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post #29146 of 48687
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Originally Posted by mmmtttt View Post
 

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.

 

I'd go one size up.

post #29147 of 48687

reposting my question from earlier:

 

I already have brown suede malverns (chukkas) and tan suede amoks...would it be overkill to get the amok in brown suede as well?  I LOVE the weight (or lack thereof) of the amoks.

post #29148 of 48687
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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?  






I too get great comments when wearing my fairly new rough McNeils I scooped from a fellow member here. Love them!
post #29149 of 48687
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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post


I stopped home at lunch today to see my walnut shell seconds Macneils. These are the ones I had made that didn't pass inspection for some reason. They arrived, though they are a bit darker than I expected.

Here is a my walnut shell Macneils thy did pass inspection.

Before anyone points out the obvious, that the welts are different, I know, I had them change it on the order.

Could it be the color was to dark to pass as walnut and that is why they are considered seconds? Clearly I haven't laced them yet, but barring any lacing line up issues, I can't see why these are seconds. They are darker than the walnuts I received with the MTO program...

 

Interestingly, a pair pretty much identical to your walnut shell MacNeils (albeit a bit lighter) and also with the natural welt just showed up on eBay. I wonder if this also was a special makeup that didn't pass the inspection or whether AE used to make a similar design at some point? Sadly, they are 12EEE. 

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/ALLEN-EDMONDS-MACNEIL-WINGTIP-BLUCHER-OXFORD-CIGAR-SHELL-CORDOVAN-12-EEE-EX-WIDE-/360738552619?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item53fdb17b2b

post #29150 of 48687
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Originally Posted by charliebrown2 View Post

reposting my question from earlier:

I already have brown suede malverns (chukkas) and tan suede amoks...would it be overkill to get the amok in brown suede as well?  I LOVE the weight (or lack thereof) of the amoks.

On the positive side of buying it: If you want an Amok in brown you're running out of time to get one. It will extend the life of your Malverns by splitting the duty between the two.

Negative side: The money could be used to fill a hole in your rotation.
post #29151 of 48687
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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?
When I used to wear mine more I used get a lot of compliments also. I also have a pair of burgundy shell MacNeils. I don't think getting a pair of brown shell MacNeils is overkill.
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Originally Posted by tietherope View Post

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.
The webgem is showing as $545 right now. I think peppercorn's point is that you wouldn't be able to get the brown shell Strand after the webgem is over.
post #29152 of 48687
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Originally Posted by tietherope View Post

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.

Yep. But with the 25$ shoe trees thrown in.
post #29153 of 48687
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Originally Posted by cincikid View Post

Interestingly, a pair pretty much identical to your walnut shell MacNeils (albeit a bit lighter) and also with the natural welt just showed up on eBay. I wonder if this also was a special makeup that didn't pass the inspection or whether AE used to make a similar design at some point? Sadly, they are 12EEE. 
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/ALLEN-EDMONDS-MACNEIL-WINGTIP-BLUCHER-OXFORD-CIGAR-SHELL-CORDOVAN-12-EEE-EX-WIDE-/360738552619?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item53fdb17b2b
Hmm, I'm usually 11.5EEE but I am a 12EEE on the brannock. How is the macneil last?
post #29154 of 48687
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Originally Posted by cincikid View Post

Interestingly, a pair pretty much identical to your walnut shell MacNeils (albeit a bit lighter) and also with the natural welt just showed up on eBay. I wonder if this also was a special makeup that didn't pass the inspection or whether AE used to make a similar design at some point? Sadly, they are 12EEE. 
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/ALLEN-EDMONDS-MACNEIL-WINGTIP-BLUCHER-OXFORD-CIGAR-SHELL-CORDOVAN-12-EEE-EX-WIDE-/360738552619?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item53fdb17b2b

Those were mine! There's a wave in the leather on the inner outside of the left shoe. I was told they were out of spec so they sent me a replacement pair. I ordered them right before Paul's MTO program began.
post #29155 of 48687
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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post

Those w
Those were mine! There's a wave in the leather on the inner outside of the left shoe. I was told they were out of spec so they sent me a replacement pair. I ordered them right before Paul's MTO program began.
How bad is the wave?
post #29156 of 48687
Those pics of the "rough" Macneils has me wondering if there are any casual wingtip bluchers in the current lineup that I'm missing. There's the Banchory but I'm not a huge fan of those. I have a pair of Elgins that I wear casually and may grab a McTavish at some point but I feel like the blucher style for a casual shoe is more my thing and I don't think there's anything attractive in the current lineup.
post #29157 of 48687
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Originally Posted by ckylegrimes View Post


Thanks for the reply! Yes, this is where I get confused. Although it is a more formal looking shoe, if it was tan I would be more inclined to think it would be easier to dress down, but the chili is a little darker..? So are you talking like dark raw jeans and just a button up, or like tucked in dress shirt and sportcoat casual?

 

You're right that chilli is a darker colour. Sorry for not making "casual" clear; it will be perfectly fine with dark jeans and a button-up as well as a dress shirt/sportcoat/dress pant combo. I wouldn't advise wearing it with a suit.

post #29158 of 48687
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Originally Posted by drbhrb View Post

How bad is the wave?

Noticeable, but only to the wearer. Nothing that should affect structural integrity.
post #29159 of 48687
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Originally Posted by cincikid View Post
 

 

Interestingly, a pair pretty much identical to your walnut shell MacNeils (albeit a bit lighter) and also with the natural welt just showed up on eBay. I wonder if this also was a special makeup that didn't pass the inspection or whether AE used to make a similar design at some point? Sadly, they are 12EEE. 

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/ALLEN-EDMONDS-MACNEIL-WINGTIP-BLUCHER-OXFORD-CIGAR-SHELL-CORDOVAN-12-EEE-EX-WIDE-/360738552619?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item53fdb17b2b

I too saw those. EEE is a bit wide for me. They are sharp looking though. I know I love my Walnut Shell Macneils.

post #29160 of 48687
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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post

Those w
Those were mine! There's a wave in the leather on the inner outside of the left shoe. I was told they were out of spec so they sent me a replacement pair. I ordered them right before Paul's MTO program began.

 

Amazing how small the AE world is! I wonder how they ended up on eBay, moreover given the seller is in Georgia?

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