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A few people asked - I tried all of the neumok colors - yes the blue is very dark, as is the red. Apart from the acorn, I view these as almost exclusively jeans shoes, so I wasn't too keen about blue shoes and blue denim. Decided on red neumok and green rush street. Red neumok has been really good for dress casual. As much as I like the rush street, the green has been kind of tough. I would imagine the blue might be tough too.

 

I wear the blue sockless with shorts in the summer and pair it with grey pants in the spring and fall or on the rare chance I wear pants in the summer it goes with my lightweight cotton pants. My Green ones have taken a HUGE backseat once I got my green Shaker Heights made last year.

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Based on the photos posted to this thread, I've decided that, if I ever buy a pair of shell cordovan shoes (possibly next year of a pair pops up on eBay, maybe two if I buy firsts), they will be longwing bluchers like the MacNeil. I had previously been considering cap-toe boots (like the Brooks Brothers model) and the Leeds, but the MacNeils seem like the right style for the purposes to which I would likely put shell cordovan shoes.

Question though: I recently bought a pair of brown MacNeil 1.0s when they went on clearance after the 2.0s were introduced. I have worn ten a couple of times around my carpeted office, but that's it. I love how they look, but I don't strictly speaking need another pair of shoes to wear with suits, and I already have a couple of new pairs of shoes (brown suede Fifth Avenues and brown grain Dundee 2.0s) for pairing with odd jackets and denim, that I have yet to break in. Is it worth it to keep the MacNeil's, because $197 firsts in classic styles don't come around that often, and I've wanted a longwing blucher for a while? Even if it may be superseded by a cordovan model? I know it's classic and versatile, but is bitter sort of look for which one would want to own two pairs?
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I am getting my Loden suede in any day now. I can hook you up with comparison pics later.

 

 

Yes, this would be so helpful!  Thank you.

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Brand new walnut Cornwallis "thirds". In fantastic shape except the smallest scratch on the medial aspect of the right shoe (not shown), which will never be seen.

All for less than $150!



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Originally Posted by BespokeBrooklyn View Post

Question though: I recently bought a pair of brown MacNeil 1.0s when they went on clearance after the 2.0s were introduced. I have worn ten a couple of times around my carpeted office, but that's it. I love how they look, but I don't strictly speaking need another pair of shoes to wear with suits, and I already have a couple of new pairs of shoes (brown suede Fifth Avenues and brown grain Dundee 2.0s) for pairing with odd jackets and denim, that I have yet to break in. Is it worth it to keep the MacNeil's, because $197 firsts in classic styles don't come around that often, and I've wanted a longwing blucher for a while?

 

If you love them, keep them.  And they don't need to be limited to pairings with suits.  I wear my MacNeils with chinos and jeans, sometimes.  The heavy broguing and split-reverse welt lend to dressing them down, IMO.

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Brand new walnut Cornwallis "thirds". In fantastic shape except the smallest scratch on the medial aspect of the right shoe (not shown), which will never be seen.

All for less than $150!



Congrats, they look like they are in really good condition.  Some uneven burnish but that will be corrected overtime.  How do you like the fit over the other lasts?

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Congrats, they look like they are in really good condition.  Some uneven burnish but that will be corrected overtime.  How do you like the fit over the other lasts?

The uneven burnishing is pretty mild, and even less noticeable in person unless in bright direct sunlight. After working on those Rutledges a few pages back (which I will be unfortunately returning), I have no doubt I can even these out.

The new last is nice. Full disclosure, I went with EEE rather than my normal E, for two reasons. Most practically, it was the only width being offered. Secondly, though, I sometimes like to put a thin orthotic in my shoes when I go to weddings and such, and these accommodate that perfectly. The camp/toebox seem appropriately high enough.

Overall, I like the fit of these better than the same size and same width of 65 last balmorals I've tried in the past

108 is still my favorite last, looks-wise.
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Hey guys, I'm new to the thread but hang out a bunch on the thrift bragging thread. Today I went out thrifting and found some vintage AE Leeds in color 8 shell cordovan (10D) and another pair of what look to be saddle shoes in a leather similar to chromexcel (very oily, can't really shine). First of all, the Leeds are available if anybody wants them and, secondly, can anybody help me to identify the mystery saddle shoes? Think they're from the same donor and I believe they're AE based on the heelpad (pattern of concentric circles).

Leeds


Mystery AEs(?)
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Here they are.
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I just purchased the Dalton in walnut and the First avenue in black! Excited to see what I got coming to me, although I think i'll only be able to keep one pair :/

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I envy you USA bastards and your high dollar right now. Unfortunately with our weak ass CDN dollar, I can't purchase anything *thumbs down*

I'm with you! With a better CAD my SO would only beat me half to death if I buy another shoe wink.gif Then I found Carmina double monks in brown suede for $20 at the thrift store. Today I saw some loafer that could have been AE. Not sure. Looked like merlot or chili or something, had a rather new insole with no markings but it sad Made in the USA on the tongue and it had style numbers and such that looked like it could be AE. Was pretty much worn off. I *think* it said 144076. Never seen an AE loafer IRL smile.gif Does that mean anything to anyone?
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I just purchased the Dalton in walnut and the First avenue in black! Excited to see what I got coming to me, although I think i'll only be able to keep one pair :/

 

Nice!  Walnut Daltons are, in my opinion, one of the best AE purchases you can make.  I love mine.

 

And I am excited to add my first pair of shell to my collection soon - a pair of Walnut Shell Daltons!

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I finally got lucky at burlington coat factory, first quality Bleecker Street in brown for $120. The only thing wrong were missing laces. 

 

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All of these pictures of new shoes are making me a little jealous. I ordered a pair on Tuesday, and my SA told me that they'd ship the next day from the warehouse. I still haven't received shipping notification though. It was the last pair in that style and size, which worries me a little.
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Originally Posted by turkey_sandwich View Post

Hey guys, I'm new to the thread but hang out a bunch on the thrift bragging thread. Today I went out thrifting and found some vintage AE Leeds in color 8 shell cordovan (10D) and another pair of what look to be saddle shoes in a leather similar to chromexcel (very oily, can't really shine). First of all, the Leeds are available if anybody wants them and, secondly, can anybody help me to identify the mystery saddle shoes? Think they're from the same donor and I believe they're AE based on the heelpad (pattern of concentric circles).

Leeds


Mystery AEs(?)
I don't think that concentric circles in the heel indicate an AE shoe. I think it more likely indicates that both pairs had a heel repair/replacement at some time.
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