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Received my 2nds walnut Mcallister today and am undecided on whether I should return them for a different pair. The finishing is disappointing on the sole/welt. I'm not sure I can permanently fix that with edge dressing. Can anyone chime in on whether its an easy fix or should I exchange them?
post #29417 of 42798

That's normal. 

post #29418 of 42798
hard to see what's wrong with it.
post #29419 of 42798

First got introduced to the brand in 2011 when I bought a pair of boat shoes (Harbour). Back then I didn't know anything about the brand at all. Little did I know it was my first step into what is a very slippery slope.

 

Fast forward to 2013, here's the latest one to empty my pockets

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post #29420 of 42798
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Originally Posted by Jon Cheddar View Post
 

 

I like my Kenwoods quite a bit. Got them as seconds for ~$150. They're unlined so I've read some complaints about them pulling people's socks down, but that hasn't been a problem for me and i would imagine that's mostly a problem for people who do not wear over the calf socks.

 

Thanks guys - I'll go ahead and give them a shot.

 
Certainly worth a try at that price
post #29421 of 42798
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Originally Posted by Fabian43 View Post


Received my 2nds walnut Mcallister today and am undecided on whether I should return them for a different pair. The finishing is disappointing on the sole/welt. I'm not sure I can permanently fix that with edge dressing. Can anyone chime in on whether its an easy fix or should I exchange them?

 

Come on. They are seconds for a reason. I've had firsts with more flaws than that.

 

They are shoes after all. 

post #29422 of 42798
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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post
 

 

Why only a couple of hours for the first wear? Whats the science behind that?

 

I don't think there is a science, but usually the cork needs to mold to your feet and it holds true for me that the shoes are uncomfortable for the first few long wears.

post #29423 of 42798
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Originally Posted by NWTeal View Post
 

 

The Players are discontinued now, but the came in black, "bitter chocolate" suede, white suede (!) and a navy suede (!!). You can still find some at nordstrom rack, or even a nordstrom if you're lucky.

 

Personally I hope they bring them back because the navy suede was awesome.

 

Thanks. 

 
I think they would look great in some kind of dark brown. I'll even take something lighter like chestnut.  Not a fan of walnut.  Could be an MTO.....
post #29424 of 42798

Well, I need the some feedback on cordovan macneil's fit. I wear a size 9.5D. So during this recent shell cordovan seconds sale, I order the macneil in 9.5D. I wasnt sure about the fit, so i also ordered a 10C. Out of the two pair, the leather on the 9.5D looks better, There is some slighly raised creasing on the right shoe of the 10C I find unusual (this is clearer on the last picture below). The salesman told me over the phone that this is normal, and that more people try the right shoe and that it may go away with the use of shoe trees.. Given this is my first pair of cordovan, do you think this is normal. 

Also the 9.5D pair is more even when looking at the laces. Overall the 9.5D fits better, my only concern is that the laces are close to coming together. I am worried that once the shoe breaks in, they may be a bit loose. The 10C is fits closer in the middle and towards the toe box, however, I get more heel slip on the 10C when compared to the 9.5D.

 

Here you can see the there isn't much of a gap on the laces of the 9.5Ds

 

 

 

Here you can see the creasing on the right shoe. 

post #29425 of 42798

What are the most casual black AE shoes I can get? I work in a government setting and already feel a little too flashy in walnut Strands. It's a business casual, chinos and polos/shirts style environment. 

 

McCallisters?

post #29426 of 42798

Looking to try a 3-last shoe. I've heard that sizing down 1/2 size from what you wear in last 5 is typical. Anyone have experience with this?

post #29427 of 42798
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Originally Posted by mdavis534 View Post
 

 

 

9.5D. No question about it. The shoes should lace like that. 

post #29428 of 42798
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Originally Posted by NWTeal View Post

The Players are discontinued now, but the came in black, "bitter chocolate" suede, white suede (!) and a navy suede (!!). You can still find some at nordstrom rack, or even a nordstrom if you're lucky.

Personally I hope they bring them back because the navy suede was awesome.
Also in snuff suede. I think everything on the 2 last is discontinued.
post #29429 of 42798
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Well, I need the some feedback on cordovan macneil's fit. I wear a size 9.5D. So during this recent shell cordovan seconds sale, I order the macneil in 9.5D. I wasnt sure about the fit, so i also ordered a 10C. Out of the two pair, the leather on the 9.5D looks better, There is some slighly raised creasing on the right shoe of the 10C I find unusual (this is clearer on the last picture below). The salesman told me over the phone that this is normal, and that more people try the right shoe and that it may go away with the use of shoe trees.. Given this is my first pair of cordovan, do you think this is normal. 
Also the 9.5D pair is more even when looking at the laces. Overall the 9.5D fits better, my only concern is that the laces are close to coming together. I am worried that once the shoe breaks in, they may be a bit loose. The 10C is fits closer in the middle and towards the toe box, however, I get more heel slip on the 10C when compared to the 9.5D.

Here you can see the there isn't much of a gap on the laces of the 9.5Ds









Here you can see the creasing on the right shoe. 


I've asked this on other boards and it seems like a good time to ask here. Do smaller or larger shoes crease more?
post #29430 of 42798

What do you guys think of the McTavish in black as a casual work shoe?

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