What have you done to your black McTavishes, if anything?
I just got some black McTavishes, and I love them. I've also got the cognac (the darker, not the lighter) and I love them as well. I put a little neutral polish on the toe and counter of the cognac and like it (did the same for my olive and navy Rush Sts). I had planned to do the same for the black, but now that I've got them, I'm not sure. I'm considering leaving them as is.
I didn't realize that they had contrasting stitching and soles, but I really like it. Clearly, if I do anything with a polish, I'll need to use neutral so I don't change the stitching color.
Has anyone done anything to the Black McTavish other than a leather conditioner or saddle soap, any polishing? Got any pics if you have?
I've got the AE colored laces, but I'd like some the color of the stitching, kind of a gold color. I found some laces on Amazon called "cognac", but without seeing them in person, who knows.
Was actually wondering the same thing - I have many black shoes but am not a fan of black wingtips or elaborate captoes on black shoes - that needs a lighter color. Turned down the Strand, Fifth Ave & Jefferson in favor of the Park Ave at one point. The black McTavish is different due to the natural/brown colored stitching and I don't want to lose that.