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fair warning - once you find out, you're going to start your collection all over again.  I'll leave the pros here to answer.

I can attest to that as well.
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Some serious shell addicts here! I think the longer I go without fully understanding the shell lure the better off my pocketbook will be...and the longer it'll be before my wife catches on!
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Originally Posted by harlequin782 View Post

The new burnished chili timeless classics webgem offerings are piquing my interest a little..
+1

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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post

Some shell shoes:
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Black, new Burgundy, old Burgundy, Brown,

Brown, Cappuccino, Walnut



I've actually got two more on the way, a cappuccino/walnut Shelton and a walnut MacNeil.  They're addicting!

I have about two weeks on my walnut daltons and two more aldens as well. I also acquired the matching belt. AE MTO will be the death of my checking account.
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I got my Brooks Brothers Neumok seconds today.  I ordered them in the same size as my Strands but they seem a lot narrower in the toe box.  Is there something about the unlined design of the Neumok that makes it fit differently even though both are on the 5-65 last??  Or is the BB version on a different last?  You can kind of see the difference here along the outside edge in the toe area.


 

Is the unlined suede material of the Neumok more prone to stretching to accommodate?

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Originally Posted by FraudulentTom View Post

My suede neumoks (AE branded) definitely fit differently than my Fifth Aves.  I thought since they were the same last I would know for sure what size to buy, but I ended up taking a half size smaller in the neumoks due to length. Even then they don't fit as snugly in the heel as the FAs.  The neumoks do feel narrower in the toe box.  I haven't broken the neumoks in enough yet to know if they stretch much.

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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

To be honest, you may want to get sized first.

 

Im a 11.5D in the Neumok but when I tried on the McTavish I felt most comfortable in a 10.5E. Although I may be more picky about the comfort of my shoes… I hate when my pinky toe is squeezed.

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Originally Posted by MDeKelver View Post

Try going a half size up in the narrow.  I've waffled between 11E and 11.5D in the 5 last.  11D is definitely too small..except in a Neumok-style unlined, which fit a bit bigger.  

 

I just wanted to chime in on my Neumok experience. Like some but not all of you, I found Neumoks to be more narrow and long than standard 5-65 lasted shoes. See these posts for more discussion: one two three. I also had the problem with the funny bump on the toe where the lined and unlined portions met.

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Polojock615, Was the color of the burgundy Leeds the same color as the burgundy MacNeil when you purchased them? If so, about how long did it take them to get that color? Did you use any special conditioner on them to get that patina? I ask because my MacNeils are now about 7 years old and they are still the same color as your MacNeils. Thanks.
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Some serious shell addicts here! I think the longer I go without fully understanding the shell lure the better off my pocketbook will be...and the longer it'll be before my wife catches on!

 

You would thnk that, but instead you will end up buying the same shoes in shell that you already have in calf.  You would actually save money by buying shell first (no duplicates).  It's up to you though.

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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

Shell is much rarer than most calf offerings. Additionally it is a very tough and resilient material that maintains a wonderful shine with little maintenance. The patina that develops with shell is a beautiful thing to see. Just my .02

Some shell shoes:

 

AppleMark

Black, new Burgundy, old Burgundy, Brown, Brown, Cappuccino, Walnut

 

I've actually got two more on the way, a cappuccino/walnut Shelton and a walnut MacNeil.  They're addicting!


Interested to see those sheltons and Macneils - post them up when you receive them, if you don't mind.
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Originally Posted by Fabian43 View Post

Some serious shell addicts here! I think the longer I go without fully understanding the shell lure the better off my pocketbook will be...and the longer it'll be before my wife catches on!

 

You would thnk that, but instead you will end up buying the same shoes in shell that you already have in calf.  You would actually save money by buying shell first (no duplicates).  It's up to you though.


Truth.

I have 1 more pair to re-buy in shell, then that exercise will be done. Just picked up some shell park aves to replace some calf park aves, should be here this week.
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Interested to see those sheltons and Macneils - post them up when you receive them, if you don't mind.

I'm interested in seeing them too - don't worry: I know pics or it didn't happen.  I ordered them on 5/1, so I'm expecting them in the next couple of weeks.  I also ordered a pair of chili shark/dark brown shark Sheltons and a pair of the walnut/bone MacNeils that were the last web gem. 

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Originally Posted by blue suede shoes View Post

Polojock615, Was the color of the burgundy Leeds the same color as the burgundy MacNeil when you purchased them? If so, about how long did it take them to get that color? Did you use any special conditioner on them to get that patina? I ask because my MacNeils are now about 7 years old and they are still the same color as your MacNeils. Thanks.

When purchasing the Leeds, I went to eBay on purpose.  Best I can tell, they're at least 10 years old.  I was looking for something with more patina than usual.  If I didn't knwo better, I'd swear I got a pair of Cold Iron's shoes.  Someone obviously brushed these until their arm gave out every day for years.  The leather itself is glossy, something you don't see with a new pair of shell from AE.  All I've done is reno them and buff with a buffing cloth.  As for the MacNeils, I'm pretty sure they've gotten lighter.  I also took a whole bunch of prdouct off of them when I bought them.  They were one of the first pairs to come through with the new process they're using for burgundy shell.  I actually requested a new pair to get the new finish.  

 

This is what they looked like when I first got them, albeit in indoor lighting:

AppleMark AppleMark

 

 

This is what they first looked like outside:

 

 

AppleMark

 

And now:

 

AppleMark

 

 

In between the pictures (a couple of months) was when I stripped off all the extra product.

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Speaking of removing product, I actually tried renomat on the Dundees.  I was having a problem with a very cloudy finish.  I stripped off an impressive amount of cream, reno'd them and then buffed for a while with a cloth.  I don't know why, but brushing them seemed to make it worse, so I'm stuck with just a polishing cloth.  They look much better, but the end product I have in mind is a brown version of my Leeds.  The black PAs have also been giving me trouble.  Sometimes I wish I could box up the whole set and send them to Cold Iron so he can polish them all to his mirror shine and send them back.  He's the one who really knows what he's doing with shell - his Wolverines and Dundees look amazing!

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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

 

I just wanted to chime in on my Neumok experience. Like some but not all of you, I found Neumoks to be more narrow and long than standard 5-65 lasted shoes. See these posts for more discussion: one two three. I also had the problem with the funny bump on the toe where the lined and unlined portions met.

I wear the same size in Neumoks as my other 5-last shoes.  The white ones seem to fit a little funny at times - I wonder if it's just the color white?  You can notice little indentations on either side of the toe on the white ones in this picture.

 

 

AppleMark

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Modifying the sole edge is not without consequences: http://www.styleforum.net/t/247209/diy-cobbler-ing-changing-sole-edge-color#post_4536485

I changed the soles on these MacNeils and never had a problem.  I loved the color, unfortunately they were one width too small.  They were a project on a sick day; better than daytime TV.

 

 

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So I've been seeing others collections, so I thought I'd post a very dated picture.  It's amazing how fast these collections get out of hand.  I'm up to 40 pairs, with 4 more on the way.  Maybe when those get here, I'll take another picture.  Does anyone else rotate out what they don't wear?  It seems like I get rid of a lot of shoes.  I've gotten rid of six and traded in three for the correct size: 12E to 12EEE for the shell MacNeils, 12D to 12E for the Delrays and 12EEE to 11.5EEE for the McTavishes.  Hm... That means since this picture I've added 21 pairs.  I've got a problem.  Especially because I don't think this photo is particularly old.

 

 

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