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Originally Posted by Subutai View Post
 

I feel safer asking this here: why does everyone on the Alden thread say "wear in good health?" 

 

It's a nice sentiment but . . . why?

because they are all members of Mac's creepy Alden loafers/argyle socks/old legs worshiping cult, and Mac is the leader.  I don't mind Mac the person, heck, I don't KNOW Mac the person, and the phrase "wear in good health" doesn't bother me so much.  However, the clunky shoes, the argyles, the old man legs with the pants pulled up to the knees, the uncle/nephew creepy pedophile stuff...  That is just too much for me.

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Originally Posted by njruss View Post
 

 

Enough PLEASE!!!!!

I know right????  AE appreciation thread is the one place you can go on this site and not run into vulgarity and arguing.  More ogling of those magnificent cappuccino shell strands, and less arguing gentlemen...  There is no hurt feeling a beautiful shoe like that can't heal!

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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post
 

Absolutely beautiful and extremely well done! Congrats and I hope the Maiden Voyage went well for you, your pictures are great. I have the McAllister in cappuccino shell with the chili welt and wheeled edge, I feel it is perfect for those shoes as well as your Strands. My cappuccino Dundee's change color also however my cappuccino McAllister and cappuccino Bayfield's not so much, they are truly darker than brown and more consistent in color. I'm glad you got a pair that change shades in different lighting, there is something almost magical about them. 

PLUS 1!  very well said mate!

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ANybody have an idea of how the Sandersons fit?

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Just noticed I'm now a senior member.  I FEEL SO PROUD OF MYSELF!:teach: 

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Originally Posted by shartmann View Post
 

 

 

 

Here are a few more pictures of my cappuccino Strands. I did go with a chili welt instead of the standard brown, and also added a wheeled edge.

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet!!!

 

Great choice.

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Would attaching a slightly higher heel sole affect the shoe (other than making the heel slightly higher)? I am thinking of having the heels of my AEs replaced when they get worn-out (I wear out heels really quickly), and I would prefer using the J. Rendendach toplifts as I have them on my other pairs and they are really well-made.

 

My concern is the JR heel soles are higher by about 2-3mm (c .08 of an inch) when compared to the original AE heel soles. Would that have any affect on the shoes at all?

 

These are the ones I'm referring to:

 

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Anyone know how long the 2/250 is continuing? What are the odds that a stock list I received on monday is still relatively current?

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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post


Mac method is overrated and not proven over a longth period of time or wear.

+ he gets no credit for the words "wear in good health". Those words have been spoken for many years across many interwebs.

 

my version of break in method is lace up and hit the pavements. that being said, my toe end of the sole does tend to wear aggressively. *maybe* the 'mac method' of wearing for a couple hours on a carpeted surface would help break the sole in and minimize that wear. my amount of care on the matter is nil.

 
concerning the aggressive brushing etc. I cannot achieve a shine that has been displayed by Mac, and others throughout the alden thread. I employ no paste, just some reno from time to time..
 
I'd honestly love to send a pair of well worn shoes to a forum member to see what can be accomplished. either that, or I'll wait for alden or B. Nelson to do a resole and just refinish the uppers then.
 
just my .o2
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The only part about the "Mac Method" I believe in is the constant brushing. Brushing shell for long periods of time DOES bring out a shine. However, I have not had any luck using the method to remove factory finishing or old polish and gunk from the leather. 

 

Mayhaps the method is only something that works on Aldens?

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Burgundy Cambridge today
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Originally Posted by blocky View Post
 

Anyone know how long the 2/250 is continuing? What are the odds that a stock list I received on monday is still relatively current?

 

Until sept 22nd, as far as odds, it really depends on your size (if its popular like 10D then odds are probably low) and depends on the amount they had of the model youre looking at.

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Originally Posted by masernaut View Post
 

The only part about the "Mac Method" I believe in is the constant brushing. Brushing shell for long periods of time DOES bring out a shine. However, I have not had any luck using the method to remove factory finishing or old polish and gunk from the leather.

 

Mayhaps the method is only something that works on Aldens?

 

 I used the Mac Method to remove the factory polish from my shell patriots.  It took a long time (at least a month or more) before the cloth came back clear, but it did eventually work.  That said, I am a huge believer in using  Saphir's cordovan creme on shell occasionally to nourish the shell and bring out a nice shine.

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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post
 

Got my factory seconds Allen Edmonds Cambridges in Black Shell Cordovan the other day... Finally had a few moments to snag a few pictures of them today. They are my first pair of Black Shell Cordovan. I have most other shades of Shell Cordovan, but have never made the plunge into Black. These will be replacing my well used Black McAllisters (which are calf). Hope that you enjoy them! They look terrific especially for being seconds. The right shoe has some ever so slight creasing in them and that is why I think that they are seconds... Nothing that wouldn't happen in the first three minutes of doing the carpet break-in and they are well placed, so I have no gripes here. Definite keepers! Without further ado, I will let the shoes speak for themselves this time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope that you all have a terrific night!

 

Thanks,

Mike

 

Congrats! You take great pix.  Look forward to getting some "worn in" pix with the rolls showing.

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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Got my factory seconds Allen Edmonds Cambridges in Black Shell Cordovan the other day... Finally had a few moments to snag a few pictures of them today. They are my first pair of Black Shell Cordovan. I have most other shades of Shell Cordovan, but have never made the plunge into Black. These will be replacing my well used Black McAllisters (which are calf). Hope that you enjoy them! They look terrific especially for being seconds. The right shoe has some ever so slight creasing in them and that is why I think that they are seconds... Nothing that wouldn't happen in the first three minutes of doing the carpet break-in and they are well placed, so I have no gripes here. Definite keepers! Without further ado, I will let the shoes speak for themselves this time.




















Hope that you all have a terrific night!

Thanks,
Mike

Niiicee, that crease won't be a factor since you going to develop your own creases from wearing, beautiful!
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