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post #16156 of 50894
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Originally Posted by pudman43 View Post



Hey Don, can you post a couple pics of your Miro double monks? Saw them at Nordstrom and am thinking of picking them up. Would love to see pics of yours. J


Sure thing.
These are some I posted before:

 


They do have a bit of an elongated last to them but that just adds an Italian look to them IMO
Great shoe nonetheless.

post #16157 of 50894
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Originally Posted by TurboTropic View Post

Thanks for the comments all.

So, if you don't mind me asking, what do you wear them with? I wear suits Monday to Thursday and business casual on Friday. My normal rotation Monday to Thursday is black captoes (Meermin) and walnut Strands (AE) with something a bit more casual on Friday like a brown suede chukka.

I may be bucking the trend, but I'm wearing them with a great suit today. Perhaps not SF approved, but I like the look.
post #16158 of 50894
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Sure thing.
These are some I posted before:

 


They do have a bit of an elongated last to them but that just adds an Italian look to them IMO
Great shoe nonetheless.

 

Do you not buckle the top buckle when you wear these?  I'm curious as I have the Neumora.

post #16159 of 50894
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post
 
You have PM.

Next two shoes on my list are definitely the Chili Waltons and the Brown Cordovan Strand (you guys can have all the Cappuccino; leave the brown for me). I'm going to see if I can wait for a sale, but I was so impressed with these two (actually, the Cordovan Strands been on the radar for a while), that I might buy sooner rather than later. And also just go for firsts.

Norwich also looks great in Cordovan, but I can't wear the 2 last.

And thank you very much for the PM good sir!

 

I have the Walnut Shell Strand's and the toe caps are dark, close enough to the Brown Shell Strand's that purchasing them would be redundant for me. Great shoe, and I think a great choice.

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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

You got Alden! Excellent pick-up gettin Ravello. I'm on the other end with Alden shell and previously owning a pair of Cambridges. Do you have the AE with the "new" finish? How do they compare with Alden's finishing gloss?

Yes I have some AE with new and old finish. The newer I like a lot more for the most part. However I have to admit that neither one compares to the Alden glossy finish, however that is based only on one pair. But judging by the comments of several people on here think that is the case in general. That doesn't mean that I still don't love AE shell however... smile.gif

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This has been knocking around in the back of my head for the last several months, so last weekend I tried a poor-man's version of the technique above.

I wadded up a very small portion of old cotton t-shirt and screwed it to the end of a Dremel attachment, then went to town with that contraption (set to the lowest spindle speed) on my shell Daltons. No photos at the moment -- but the MacGyvering was justified by the end result. It wasn't quite torquey enough to work up a real shine but the surface is much better than it used to be, and my arm doesn't feel like it's going to fall off from brushing.

Outstanding! I read a few weeks ago that Dremel actually sold a shoe shine attachment at one time. Yeah I know what you mean by arm falling off. Yesterday morning woke up early and couldn't get back to sleep so brushed 2 pair of shoes for an hour and a half. In the end it was worth it but it takes a lot of work to get there. One pair I did was the walnut shell Dalton's which I am wearing today. I DID get the memo that today was wear your Dalton's day. Crappy indoor picture with even worse lighting:

 

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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

Yeah I know what you mean by arm falling off. Yesterday morning woke up early and couldn't get back to sleep so brushed 2 pair of shoes for an hour and a half. In the end it was worth it but it takes a lot of work to get there. One pair I did was the walnut shell Dalton's which I am wearing today.

Was yesterday the universal insomniac shoe polish day?
I did the same thing with two pairs of mine. I was experimenting a bit with spit shine techniques.
Don't have any pics since the shoes are at home and i'm at work.

post #16161 of 50894
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Originally Posted by donjuan17 View Post

Was yesterday the universal insomniac shoe polish day?

I did the same thing with two pairs of mine. I was experimenting a bit with spit shine techniques.

Don't have any pics since the shoes are at home and i'm at work.

