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post #1186 of 2052
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So . . . what shall I start buying next?  biggrin.gif  

...me shoes.

 

Maybe for your birthday, son.  :cheers:

post #1187 of 2052
What are everyone's thoughts on a CXL golf shoe? I feel like a calf grain leather might be to delicate.
post #1188 of 2052
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What are everyone's thoughts on a CXL golf shoe? I feel like a calf grain leather might be to delicate.
Too delicate to what??? Walk around on perfectly manicured grass?? LOL.

Sorry, just a friendly poke at golf.
post #1189 of 2052
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What are everyone's thoughts on a CXL golf shoe? I feel like a calf grain leather might be to delicate.
Too delicate to what??? Walk around on perfectly manicured grass?? LOL.

Sorry, just a friendly poke at golf.

Haha. As I was heading home I was wondering if I should have put a golf shoe for playing golf and not a golf shoe MTOd with a regular sole. In the event not many here golf...

But my play doesn't often lead to walking around the perfect grass unfortunately. Then there's the occasional rain showers. Wet early morning grass. Hence my thoughts. Might not look as nice but be better for the elements. My old ones are rough to say the least. But cheapy shoes. I'll get a pair of BB Redans so will have some white and brown saddle shoes. Just liked the look of the Weybridge but with the waterloc sole I think it is. And of course custom upper. The print grain turns me off.
post #1190 of 2052
I have to say Allison is quite proficient at delivering bad news in a food way. I really appreciated the depth of her explanation regarding the failed inspection. Apparently they were having difficulty attaching the welt to the the danite sole and suede upper. She believes they have found why the errors are occurring and how they can resolve them. I inquired if perhaps the make up just was not possible, she assured me they have isolated the problem will be able to remedy it. However it is looking like mid july for delivery, my remedy, I can now justify suede dovers or a suede indy....decisions decisions.
post #1191 of 2052
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I have to say Allison is quite proficient at delivering bad news in a food way. I really appreciated the depth of her explanation regarding the failed inspection. Apparently they were having difficulty attaching the welt to the the danite sole and suede upper. She believes they have found why the errors are occurring and how they can resolve them. I inquired if perhaps the make up just was not possible, she assured me they have isolated the problem will be able to remedy it. However it is looking like mid july for delivery, my remedy, I can now justify suede dovers or a suede indy....decisions decisions.

Food way? You must be hungry.
post #1192 of 2052
In fact I am however in this instance my fat fingers on a smart phone are the culprit.
post #1193 of 2052
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Hey Half, they are noticeably darker as seen in the pics and I'm not sure why. I've seen other pics of cxl shoes that were significantly darker as well, and my Alden CXLs have also gotten a lot darker all around. I'm perfectly fine with it as I think it legitimately "adds character" and it's uniform, but it is something for others to consider when ordering. 

 

Maybe MWS knows why this happens? And, right, as Mike mentioned, the wrinkles will certainly soon overshadow!

 

Sorry for the extremely late response.  The darkening of the leather in those areas is likely just where they are extra oily due to natural variation in the hide.  CXL is an oil stuffed pull-up leather.  Pull-up lightens when it's stretched, but the facings aren't really stretched much during lasting. 

 

On burnished shoes, it's not unusual for the high points to end up darker (naturally) since the raised areas will come in greater contact with the burnishing wheel, but that shouldn't be the case here, as I doubt they have burnishing. 

post #1194 of 2052

So I may/may not put my merlot heritage with a V-Tread on this sale (unless my bonus comes in!) but I've mentioned the idea to a few friends - they seem to be for a natural sole/welt?

 

I don't know - I was leaning to black but..

 

 

Using the McCallister as an example (I think this might be Burgandy color option, the Merlot looks weird in the custom shoe maker).

 

Any thoughts?


How brown is the brown one? The natural seems a bit light, black is a bit dull.. wish the natural was just a shade or two darker.

post #1195 of 2052
^^ Black.
post #1196 of 2052
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What are everyone's thoughts on a CXL golf shoe? I feel like a calf grain leather might be to delicate.

Hey if you can play golf in these I think CXL will do just fine....



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post #1197 of 2052
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^^ Black.

Tif is right on this one, the oxford tends to be a more formal shoe. The antique trim makes a formal shoe more casual as such it is neither formal or casual. Almost like a shoe without a clear purpose.
post #1198 of 2052
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Tif is right on this one, the oxford tends to be a more formal shoe. The antique trim makes a formal shoe more casual as such it is neither formal or casual. Almost like a shoe without a clear purpose.

I went antique on my brown shell strands. I absolutely love them. :-)



But I agree, antique dresses them down a little. I live in SoCal and don't mind a casual flair.

-Mike
post #1199 of 2052
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Black shell Rutledges have arrived!

 

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These were spec'ed to be a complement to my ruby shell Carminas:

 

 

AE can do sleek when it wants to.

 

And with this . . . I report, somewhat wistfully, that the last hole in my collection (black shell dress shoe) has now been filled, and my racks are officially full.  Any future purchases will be either (1) something that absolutely cannot be resisted, or (2) purely a nibbling at the edges.

 

So . . . what shall I start buying next?  :D 

 

These are nice and sleek. Did you order tts? Will you please post a few more photos?  thanks!

post #1200 of 2052
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I went antique on my brown shell strands. I absolutely love them. :-)



But I agree, antique dresses them down a little. I live in SoCal and don't mind a casual flair.

-Mike

Literally the strand is the reason why I did not choose words like all,every etc. The strand much like eg's asquith is able to defy conventional sartorial thought. I wear my walnut strands with jeans and chinos all the time.
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