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Originally Posted by bgp001 View Post
 

 

I'm not aware of AE ever sending out first quality shoes to the Shoe Bank just because they're closeouts. 

 

The closeout Sanfords that I got from the ShoeBank were firsts. 

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Those look like an Alden longwing to me

Hmm...maybe you're right.  The site I found them on said they were AE, but it wouldn't be the first time the internet was wrong, lol. 

That welt doesn't look like AE.  I'm with rydanfan, it looks like the tobacco waxed LWB, Alden for J Crew...  (right)

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Originally Posted by cincikid View Post
 

 

 

Thanks for the input. Would you say the quality of the suede is the same as in Amoks? The $525 retail makes it more expensive than Alden's unlined chukka so it'd better be good.

 

I have never handled the Amok so I cannot say. I can only describe the suede as being rough and "not of high quality."

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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post
 

That welt doesn't look like AE.  I'm with rydanfan, it looks like the tobacco waxed LWB, Alden for J Crew...  (right)

 

RTP, I am pretty positive they are indeed Alden waxed LWB for J.Crew.

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post
 

 

If you want something mild that is made by an SF member (Glenjay), and doesn't use petroleum distillates, then I'd recommend these products: http://glenkarencare.com/gkcp/  These would be my highest recommendation.

 

 

Thanks for the recommendation MWS.  Look's like they are made in the US.  Will definitely check them out.  

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For the folks who have the Leeds and MacNeil in shell cordovan--which do you think better reflects the properties of the shell and is more versatile? I can't seem to be able to decide about my MTO and would appreciate any input. Fwiw, I plan to wear these with the odd pants (khakis and wools) and blazers. 

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Leeds show off the shell more, and I think they are equally versatile. Get whichever speaks to you at the moment, you will likely end up with both eventually anyway smile.gif
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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

Leeds show off the shell more, and I think they are equally versatile. Get whichever speaks to you at the moment, you will likely end up with both eventually anyway smile.gif

 

Thanks, bucksfan. The caveat is that I already have Alden PTB in color 8 as well as several AE LWBs, plus two Alden's on preorder, though none in shell, so I am unlikely to fill any niche in my wardrobe. This said, I ultimately wanted to get a more casual shoe, with the brass eyelets and a lighter welt/sole. I was thinking of getting the Leeds, but I just couldn't justify getting another PTB and yet not having a LWB in shell. So I am thinking, can I go wrong by getting cappuccino MacNeils?

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Do the Long Branch boots qualify as a 2 for $250 item? 

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You can never go wrong with shell :)

IMO, if you are going the MTO route, look into AE's older models on different lasts. AE has had a good number of amazing styles in the past.

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Cap Macneils with a chili edge trim and eyelets would be a great shoe IMO.
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Originally Posted by cincikid View Post

Thanks, bucksfan. The caveat is that I already have Alden PTB in color 8 as well as several AE LWBs, plus two Alden's on preorder, though none in shell, so I am unlikely to fill any niche in my wardrobe. This said, I ultimately wanted to get a more casual shoe, with the brass eyelets and a lighter welt/sole. I was thinking of getting the Leeds, but I just couldn't justify getting another PTB and yet not having a LWB in shell. So I am thinking, can I go wrong by getting cappuccino MacNeils?

Decisions! I have the same issue cincikid. I think the MacNeils in #8 are amazing. Are they still having the shell for $299 still?
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Originally Posted by cincikid View Post
 

For the folks who have the Leeds and MacNeil in shell cordovan--which do you think better reflects the properties of the shell and is more versatile? I can't seem to be able to decide about my MTO and would appreciate any input. Fwiw, I plan to wear these with the odd pants (khakis and wools) and blazers. 

I'd say Leeds also.  Shows off the shell better and is on a MUCH more comfortable and easier-to-size last.

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Originally Posted by masernaut View Post
 

You can never go wrong with shell :)

IMO, if you are going the MTO route, look into AE's older models on different lasts. AE has had a good number of amazing styles in the past.

If AE will do an MTO with shell for the Auburn, that would be an excellent choice.  It's a short wingtip blucher on the 1 last with double leather sole.  I'd sign up for that; cappuccino shell with flat welt and antique edge!

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I believe you can- as Paul promised an MTO offer for SF members. 

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