Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
I couldn't justify $345 for purple suede shoes... def would've paid $199.
I already own the Walnut McAllisters... I can't get myself to get a 2nd model of the same shoe in another color. Only exception would be the Park Avenues... I have them in black but am looking for a sale on the merlot/burgundy (whatever exact color it is in).
The smell of a brand-new AE leather sole is fantastic...
I can't wait to get mine. Hopefully, they'll be waiting for me tonight.
After looking at those photos I had to go thumbs-up Al's comment. Y'all are some seriously lucky goons.
For all those that got the gorgeous Townley's, be jealous of my 15 year old AE Margates!!
Actually, I recently gave them the Saphir strip down, Reno, and glacage treatment. They look pretty good now.
I also have a legitimate question: the Margates are on the 3 last (same as MacNeil), if I get the MacNeil in the same size, will it fit the same? Is there a noticeable difference between shell fit and calf fit?
Thanks in advance, gentlemen.
MacNeils are actually on the 7 last. The Broadstreets are on the old 3 last. I find the Mac Neil a little more roomy than the Broadstreet in the same size. Granted, this may be because the Broadstreet is a balmoral, while the MacNeil is a blucher.
Agreed. Very jealous these were only D width. My big feet (12 EEE) get in the way sometimes. Just got notice that my dark brown shell Dundees shipped. Supposedly the same color, so hopefully soon I have another color comparison shot.
The Margates are on the 7-Last as well. I assume he just misspoke. The fit comparison between the 3-73 last and the 7-97 last is quite a substantial difference, though. For what it's worth, I have the opposite experience. My 3-73 lasted shoes are significantly roomier than my 7-97 lasted ones.
Yes, they are on the 7, and yes I did mis-type.
Same question though - Will there be any difference in fit between shell and calf shoes on the 7 last? These Margates are 9.5E and fit very well.
Here are my AE 5ths with the encouraged high shine toe. I really like the effect so much better than before. I wasn't having much success but then added a little water and bang. I will soon be posting my before and after where I sanded the edge to remove blotchy dressing then reapplied, stand by for those pics and story.
If these are all full price, I would go with the two shoes rather than one shell and hope for a deal on the shell. I honestly wouldn't pay full price for any of the shoes though, given that there are seconds and sales on firsts. You may want to take a different approach though.
Unboxing a pair of shell shoes is even better.
So I just got my first pair of AEs! A waxed black leather McTavish for $189 (seconds) from the Freeport store. If I wanted to give the toes a bit of shine (while carefully avoiding the contrast stitching), what would all recommend? I'm planning on wearing these to a casual outdoor wedding with either my charcoal or light grey suit.
ummm, I think I may do exactly that. The merlot McAllisters have been shipped and will be on my doorstep on Friday (just in time for my birthday present).
I debated incessantly over the merlot v walnut but since I already have the Bourbon Strand I needed to get a "classic". Don't get much more classic than the Merlot McAllisters except for the PA's.
I'll probably end up with walnut McAllisters too just because they are drop-dead gorgeous, albeit not as versatile as the merlot.
You seem to be in the same situation as me; just starting to build a solid rotation so I empathize with your consternation over styles/colors. Right now I have burgundy PA and bourbon Strand. Merlot Mac's come Friday and then I'll probably add a black pair before I can justify the walnut Mac's.
Same here. A few weeks back I picked up a pair of walnut McAllister because I just thought they were awesome looking. Once I saw that they went on sale I ordered a pair of the same in merlot. The walnut is very flashy and in the right situation they are perfect and I've received many positive comments thus far. However, I figured the merlot was classic and versatile and probably means I don't need a darker brown or bourbon but we'll see. They should arrive soon. Now I'm debating a nice pair of black shoes. I like the Strand in black and while I know many people may find that shoe useless (just get a black plain cap-toe like the PA, they say) I like the Strand in black and find the PA boring. But, that's down the road...
As an aside... I went back to the same shop where I picked up the walnuts only a few weeks prior and before I could even ask he credited me the difference between what I paid and the new sale price since I had purchased them so recently. Great service!
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