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post #35701 of 48285
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post
 

 

You don't yet have a derby, so the Kenilworth would certainly fill a hole.  On that front, you could check out the Leeds too.  I'm with those on this thread that wouldn't pair Daltons with a suit (I have Fifth Streets for that).  I really like the Fifth Avenues but I think they would overlap a little with your Strands.

 

Are you not into merlot/burgundy?  The Leeds in burgundy shell is a pretty penny but an absolutely gorgeous shoe.

Agree with this. They are my oldest shell shoes and still one of my favorites.

 

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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post

You don't yet have a derby, so the Kenilworth would certainly fill a hole.  On that front, you could check out the Leeds too.  I'm with those on this thread that wouldn't pair Daltons with a suit (I have Fifth Streets for that).  I really like the Fifth Avenues but I think they would overlap a little with your Strands.

Are you not into merlot/burgundy?  The Leeds in burgundy shell is a pretty penny but an absolutely gorgeous shoe.

OR

Combine the two and get a burgundy Kenilworth!



Sorry, can't resist a chance to show off the new babies.
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post

You don't yet have a derby, so the Kenilworth would certainly fill a hole.  On that front, you could check out the Leeds too.  I'm with those on this thread that wouldn't pair Daltons with a suit (I have Fifth Streets for that).  I really like the Fifth Avenues but I think they would overlap a little with your Strands.

Are you not into merlot/burgundy?  The Leeds in burgundy shell is a pretty penny but an absolutely gorgeous shoe.

I can't say that I'm a fan of merlot/burgundy shoes, although I can't really put my finger on what it is about them. I might just need to see them on my feet as just looking at them in store and online hasn't done anything for me. I'll have to take a look at the Leeds. I think if I got the Dalton's, they'd be used for casual wear. Whether they fill an actual need or not, they're some good looking boots.

Would a black cap toe(fifth ave) be a shoe worth considering at this point? My suits are grey or blue with the one black which I wear a cheap black cap toe if I need to wear that suit.
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....the latest acquisition.
post #35705 of 48285

Ok, guys, I've done my due diligence through the search function, but....

 

WHERE IN THE HECK DO I FIND THE "MAC METHOD" of both break-in and polishing????

 

I drank the Kool-Aid and am enjoying some new AE and Alden shoes and boots (posts coming).  I'd like to avoid messing them up terribly, so some guidance would be helpful.  I have the trees, polishes/conditioner, etc., and 'think' I know kinda what I'm doing, but since y'all think so highly of Mac's methods (well founded I'm sure) I'd like to check them out.

 

Thanks for the help!  :D

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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Combine the two and get a burgundy Kenilworth!



Sorry, can't resist a chance to show off the new babies.

And I don't blame you. Absolutely gorgeous!

 

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Originally Posted by DennisM View Post
 

Ok, guys, I've done my due diligence through the search function, but....

 

WHERE IN THE HECK DO I FIND THE "MAC METHOD" of both break-in and polishing????

 

I drank the Kool-Aid and am enjoying some new AE and Alden shoes and boots (posts coming).  I'd like to avoid messing them up terribly, so some guidance would be helpful.  I have the trees, polishes/conditioner, etc., and 'think' I know kinda what I'm doing, but since y'all think so highly of Mac's methods (well founded I'm sure) I'd like to check them out.

 

Thanks for the help!  :D

 

Direct link to his site and instructions for both:

 

http://mcarthurstreasures.blogspot.com/2013/02/break-in-and-shell-cordovan-care.html

post #35707 of 48285

Cold Iron, thanks.  That's exactly what I'm looking for :).

 

Almost everything I've bought is shell cordovan, so this info is priceless.

post #35708 of 48285

There was a recent post on this site against the mac method which argued that he doesn't keep shoes for very long and that the bright shine comes at the cost of longer term durability.

I don't have an opinion on the matter, but thought I'd pose a counterpoint.

post #35709 of 48285

@Cold Iron you are a great guy for even thinking about the idea of buying those shoes for that guy! What a great friend!

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I have the best view at dinner.
post #35711 of 48285
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

There was a recent post on this site against the mac method which argued that he doesn't keep shoes for very long and that the bright shine comes at the cost of longer term durability.


I don't have an opinion on the matter, but thought I'd pose a counterpoint.

Mac keeps shoes/boots for a long time - 10, 20, 30 years ........
post #35712 of 48285
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Combine the two and get a burgundy Kenilworth!



Sorry, can't resist a chance to show off the new babies.

 

Not sure if I gave you props when you originally posted those pics, so let me do so now . . . total awesomeness.

 

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Originally Posted by fiddlestyx View Post
 
Would a black cap toe(fifth ave) be a shoe worth considering at this point? My suits are grey or blue with the one black which I wear a cheap black cap toe if I need to wear that suit.

 

I know that traditionally the black captoe was the one dress shoe that every man had to have.  To be honest, though, I really don't wear mine that much - formal occasions and funerals, mostly.  On the other hand, I wear burgundy/merlot all the time - goes with almost everything and gives me a distinctive splash of color that I really like.  I have merlot PAs but if I had to do it again I would probably have gotten the FAs instead.

post #35713 of 48285

I am considering an MTO Kenilworth in Snuff.

thoughts?

 

Also is the independence sole a single leather butyl sole?

post #35714 of 48285

Does anyone know which loafer model best accommodates a high instep? I took a chance and ordered the suede Patriots when they dropped to $245. They arrived a couple days ago, and though absolutely STUNNING, it took about 5 minutes of shoe horning and brute strength to get them on my feet. Once on they felt ok, but my high instep made it super tough to get my feet in. 

 

Should I be looking at something like the Randolph instead?

 

 

Thanks! 

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OPINIONS NEEDED, please.

 

Dalton Dress Boot versus Fifth Street Dress Boot??

 

FIFTH STREET DRESS BOOT

 

 

 

DALTON DRESS BOOT

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