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Some of you remember my post about these McNeils.  Although I am not impressed I am however impressed with Club Monaco's Customer Service.  They offered to reduce the price to $295 if I wanted to keep them.  I've got a decision to make...

 

Do it as quickly as you can before they change their mind. That's an absurdly good price for a pair of shell shoes that look either like an ever-so-slightly subpar pair of firsts or an exceptionally good pair of seconds. A treatment with Venetian Shoe Cream and a deer bone and those are going to look phenomenal.

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Do it as quickly as you can before they change their mind. That's an absurdly good price for a pair of shell shoes that look either like an ever-so-slightly subpar pair of firsts or an exceptionally good pair of seconds. A treatment with Venetian Shoe Cream and a deer bone and those are going to look phenomenal.


They refunded me the difference already and told me I had 30 days to decide.  Great Customer Service! 

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I'm looking to get my first double monk strap. What's everyone's thoughts on the St. John vs. the Mora 2.0? 

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I'm looking to get my first double monk strap. What's everyone's thoughts on the St. John vs. the Mora 2.0? 


I think the St. Johns has more character.  I like the broguing.

post #14405 of 19327
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I think the St. Johns has more character.  I like the broguing.

I was thinking the same thing, I do like them both but I'm slightly leaning toward the St. Johns.

 

I wasn't sure if the lack of St. Johns pictures in this forum were due to the price point, them being newer, or that people didn't like the look/fit.

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Keep keep keep! Good God man, that's tremendous! Sub-$300 shell is something to tell your children about.
post #14407 of 19327
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Originally Posted by columnsofsteam View Post

Do it as quickly as you can before they change their mind. That's an absurdly good price for a pair of shell shoes that look either like an ever-so-slightly subpar pair of firsts or an exceptionally good pair of seconds. A treatment with Venetian Shoe Cream and a deer bone and those are going to look phenomenal.

This- $295 is phenomenal
post #14408 of 19327
My Sunday project...these bourbon McAllister 2nds I picked up about 6 months ago. They had tiger striping and my plan was to remove the finish on the both caps using Renomat, then apply Renovateur, then finally new bourbon polish.

All was going well until I finished the polish and realized the original color had a fair bit of green hue and now the toes didn't match the rest of the shoe. I was a bit short on time because my wife needed help with the baby, but used conditioner cleaner on the rest of each shoe and applied more bourbon polish. I also added some black polish to darken up the toe caps.

Needs more work (mainly because I got sloppy with the black) but this was my best effort under time constraints...still looks quite a bit better to me.

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post #14409 of 19327
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My Sunday project...these bourbon McAllister 2nds I picked up about 6 months ago. They had tiger striping and my plan was to remove the finish on the both caps using Renomat, then apply Renovateur, then finally new bourbon polish.

All was going well until I finished the polish and realized the original color had a fair bit of green hue and now the toes didn't match the rest of the shoe. I was a bit short on time because my wife needed help with the baby, but used conditioner cleaner on the rest of each shoe and applied more bourbon polish. I also added some black polish to darken up the toe caps.

Needs more work (mainly because I got sloppy with the black) but this was my best effort under time constraints...still looks quite a bit better to me.

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IMHO I think it's much better!  You brought those to life.

post #14410 of 19327
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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.
not announced as of Friday.
post #14411 of 19327
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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

 

I talked to two bay area stores this week and none of them have heard anything about the trunk show either.

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

Just walked in and asked. Seems like it's hit or miss- depending on the store you can custom order any model with brown, black or burgundy shell.

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Warning: Shell, but irrelevant to question . . . (Click to show)

So last year there were very few color choices, so I took a brown MacNeil, black Strand, and brown Cornwallis

 

 

 

Two years ago I took: green MacGregor (don't recommend it), green Patriot, blue Carlyle, natural Strand, and natural Dundee:

 

 

 

Warning: More beautiful but irrelevant (to my question) shell (Click to show)

Other choices if you don't want to go for the bonus colors: burgundy Rogue, burgundy Jefferson, burgundy Strand

 

 

Obviously I have fun with this.

 

 

Polojock, how do you like the navy shell Carlyle?  I'm thinking hard about having a pair made during the trunk show . . . I'm reasonably certain I would wear the hell out of these.  Blue has been on my list for a while, but the midnight offerings were a bit too dark.  My initial leaning with navy shell was a 5th Avenue, but the more I think about it, the Carlyle seems like the right move - a more expansive vamp to show the roll.  Your photos (along with one other member - @Burzan perhaps?) persuaded me.  Plus, the 108 is a good match for my foot.

 

Do you wear yours much?  You said you don't recommend the green McG, but any misgivings on the Navy Carlyle?  Put another way - if you didn't already have it would that be on your shopping list this time around?

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OK weasels - assuming the trunk show rumors are true, and that natural shell is an included option, I may have a decision to make.  I was leaning toward a Navy Carlyle (see awesomeness in previous post), but natural shell is tempting as well.  The issue is that I don't have a ready-made target for it.  The strand in @polojock615 's photo above is awesome but would be fairly redundant to my walnut strand (I could sell the latter, I suppose).  The Dundee is a *natural* fit (see above or @peppercorn78's iconic photos), but chukkas are not for me.  That leaves the field open . . I could see something like a First Avenue, but I may not get as much mileage out of a boot.  What I'm thinking a bit about is a natural shell Mora - it's casual enough to pair with jeans, is clean enough to show off the natty shell, and is on a last that fits me well.  Has anyone done this?  How did it turn out?  Any other thoughts?  Thanks all!

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Originally Posted by jet-stream View Post
 

OK weasels - assuming the trunk show rumors are true, and that natural shell is an included option, I may have a decision to make.  I was leaning toward a Navy Carlyle (see awesomeness in previous post), but natural shell is tempting as well.  The issue is that I don't have a ready-made target for it.  The strand in @polojock615 's photo above is awesome but would be fairly redundant to my walnut strand (I could sell the latter, I suppose).  The Dundee is a *natural* fit (see above or @peppercorn78's iconic photos), but chukkas are not for me.  That leaves the field open . . I could see something like a First Avenue, but I may not get as much mileage out of a boot.  What I'm thinking a bit about is a natural shell Mora - it's casual enough to pair with jeans, is clean enough to show off the natty shell, and is on a last that fits me well.  Has anyone done this?  How did it turn out?  Any other thoughts?  Thanks all!

 

Navy Carlyle.  Get it for me, since I can't get it.  :fonz:

 

The natural shell color would equally nice, and more versatile.  But I still vote for the navy, because the shell navy is nicer than the midnight navy.   I see a navy shell Carlyle is one of the most badass shoes of all time.  

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