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I actually like to see variations in the color of the shell.  And it is very difficult to avoid.  They have to use two different pieces of shell to make the shoes so the hardest part is matching the shell pieces in terms of color.  I believe it is @mdubs
 who has a pair of alden lhs loafers in ravello where the strap is a slightly different color than the rest of the shoes.  Looks absolutely fantastic to me.  Other than display models affected by sunlight etc., I don't think certain variations should automatically disqualify the shoes as seconds.

I agree, Buz has posted a pic of his Whiskeys with a darker strap. On my Ravellos, the strap looks the same depending upon the angle. From some angles it has a nice flair to it. Same thing with my Walnut Shell Strands.
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I am thinking about buying Long Branch - Teak distressed Leather shoe that is on sale now for $197. 

Before that if you own one of these, can you please post some pictures/opinion on this? 

Appreciate your help.

My Long Branches are the regular brown leather, but I have a pair of the Ashbury chelsea boots that are distressed teak, I think that's what they are.  I didn't like the look of them when I got them but I got them real cheap.  Just for fun or out of desperation I used Venetian shoe cream on them--and I didn't put the shoe cream on sparingly the way folks here advocate, I slathered it on.  I slathered it on thick and then I repeated the the slathering.  They drank it up thirstily and then I hit them with the brush.  Now I like the looks of them and wear them often.

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Originally Posted by INMustang View Post
 

I am thinking about buying Long Branch - Teak distressed Leather shoe that is on sale now for $197. 

Before that if you own one of these, can you please post some pictures/opinion on this? 

Appreciate your help.

My Long Branches are the regular brown leather, but I have a pair of the Ashbury chelsea boots that are distressed teak, I think that's what they are.  I didn't like the look of them when I got them but I got them real cheap.  Just for fun or out of desperation I used Venetian shoe cream on them--and I didn't put the shoe cream on sparingly the way folks here advocate, I slathered it on.  I slathered it on thick and then I repeated the the slathering.  They drank it up thirstily and then I hit them with the brush.  Now I like the looks of them and wear them often.


Can you post a pic if them? I would love to see what they're like now.
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Very nice! How the fit on those shell Graysons compared to calf 5 last?
I take 8.5D on the Grayson and 8E on calf McGregor. I have a very high instep so the type of insole really affects my size as well as the type of lacing. For calf strands, I need to go to 8,5E to get a proper lacing gap.
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Can you post a pic if them? I would love to see what they're like now.


My camera isn't working but here is a picture taken with photo booth on my iMac.

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does anyone own the Allen Edmonds cascade boot? It's not made anymore and I found one today while at Nordstrom Rack. The leather is super supple and it's got the Vibram sole and split reverse welt, so its ready for winter. this one is for the elements so that my Eagle Counties and Daltons can stay pretty! I think once I clean these up, there going to be incredible.

Happy Friday all.

I really like my Cascades - great foul weather boot. I wish they would start making them again (or something similar). I like my Long Branches, but sometimes an ankle boot is more comfortable.
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Chris
I like your make up, Chris; is it am MTO? I found a Brown "midsole" on mine when cleaning up the edges... Lubed them up and tossed some wax on the toes and heel for some help with salt. Glad I grabbed them. Cleaned up nice.

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Eagle Rivers all shined up and ready for church tomorrow.

 

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I like your make up, Chris; is it am MTO?

Not an MTO - these were from a few years ago before they offered the all brown version. My style number is 6144

Chris
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noob question here...

 

If I get a larger width (from D to E or EE) does the entire shoe get more width including the toe area? I have a brooks brothers fifth avenue that I just returned and was size 9D. It was definitely too narrow. It was hard to put on and toes felt a little squeezed (wdith-wise, there was maybe 1/4" room length-wise). Just thinking if I should go for a 9EE or a 9.5 D.

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The 5 last is super tricky until you find the right size. Most people go down a half size in length and up one in width. 1/4 of an inch from the end of the shoe sounds like it's too short also, how about a 9.5E?
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The 5 last is super tricky until you find the right size. Most people go down a half size in length and up one in width. 1/4 of an inch from the end of the shoe sounds like it's too short also, how about a 9.5E?

 

This is exactly what I did.  I measure just about 9D on the brannock but my Park Avenues are 8.5E.

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the tip of my 2nd toe is right on the 7.5 E line on the AE foot measurer you can print out, so i rounded up to 8 E. i bought a Park Avenue and found that 7.5 EE was the best choice. would have wanted to try 7 EEE too, but i think it would look too short and fat

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More poor quality photo booth photos.  A recent ebay score:  new old stock double zipper Kingston boots.  These have got to be at least twenty years old but they are pristine.  I saw the listing and I pounced on the buy-it-now price, I didn't want to take a chance on trying to get them cheaper by bidding and then losing them.  About $105.00, shipped.

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I went on the website to see if the warwick was going to come out in Oxblood anytime soon (I hope it does), and I saw this thumbnail image on the side of the website! Isn't this strange? Shoe is not available in oxblood but the thumbnail is showing that color..

 

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You're like all over the map with these styles in terms of how they fit, not sure if you realize that.  Do you like any of these more than the others?

Yep.  If I am going to pay full price, then I'll just go to one of the local stores to get the shoes.  If I'm going to order clearance or from shoebank, then before I order I go try on shoes made on the same last to try to get the size right for ordering.  Thanks for the heads up though.

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