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is it necessary to give a new pair of Macallister some reno and color polish treatment? 

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Originally Posted by calidist View Post

AE must have known it is my b-day next week since it sent me a pair of first quality brown shell Strands instead of the second quality ones I ordered from Jeffersonville for $299--no imperfections (other than some very slight color variation), no seconds stamp on soles, and blue flannel shoebags, all in a seconds-labelled box.  Suffice to say I was quite surprised when opening that present.  Plus the pair of second quality black shell Macneils I ordered at the same time look to be great shape as well--I was afraid TTS might not fit, but it seems perfect.

Nice pick up sir. I just picked up some near flawless shell Strands froDm there last month before the shell sale. Does anyone know if Jeffersonville would retro price match my previous purchase with the current sale? Thanks
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Doubt it, but you may as well ask them.

Just got my black Cambridge and burgundy shell park aves from the sale. The Cambridge looks great - but the park aves have a few too many issues for me. Getting a replacement pair Monday. We'll see how those are.
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What do you guys think about the AE Spiaggia shoe? Is it something that could be worn with both shorts and jeans or am I just retarded?

 

 

They're not bad with jeans. I scored a pair of the white ones when they first came out, but I must mention that, if you get white ones, you will see denim staining them. I mean, that's to be expected, but it's also easy to overlook. They're awfully casual, but I wouldn't rock them with shorts. I would say chinos and denim.

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odd question, but has anyone ever taken a side by side of AE's version of a LWB in brown shell compared to aldens LWB?

 

looking at a MTO to fill that void that alden cannot seem to deliver on, thinking the AE might be the way to go..

 

thanks in advance!

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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post
 

odd question, but has anyone ever taken a side by side of AE's version of a LWB in brown shell compared to aldens LWB?

 

looking at a MTO to fill that void that alden cannot seem to deliver on, thinking the AE might be the way to go..

 

thanks in advance!

 

I could point you at this thread comparing brown Alden 975 and #8 AE MacNeil: 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/141581/allen-edmonds-appreciation-thread/8160

but I anticipate this is not exactly what you are looking for. 

If this helps, there's been quite a few pictures of brown AE MacNeil in this thread in the past few days. 

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Originally Posted by cincikid View Post
 

 

I could point you at this thread comparing brown Alden 975 and #8 AE MacNeil: 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/141581/allen-edmonds-appreciation-thread/8160

but I anticipate this is not exactly what you are looking for. 

If this helps, there's been quite a few pictures of brown AE MacNeil in this thread in the past few days. 

 

thanks for the thoughtful response and pics.. 

 

I have a pair of 975 from alden, and am hoping to acquire the brown version from them. being their cigar shortage, was wondering how a cappuccino MTO might work. 

 

may call allison on monday.

 

thanks again!

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Pics! Congratulations and happy birthday too!

 

Here are the MacNeils at the start of the Mac method:

 

 

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Originally Posted by MKJ1 View Post


Nice pick up sir. I just picked up some near flawless shell Strands froDm there last month before the shell sale. Does anyone know if Jeffersonville would retro price match my previous purchase with the current sale? Thanks

 

I doubt it, but I'm right there with you.  I picked up Brown Dundees from Jeffersonville with the 20% off a couple weeks ago.  I figure whether $299 or $360, they were great prices!

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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post
 

odd question, but has anyone ever taken a side by side of AE's version of a LWB in brown shell compared to aldens LWB?

 

looking at a MTO to fill that void that alden cannot seem to deliver on, thinking the AE might be the way to go..

 

thanks in advance!

 

If your willing to consider short wing, I'd recommend the C&J Marlow for RL.

 

 

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Originally Posted by calidist View Post
 

 

Here are the MacNeils at the start of the Mac method:

 

 

 

These were available when I called, but I just didn't know how I felt about the concept of black shell. Does black shell actually patina well through time?

 

Nevertheless, they look great!

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^^ I don't know how black shell ages, but I really didn't appreciate it till I bought a pair of black shell boots. Now I have a couple pair of black shell on my list. Very under rated.
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^^ I don't know how black shell ages, but I really didn't appreciate it till I bought a pair of black shell boots. Now I have a couple pair of black shell on my list. Very under rated.

I have been in the same boat as you, as I have never been interested in Black Shell... But I have satisfied most of my other colors desires and just got my first pair of Black on the Cambridges. Excited to get them going and thanks to all for informing us about the $299 sale!
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Originally Posted by calidist View Post
 

 

I doubt it, but I'm right there with you.  I picked up Brown Dundees from Jeffersonville with the 20% off a couple weeks ago.  I figure whether $299 or $360, they were great prices!

Thanks, I agree. I was hunting for my first pair of shells, so when I saw the strands were available in my size, I jumped on that price. Maybe next time, I'm still very happy with the purchase. The manager also went above and beyond my expectations and sent me a picture of the negligible defect that made them seconds. That was worth the extra I paid since I had a recent string of really bad seconds I had to send back.

 

Below are two that I had to return. As you can see, one pair had some really bad creasing on the medial side and significant bowing. The other pair was labeled the same size, but about an entire size smaller.

 

 

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Hey Everyone!

 

I'm new to this thread but I've already learned a lot looking through all of your great posts.  Quick question, I recently purchased some tan cronmoks.  I love them, however, I'd like to find a way to alter the color from tan to more of a reddish tone.  I've attached pictures of my tan cronmoks along with a picture of the tone that I'd like to get them to.  

 

Does anyone have any suggestions on the best way to alter the color (e.g. oils, dyes, etc.)?  Thanks so much.

 

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