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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Saw some cappuccino shell (at least what the salesperson told me it was) for the first time in person yesterday. I can't wait to get some shoes on order!
 

 

Those are some beautiful shoes!

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Hey Gentlemen,

 

I just bought a pair of Dornochs to use while I travel to London this week. I will be using them as my primary walking shoes during the day. Any ideas on what looks good paired with these shoes? Dark Denim? Light Denim? Colored trousers? 

 

Gracias in advance.

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Originally Posted by hexagon View Post
 

I could not agree more. I'm glad they weren't my size or I would have walked out with them.

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Originally Posted by JermynStreet View Post

Hey Gentlemen,

I just bought a pair of Dornochs to use while I travel to London this week. I will be using them as my primary walking shoes during the day. Any ideas on what looks good paired with these shoes? Dark Denim? Light Denim? Colored trousers? 

Gracias in advance.

What color are your Dornochs? If they are the tan ones, I' go with dark denim or pants with some olive in it (light or dark) or maybe brown pants (lately I've been wearing my darker tan colored shoes with brown pants a lot). If they are the brown ones, you could probably wear them with just about anything.

BTW, will you be checking out shoes from the English makers during your trip?
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

All, thanks for posting the pics comparing the browns against the cappuccino shells... I think that I have a decent idea now... The cappuccino reminds me of the brown used by Crockett and Jones on their Marlows for Ralph Lauren, which is a lovely sample of Shell Cordovan.

-Mike

+1

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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

Also, it is worth mentioning that as a shoe breaks in, the gap will close to a greater extent.
+1. I'm almost concerned that the gap is going to be non-existent in a few years.
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Those are all beautiful and a great example to how much shell can vary. I have noticed a general theme to the Dalton's in Walnut Shell tending to have a more brown undertone. Your Strands could almost be an exact match for mine. I really like the color variation on them depending on how you look at them.

I do agree with you on the Chukkas. Those are very close. Surprising as Ravello usually has a more red undertone to it. I personally like the stitch work does on the side of their Chukkas, but I have never tried on the AE Chukkas to see how the 3 eyelets compare against the 2.

Regardless, enjoy your nice sampling of Walnut Shell!

-Mike

Thank you good sir! There are a few that have suggested that the most of the first released walnut shell boots and shoes were darker in color than the later ones. And that may be true, it applied in my case anyhow. Yes I was hoping for more red undertones in the Ravello but then again the variance in tones and color are what attract me to shell to start with.

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I knew we would break you down eventually wink.gif
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Still have a ways to go but I am pleased with my first round of brushing and buffing

And I feel you should be pleased, I would be! Yes you did break me down and I called today, the order went in fine but she said it has been well over 8 weeks so she was going to contact manufacturing and find out what is going on. Thank you for the nudge! cheers.gif

 

In the meantime my new properly fitting CXL Bayfields came last week and I have been breaking them in. This time around going to skip the HDLP and just use saddle soap and Bick 4 for a bit of luster. I did miss not having a pair of CXL boots. In the evening on the deck after a "hard" day fishing on Saturday.

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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

Same here:  Also, it is worth mentioning that as a shoe breaks in, the gap will close to a greater extent.

 

700

 

700

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

All great looking shoes!

Yes they are, well done bucksfan!

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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

+1. I'm almost concerned that the gap is going to be non-existent in a few years.

My Cambridge have closed to the point that I had to put tongue pads in them. They fit fine but closed down just enough that with thin socks I need the extra volume offered by the pad.

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New slippers arrived this weekend. My first tassel loafer and first longwing, Manchester in burgundy calf. They lacked depth out of the box so I used Reno and the cream that came off looked like red roller bearing grease that had been burnt. It allowed some of the color to come through but not even close to SouthNarc's pictures. Hit them with a thin coat of Saphir Mahogany wax for now. This winter will strip them down and start clean. I never could see myself in tassel loafers but now I am glad that they fit, what a great shoe, I'm very pleased. Part of me wishes I would had taken the chance and done a MTO in shell of course but still happy with them.

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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post


What color are your Dornochs? If they are the tan ones, I' go with dark denim or pants with some olive in it (light or dark) or maybe brown pants (lately I've been wearing my darker tan colored shoes with brown pants a lot). If they are the brown ones, you could probably wear them with just about anything.

BTW, will you be checking out shoes from the English makers during your trip?

Thanks Mack Dogg,

 

I will DEFINITELY be checking out some english shoemakers. Unfortunately, my price point is pretty low at this point in my life, so I will only be picking up one pair of shoes: some J. Fitzpatricks. I hope to stop by the Lobb workshop and possibly others; it's the world's center of haberdashery.

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Originally Posted by JermynStreet View Post

Thanks Mack Dogg,

 

I will DEFINITELY be checking out some english shoemakers. Unfortunately, my price point is pretty low at this point in my life, so I will only be picking up one pair of shoes: some J. Fitzpatricks. I hope to stop by the Lobb workshop and possibly others; it's the world's center of haberdashery.

 

Take pictures and post some when you get back! biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

 

Same here:  Also, it is worth mentioning that as a shoe breaks in, the gap will close to a greater extent.
 

 

700

 

700

Are you wearing Cambridge in the last picture?  How does it compare to PA in terms of size and fit.  They are both on the AE last 5 right?  But when I saw these in a store, they look bigger vs. a PA. The PAs were in calf and don't know if that makes a difference.

 

Thanks.

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I need some input, gents. I'm going to be replicating GOP Shoe Guy's beautiful shell MacNeils but in Cappuccino shell:



One change I want to make though is to go with exposed metal eyelets instead of blind eyelets.

Given that I want these shoes to be a little more informal (worn with jeans or chinos) I'm considering either matched eyelets or antique brass eyelets like these rough collection macneils:



Or perhaps like the 744 combination:



Are those antique brass or color matched eyelets?

Any thoughts as to which will be better for what I'm trying to pull off?
Edited by bl@ster - 8/19/13 at 2:14pm
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