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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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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:

 

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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!


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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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:

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This is what they first looked like outside:

 

 

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And now:

 

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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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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.

 

 

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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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Are those all Allen Edmonds brand?  I am finally in a position to say that I do appreciate Allen Edmonds fine quality in shoes.  My recent purchase of some fiesols do prove what you all have been saying about the fine quality of Allen Edmonds.   I previously thought that there was no difference in quality between different brands of men's dress shoes so I walked around in State Street shoes which I got at Payless, based on what I paid for them I did in fact get my dollars out of them but I think that I would have been a lot happier with some really good Allen Edmonds shoes.

 

When you are wearing sneakers what brand do you generally wear?  What is the Allen Edmonds of the sneaker world?

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Are those all Allen Edmonds brand?  I am finally in a position to say that I do appreciate Allen Edmonds fine quality in shoes.  My recent purchase of some fiesols do prove what you all have been saying about the fine quality of Allen Edmonds.   I previously thought that there was no difference in quality between different brands of men's dress shoes so I walked around in State Street shoes which I got at Payless, based on what I paid for them I did in fact get my dollars out of them but I think that I would have been a lot happier with some really good Allen Edmonds shoes.

 

When you are wearing sneakers what brand do you generally wear?  What is the Allen Edmonds of the sneaker world?

They're all AE.  So are the rest of the 44.  As for other shoes, I have a pair of black Red Wing work boots, a pair of steel toe Doc Martens left over from my days in the oil industry, a pair of red low-top Converse All-Stars, and a whole bunch of pairs of Rainbow Sandals.  They're a SoCal thing, and since I'm really a surfer dude at heart they're all I really wear outside of work and events.  Fo athletic shoes, I generally stick with New Balance.  They're nothing to write home about, but they get the job done.

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does anyone know what the AE San Marco fit is comparable to in terms of some of the more popular AE shoes?

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So I snapped a couple of quick pics.  I see a lot of posts asking what lasts shoes are on and how people size them, so I will include that as well.  Top to bottom, left to right:

 

Brown bison Yuma - hand sewn 800 last - 12 EEE

Brown chromexcel Bayfield - 1 last - 12 E

Chocolate Dalton - 1 last - 12 E

Grey Long Branch - 1 last - 12 EEE

Chili Delray - 8 last - 12 E

Brown pebble Leeds - 8 last - 12 E - I know; these are old Leeds and not the current 1 last Leeds

Brown Clifton - 8 last - 12 E

Dark Brown Hillcrest - 4 last - 12 EEE

Chestnut Colton - 0 last - 12 EEE

Walnut McClain - 8 last - 12 EEE

Walnut BB Strand - 5 last - 12 EEE

Black Leeds - 1 last - 12.5 E

Black Wendell - 8 last - 12 E

Black MacNeil - 7 last - 12 E

Black Lexington - 1 last - 12 E

Black Auburn - 1 last - 12 E

Brown/Linen Strawfut - 5 last - 12 EEE

Red/White/Blue McAllist - 5 last - 12 EEE

Orange Horsemen - 5 last - 12 EEE

White Neumok - 5 last - 12 EEE

Orange/smooth white Neumok - 5 last - 12 EEE

Blue/pebble white Neumok - 5 last - 12 EEE

Black/white Broadstreet - old 3 last - 12 EEE

 

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Walnut shell Dalton - 1 last - 12 E

Brown shell Dundee - 1 last - 12 EEE

Black shark Clifton - 8 last - 12 E

Old burgundy shell Leeds - 1 last - 12 E

Black alligator Birmingham (yes; real gator - thank the eBay!) - 0 last - 12 EEE

New burgundy shell MacNeil - 7 last - 12 EEE

Black shell Park Avenue - 5 last - 12 EEE

Black alligator Park Avenue - 5 last - 12 EEE

Brown shell Strand - 5 last - 12 EEE

Cappuccino shell McAllister - 5 last - 12 EEE

Tan suede Amok - 4 last - 12 EEE

Chili Fairfax - 5 last - 12 EEE

Tan/blue Finch - 1 last - 12 EEE

Chili Bradley - 1 last - 12 E

Sand suede Player's Shoe - 2 last - 12 EEE

Black McTavish - 5 last - 11.5 EEE - OK, this is a weird one - I had to size down 1/2 size like everyone else

Blue suede Player's Shoe - 2 last - 12 EEE

 

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On the way:

Cappuccino shell/walnut shell Shelton - 1 last - 12 EEE

Chili shark/dark brown shark Shelton - 1 last - 12 EEE

Walnut shell MacNeil - 1 last - 12 EEE

Walnut/bone Summit Point - 7 last - 12 EEE

 

Can anyone think of any gaps, besides a shell Patriot?  I just can't seem to get loafers or monk straps to work for me.

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Does the cappuccino shell differ from the brown shell?
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