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McT's Tuesday?

 

If I didn't already own these, I'd be grabbing them from the shoebank at $157. Same size as my other 5-lasted shoes, though these do run slightly larger (perhaps noticeable by the tighter lace gap).

 

 

 

Is there a difference between the McTavish "Tan" and the "Khaki" listed on Shoebank (besides the $10 price difference)?

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Is there a difference between the McTavish "Tan" and the "Khaki" listed on Shoebank (besides the $10 price difference)?

 

There is, though I am not 100% sure of of the differences. IIRC, the khaki is more of a grain texture and the welt is dark.

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@DNSamurai, maybe this will help. I believe this is the khaki. Sorry for the crappy screen grab.

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I prefer the lighter welt on these, especially since they are short wings. I could see the darker welt pairing better with long wings maybe(?).

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Originally Posted by middlepP View Post
 

McT's Tuesday?

 

If I didn't already own these, I'd be grabbing them from the shoebank at $157. Same size as my other 5-lasted shoes, though these do run slightly larger (perhaps noticeable by the tighter lace gap).

 

 

 

You're killing me with these pics, if I didn't have such bad luck with wingtip seconds I'd pull the trigger. 

 

On a somewhat related note i ordered a macneil and mccalister pair of seconds that weren't up to par; long story short I returned them and promptly ordered some oxblood dalton firsts with a custom dainite sole. Anyone have any idea on how long it'll take me to receive them?

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This is exactly what I needed to know. Unfortunately for my wallet, this sounds like a great way to enter the shell game.

 

Thanks again for helping "mold" my understanding!

 

One thing to be aware of when purchasing used shell shoes - if the previous owner had a very differently shaped foot or sized wrong, you might end up buying a shoe with weird creases in strange spots that end up pinching your feet or hurting you. And those creases will never go away.

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Someone stepped on my shoes during the morning subway commute. ffffuuuu.gif

Gonna have to polish that! smile.gif
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Shaker is so great...I can not wait to start wearing mine.

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One thing to be aware of when purchasing used shell shoes - if the previous owner had a very differently shaped foot or sized wrong, you might end up buying a shoe with weird creases in strange spots that end up pinching your feet or hurting you. And those creases will never go away.

 

Thanks for the heads-up. I would be searching for that diamond in the rough, rather than pulling the trigger on the first pair I come across.

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Originally Posted by middlepP View Post
 

McT's Tuesday?

 

If I didn't already own these, I'd be grabbing them from the shoebank at $157. Same size as my other 5-lasted shoes, though these do run slightly larger (perhaps noticeable by the tighter lace gap).

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

I am thinking of getting a mini lug tap sole installed on mine - I just do not wear them enough and they are terrific . I would love a boot in that leather

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I am thinking of getting a mini lug tap sole installed on mine - I just do not wear them enough and they are terrific . I would love a boot in that leather

I never thought it made sense to offer a shoe in Horween Essex with a leather sole. I mean, that upper leather just screams to be put to some serious abuse.
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I am thinking of getting a mini lug tap sole installed on mine - I just do not wear them enough and they are terrific . I would love a boot in that leather

I never thought it made sense to offer a shoe in Horween Essex with a leather sole. I mean, that upper leather just screams to be put to some serious abuse.

 Yeah I agree though I do enjoy the shoe I just dont get to wear it much - Would love to have a Long Branch made in that leather or even something like the Oddenwald or Normandy

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I am thinking of getting a mini lug tap sole installed on mine - I just do not wear them enough and they are terrific . I would love a boot in that leather

 

I caught my shoe this morning on a wicker chair and thought for sure I had scratched them up really good. Couldn't even tell the leather had been touched.

Mini lug and/or a boot would look great with that leather!

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Anyone heard anything about calf fitting tighter than grain?

 

Long story short(er), went to pick up the 1st Ave boot and they had limited sizes (of course). Tried on a walnut grain in my 5-last size and the walnut calf in 1/2 size down. The typical size had a lot of volume to it. I was worried that the 1/2 size down calf might be slightly short and tight at the widest part of my foot and the SA said "Well, the grain is a different, nicer leather so it fits looser than calf." Then went on to say that they can not stretch it as much during production so it fits a little bigger. This sounded like either a confusion with shell or an attempt to get me to make a purchase (on something that they didn't have in stock).

 

I walked in really wanting a pair of grain leather, but am thinking I might reserve that for something with a non-leather sole.

 

Needless to say, I ordered a walnut calf from the shoebank in my 5-last size. Figure I'll wear boot socks if they are slightly big. Now, fingers crossed I get a decent pair!

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Picked up some AE Cognac McTavish seconds at the outlet on the RDA sale - plan is to use them as beaters.
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Don't really have anything to add, just thought you gents deserved to get a piece of my mind. Thanks to this forum I now own over 30 pairs of shoes (most of which are Allen Edmonds). I have run out of hiding places and room to store all these d@#n shoes and have even started rivaling the wife on closet/general bedroom space! You all should be ashamed of yourselves!

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