Not sure about what, if any, upkeep is needed.
Also, pulled the trigger on the brown Jefferson's today.
I emailed about Bayfield about a day ago(haven't heard back, but I have patience). One was I feel shell just show off better if in cap toe or plain toe boot form, two was feeling Bayfield in Shell would be easier to dress up or down, three it will be more unique because there has been a few shell variety of Datlons already out there. I also inquired about having a Eagle County made with Dublin leather and differnt soles....
love the Promontory Point and Gwinnett...still hoping for a plain toe boot from AE though.
For those with snuff suede shoes, do any of you have experience
with Saphir suede & nubuck spray?
Hanger project has it back in stock and I was thinking of picking
some up. Would medium brown be closer in color to snuff suede?
I decided to pull the trigger on a pair of Walnut Players (seconds) from the shoe bank. The sales rep over the phone told me to size up 1/2 for this shoe compared to my Park Avenue 5 last size. I've scoured this thread for talk of the Players and it seems that for the people that it did fit for, they just went with their normal size. Only a few sized up. I hope mine fit well.
Looks like Amazon is currently matching the Anniversary Sale $250 price on merlot McAllister firsts (although other colors seem to be full price and not every size is available). You can also get a 20% off code if you sign up for their shoe emails, which brings the price down to $199. Boca Raton is also on sale for $219, which brings it to $175 if you use the 20% off code.
I just scored a pair of Boca Ratons through the Amazon deal myself!
If you wear 9D for Elgins (5 last, dublin leather) and the Cordovan Townleys (1 last) and an 8.5 E in the Park Avenue (5 last), do you think a 9D will cut it for the Boca Ratons (3 last)?
RIght after Mr. Grangaards email offering a deal on MTO I emailed him about getting a custom longwing in a lighter colored shell. We had a nice back and forth email re: my collection of AE's. On Monday I got a call from his team and we discussed some options. Yesterday I received samples of the shell walnut and shell cappuccino. My initial thought was to get the Macneil in shell walnut cordovan, with a double reverse welt sole. Although, there is the William Williams and Larchmont that intrigue me also. I currently own the Williams in black custom calf, but do not have a pair of Macneils. What is the opinion of the loyal SF readers. Is the Macneil the best way to go, or should I consider a different style? My concern is that since the Macneil is made in cordovan already, in 2 colors, that is may come available at some point in the future in other colors as those colors become available... and my MTO might be a commons shoe. But, if I go with the Larchmont or Williams, I will truly have a shoe that is basically a one of a kind. Thoughts everyone???