I've been sitting here fetishing the shell samples--that Deb at AE sent me--since Saturday and also looking over all the gorgeous pictures of both the Walnut and the Truffle/Cappuccino shell shoes in this thread, trying to decide which I'll like better for my new MTO Kenilworths. This will be my first foray into the world of cordovan footwear and after way too much deliberation, I've decided to go with the Cappucinno. However, most of the Capp's I see on here have the brown edges on the soles. ^^^ I think that I would much prefer the natural sole look as in Mr. Cold Iron's walnut Dundees as above. Can anyone please let me know how I should specify this when ordering tomorrow? Is there a certain name for this edge trim?
Also, while talking with Deb, she recommended the JR soles. Do I want the single or double? I tend towards being a little rough on my shoes, especially since my career entails some walking on car-lots. My thoughts are maybe the double would be better. But, perhaps, this is too much for the Kenilworth? Then again, I know absolutely nothing regarding the JR soles. Any pointers as to single or double and the benefits thereto? Thank you much!
For my MTO order I went with a pair of walnut shell Kenilworths. I specified a single sole, although I think double sole would work just fine on the Kenilworth. The 5-last is sleek in terms of AE, but not really that sleek when compared to shoes from English makers or say Carmina, so I find a thick sole to fit in fine with the Kenilworth (as it does on Elgins and McTavishes). The main reason I went with a single sole is because I had another pair of shell PTB's on order from Carmina with double sole.
Allison from AE recommended a walnut colored welt/sole edge for my Kenilworth, so I went with that. I'm guessing the welt/sole edge on Cold Iron's Dundee is walnut colored.