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What do you guys think about the burgundy shell Daltons?  My chili Daltons are a little too big for me, and, rather than resole them, I'm thinking of putting that money toward a new pair of shell 2nds in a smaller size if they fall to $399 again sometime down the road.  

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I have a really hard time with the 65 last. 9D is too narrow. 9.5D is too long. I'm trying to find a casual wingtip (or brogue) with a rubber sole (tried the Brooks Goremok but couldn't get the size right). I was looking at the Strandmok 2.0, which is in the 201 last. What size should I go with?
Or any other suggestions from the tent sale for what I'm looking for?

My strandmok 2.0's, since they're unlined, are certainly roomier throughout than anything i have sized the same on other lasts. I've been sticking to my Brannock on everything but Daltons (and my Sturgis since they don't come in B width but i wear thicker socks with them and everything is fine) and have gotten lucky. I'd say go 9D on the 2.0 and you may be surprised.
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Starting to see some of the Navy shoes make it to the Bay. There is a pair of 10.5 D Cornwallis on there.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Allen-Edmonds-Cornwallis-10-5D-New-Navy-color-/191905724810?hash=item2cae78f98a:g:43AAAOSwM4xXbgOg

 

 

Wonder where he got them, as they are clearly seconds.

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Wonder where he got them, as they are clearly seconds.

He is in Milwaukee....

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Wonder where he got them, as they are clearly seconds.


Possibly an employee or acquaintance of same.  The location says Wisconsin.

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Possibly an employee or acquaintance of same.  The location says Wisconsin.


Maybe just someone who just bought them from the tent sale and decided to resell them.

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Edited by DustinM - 6/25/16 at 12:57pm
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Looks like MacNeils. The flat(ter) toe box and pointier toes looks like the 97 last.

The way I tell Macneils from LWBs produced by Alden, vintage Florsheim and J&M, and virtually all other LWBs out there is that on the Macneil, the stitching of the vamp to the quarter is touching or nearly touching the wing.  On all other LWBs there's a good 1/4" to 1/2" gap.  Honestly, once someone pointed this out to me, I can't help but notice it every time I see them, and for that reason I really don't care for the Macneils.

Excellent point as this is one of the very few differences that I can tell between AE and other makers from a visual clue of the upper. The majority of makers have the 1/4 gap, but AE is not alone. Here are some comparisons:

 

MacNeil

 

Florsheim

 

Alden

 

Johnson & Murphy

 

French Shriner

Nettleton

 

Bostonian

 

Just a sample. The narrowest gap was MacNeil and Johnston & Murphy. The widest was Nettleton.

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Spectator Saturday? Heritage resoled with double oak chili.

 

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Excellent point as this is one of the very few differences that I can tell between AE and other makers from a visual clue of the upper. The majority of makers have the 1/4 gap, but AE is not alone. Here are some comparisons:

 

While I agree with your overall point, J&M has had several styles of longwings, and there are lots of things that distinguish them for me (the prominence of the wing bit on the vamp, how much swoop exists on the side, etc.).  The gap you're talking about is a lot closer to your preference in my J&M Hutchings than what you showed for J&M:

 

 

 

 

 

AE has had a few takes on it too e.g. my Shannon Drives:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just a thought and excuse to post more shoe pix wink.gif


Edited by M635Guy - 6/25/16 at 4:59pm
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Anyone here get the Cambridge in 9d off the bank? Damn you and thank you at the same time. Also, I realized tonight I'm at the point where I really think about what shoes to wear when I go out. So thank you all and damn you all too smile.gif
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Anyone here get the Cambridge in 9d off the bank? Damn you and thank you at the same time. Also, I realized tonight I'm at the point where I really think about what shoes to wear when I go out. So thank you all and damn you all too smile.gif

Just the same, I think those Cambridge would look swell in brown shell.

Enabling. Thats how we do.
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Speaking of procrastination, here's my Bone Maritimes making their early morning debut last Friday. The parking lot at the office is cheap, too!

 

 

Had my first unpleasant break-in experience with these.  The back of my left heel was rubbed raw (still have the scab), right at the top edge of the shoe. My Kirkwoods, no problems. And all I did was walk around the office.  Grabbed a band-aid from the first aid kit around 4PM that day, I couldn't stand it any more. :confused: 

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Speaking of procrastination, here's my Bone Maritimes making their early morning debut last Friday. The parking lot at the office is cheap, too!




Had my first unpleasant break-in experience with these.  The back of my left heel was rubbed raw (still have the scab), right at the top edge of the shoe. My Kirkwoods, no problems. And all I did was walk around the office.  Grabbed a band-aid from the first aid kit around 4PM that day, I couldn't stand it any more. confused.gif  

man i hate to hear about the break in issue. i have this same pair on the way. hopefully theyll break in good for ya and that wont be an issue
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Probably won't get much love with this post, but I got these dirt cheap.  Someone even said these were "ugly as sin."  :lol:

 

I wanted something radically different, and I like the olive color.  Laces are a bit over the top, but perhaps I'll change them.  Not quite a soft as the Othello, but pretty soft.   

 

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