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Beautiful. Always look forward to your images.

Thanks Darkside! I've really been enjoying the festive laces.

Candy cane laces on walnut shell today. biggrin.gif





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guys, i need boots. dress boots that can work with dark denim too. also can handle NYC weather. is Long Branch the best bet?
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guys, i need boots. dress boots that can work with dark denim too. also can handle NYC weather. is Long Branch the best bet?
Combine the Long Branch with HDLP and you've got yourself a nice all-weather boot. Be aware that the product will darken leather... but with dark denim, that sounds to me like a good thing.
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guys, i need boots. dress boots that can work with dark denim too. also can handle NYC weather. is Long Branch the best bet?
Combine the Long Branch with HDLP and you've got yourself a nice all-weather boot. Be aware that the product will darken leather... but with dark denim, that sounds to me like a good thing.

 

I wouldn't consider the LB a dress boot - split-reverse welt and lug sole are deal-breakers.  The Dalton might not withstand the weather quite as well, but it's definitely dressier.

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Agreed. The Long Branch is not a dress boot.
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+2. I wear my Long Branches with tweed and flannels, but not with suits.
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guys, i need boots. dress boots that can work with dark denim too. also can handle NYC weather. is Long Branch the best bet?


I would suggest a Dalton with a Dainite sole.

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Can someone offer some advice on sizing the MacNeil compared to the 5-last? I take a B width in the 5 last. I have read the MacNeil is wider, so to size down one width. How about the length?

EDIT: I see that the MacNeil is not offered in an A width. Same length as the 5 last or size down .5?
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I like a little more width in the balmoral as I have a bit of a high instep and get a crazy wide V on the lacing...these should break in though for you...weird that my suede version...unlined my pinky toe rubs some but being suede and unlined it is like a slipper and not a big deal.
Speaking of rubbing the pinky, can suede be stretched? I have a pair of snuff Neumoks that are a little snug... J
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So out of curiosity, I called up shoebank to find out if there will be any sale going on after Christmas. I was told that, there MAY be sale like 50 off 1st pair, 75 off 2nd pair and 100 off 3rd pair!!

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I like a little more width in the balmoral as I have a bit of a high instep and get a crazy wide V on the lacing...these should break in though for you...weird that my suede version...unlined my pinky toe rubs some but being suede and unlined it is like a slipper and not a big deal.
Speaking of rubbing the pinky, can suede be stretched? I have a pair of snuff Neumoks that are a little snug... J

 

I am not sure about stretching per say like with one of those devices...my Gobi's no doubt have loosened a bit now just after a few wears...do you own any medium weight socks or boot socks? If so wear the shoes around the house with them on or put the boot socks over a shoe tree(not the heel if you are concerned with that stretching) and leave overnight and if need be add another sock....

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So out of curiosity, I called up shoebank to find out if there will be any sale going on after Christmas. I was told that, there MAY be sale like 50 off 1st pair, 75 off 2nd pair and 100 off 3rd pair!!

 



I imagine that would exclude closeouts then.
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Hi fellow SF AE addicts. 

 

I recently picked up a pair of shell Dundee's from Club Monaco's 30% off sale.  After about four wears the leather is still digging into the outside of my left leg just above the ankle.  It's quite painful to walk, especially when I'm "turning left".  Has anyone experienced something like this?  I'm hoping the leather will soften a bit over time.  The right shoe is perfectly fine.

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Hi fellow SF AE addicts. 

 

I recently picked up a pair of shell Dundee's from Club Monaco's 30% off sale.  After about four wears the leather is still digging into the outside of my left leg just above the ankle.  It's quite painful to walk, especially when I'm "turning left".  Has anyone experienced something like this?  I'm hoping the leather will soften a bit over time.  The right shoe is perfectly fine.

 

Congrats on the purchase, a great price for a great boot.

 

It will soften up with time, My Dundees took almost 20-30 wears to break in but now they are my most comfortable pair of AE. My Alden Indys also did this and I just made sure to not wear them too often at first as to keep aggravating the same spot. I also found I could fold my sock down and double up in the spot that was rubbing and that worked well while it broke in.

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Congrats on the purchase, a great price for a great boot.

 

It will soften up with time, My Dundees took almost 20-30 wears to break in but now they are my most comfortable pair of AE. My Alden Indys also did this and I just made sure to not wear them too often at first as to keep aggravating the same spot. I also found I could fold my sock down and double up in the spot that was rubbing and that worked well while it broke in.


Thanks for your input Burzan.  I appreciate knowing that!  I really do love the shape and chose it over Alden's chukka.

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