Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
+1. I'm almost concerned that the gap is going to be non-existent in a few years.
Thank you good sir! There are a few that have suggested that the most of the first released walnut shell boots and shoes were darker in color than the later ones. And that may be true, it applied in my case anyhow. Yes I was hoping for more red undertones in the Ravello but then again the variance in tones and color are what attract me to shell to start with.
And I feel you should be pleased, I would be! Yes you did break me down and I called today, the order went in fine but she said it has been well over 8 weeks so she was going to contact manufacturing and find out what is going on. Thank you for the nudge!
In the meantime my new properly fitting CXL Bayfields came last week and I have been breaking them in. This time around going to skip the HDLP and just use saddle soap and Bick 4 for a bit of luster. I did miss not having a pair of CXL boots. In the evening on the deck after a "hard" day fishing on Saturday.
Yes they are, well done bucksfan!
My Cambridge have closed to the point that I had to put tongue pads in them. They fit fine but closed down just enough that with thin socks I need the extra volume offered by the pad.
New slippers arrived this weekend. My first tassel loafer and first longwing, Manchester in burgundy calf. They lacked depth out of the box so I used Reno and the cream that came off looked like red roller bearing grease that had been burnt. It allowed some of the color to come through but not even close to SouthNarc's pictures. Hit them with a thin coat of Saphir Mahogany wax for now. This winter will strip them down and start clean. I never could see myself in tassel loafers but now I am glad that they fit, what a great shoe, I'm very pleased. Part of me wishes I would had taken the chance and done a MTO in shell of course but still happy with them.
Thanks Mack Dogg,
I will DEFINITELY be checking out some english shoemakers. Unfortunately, my price point is pretty low at this point in my life, so I will only be picking up one pair of shoes: some J. Fitzpatricks. I hope to stop by the Lobb workshop and possibly others; it's the world's center of haberdashery.
Take pictures and post some when you get back!
Are you wearing Cambridge in the last picture? How does it compare to PA in terms of size and fit. They are both on the AE last 5 right? But when I saw these in a store, they look bigger vs. a PA. The PAs were in calf and don't know if that makes a difference.
I need some input, gents. I'm going to be replicating GOP Shoe Guy's beautiful shell MacNeils but in Cappuccino shell:
One change I want to make though is to go with exposed metal eyelets instead of blind eyelets.
Given that I want these shoes to be a little more informal (worn with jeans or chinos) I'm considering either matched eyelets or antique brass eyelets like these rough collection macneils:
Or perhaps like the 744 combination:
Are those antique brass or color matched eyelets?
Any thoughts as to which will be better for what I'm trying to pull off?
When one foot is a little swollen, the gaps looks like this......
Disappointed to hear. I may have to resort to the same down the road.
Is this a special make-up you're having done?
beater McNeil from 1997...re-soled 3x...
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