foot rule, which is that it probably isn't noticeable with a 3 feet of separation.

-Mike
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Originally Posted by Eric Pease View Post

in my American Express offers, $50 off $200 at Allen Edmonds. this was posted in frugal male fashion on reddit about an hour ago.

http://i.imgur.com/7Ln0Qys.jpg



That's interesting. I just recently opened an AE account & wonder if I have access to the same coupon. Same initials lol!
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