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I think blue shell works fine with denim. Take a look at the amazing LWBs posted on the first post in this thread. Agreed about green.

If I'm not out of town (is the 44th st date announced?), a pair of blue shell LWBs and Natty Daltons may be in order. Already have a pair of brown shell higgins mill on the way.

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Swung and missed on some seconds. Bourbon came in with tiger striping. I stripped the finish and tried again. I would have returned but I wore them out. Not too bad

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Swung and missed on some seconds. Bourbon came in with tiger striping. I stripped the finish and tried again. I would have returned but I wore them out. Not too bad

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Well done sir.

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Originally Posted by shunted22 View Post
 

I think blue shell works fine with denim. Take a look at the amazing LWBs posted on the first post in this thread. Agreed about green.

If I'm not out of town (is the 44th st date announced?), a pair of blue shell LWBs and Natty Daltons may be in order. Already have a pair of brown shell higgins mill on the way.


Oh!  Be sure to post pics of the HM.  How'd you swing getting those?

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Question for some of the Old Timers, or anyone who has recrafting experience. I have 15 pairs currently, with ten to twelve in active rotation, based on the season. Given that, how long would you expect that I could go from new to needing a recraft? Also, is there a different lifespan for Dainite over leather?
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At least five years, with perhaps a heel replacement partway through. Dainite lasts longer than single leather soles. Tips also can wear faster depending on gait/length.
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How does sizing of the Long Branch compare to the 65 last? I'm an 8D in 65, but know I'll be wearing slightly thicker socks in the long branch. I don't typically like ultra thick socks, even in boots and it doesn't get that cold in Seattle even in the winter.
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As per Chicago store, it will happen on 23rd Oct ( date might change). During the trunk show, SMU charges will be waived off and Natural, Bottle green, Navy and Ruby cordovan colors (special colors) will be available. you can give them a call to find out more..

 

Thanks Gabru- I called up the store here and they weren't aware of any upcoming shows. They proceeded to talk to me about custom options and reiterated that the only thing you can't change is the leather. Is this just at a Chicago location or an independent retailer? Im obviously out of this loop

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Natural shell is beautiful in my opinion (scroll back a couple pages and see the natty shell Daltons I posted). As for green and blue, color me uninterested. I really can't fathom how a blue or green shoe would work into anyone's usual wardrobe, but different strokes for different folks I guess. They look neat as a collectors edition on your shelf, but I can't imagine ever wearing them.

Agree on green, but I love wearing my midnight navy Cornwallis with gray suits. It's dark enough that, when indoors, people generally think it's Black until they look closely. That specific shade reminds me of a midnight navy tux.
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Is anyone familiar with Julie at the Port Washington Shoebank? Is she a good judge of the quality of seconds?
She was very pleasant and pointed out some minor issues with a pair of Oxblood PA seconds, mostly some small darker spots above the cap in the soon to be crease zone. She indicated that they were in good shape for seconds.
I am just curious if anyone could vouch for her veracity.
In any event, I purchased them based on her word, so I suppose I will find out on my own soon enough.
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I was just thinking the same thing! I've never seen the LaSalle in person, but, at $157, I've been tempted to give their seconds a shot. Your photos make them look less "pointy" than the stock photos Allen Edmonds uses.

I'm also considering a snuff suede Cavanaugh. From the description of the last, it seems as if they would have more room in the toe box than a similarly-sized McGraw? Also, why does the Cavanaugh cost so much less than Allen Edmonds's other loafers? They're not made in the DR. Are they made from lesser materials?
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The Lasalle color looks great!  I'm going to try adding some black polish to my Lasalles.  

Edited by BespokeBrooklyn - 10/9/16 at 2:26pm
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I'm trying to decide what pair I want to pick up from the sale. Right now I have: The Harrison (Black), McAllister (Merlot), McTavish (Not sure what the official color is, but it's a dark reddish-brown), and just ordered a pair of Cavanaugh in Oxblood. I'm really leaning towards a pair of Walnut Dalton. Anything else, I'd be looking at sub-$300. Any suggestions?

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Originally Posted by BespokeBrooklyn View Post

I was just thinking the same thing! I've never seen the LaSalle in person, but, at $157, I've been tempted to give their seconds a shot. Your photos make them look less "pointy" than the stock photos Allen Edmonds uses.

I'm also considering a snuff suede Cavanaugh. From the description of the last, it seems as if they would have more room in the toe box than a similarly-sized McGraw? Also, why does the Cavanaugh cost so much less than Allen Edmonds's other loafers? They're not made in the DR. Are they made from lesser materials?

I have the navy suede cavanaugh, and it's worn the least out of my AE's (I've only worn them once). Once cooler weather rolls around I'll probably wear them more often with cords, but they just seem kind of blobby to me, compared to my brown calf Cavanaughs. They also have a bit of heel slip to them, but I think that might be due to the sole needing to break in more.

That said, I'm a huge fan of the cavanaugh as a shoe. Many here don't like it because it doesn't seem to fit a lot of people, but it fits me perfectly. I bought mine after multiple failed attempts to get the Patriot to work (which is the only shoe that has not fit me, regardless of size and width).
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Originally Posted by Echoes14 View Post

I'm trying to decide what pair I want to pick up from the sale. Right now I have: The Harrison (Black), McAllister (Merlot), McTavish (Not sure what the official color is, but it's a dark reddish-brown), and just ordered a pair of Cavanaugh in Oxblood. I'm really leaning towards a pair of Walnut Dalton. Anything else, I'd be looking at sub-$300. Any suggestions?

I've been considering the walnut or chili daltons- probably won't pull the trigger, but it's tempting.
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I finally decided to get out of the house today and was inspired to wear my sharkskin Belmonts. Majestic creatures, able to detect blood several miles away, that sends them speeding to attack with gnashing teeth. Dark, soulless eyes, without conscience or remorse as they slash to kill whatever lies ahead. I refer, of course, to tonight's "presidential" debate. Also known as "Sunday Night Springer."

 

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