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Whoa. I somehow missed your post on the first go 'round but have to say, those are sharp and look great with those jeans.
Thank you!

After several days of boots, I wanted to wear something super flexible today—same jeans though as in that pic!
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SF will only stop me from wearing the classic trad/Ivy look of a 3/2 undarted suit, OCBD, repp tie, and longwings or loafers when they pry them off of my cold dead feet.
Recent personal experience dictates that I recommend you include that this statement was tongue in cheek in order to avoid certain inconveniences in your daily routine. :hide:

@EZB Luv dem moks.
 

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Any 16 EEE's out there? @BagleyBrown

If they were just wrong on 1 metric, length or width, maybe.

Interesting that the large footed gentleman chose exotic leather and rubber soles.

16EEE????? Shit, I could get both feet in one shoe.........
Yea, we have a really big shoe, tonight.

The shoe tree is literally a tree.
I did not realize that enduring big feet jokes all my life uniquely prepared me for this moment.

"Do they come with oars?"
"Just wear the boxes"

Thank you, please tip the wait staff. I'll be here all week.

Something completely different today...Dublin Gustins.
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Happy Tuesday forum pals. TS 2017 Natty MacNeils are up in the rotation.

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I typically just lurk here and enjoy the knowledge, but I thought I would ask today for any thoughts on improving some defects in these TS Dundees that arrived this morning. There are a couple of scratches I’ve tried to capture on both shoes; the ones on the side vamp are fairly superficial but the one by the eyelets is more palpable. I have not had to manage scratches on my shell shoes so far, thankfully, but am seeking the opinions of more experienced individuals. Does anyone have any suggestions, or should I just try smoothing them using the spoon method and see what improvement I can get? Thanks. 45E6CC77-7B9D-47F3-919E-8618AD1866D7.jpeg267DA65E-5C65-4663-8C51-CEAE47F92D9F.jpeg
 

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I typically just lurk here and enjoy the knowledge, but I thought I would ask today for any thoughts on improving some defects in these TS Dundees that arrived this morning. There are a couple of scratches I’ve tried to capture on both shoes; the ones on the side vamp are fairly superficial but the one by the eyelets is more palpable. I have not had to manage scratches on my shell shoes so far, thankfully, but am seeking the opinions of more experienced individuals. Does anyone have any suggestions, or should I just try smoothing them using the spoon method and see what improvement I can get? Thanks. View attachment 1277833View attachment 1277834
Scratches are inevitable and add to the patina in any shoe, but with shell they can usually be reduced or even eliminated with vigorous brushing and conditioning. I have returned shoes for blemishes before, but I wouldn't be too concerned about a small scratch on shell. Try brushing it really hard for a while. You can even add Bick4 or VSC a bit and brush that vigorously with a boar-bristle brush. These scratches are minimal and will likely buff out I think. You'll get worse ones in use.
 
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I typically just lurk here and enjoy the knowledge, but I thought I would ask today for any thoughts on improving some defects in these TS Dundees that arrived this morning. There are a couple of scratches I’ve tried to capture on both shoes; the ones on the side vamp are fairly superficial but the one by the eyelets is more palpable. I have not had to manage scratches on my shell shoes so far, thankfully, but am seeking the opinions of more experienced individuals. Does anyone have any suggestions, or should I just try smoothing them using the spoon method and see what improvement I can get? Thanks. View attachment 1277833View attachment 1277834
those scratches are no big deal, I would not return. You could probably brush them out, or buff them out with your thumb. If that does not work, try rubbing with a spoon. But your thumb should be enough.
 

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I typically just lurk here and enjoy the knowledge, but I thought I would ask today for any thoughts on improving some defects in these TS Dundees that arrived this morning. There are a couple of scratches I’ve tried to capture on both shoes; the ones on the side vamp are fairly superficial but the one by the eyelets is more palpable. I have not had to manage scratches on my shell shoes so far, thankfully, but am seeking the opinions of more experienced individuals. Does anyone have any suggestions, or should I just try smoothing them using the spoon method and see what improvement I can get? Thanks. View attachment 1277833View attachment 1277834
by the way, I really like the edges on those Dundees . I’ll bet they look fantastic once you start wearing them, assuming that you do so.. post more pictures!
 

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Thanks guys, I appreciate the feedback!
I think I just needed some reassurance that this could be easily managed but I am definitely keeping them. I’ll give them a good brushing and work these out a bit and try to post more pictures when I’m able.
As said above, scratches are just part of the patina.
I'd use a spit-moistened finger to rub the affected area followed by brushing and buffing. The brushing and buffing will wake up the shell in general as well.
 

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