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Originally Posted by BoxSRS60 View Post
 

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. 

post #56837 of 70737
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Originally Posted by BoxSRS60 View Post

What have you done to your black McTavishes, if anything?

I've stuck to only saddle soap, but was thinking about hitting the toe with a little neutral wax.
post #56838 of 70737
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Originally Posted by vector View Post

Hi there,

I've been a long time lurker so here's my first post. My apologies if this has been asked before... I scoured the thread but couldn't seem to find anything.

I was wondering if some AE experts could give me a hand with purchasing my first pair of AE's. I'm thinking of purchasing Strands in brown. Unfortunately, I would have to get them shipped to where I am as the local stores don't carry any Strands.

I'm looking to purchase them either from Amazon, the AE website, or Nordstrom online. However, it seems that the "walnut" colour is quite different site to site, and even within the same site.

Take for example Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005A1P55O/ref=twister_B001TDL0GK), where their "Walnut Calf" looks quite lighter than the "Walnut" on Amazon/Nordstrom and the "Walnut Calf" on the AE website.

So essentially, is there a difference between the "Walnut Calf" and "Walnut" that I see on the websites? I'd much prefer a colour closer to the "Walnut" colour picture on Amazon or such as the beautiful pair here: http://www.styleforum.net/content/type/61/id/513011/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL

Thanks in advance for your help!

The Walnut colors should all be the same. The only Walnut variation I'm aware of is Walnut Cloud, and that is pretty rare. AE photos are notorious for not looking like"real life". Also, Amazon often has multiple sellers for a product and each seller may have their own pictures of the same product. I wouldn't worry about the pictures if you're buying new.
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Originally Posted by vector View Post
 

Hi there,

 

I've been a long time lurker so here's my first post. My apologies if this has been asked before... I scoured the thread but couldn't seem to find anything.

 

I was wondering if some AE experts could give me a hand with purchasing my first pair of AE's. I'm thinking of purchasing Strands in brown. Unfortunately, I would have to get them shipped to where I am as the local stores don't carry any Strands.

 

I'm looking to purchase them either from Amazon, the AE website, or Nordstrom online. However, it seems that the "walnut" colour is quite different site to site, and even within the same site.

 

Take for example Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005A1P55O/ref=twister_B001TDL0GK), where their "Walnut Calf" looks quite lighter than the "Walnut" on Amazon/Nordstrom and the "Walnut Calf" on the AE website.

 

So essentially, is there a difference between the "Walnut Calf" and "Walnut" that I see on the websites? I'd much prefer a colour closer to the "Walnut" colour picture on Amazon or such as the beautiful pair here: http://www.styleforum.net/content/type/61/id/513011/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL

 

Thanks in advance for your help!

Walnut calf refers to the fact that she shoe is made from calf leather and not horse leather(cordovan). The colors are the same. If you refer to the pictures in this thread, it is more reliable.

post #56840 of 70737
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Originally Posted by BoxSRS60 View Post
 

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.

 

I have the Ridgeway, essentially the same as the Cognac McTavish with a differences in the stitching, sole, and welt.

 

I use VSG and neutral polish.

post #56841 of 70737
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Originally Posted by forbritisheyes View Post

Guys, quick question:
Are the locations of these creases normal for a pair of shoes that fit well? I'm asking about the ones primarily on the toe cap, but if you spot anything else that looks unusual, please let me know. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)








I've never had any creasing on the toecaps on any of my Strands (4 pairs)...I don't know if that's a "too small" or "too big" issue....maybe others can chime in.
post #56842 of 70737
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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post
 

 

Cool will grab a pair to check out...I pretty much buy socks now to fit my shoes...Long Branch, GMTO shell Bayfield and MTO Shaker Heights(I ordered a width larger) all get boot socks as they are the winter warriors. My shell Leeds, GMTO shell Townley, CXL Alden boots all get medium socks and the rest of the shoes and boots are standard weight dress socks.

 

My wife who once thought I was a moron is now convinced

 

Please report back here when you've received them. I would like to know if I am alone in my love for these socks.

 

I will be away for a week next week, so this thread will be a monster to catch up on, but I will!

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If anything, I would likely be a "too big" issue. I believe I have one pair with a crease just after the first line of brogueing, no creases elsewhere though.
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I've never had any creasing on the toecaps on any of my Strands (4 pairs)...I don't know if that's a "too small" or "too big" issue....maybe others can chime in.

 

Do either of you bend your feet when you crouch (which would be normal)? 

 

I have been handling our baby alot on the floor lately and noticed that this can cause some different creasing patterns.

 

For the anal (such as me), going down on one knee when needing to do something on the floor avoids it.

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Originally Posted by Rubik1014 View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post
 

 

Cool will grab a pair to check out...I pretty much buy socks now to fit my shoes...Long Branch, GMTO shell Bayfield and MTO Shaker Heights(I ordered a width larger) all get boot socks as they are the winter warriors. My shell Leeds, GMTO shell Townley, CXL Alden boots all get medium socks and the rest of the shoes and boots are standard weight dress socks.

 

My wife who once thought I was a moron is now convinced

 

Please report back here when you've received them. I would like to know if I am alone in my love for these socks.

 

I will be away for a week next week, so this thread will be a monster to catch up on, but I will!

I will...just ordered those and a few more pairs of the Wigwam Everyday Fusion socks(someone suggested them to me also and have been happy with them)

post #56846 of 70737
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Originally Posted by LEgoiste View Post

Care to elaborate how the Warwick's fit is different from the Rouge's?
The Rogue is very accommodating of the instep with the blucher lacing, but the Warwick is curiously not- the Warwick is tight if one has the slightest high instep. In my opinion the strap and buckle components are made too short. The Rogue fits my high arch feet beautifully, while the Warwick in the same size is tight.
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Dark Brown Shell Dundee... Is this spotting / pitting a cause for concern? Dont want to use pigmented creme - neutral only on the shell until I see a need for it; can anyone suggest fixes for this? The surface in this area is almost abrasive - actually "grabs" cloth that I slide over it.
post #56848 of 70737
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Originally Posted by Indyoshi68 View Post


Dark Brown Shell Dundee... Is this spotting / pitting a cause for concern? Dont want to use pigmented creme - neutral only on the shell until I see a need for it; can anyone suggest fixes for this? The surface in this area is almost abrasive - actually "grabs" cloth that I slide over it.

 

had some of that on one of mine and used some lexol and then bick4 and back of a spoon to work it in and seemed to fix 90% of the issue...no clue on long term issue from it though

post #56849 of 70737
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Originally Posted by jubu View Post


I've never had any creasing on the toecaps on any of my Strands (4 pairs)...I don't know if that's a "too small" or "too big" issue....maybe others can chime in.

That's what I thought was well. I should add: they are comfortably snug and not too large and not too tight such that I can't wiggle my toes.

 

@Rubik1014

I do avoid it when possible as I don't like to crease my shoes more than necessary. I go down to 1 knee as well. I dont' recall when I've ever squat like you're talking about(like a catcher in baseball). I can't FOB squat to avoid going on the balls of my feet though.

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Originally Posted by Indyoshi68 View Post


Dark Brown Shell Dundee... Is this spotting / pitting a cause for concern? Dont want to use pigmented creme - neutral only on the shell until I see a need for it; can anyone suggest fixes for this? The surface in this area is almost abrasive - actually "grabs" cloth that I slide over it.

If that's from water, the guys in the shoe care thread simply brush it vigorously. No additives.

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