And me, too... Spent a couple hours watching TV and brushing my MacNeils...
post #16162 of 50894
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Originally Posted by elbastardocalvo View Post

I may be bucking the trend, but I'm wearing them with a great suit today. Perhaps not SF approved, but I like the look.

Well Daltons are marketed as being dress boots so I don't think you're wrong. I am just a bit timid about wearing them with a suit because I've never owned dress boots before.
post #16163 of 50894
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Originally Posted by TurboTropic View Post


Well Daltons are marketed as being dress boots so I don't think you're wrong. I am just a bit timid about wearing them with a suit because I've never owned dress boots before.

I have the same problem with the RL Illfords. Beautiful boots, but I don't have much experience as to what I can wear them with. Any recommendations?

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One final comment on creasing on cap toe shoes, if the shoe fits wear it.

Normally, I would not expect creasing on the cap itself. However, I have noticed that AE toe caps are not uniform in length vis-a-vis shoe size. That and AE size recommendations are not always correct. I have a pretty high tolerance for variations in appearance, so the creasing displayed in the previous photos is not an issue to me. Nevertheless,.I always recommend a proper fitting prior to drawing any conclusions.
post #16165 of 50894
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Originally Posted by donjuan17 View Post


Sure thing.

These are some I posted before:







They do have a bit of an elongated last to them but that just adds an Italian look to them IMO

Great shoe nonetheless.
Beautiful Don, thx again
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Each time I see those, donjuan, I rethink the idea of double monks and start reaching for the wallet.

 

Now, on a different note, ever since I had a cobbler add a couple more sets of eyelets to the Saunders I picked up, I'm really liking them a lot more. It's just a much better fit (and it made the lace length more appropriate).

 

 

post #16167 of 50894
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Originally Posted by donjuan17 View Post

Was yesterday the universal insomniac shoe polish day?
I did the same thing with two pairs of mine. I was experimenting a bit with spit shine techniques.
Don't have any pics since the shoes are at home and i'm at work.

 

lol really???? too funny, same with me haha i polished hmm... lemme see

 

Bourbon Strands - Reno

Cole Haan PTBoot - Reno and AE Walnut polish

Merlot McAllister - Hit it with my "dirty" brush then sprayed some water on my merlot brush and brought the shine back to life, sole dressing

Neumora - Reno, then water, sole dressing

Magnanni cap toes - brought the shine back to life, little water

 

At this point, f the world

 

Reno and polish for the shell strands.  I am loving the fact that they are lightening up a bit.  The dark polish from AE sucks, give them a chocolate color rather than that awesome medium brown that they are.

 

6 pairs of shoes, took a couple hours, loved every second of it.  I felt lost a couple days ago when my shoes were disorganized in my closet and were in need of some TLC.  I will hit my walnut strands with a quick brush tonight, and I think I'll give my Clarks a scrub as well (tan and chocolate chukkas).. and my Ugg boots.  No laughing, picture gray chukkas with a white sneaker sole, comfy and casual and certainly don't look like your typical "ugg"

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Pleasantly surprised to find two pairs of Neumoks by the door today.  They were ordered a week or two apart.  Olive and football webgems.  Tried on to ensure fit and took pictures.

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post #16169 of 50894
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Originally Posted by delmar View Post

Pleasantly surprised to find two pairs of Neumoks by the door today.  They were ordered a week or two apart.  Olive and football webgems.  Tried on to ensure fit and took pictures.

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Could you post larger pictures of the football grain?

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Originally Posted by pudman43 View Post


Beautiful Don, thx again


Anytime. Let me know what you decide on.
 

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Originally Posted by TheSizzle View Post

Each time I see those, donjuan, I rethink the idea of double monks and start reaching for the wallet.

 

Now, on a different note, ever since I had a cobbler add a couple more sets of eyelets to the Saunders I picked up, I'm really liking them a lot more. It's just a much better fit (and it made the lace length more appropriate).

 

 


Thanks bro. Anything I can do to sway your beliefs haha

On your other note, are those Saunders black suede? My google search seems to imply they shouldn't exist.
 

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