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Yeah, I have slightly wide feet, but not a EEE or anything. You're a 3E right? I can imagine that it would look exaggerated and be uncomfortable if the toes are pushing out the sides. The nice thing about the LWB (AE or Alden) is that clunky or hefty is the aesthetic and it looks pretty cool with jeans or chinos. 


Yeah, I already have a feeling that I'll want a pair with black edge at some point, but my shoe collection is big enough (I'm sure yours is as well) that versatility is a little lower on my needs for shoes. Luckily, antique isn't quite as loud as natural. It's funny because I really started buying nice shoes  in "high" volume in 2013 and 2014 and I've probably swapped 50% of them. Feels like this might be never ending... 

FWIW, I picked my MacNeils up during the RDA via SF Marketplace BNIB through a well known seller for a pretty good price relative to retail, but MSRP for shell shoes was only $550 then. Also, you could possibly re-dye or use edge dressing on the natural if they are too light for you now. It'd be a pretty interesting project

Ha, my own rotation is rather on the "modest side." I've got 15 pairs and 3 on the way, plus 1 about to be ordered from another maker. It's still way more than I "need," and makes me feel a bit too extravagant sometimes, as I'm not a man of extraordinary means. So one of my NY resolutions is that I absolutely HAvE to keep the closet at fewer than 20 pairs, so any new acquisitions have to be swapped in.

Yes, the edge dressing could be sanded and re-stained, but the reverse welt strip would still be tan. I'm certainly not comfortable with the idea of staining leather black without getting any on the lovely shell.

I figure enough folks like the casual contrast that if I do try to sell, shouldn't be terribly difficult.
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Ha, my own rotation is rather on the "modest side." I've got 15 pairs and 3 on the way, plus 1 about to be ordered from another maker. It's still way more than I "need," and makes me feel a bit too extravagant sometimes, as I'm not a man of extraordinary means. So one of my NY resolutions is that I absolutely HAvE to keep the closet at fewer than 20 pairs, so any new acquisitions have to be swapped in.

Yes, the edge dressing could be sanded and re-stained, but the reverse welt strip would still be tan. I'm certainly not comfortable with the idea of staining leather black without getting any on the lovely shell.

I figure enough folks like the casual contrast that if I do try to sell, shouldn't be terribly difficult.

Ha I'm at around 16 or so. I've got a spreadsheet somewhere that tracks all of them. I was close to 20 at one point and it was eating away at me that I could have so many. Lol.

It's risky, but painters tape might be a solution to protect the shell smile.gif
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Ha I'm at around 16 or so. I've got a spreadsheet somewhere that tracks all of them. I was close to 20 at one point and it was eating away at me that I could have so many. Lol.

It's risky, but painters tape might be a solution to protect the shell smile.gif

Crap, owning 20 was eating away at you?

-Mike
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Crap, owning 20 was eating away at you?

-Mike


You'd be in the psyc ward if that was a problem.

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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Ha, my own rotation is rather on the "modest side." I've got 15 pairs and 3 on the way, plus 1 about to be ordered from another maker. It's still way more than I "need," and makes me feel a bit too extravagant sometimes, as I'm not a man of extraordinary means. So one of my NY resolutions is that I absolutely HAvE to keep the closet at fewer than 20 pairs, so any new acquisitions have to be swapped in.

Yes, the edge dressing could be sanded and re-stained, but the reverse welt strip would still be tan. I'm certainly not comfortable with the idea of staining leather black without getting any on the lovely shell.

I figure enough folks like the casual contrast that if I do try to sell, shouldn't be terribly difficult.

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Ha I'm at around 16 or so. I've got a spreadsheet somewhere that tracks all of them. I was close to 20 at one point and it was eating away at me that I could have so many. Lol.

It's risky, but painters tape might be a solution to protect the shell smile.gif

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Crap, owning 20 was eating away at you?

-Mike

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You'd be in the psyc ward if that was a problem.

I was waiting to hear some comment on numbers from mike. Haha. Probably the most of all of us.
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By quite a bit
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Involved massive weight loss, yes. Rather not go into any further detail though. Lol - don't ever feel the need to say "don't take this the wrong way..." You've been nothing but helpful and for that I am grateful. Have to disagree on the AE retail store though. From my experience, they seem to be most interested in selling a standard size at msrp to make quotas, and really don't care about fitting an individual customer. Maybe your experience is different than mine.
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Involved massive weight loss, yes. Rather not go into any further detail though. Lol - don't ever feel the need to say "don't take this the wrong way..." You've been nothing but helpful and for that I am grateful. Have to disagree on the AE retail store though. From my experience, they seem to be most interested in selling a standard size at msrp to make quotas, and really don't care about fitting an individual customer. Maybe your experience is different than mine.

No problem and no explanation needed. Just guessing from experience since that is my specialty.

Maybe try Nordstrom. Or call AE and ask them to send to a store for you to go to visit or just to your house. I have only had plenty if help but have only death with the people over the phone/email or a large Nordstrom near me.
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Crap, owning 20 was eating away at you?

-Mike

It was more if a "I've spent too much recently and now I have pairs I never wear". So, I got rid of a handful. I'll probably be over 20 by the end of the year, but I want to make sure they are pairs I really like and fit well instead ofones I just got on a good deal.
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It was more if a "I've spent too much recently and now I have pairs I never wear". So, I got rid of a handful. I'll probably be over 20 by the end of the year, but I want to make sure they are pairs I really like and fit well instead ofones I just got on a good deal.


i know what you mean. it is only worth keeping them if you will actually wear them. otherwise it is best to give them a chance of being worn by someone else who will hopefully appreciate them. i have gotten rid of a few of mine too, and I also set some away as bad weather shoes, if they are capable of being used for that purpose.

 

I now am starting to get too many bad weather shoes too, so that may be starting to become a problem too. lol

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Mctavish in Khaki has popped up on the shoe bank website, they look pretty good… anyone seen these in person?

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i know what you mean. it is only worth keeping them if you will actually wear them. otherwise it is best to give them a chance of being worn by someone else who will hopefully appreciate them. i have gotten rid of a few of mine too, and I also set some away as bad weather shoes, if they are capable of being used for that purpose.

I now am starting to get too many bad weather shoes too, so that may be starting to become a problem too. lol

I track all my shoes in a spreadsheet so that I know how often I am wearing each pair. Theoretically it should help me with future purchases and to thin my existing herd.
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I track all my shoes in a spreadsheet so that I know how often I am wearing each pair. Theoretically it should help me with future purchases and to thin my existing herd.
That's wild! Though quite engineer-like tongue.gif

You plan outfits around what shoes you want to wear, right? Not the other way around?
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That's wild! Though quite engineer-like tongue.gif

You plan outfits around what shoes you want to wear, right? Not the other way around?

I do a true suit rotation, in which I take my suit from the close side and put it at the far end. I will occasionally pull the suit I want to wear if I feel compelled, otherwise I try and stick with my rotation. I pick my shoes after that.

-Mike
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Cool.
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