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post #29356 of 47047
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Originally Posted by green garden View Post
 

 

A LW with a split reverse needs a double sole or else the proportion will be off.  If you really want a single sole, then I would suggest doing a flat welt.  I can see a LWB split reverse with single sole working with suede.  But why would you be afraid of the bulk?  IMHO, the "bulk" is part of what gives a LWB it's character.  That's why we call them gunboats, right?  If I want a streamlined shoe, then I'll get a balmoral.  

I don't think this looks too bad.....it's an Alden LWB with a flat welt and single sole.  Decisions, decisions.....

 

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Originally Posted by drbhrb View Post

Can I glue a heel tap back on myself or should I take it to a cobbler?

call AE & send them back... The 2 times this happened to me (once on a new pair, once on a recrafted pair), they not only fixed the heel, they included a $35 off coupon in the box! Coupon is redeemable at the outlets & is accepted during sales, YMMV
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Originally Posted by Nakedsnake View Post

Also, does anyone here find that the shell version of a shoe fits bigger than the calf version? the dalton in 12D in calf for me was snug at first, and has now stretched to be the perfect fit. But the shell dalton in 12E was way way way bigger. Even with wool socks, it wasn't snug. Seems like it shouldnt has increased in girth so much with only one size up in width.

This is pretty standard, as you will see this question asked quite frequently in this thread, The belief is that shell doesn't mold/fit/wrap as tightly around the last, causing the looser fit in comparison to calf or suede. Many folks will go down a width in cordovan as a result.
post #29359 of 47047
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Originally Posted by jasonmx3 View Post

Anyone have actual pictures of the BB Longwings (MacNeil) in Brown/Chili? Also, would you know if it has a double sole? There's not much info from BB's website. Thanks!

The BB MacNeils have a double sole, but in addition also have the rubber topy and a dove tail heel. Here are two pictures of my chili BB MacNeil's (sorry I don't have a picture of the soles):

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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post
 

 

Thanks for the input. How does cappuccino differ from dark brown shell? Anybody have a side by side comparison? I just bought the Patriot in dark brown shell (shipping from shoebank).  I'm now wondering which AE shell is closer to Alden Cigar, cappuccino or dark brown.In terms of edge trim, I'd like to replicate this shade. I'm thinking that light brown is pretty close. Natural was too light, IIRC.

 

 

 

 

 

Sadly, I just returned the above Alden PTB to TSM for refund.

 

Edited to add:

 

Just found this cigar vs. AE brown shell for reference:

 

 

Patrick, how's the shell on your cappuccino Leeds look? I am debating whether I should get Leeds or MacNeil MTOs and Allison told me that the imperfections of the shell will be more visible on the Leeds, which makes sense. I wonder how yours look like?

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Could someone PM me Allison's email address?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Originally Posted by alvin545 View Post


The BB MacNeils have a double sole, but in addition also have the rubber topy and a dove tail heel. Here are two pictures of my chili BB MacNeil's (sorry I don't have a picture of the soles):

 

 

Perfect! Thanks for posting the pics. These are much better than the ones on BB's website. Would you say that the colors on your pictures are fairly accurate (the ones on BB's website seem a bit more orange)?

 

Also, I'm guessing that the fit is a bit wider than the 5-last?

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Originally Posted by jasonmx3 View Post

Perfect! Thanks for posting the pics. These are much better than the ones on BB's website. Would you say that the colors on your pictures are fairly accurate (the ones on BB's website seem a bit more orange)?

Also, I'm guessing that the fit is a bit wider than the 5-last?

Those pictures were taken under fluorescent lighting in my office so the colours may be a bit washed out. They are a little more orange in sunlight but not too much. Maybe someone on here can post a picture of chili in natural light?

I regret to say that I don't own any 5-last shoes so I am unable to compare fit!
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Originally Posted by alvin545 View Post

The BB MacNeils have a double sole, but in addition also have the rubber topy and a dove tail heel. Here are two pictures of my chili BB MacNeil's (sorry I don't have a picture of the soles):


 

Perfect! Thanks for posting the pics. These are much better than the ones on BB's website. Would you say that the colors on your pictures are fairly accurate (the ones on BB's website seem a bit more orange)?

Also, I'm guessing that the fit is a bit wider than the 5-last?

I find the BB MacNeils to fit very slightly wider than the 5-last, but it's pretty negligible for me. The toe box of the MacNeil is lower than my 5-lasted shoes. I'm not sure if it's due to the last or the poron padded insole.

Here are a couple of indoor pics I had posted before:


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Originally Posted by drcharlie View Post


In general, it would be better to order firsts if they do not cost much more than seconds. The most important thing is to get shoes that fit well (are comfortable) and that you love. The ones on clearance are a mix of grained leather and smooth leather. If you love that, then it is a good price. If you would prefer a shoe to be 100% smooth calf leather, I would advise to wait for a deal on the Fifth Avenue or Strand. Some may argue either way regarding the aesthetics and versatility of the choices you are presenting. Ultimately, it is up to you to decide what style you love and will get good use of. Also, be sure the shoes fit well.

+1

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Chili LWB (w single sole) in direct sunlight.



(Please ignore baggy jeans...it's laundry day)
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^^Thanks for the pictures of the chili LWBs, guys. Very helpful!
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I apologize if this has already been mentioned, but can anyone confirm if shells will be on sale during the rediscovering America sale. If so, any word on what the discount will be? I'm debating if I should buy now during the webgem special or wait for the sale coming up. thanks
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Chili LWB (w single sole) in direct sunlight.



(Please ignore baggy jeans...it's laundry day)

 

What a timely post!  Do you happen to have any side profile shots? 

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Side profile, as per request

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