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Originally Posted by MichaelKnight View Post


Tan or Cognac McTavish?  Any opinions on which to pick up?  Thanks!
I have both, and while technically the Cognac is more versatile, I find myself reaching for the Tan a little more often. Just pops a little better and it's really a gorgeous shade. Frankly you can't go wrong with either. J
post #70487 of 70737
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Originally Posted by MichaelKnight View Post
 


Tan or Cognac McTavish?  Any opinions on which to pick up?  Thanks!

 

I own both, and prefer cognac for overall flexibility.  The light welt/sole of the tan is really cool, but is harder to dress up than the more versatile cognac IMHO.

 

Here's mine:

(I've cleaned up the tan pair a bit since this pic...)

post #70488 of 70737
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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post

I own both, and prefer cognac for overall flexibility.  The light welt/sole of the tan is really cool, but is harder to dress up than the more versatile cognac IMHO.

Here's mine:


(I've cleaned up the tan pair a bit since this pic...)
Well stated M, you could pull off the cognac with wool slacks if you had to, for example, but harder to do with tan. J
post #70489 of 70737
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So gents, apart from a link to this thread and the MTO thread, what info would you like to be available in the new thread?
 

Lasts and fits info

Seconds and Shoebank

Customer service experience/excellence

quality issues

catalogs and models (past/present)

when regular sales usually happen (rda, etc)

coupon codes

current mto (when/if available)

shoe maintenance product info

company history

what is made in usa (versus Dominican Republic)

insoles (ie the new poron vs the old)

soles (leather, dainite)

features of the higher ranges (independence) 

basic pricing info (ie firsts, boots, shell, clearance, etc)

stores and shipping info

a little about the ceo

 

Thats off the top of my head.  You can always edit/add to the first post.  I'm sure I missed some stuff but that would be a good start.  The linking to post info would be good too if you can find the posts in the old thread.  I know it can be a lot for a new person to absorb when they come for information only to be bombarded by lines and lines of talk about lasts.  

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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post
 

 

I own both, and prefer cognac for overall flexibility.  The light welt/sole of the tan is really cool, but is harder to dress up than the more versatile cognac IMHO.

 

Here's mine:

(I've cleaned up the tan pair a bit since this pic...)

Thanks!  Would the Tan work better for khakis and lighter chinos? I'm not great with color.

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Originally Posted by jcman311 View Post
 

Lasts and fits info

Seconds and Shoebank

Customer service experience/excellence

quality issues

catalogs and models (past/present)

when regular sales usually happen (rda, etc)

coupon codes

current mto (when/if available)

shoe maintenance product info

company history

what is made in usa (versus Dominican Republic)

insoles (ie the new poron vs the old)

soles (leather, dainite)

features of the higher ranges (independence) 

basic pricing info (ie firsts, boots, shell, clearance, etc)

stores and shipping info

a little about the ceo

 

Thats off the top of my head.  You can always edit/add to the first post.  I'm sure I missed some stuff but that would be a good start.  The linking to post info would be good too if you can find the posts in the old thread.  I know it can be a lot for a new person to absorb when they come for information only to be bombarded by lines and lines of talk about lasts.  


I would also add “Heads-Ups” for where bargains can be found. (i.e. outlets and so on) I've put up pictures and given prices and where great models can be found for a pittance, and some of us have had fellow SF-ers hip us to great shoes at off-the-beaten-track spots and gotten some awesome items that way. (Thanks again Neo for the heads up on those $99.00 Merlot Franciscans!)

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See I knew I missed something.

Other outlets/ places to find AE (nordstroms, bcf, etc)
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Originally Posted by MichaelKnight View Post

Thanks!  Would the Tan work better for khakis and lighter chinos? I'm not great with color.

Welcome to the club wink.gif

For me, the tan works really well with khakis and terrific with jeans, but the cognac is just as good or better with those and great with gray and other color chinos too. I think they read a little less casual/more sophisticated than the tan too...
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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post

I own both, and prefer cognac for overall flexibility.  The light welt/sole of the tan is really cool, but is harder to dress up than the more versatile cognac IMHO.

Here's mine:


(I've cleaned up the tan pair a bit since this pic...)

Damn it, why did you have to post that picture smile.gif I had forgotten about them. Now I need to find myself a pair and they are sold out in my size.
post #70495 of 70737
I think the cognac Dublin McT is a gunboat LWB trapped in an oxford's body.
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I'm pretty much on board with the others in that id definitely get the cognac mctavish over the tan. Did want to point out - the tan is really good looking too (main thing would be limited versatility), but many of the 2nds I have seen have one shoe significantly lighter than the other, like to the point where they looked like two different colors altogether. I don't remember seeing that with the cognac.
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I think the cognac Dublin McT is a gunboat LWB trapped in an oxford's body.

 

AE would have so much more of my money right now if they would have made the McTavish a longwing blucher.  As usual, I don't get their (intentional?) clash in levels of formality with the McTavish, as nice of a shoe as it is.  They make a rough, reverse welt gunboat wingtip a balmoral, and then make a patent leather blucher like the Mayfair.  Does not compute.

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New Leiden in Walnut...... Something seems off...hmm







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I'm flattered for the nomination! While I don't post here often enough anymore and like PC have started to wander off into other brands too, I'll gladly start off the thread. It's my way to give back to the community that started this addiction and left my kids w/o their college funds.

There's going to be lots of information left behind in this thread, mostly from guys like ColdIron, MWS and GOP, sexy shell pictures from Mdubs and awesome eyelet MTOs from Blaster. I hope that the new thread can be at least a 10th as good as this thread.

So gents, apart from a link to this thread and the MTO thread, what info would you like to be available in the new thread?

Lastly, I'm not a native english speaker so please forgive any spelling or grammar gaffe here and there.

 

Maybe links to the 10/50/100 most upvoted posts in the old threads?  Anything that keeps the best of that thread a little easier to find.  

 

@LA Guy

 

Can the existing MTO thread survive?

 

When it was new and the MTO program was tabula rasa...that was an incredible creative period that will not reoccur.  That was before I got here, but those posts and pictures served as my motivation to significantly expand my own personalized collection.  Even those posters here who can go / are going to other makers likely view that era of posts as formative in their current want list.

 

This (appreciation) thread is huge, has been all over the place, but that thread is much smaller and keenly focussed on the creative experience. It serves as a point of research for many newcomers...

 

Just curious if that one really needs to go/change?  I've seen no mention of this from LA Guy, but there was discussion about whether a new mto thread was necessary given unknown coming restrictive rules.

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New Leiden in Walnut...... Something seems off...hmm

Looks a lot like bourbon to me.
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