What do you think about the mcallister in truffle cordovan?
I feel like it might be too boring a colour for a brogued wingtip.
Those are beautiful. Not boring at all. In time they will develop a great patina. Those would make a great addition to any collection.
Thanks for this. If I'm honest, I prefer the shape of the Clifton, but I like the more ornate broguing of the Townley. I had concerns about whether I'd find the Townley too blobby, but I'm actually kinda digging them in person. And for the price, they're a good introduction to shell:
Sadly, I haven't been able to wear them around the house enough to be sure I'm happy with the sizing yet, so I haven't been able to take them for a spin. Hopefully I can find some time tomorrow.
For any 8.5's out there: $375 for a pair of new in the box burgundy shell Kenilworths that are the new AE burgundy shell color. Very nice and makes me wonder if we are going to see a shell Kenilworth soon. As a non-fan of the Leeds, this piques my curiosity. http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Allen-Edmonds-Kenilworth-Burgundy-Shell-Cordovan-Mens-Shoes-PTB-8-5-D-/271187350827?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item3f2406952b
I just jumped on these. I've been really admiring that Freemans Sporting Club pair for a while, so needless to say I'm quite excited. Thanks for the heads up!
BTW, I'm an 8.5D in the Strand, but the one 8.5D calf Kenilworth I tried on may've been a tad big for me. If these don't work out for me, I hope I can find them a home amongst you all.
So I also got those shell Kenilworths (technically my first shell purchase). The listing said "First Quality - Stamped on Sole Because They Are a Cancelled Special Order", but I'm thinking they were probably seconds. Note the 3 dark blotches on the inside. Also, part of the label on the box was cut out:
I'm thinking someone custom ordered them, didn't like the blotches, and they became seconds. What are y'all's thoughts? Is there any way to remove these? Do you think I can convince the seller to discount them? Looking for some advice.
Option B, and my first thought... But how many wingtips does a man need? Never mind, that is an illogical statement, right up there with how many boots does he need. There will not be any truffle left from little there is at this rate! Nice score.
It will not mess them up if you use the right spray. I use Bickmore Gard-More which is silicon free. You want to protect your suede and after the fact it is too late IME.
Congrats on the Townley's, and that is one heck of a price! I have the Patriot in brown shell and it is the first loafer that has ever fit me. They have fairly low reviews on the AE website because they are too tight for many people. However that "weakness" is their strength for me. I really like them, a lot. I have a very low volume foot with narrow heel and almost no arches and the Patriot's are perfect for me. I walk out of most all other loafers my heel lifts well above the back of the shoe except for the Patriot. If you have a larger volume foot I could see why they they could be a problem in being too tight.