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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

That's a shoe orgy there.
I luvz my Alden whiskey LWB.
Kinda heavy on the light colors? No?
Not that I don't really like light colored shell.
Do you already have the AS shell shoes in hand or are they on order? I am very impressed with the one pair of AS Exclusives that I own - would be very interested in seeing how well they work in shell.
And lastly - you indeed will not NEED any more shell shoes for more than a decade. But in my experience need has little to do with it.

For my Alden, I try to only have 1 shoe and 1 boot per shell color (my way of limiting the damage).

Lots of whiskey but I have a fair amount of darker shell and calf shoes. The AS shoes/boots are on order. I am also very impressed with the quality and might not return to C&J Benchgrade (although I might pick up a pair of black Drummond). I will post pics once I receive them but from the AS whiskey shell MTO I have seen so far, they are pretty wicked.

Oh, and I do my fair share of rationalization to ease the conflict. shog[1].gif Funny, the better half shares the same sentiment.
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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post

For my Alden, I try to only have 1 shoe and 1 boot per shell color (my way of limiting the damage).
Lots of whiskey but I have a fair amount of darker shell and calf shoes. The AS shoes/boots are on order. I am also very impressed with the quality and might not return to C&J Benchgrade (although I might pick up a pair of black Drummond). I will post pics once I receive them but from the AS whiskey shell MTO I have seen so far, they are pretty wicked.
Oh, and I do my fair share of rationalization to ease the conflict. shog[1].gif Funny, the better half shares the same sentiment.

Gotcha.

Waiting anxiously to see those AS shells!
post #4233 of 13652
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Gotcha.
Waiting anxiously to see those AS shells!

These pics by VRaivio sold me (http://www.styleforum.net/t/167477/alfred-sargent-handgrade-pictures/420#post_4699192). I literally put my order in after I saw how his Keats turned out.
post #4234 of 13652
Those are some great shell shoes indeed.
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Compared TG73 and MH71 in Sweeden today, both size UK9,5 in F width

What do you think?

 

GG 73vs71.jpg

post #4236 of 13652
Neither appear large enough for your foot in the instep. As you should be able to tighten them such that the facing comes together.
post #4237 of 13652
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Compared TG73 and MH71 in Sweeden today...350x372px-LL-fedf06fe_GG73vs71.jpeg

I like the TG73 better because they appear to be softer square whereas the MH71 is more chiseled. Nice to hear there are more retailers carrying them. I was pleasantly surprised they have G&G at Barney's; unfortunately, the smallest size they carry is 8 and I need a 7. frown.gif

Unless they come closer when tightened, I agree with Gdot's comment.
post #4238 of 13652
Whats the deal with the two tone ones?
post #4239 of 13652
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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post


I like the TG73 better because they appear to be softer square whereas the MH71 is more chiseled. Nice to hear there are more retailers carrying them. I was pleasantly surprised they have G&G at Barney's; unfortunately, the smallest size they carry is 8 and I need a 7. frown.gif
Unless they come closer when tightened, I agree with Gdot's comment.

 

IMO, the left pair of two-tone shoes (MH71) is soft square.  TG73 is pretty sharp and chiseled...

 

Nice development @ Barneys, adding Lobb and now G&G.

 

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Originally Posted by sdolina View Post

Compared TG73 and MH71 in Sweeden today, both size UK9,5 in F width

What do you think?

 

GG 73vs71.jpg

 

I like the shape of the MH71, but don't like the two tone or the design.

post #4240 of 13652
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

Neither appear large enough for your foot in the instep. As you should be able to tighten them such that the facing comes together.

 

 

That's was exacly mine concern, finally I decided to pass. I was able to tighten them but not too much.

Unfortunately balmorals from EG and G&G are not for me. Even width "F" is not wide enough, see how Wingmore in "E" looks like:

 

GG Wingmore.jpg

 

 

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Whats the deal with the two tone ones?

12900 sweeden krones  wich is 1865 usd. This is an MTO pair of Kent with croco instead of suede, UK9,5F.

 

Upsala.JPG

post #4241 of 13652
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


it is a metal toe tap that lies flat with the leather sole, not placed on top of it. looks nicer, and is more comfortable to walk on. smile.gif

no difference son. been there, done that and that, many times. it's nice to have, though.
post #4242 of 13652
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Originally Posted by sdolina View Post

Go to the Sir Max in Amsterdam, they are not only re-crafting the shoes, but also can intall the metal toe-tips, unfortunately needs 2-3 days for this, so I didn't install it on my shoes.

i presume this is the waiting time for a repair order. it takes a skilled cobbler approx. fifteen minutes to do it. logigal?
post #4243 of 13652

sdolina, what store in Sweden is this?

post #4244 of 13652
There are actually 2 Stores in Sweden with G&G - one in Stockholm, another in Upsala. I've been in Upsala store.
post #4245 of 13652
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Originally Posted by sdolina View Post

There are actually 2 Stores in Sweden with G&G - one in Stockholm, another in Upsala. I've been in Upsala store.

Okay so Stockholm has one. Since i'm there over christmas that's why i'm asking :) 

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