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When one foot is a little swollen, the gaps looks like this......

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Yes they are, well done bucksfan!
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.

Disappointed to hear. I may have to resort to the same down the road.
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Is this a special make-up you're having done?

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Originally Posted by bl@ster View Post

I need some input, gents. I'm going to be replicating GOP Shoe Guy's beautiful shell MacNeils buts in Cappuccino shell:
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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?
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Originally Posted by Kai View Post

Is this a special make-up you're having done?

Yes
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beater McNeil from 1997...re-soled 3x...

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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

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.

Very nice shoes, I've been thinking about a pair myself!

Nice job on the polishing!

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Can one buy the Bayfields anywhere except from eBay? Looking for 11.5 3E.

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

I'd imagine I'd feel the same way about a wider size. These fit perfectly in all other aspects.

Just curious, how do you measure on AE's sizing guide or on the Brannock? I usually wear a D myself but thinking of experimenting with an E.
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Originally Posted by OlafG View Post

Can one buy the Bayfields anywhere except from eBay? Looking for 11.5 3E.

 

Land's End.  Not sure if they have 3E though.

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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!
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I sold these cappuccino shell mcallister webgems a while back. They were beautiful and I would have loved to have put the miles on them, but they were too big. I was not going to do tongue pads and insoles to have them fit me. Someone out there is very happy:

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Yea they were amazing. Like I said...glad they weren't my size yesterday. Especially since I'm in the middle of ordering 2 MTO.
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

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.



Aren't they fantastic slip-ons? They look great and it took me a bit of Reno work to get them to where they would take a nice shine so don't worry. i think the Manchester is one of the most under appreciated shoes in the AE line up and I concur that a shell version would be STUNNING!smile.gif
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Originally Posted by bl@ster View Post

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?

Just get the rough collection MacNeils. I love mine!! Lol
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Originally Posted by bl@ster View Post

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?

IMO, brass eyelets would be quintessential on a casual shoe. I really like Frans Boone's version of Alden's longwings with brass eyelets. CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90

 

Also, there was a similar discussion regarding eyelets and edge color on the Alden thread a while ago: http://www.styleforum.net/t/85589/the-official-alden-thread/42165 

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