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That's cool, I really like them. Only come in D widths though, so I had to size up to accommodate my wide feet
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Originally Posted by AdamAdam View Post


I'm glad to see that over the last few pages there are other EE weirdos besides me. My question for the group is this: There are only certain models that are offered in EE. If I decided that I really wanted a shoe and was willing to go the MTO route, would I be able to get it in a width that is not normally offered? For instance, if I wanted a Dalton in 7.5EE do they even have that size in the 1 last that they could use for a custom order?

If they have the last, you probably can. I know you can't have them make it on a different last (ie the 5 last that is availabe in EE). Should be pretty easy to get an answer from them on this.

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The sale includes shell? Doesn't that mean the current Strand webgem will actually be cheaper during the sale than now?



Yep. IMO, the webgem is really worth it if you do the Jefferson, as this will be the only opportunity to get a Jefferson in shell. The other models are available at any time, in normal production.

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Originally Posted by ckylegrimes View Post

Here's a question: so I'm looking at picking up some distressed McTavish shoes on clearance, but I wonder abut sizing. I normally wear about a 9-9.5 in shoes, but my first pair of AE's is a pair of fairfaxes, and I had to go to an 8 D for it to fit. Is this normal in anyone else's experience?

 

I don't know anything about Fairfaxes, but I own three pairs of Mctavishes--natural wax infused, black wax infused, and brown distressed.  My shoe size is 12E.  I went with 11.5E for all three pairs.  I got a really nice fit with the black and the natural, but the brown distressed is just a little on the snug side.  I almost wish that I had gone true-to-size with the brown distressed.

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Out of 11 pairs of my Allen Edmonds and several Aldens, Yuketens and Trickers none has received more compliments in just one day then the "rough" MacNeils I got off eBay two weeks ago (brand new but with a few nicks). I guess it's the contrast between the uppers and the welt, as well as the laces and brass eyelets that make them really eye-catching. Given this "success", I am thinking of getting an MTO pair in brown cordovan with the chili welt, similar to the GOP's pair. Given that I have also preordered Alden LWB in tobacco calf (can be cancelled),do you think MacNeil in cordovan would be an overkill?  

 

 

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post


What kind of shoes are you normally wearing? For instance I wear a 10 in sneakers, but I am an 8D in most Allen Edmonds. I would base the size of the McTavish off the size of the AE you already have. I'm not sure what last the Fairfax is on, but you should be within a half size of the McTavish.

 

That's the real question: What shoes are you normally a 9-9.5 in? The McTavish is going to run larger than the fairfax, since it is a distressed cowhide, not a supple calfskin. Cowhide doesn't hold to the last as closely when stretched over (similar to cordovan fitting slightly larger than calf). Also, the McTavish has a double-oak sole, which means you'll have some heel-slip for a while longer if you buy it too large.  If your Fairfaxes are 8D, I would guess you will be a 7.5D in the McTavish.

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Originally Posted by DHD28 View Post
 

Just received a bonus at work and now I'm having a hard time restraining myself from the Shell webgem deal... particularly the Strand. Anyone care to talk me out of it?

When are you going to see a deal like that again?  Do it!

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Out of 11 pairs of my Allen Edmonds and several Aldens, Yuketens and Trickers none has received more compliments in just one day then the "rough" MacNeils I got off eBay two weeks ago (brand new but with a few nicks). I guess it's the contrast between the uppers and the welt, as well as the laces and brass eyelets that make them really eye-catching. Given this "success", I am thinking of getting an MTO pair in brown cordovan with the chili welt, similar to the GOP's pair. Given that I have also preordered Alden LWB in tobacco calf (can be cancelled),do you think MacNeil in cordovan would be an overkill?

 

 

 

Those look stellar!! Congrats!

 

Was the contrasting stitching, rather than tone-on-tone, your design or did they take the liberty of doing that?

 

Nevermind... I see you got them off eBay. I thought they were a Paul MTO. Great looking, nonetheless!

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Those look stellar!! Congrats!

 

Was the contrasting stitching, rather than tone-on-tone, your design or did they take the liberty of doing that?

 

Nevermind... I see you got them off eBay. I thought they were a Paul MTO. Great looking, nonetheless!

 

Thanks! They were a webjem circa the end of 2011, but if I were to order an MTO, I'd choose something similar, probably with the contrast stitching as well, and definitely with the chili welt and brass eyelets. 

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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Been having a hardcore buffing day today, watching football and shining my shell shoes... Here are my Walnut Shell Strands, they are almost two years old now! I think that they turn 2 in January... Anyways, hope that you enjoy them, they are my favorite of all my shoes (Aldens and Crockett & Jones included) to date! Both in terms of fit, color, and style.











-Mike

Mike, lovely care you have give to your shoes!
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Anyone has experience with the Amok ? Looking at a size comparison with the 5 last, not too sure if I should size up, width up or just take the same size.

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Originally Posted by tietherope View Post

The sale includes shell? Doesn't that mean the current Strand webgem will actually be cheaper during the sale than now?

The webgem offer will expire when the sale starts.
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Originally Posted by cincikid View Post

Out of 11 pairs of my Allen Edmonds and several Aldens, Yuketens and Trickers none has received more compliments in just one day then the "rough" MacNeils I got off eBay two weeks ago (brand new but with a few nicks). I guess it's the contrast between the uppers and the welt, as well as the laces and brass eyelets that make them really eye-catching. Given this "success", I am thinking of getting an MTO pair in brown cordovan with the chili welt, similar to the GOP's pair. Given that I have also preordered Alden LWB in tobacco calf (can be cancelled),do you think MacNeil in cordovan would be an overkill?  





ey really need to make these a regular part of their lineup. Just a great looking shoe.
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

What kind of shoes are you normally wearing? For instance I wear a 10 in sneakers, but I am an 8D in most Allen Edmonds. I would base the size of the McTavish off the size of the AE you already have. I'm not sure what last the Fairfax is on, but you should be within a half size of the McTavish.

Thanks, that's good info. I was a bit surprised by the stark contrast in sizing from my normal casual shoes, like vans. The fairfaxes are my first pair of nicer dress shoes, the next nicest would be like some Eccos that I used to wear, and I wear like a 9.5-10 in those too. Onteresting
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

The webgem offer will expire when the sale starts.

But my point is that the Strand shell is usually what, $595? Take off 15% for the sale and you end up with $505.75, which is cheaper than the webgem.
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