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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

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

 

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

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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.

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@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.
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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 ........
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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.

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I am considering an MTO Kenilworth in Snuff.

thoughts?

 

Also is the independence sole a single leather butyl sole?

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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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Originally Posted by DNSamurai View Post

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! 

I also have a high instep and I haven't been able to find ANY AE loafer that works for me. I was in the Plano store and tried on every loafer in my size (10.5E) with no luck. I also tried a Patriot in 11D but that didn't work either.

I'm now checking other brands but wish I didn't have to.
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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post
 

OPINIONS NEEDED, please.

 

Dalton Dress Boot versus Fifth Street Dress Boot??

 

FIFTH STREET DRESS BOOT

 

 

 

DALTON DRESS BOOT

 

I have the dalton and not the 5th st.  I think the dalton is more versatile since it's blucher style.  5th st = more formal as a bal.  Some folks have even made the Dalton more casual by going to flat laces.  I wear the dalton with jeans and more informal suits/dress down SCs. Probably wouldn't wear the dalton with a navy pinstripe suit, but the 5th st probably yes. It depends on what occasions you will wear them.

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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

OPINIONS NEEDED, please.

Dalton Dress Boot versus Fifth Street Dress Boot??


FIFTH STREET DRESS BOOT






DALTON DRESS BOOT
I have the dalton in 3 colors (walnut, dark brown and grey) and just bought the dark brown fifth street in the seconds sale. In contrast to popular logic, the fifth street will be my "the snow is plowed" winter boot, while I would never dare with my calf Dalton's. So... I'll wear the fifth street as a kicking around boot, and the Dalton's once it's nice enough outside again.
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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

OPINIONS NEEDED, please.

Dalton Dress Boot versus Fifth Street Dress Boot??



DALTON DRESS BOOT

BOTH BOSS
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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

OPINIONS NEEDED, please.

Dalton Dress Boot versus Fifth Street Dress Boot??

C'mon, David, you've been here long enough to know the proper response is "well, for what?"

Morning dress?
Tweed and corduroy?
To go with your navy suit and power tie to close a billion-dollar deal?
To romp around the middle of nowhere with Cold Iron and some shotguns?

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BOTH BOSS
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