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Shell townley Wednesday.:



The Alden guys have Whiskey Wednesday. I would have worn these on a Tuesday, but there was the threat of rain in the forecast yesterday biggrin.gif
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^^ Townley Tuesday!!!!

They look great, Shiny!
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Just got a call from Allison. My MTO Dundees are ready to ship! Oct 14 order date makes for a 4 week turnaround.
Congrats! That is how long my Dundees took. Looking forward to the pics!
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I use AE conditioner/cleaner myself, and have always been very happy with it.

It is worth pointing out, however, that all conditioners are oils or blends of oils.  Many experts swear by Lexol (or at least speak very highly of it), and use it on everything (calf, shell, cow, etc.).  There are world class bespoke shoe makers who use it on calf as well.  Also of note, Lexol is actually supposed to be on the lighter side of the spectrum.   The oils in Lexol were specifically selected for their light weight and further emulsified to make it even lighter.  The consistency, as a result, is a much more liquidy product rather than one that has a lotion like consistency (indicative of it's light weight).

The drawback to Lexol, is that it is less convenient being that it doesn't contain a cleaner in addition to the conditioning oils.  Thus, it adds an extra step if you value cleaning your shoes in addition to conditioning during the care process.

thank you kindly sir. ill go w/ lexol since its cheap for such a good amount of it
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Shell townley Wednesday.:



The Alden guys have Whiskey Wednesday. I would have worn these on a Tuesday, but there was the threat of rain in the forecast yesterday biggrin.gif

I could declare Sanderson Saturday early, I guess, since I won't be dressing up then.

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Those of you that have multiple pairs on the same last and same size, do you find that each style wears/feels a bit different? I have a pair of Strands in Walnut 11EEE that fit perfect, but a pair of McAllisters in Black that fit a bit tighter and crease in different areas. 

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Originally Posted by RefleX View Post
 

Those of you that have multiple pairs on the same last and same size, do you find that each style wears/feels a bit different? I have a pair of Strands in Walnut 11EEE that fit perfect, but a pair of McAllisters in Black that fit a bit tighter and crease in different areas.

 

A certain amount of variation is normal and acceptable.  The number of pieces of leather involved in assembling the upper, the amount of stitching, the amount of broguing, type/gauge of leather, etc., all have an impact on how the leather conforms to the last.  These factors also play into how the leather creases. 

 

Here's a good article on leather creasing, by the way: http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2013/10/mythbuster-part-1-leather-creasing-means-something-is-wrong.html

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Originally Posted by RefleX View Post

Those of you that have multiple pairs on the same last and same size, do you find that each style wears/feels a bit different? I have a pair of Strands in Walnut 11EEE that fit perfect, but a pair of McAllisters in Black that fit a bit tighter and crease in different areas. 

Yes, I have had this exact same issue. On the 5 last, I have shell strands the fit perfectly, mctavish, kenilworth, and Spiaggias that fit well, but a little looser, and it returned some black mcallisters in the exact same size (10.5 3E) that were painfully tight.
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I could declare Sanderson Saturday early, I guess, since I won't be dressing up then.

:thumbs-up:

You get special dispensation (from me).

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post
 

 

A certain amount of variation is normal and acceptable.  The number of pieces of leather involved in assembling the upper, the amount of stitching, the amount of broguing, type/gauge of leather, etc., all have an impact on how the leather conforms to the last.  These factors also play into how the leather creases. 

 

Here's a good article on leather creasing, by the way: http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2013/10/mythbuster-part-1-leather-creasing-means-something-is-wrong.html

Thanks, this puts me at ease a bit. I have a bit of strange creasing under the wing tip on my McAllisters but I guess I should just enjoy the shoes. 

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Thanks, this puts me at ease a bit. I have a bit of strange creasing under the wing tip on my McAllisters but I guess I should just enjoy the shoes.

 

Yes, if the shoes fit properly, and they are comfortable, then just enjoy them.

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Okay. Need some advice on my next AE shoe purchase. I'm trying to cover all of the bases when it comes to colors. Here's what I currently have:

 

-Black Neumora

-Dark Brown Jefferson

-Walnut Strand

-Bourbon Hanover

-Brown Verona

Plus a brown Rothsay boot.

 

Should I get the Saddle Brown (almost Chili colored) Vernon, the Snuff Suede Fullerton, or a Merlot Park Ave?

 

I'm leaning towards one, but I know opinions are never on short supply here!

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Originally Posted by ryansto View Post

Okay. Need some advice on my next AE shoe purchase. I'm trying to cover all of the bases when it comes to colors. Here's what I currently have:

-Black Neumora
-Dark Brown Jefferson
-Walnut Strand
-Bourbon Hanover
-Brown Verona
Plus a brown Rothsay boot.

Should I get the Saddle Brown (almost Chili colored) Vernon, the Snuff Suede Fullerton, or a Merlot Park Ave?

I'm leaning towards one, but I know opinions are never on short supply here!
I would skip the merlot park avenue. You could always do a black park avenue. The Neumora is a far cry from a conservative black shoe. You could also do the Delray in chili.
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I would skip the merlot park avenue. You could always do a black park avenue. The Neumora is a far cry from a conservative black shoe. You could also do the Delray in chili.

I thought about a more conservative black shoe. I just feel like I wear black shoes MAYBE  once a month.

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I thought about a more conservative black shoe. I just feel like I wear black shoes MAYBE  once a month.
If you don't need it, then I guess you can skip, but I wouldn't wear a double monk to a job interview.

If you are looking for Merlot, the Mcallister is a good choice.
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