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So glad these have returned.


Natural shell Daltons? Or a lighter shade of Walnut shell?

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I had a similar question about the McCallister and the University, while also throwing in the Carlyle. I have a store credit and want to take advantage of the sale, so I'm deciding the between the University in Bob's Chili, the McCallister in Merlot, and the Carlyle in Oxblood. I'm trying to fill a hole in my wardrobe and get something close to burgundy. I like the shape of the University last by far the best but I'm not sure I love the color. I'd prefer a rubber sole on these, which would add an extra $40 on to the Carlyles. The McCallister is a great color, but I'm not crazy about the last.

Which one would you guys pick? Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Anyone have good luck cleaning the edges of their Eagle Country boots?

Also, I know I've asked this before (but never got a very good answer), but what about the polishing the cronmok? AE's website says they shouldn't be polished.
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After hemming and hawing over possible MTOs during this sale, I decided that I really just wanted a pair of Neumoks in Olive. Tried them on with some green socks for teh giggles.

 

I'm still sad that I gave up my pair of Rush Streets in Olive when they were on sale, but these Neumoks are actually more comfortable and were a good bit cheaper. A few imperfections as expected for seconds, but for ultra-casual shoes, I can live with them.

 

 

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Has anyone had experience ordering 2nds? I see it's only a $10 restocking fee if there's a serious issue, but what's the chance of that happening in your opinions?

Worth the risk to save $60?

Thank you
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I had a similar question about the McCallister and the University, while also throwing in the Carlyle. I have a store credit and want to take advantage of the sale, so I'm deciding the between the University in Bob's Chili, the McCallister in Merlot, and the Carlyle in Oxblood. I'm trying to fill a hole in my wardrobe and get something close to burgundy. I like the shape of the University last by far the best but I'm not sure I love the color. I'd prefer a rubber sole on these, which would add an extra $40 on to the Carlyles. The McCallister is a great color, but I'm not crazy about the last.

Which one would you guys pick? Any help is greatly appreciated.

I just got the Dark Chili Burnished McAllisters.  They are dark, but not Bob's and not as orange as regular chili.  I did a sight comparison of each, and also Merlot and Oxblood.  I think they are the most versatile of all.  I have worn with jeans, blue trousers, and gray trousers.  I will also wear with khaki.  I personally like the 65 last, and the leather sole, so the McAllister over the University is my preference.  Take a look at the Dark Chili, even though the website just calls them chili burnished.  I verified with customer service before ordering because of the confusion.

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I just got the Dark Chili Burnished McAllisters.  They are dark, but not Bob's and not as orange as regular chili.  I did a sight comparison of each, and also Merlot and Oxblood.  I think they are the most versatile of all.  I have worn with jeans, blue trousers, and gray trousers.  I will also wear with khaki.  I personally like the 65 last, and the leather sole, so the McAllister over the University is my preference.  Take a look at the Dark Chili, even though the website just calls them chili burnished.  I verified with customer service before ordering because of the confusion.


I think "regular" Chili has become much darker since they introduced Bob's Chili (also known as Dark Chili).

 

I remember looking at the regular Chili McAllister (style 6202), which is still the only McAllister in any variation of Chili they offer, about a year ago (about six months before Bob's/Dark Chili was introduced), and it was MUCH more red than the Chili McAllisters that are being made today (still style 6202).

 

I am curious what the actual difference is between the production of the Chili McAllister and the Dark Chili Strand, for example. I'm guessing they just apply slightly less burnishing to the McAllister.

 

Post up some pictures of your pair!

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Has anyone had experience ordering 2nds? I see it's only a $10 restocking fee if there's a serious issue, but what's the chance of that happening in your opinions?

Thank you

 

I've ordered around 10 pairs of seconds now and never returned any of them. I am pretty good with most issues unless it's something glaring on the toe or vamp. Depends on how tolerable you are to flaw imo, most I got and could hardly tell the issue but one pair had the issue below, still kept them though since you can't tell when you wear them.

 

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I've ordered around 10 pairs of seconds now and never returned any of them. I am pretty good with most issues unless it's something glaring on the toe or vamp. Depends on how tolerable you are to flaw imo, most I got and could hardly tell the issue but one pair had the issue below, still kept them though since you can't tell when you wear them.



So worth it to save $60?
Sadly there's no Merlot belts in my size so that will have go come new
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I just got the Dark Chili Burnished McAllisters.  They are dark, but not Bob's and not as orange as regular chili.  I did a sight comparison of each, and also Merlot and Oxblood.  I think they are the most versatile of all.  I have worn with jeans, blue trousers, and gray trousers.  I will also wear with khaki.  I personally like the 65 last, and the leather sole, so the McAllister over the University is my preference.  Take a look at the Dark Chili, even though the website just calls them chili burnished.  I verified with customer service before ordering because of the confusion.

Thanks, those are a great color!
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So worth it to save $60?
Sadly there's no Merlot belts in my size so that will have go come new

 

I think so, that's $60 that could go towards something else. I honestly do not see myself ever buying firsts again outside of some crazy clearance sales.

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It's a bank and their policy is black suits (hideous, I know) along with a blue shirt and a tie. They don't have a policy stating I have to wear black shoes so I figured I would try some color so I don't look like I am going to court.

 

But you will ... you'll look like the defendant.  :D

 

Look, just because you think you've found a loophole doesn't mean you don't want to look your best.  Make the most of it and get a couple of black, but different, black shoes you like.  Proviso: I can't be sure what you meant previously but you might have said they'd let you get away with wearing your charcoal gray suit.  If so, by all means, test the water with a dark brown or burgundy/merlot/#8 shoes.  But with the black suit, go with black shoes.

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...! I'm leaning towards the Merlot McAllister for sure. Honestly I may never wear them with jeans, I'm already planning another purchase for derby wingtip walnut shoes for more casual dress.
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I think that's a good idea.  Another option for the second shoe you might consider - given your reservations about seconds - is the Clark Street at the current sale price in either natural or brown CXL.  I think it could bridge the gap between jeans and casual dress pants.  Plus, the Diante sole gives you a wet weather option.  Just a thought.

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I saw a pair of red Neumoks appear in my size on the Shoebank. I REALLY want to get them, but I don't see the matching belt anywhere in my size (36).
Any suggestions?
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I saw a pair of red Neumoks appear in my size on the Shoebank. I REALLY want to get them, but I don't see the matching belt anywhere in my size (36).
Any suggestions?
Buy it on clearance in a larger size and take it to a cobbler to have it shortened? If you buy a size 44, there'll probably be enough left over to stitch together a matching key fob or something.
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