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Originally Posted by WestCoastBadger View Post
 

Thanks, BootSpell.  I'll be going with walnut.

 

Good choice.  Hope you enjoy them.  And welcome to the forum.

 

If you end up liking the Daltons and they fit well, consider getting a shell version later.

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Originally Posted by Pastor View Post

When did you order these? I'm so excited to get my Cappuccino shell Jeffersons. Hopeful that they come in early.

Less than four weeks ago.
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

I figured that was a natural welt. I went with chili. Excited to get mine!
Looking forward to seeing yours as well!
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Congrats, cincikid. Looking forward to some "in the wild" shots.

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Originally Posted by WestCoastBadger View Post

Can anyone post a side-by-side picture comparison of Walnut Burnished Calf vs. Bourbon Calf?  I'm going back and forth between the two colors for a pair of Dalton wingtip boots and I thought a pic of both (shared lighting, etc..) might help me out.  If the picture happens to have a pair of grey trousers or jeans in it as well, all the better.

Also, can anyone chime in with a comparison of the fit between the Dalton and the Strand (the AE shoe I have in a 13D)?

Thanks.

Walnut, Bourbon, Brown. Sorry for bad photo, but hopefully this helps. Disclaimer, my Bourbon Strands were very different from my Bourbon Flatirons - your mileage may vary.



Chris
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post
 

 

Here you go.  No grey slacks or jeans but lighting is similar on both pics --- indirect sunlight, no flash.

 

Walnut Daltons:

 

Chili burnished Daltons:

 

The colors are pretty close.  I have been told that the chili actually starts off as walnut and then AE finishes/burnishes it to the chili finish.

 

The common suggestion is to size up a half when going from the 5 last to the 1 last.  That's what I did and it works for me.

 

Good luck.

 

 

+1 on the chili, they look amazing

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Originally Posted by jungleroller View Post
 

Yeah I need a towel for my laptop! :happy:  Good lord those look amazing!  The contrasting welt looks great imo!

 

Those are shells right?

I honestly don't like the light welt look on the macneils people have been doing lately. It makes the shoe look overly casual in my opinion.  It also makes the shoe appear much wider.  Any man here with a wife will tell you that darker colors are slimming, and the macneil needs slimming IMO.

 

The lighter welt looks great on pretty much any other model though, just not the Macneils...  But lots of people think they are gorgeous so maybe I'm crazy.

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Originally Posted by chinngiskhaan View Post
 

I honestly don't like the light welt look on the macneils people have been doing lately. It makes the shoe look overly casual in my opinion.  It also makes the shoe appear much wider.  Any man here with a wife will tell you that darker colors are slimming, and the macneil needs slimming IMO.

 

The lighter welt looks great on pretty much any other model though, just not the Macneils...  But lots of people think they are gorgeous so maybe I'm crazy.

 

I love the contrast, but you provide an interesting perspective; usually the complaint (although rare) is the opposite when it comes to width. For a LWB, the MacNeil is rather pointy 

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For a LWB, the MacNeil is rather pointy 

 Not compared to AE's other offerings: Aberdeen, Williams, and (RL) Sanderson (all on the 222 last).

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Originally Posted by chinngiskhaan View Post
 

I honestly don't like the light welt look on the macneils people have been doing lately. It makes the shoe look overly casual in my opinion.  It also makes the shoe appear much wider.  Any man here with a wife will tell you that darker colors are slimming, and the macneil needs slimming IMO.

 

The lighter welt looks great on pretty much any other model though, just not the Macneils...  But lots of people think they are gorgeous so maybe I'm crazy.

To each his own, but I was actually looking for a more casual version of the McNeil. I haven't thought that the natural welt would make the shoe look wider, but if this is the case, I am actually pretty glad. As noted above, the McNeil is rather pointy for a LWB. I don't think it needs slimming at all. If you think it does though, you might as well opt for the Williams, RL Saunders (or is it Saunderson?) or the Aberdeen all made on the narrow 2 last.

 

I totally see you point though, but then again, the whole idea of MTO is to provide a custom-made, unique shoe to each individual client. I am happy about the outcome, but I am looking forward to seeing yours with the darker welt to compare the difference. 

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@WICaniac: Yes, I should have specified, for a gunboat
Edited by Subutai - 10/21/13 at 7:52pm
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Navy suede strands with the old suede and single JR sole. I'm happy. Replaced with brown laces. 

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Navy suede strands with the old suede and single JR sole. I'm happy. Replaced with brown laces. 

They look great. I'm sure AE loved making them.

Anyway you can post more pics? Show up the details of the shoes.

Thanks
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Looks like AE will be making penny loafers styled after the Morgan wingtip.

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