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The McTavish isn't really a dressy shoe though, with its chunky double sole and dublin or wax leather. 

 

Not to mention the split-reverse welt.  Personally, I would not use "dressy" and "McTavish" in the same sentence.

 

As an aside, I'm pretty sure that the McTavish letter is Essex leather, which is a close cousin of Dublin but not quite the same.

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FML...SUGGESTIONS NEEDED!!

36 yr old...need and want a walnut shoe. The Player would be perfect but its discontinued. Options now are the Clifton, Strand and the McAllister. I want them for mainly business casual put want to pair them occasionally with jeans and a suit. Business Casual im referring to slacks, chinos and a tie. The Clifton is just so bright and loud but of the lack of broguing. The medallion on the Strand kinda turns me off but I know its highly versatile. Plus its the go to shoe for young contemps in DC. Whats you guys advise. Id like to make a decision before the SB sale ends

Thanks


Does it have to be walnut? I think a burgundy Macneil would be the ideal shoe to fill your described need. Agh, I  just checked the AE website and (of course) they don't carry a burgundy Macneil. You would have to step up to Cordovan. If that's too expensive, I think an oxblood McGregor would be good; although the thicker sole on the Macneil makes it easier to transition between casual and dress.


Stepping up to Cordovan isn't necessary. An MTO only changing color is $80. I agree there are far more versatile colors than walnut. I feel we just had this conversation earlier this week...
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Daltons with denim, all the way.

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So awesome. If those are from the source I suspect, I wanted them so badly but was pretty sure that they had zero chance of fitting. Those and the natural shell Alden PTB are simply stunning shoes.

Brown Shell Strands today for me.




Love that watch! Closer look and details please??
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Love that watch! Closer look and details please??
I believe that's a JLC Reverso Duo.
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I think I'm going to place my first order from the Shoebank. I had pretty much narrowed it down to the Chili McGregor or the tan McTavish. The intended purpose is a pair of shoes that are a little more casual, for jeans and/or chinos. Then two things happened that have me second-guessing these choices.
1. They dropped the price of the black McTavish $30 below the tan one. They also dropped the price of a red Neumok to about $100 in my size. There are a couple of decent chili shoes (Lasalle and Bradley) for about $150, but I don't know much about those.
2. I started a project to refinish an old pair of Cheaney Royal Tweeds. I didn't like the original brown, and they were the exact same color as another pair of shoes. Depending on how I finish these, I may go with a different shoe. I'm really looking for suggestions.
What are your color suggestions for finishing these shoes? Here's what they look like now:
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Here's a better picture from the side:
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I wouldn't have thought to swap out the laces on a pair of brown shell Strands, but IMO that works so much better as a "casual" bal than any of the other casual offerings in the AE lineup.  Great ensemble too.  Well done.

Thanks halfnhalfnhalf!

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Daltons with denim, all the way.

Agreed. I wear my oxblood Daltons with denim, both raw/indigo and charcoal, every chance I get. I usually reach for them over the Shaker Heights, which I also like a lot, but the SH stopped getting worn as much once I bought the Dalton.





I've even been wearing the Dalton instead of the Dundees I just purchased, but that's more an issue of trying to keep the Dundees new for as long as possible. Stupid, I know, since they are obviously meant to be worn, but I'm still in a sort of kid-gloves honeymoon phase with those boots.

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Love that watch! Closer look and details please??
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I believe that's a JLC Reverso Duo.

Perfect eye as always - It's an older "classic" Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Duo that predates the newer "harmonized" dial version and the larger Grande that followed. It's been seeing a lot of wear lately. One movement runs two independent dials, so the watch can be used to display two time zones or, in my case, pull double duty as either a black or white dial dress watch.

Some Horology purists regard the Reverso as a sport watch. It was originally designed for polo players who could flip the case on the carriage and protect the watch crystal while playing, but it's still a dress watch for me since I'm such a wildly crazy out of control rule-breaking heathen.








I hope everyone's Saturday is going well!
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Thanks everyone for the replies re my post about dalton and denim. Im think im sold. ...oops just saw...those cmxl longbranch's and they look stellar. lol

So one more dalton question for the forum: what color? I love the walnut but I live in a pair of CJ sonniston's "tan" (really more brown and incidentally the quality is unbelievable)



are they too close in color? The oxblood aint too shabby either...Thanks again
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Does anyone have information on the retired Fairgate model? I bought a pair last year (firsts, store must've had them for a bit), and would like to know what last they're on.

 

They don't fit quite right, and might be up for sale soon if anyone is interested in a 9.5D Burgundy shell.

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Thanks for the suggestion - I only see two styles on the AE site and nothing on shoebank. Sounds like it could be a good fit but not much to choose from.


From your comment I think you're pretty new to this :) That fine, nothing to worry about.  The 201 last is the new one I think they introduced to help people who had trouble with the 65.  There are only two shoes on it, and they're both brand new.  If you tried something on and it fit you perfectly then I would go for it.  Otherwise, correct me if I was wrong, you were mainly looking for a sale item, in which case the Warwick and Rogue are most likely at their highest prices and can only drop from here.  I would wait for the RDA for either of them.  Up to you.  Anything else you want to ask, don't hesitate.  The ones I suggested are mainly because they seem to run larger than most 65-last shoes.

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Going to get the Eagle river. Same last (222) but I figured it being a boot, the toe area will be bigger. I did some googling and it seems the pictures on the AE website are much darker than in person. So my plan is to use some medium brown polish to darken them.

Stoked to finally have the Black Hills back.  I had originally bought them in grey but after waffling forever decided to return them.  Black would have been nice, but walnut will have to do.  They are definitely sleek looking - I was going to say if they work for you, I think they are better looking than the San Marco.  The price is currently way down on shoebank.  Just a suggestion.

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Interesting. Shell, right? Could be an MTO second. What sole is on the shoes? I guess it could be old, old stock. Surprised shell hangs around that long.

As far as bags, they're not included in seconds or clearance firsts. Every once in a while, they'll forget to remove the bags and you get lucky.

Single oak sole.

 

Shoes look pretty good for seconds, this is the first time I have ordered a pair.

 

There is some finish on the sole.  The edging is sloppy in places and has one large divot.  There is a small tear near one lace hole that probably isn't even big enough to see on a crappy iphone pic.  The right shoe medallion is also slightly off center, but not terribly so.

 

The sole just rubs me the wrong way for some reason.  I called ahead to inquire about the pair so you think they would have mentioned that detail.

 

I will think on it this weekend but I am leaning towards sending them back and just waiting for my war chest to be replenished so I can buy some firsts.

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Stoked to finally have the Black Hills back.  I had originally bought them in grey but after waffling forever decided to return them.  Black would have been nice, but walnut will have to do.  They are definitely sleek looking - I was going to say if they work for you, I think they are better looking than the San Marco.  The price is currently way down on shoebank.  Just a suggestion.

Thanks. The San Marco is really close in color and style to my kenilworth so I don't need two of the same styles. I'm probably going to buy some nuemoks next. My casual game is lacking
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I have a high instep and would recommend shoes in the 201 last. If you want to stick with the 65 last, I'd recommend going up to 9D for extra room in the instep area.

 

Thanks for the suggestion - I only see two styles on the AE site and nothing on shoebank. Sounds like it could be a good fit but not much to choose from.

 

The Rogue and Warwick are both available on the ShoeBank website. FYI, I'm a size 10 E on the Strand and 10 D on the Rogue.

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