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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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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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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.

What do we think?
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I was excited to get my shell Macneil seconds today, but unfortunately they will be going back.  Left shoe looked great, but the medallion of the right is cracked.  They also looked like they had been sitting on the shelf for a LONG time (dry, dusty, etc), though that could have been remedied with some TLC.  

 

 

I'm 1 for 3 on seconds now. Beginning to think it's not worth the time, though the discounts that can be had are really deep.  

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I was excited to get my shell Macneil seconds today, but unfortunately they will be going back.  Left shoe looked great, but the medallion of the right is cracked.  They also looked like they had been sitting on the shelf for a LONG time (dry, dusty, etc), though that could have been remedied with some TLC.  




I'm 1 for 3 on seconds now. Beginning to think it's not worth the time, though the discounts that can be had are really deep.  

Seconds are a mixed bag, ranging, in my experience, from "where is the flaw" to "you have got to be kidding me." Yours fall in the latter category.
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Navy suede strands with the old suede and single JR sole. I'm happy. Replaced with brown laces. 

 

Those JR soles say "shell cordovan".

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Anyone have any luck removing a small dent I cordovn. ? Please advise
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Seconds are a mixed bag, ranging, in my experience, from "where is the flaw" to "you have got to be kidding me." Yours fall in the latter category.

 

Yeah, I still can't find the flaw in my first order!  

 

Maybe I'll only stick to seconds that are at the store I'm ordering from, so I can ask the sales clerk to inspect the shoe before sending out.  

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