Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
I'm down with it.
I wore my Shell Burgundy Dalton's yesterday. Today I am wearing my Walnut Calf Dalton's. I think we are officially into boot season across much of America.
Tifosi - I think the leeds in the brown would look great with dark denim. PTB are relatively casual in my opinion. Jeans, tucked in shirt and sport coat or cardigan would be a good look
Wearing my burgundy shell daltons today as well! Picture from last week since I don't want weird looks in the conference room today. It's boot season/dalton Friday it seems.
I do it all the time. Girlfriend always compliments me too!
Cappuccino Leeds arrived today. Took a brush to them and a microfiber cloth. Couldn't be more pleased! Thanks Mr. Grangaard and your excellent staff!
Specs per my invoice:
*CAPPUCCINO SHELL CORDOVAN
*TONE ON TONE STITCHING
*BROWN LEATHER INSOLE
*CHILI SPLIT REVERSE WELT
*LIGHT BROWN EDGE FINISH
*DOUBLE BUTYL OUTSOLE
In terms of the shell color, they look a bit darker to my eye than what's pictured on my monitor. RE: the edgetrim, I was confused after all the recent edge-trim discussions. I didn't want something as light as natural but I did want some contrast. I ended up with exactly what I'd hoped for.
Brutus was intrigued. He's grown fond of the scent of shell.
*I just added the last image and it's much closer to the actual color to my eye.
The only thing I'd consider a negative is that I don't know if I'll ever wear my old burgundy shell Leeds now that I have these .
I agree with everyone that they go 100% with jeans. In fact, I'm wearing my burgundy shell Kenilworth's today with dark jeans and an untucked casual western (snaps) shirt:
For those that remember, these are the ones from eBay before all the MTOs were made. I like to think they're the first shell Kenilworth's the world has known.
Patrick - Gorgeous!! The welt/sole combo look great with the cap shell!
Can't decide between the Long Branch and the Bayfield...
Also, I wear walnut strands with dark jeans all the time (I get compliments on the shoes all the time!!).
I'm also thinking about a pair of Dark Brown McCallisters for jeans/khakis....
Opened my brown shell Strand seconds last night for the first time. I bought them during the sale for 299 and had them shipped to my office in Utah to avoid NYS sales tax.
Good thing I did, because if my wife had seen what I pulled out of that box, she would have been livid.
Looked like one of those nasty beat-up store display models, but worse. All covered with caked on grease and grime, and absolutely riddled with scratches.
I gave it 6 or 7 rounds of Mac in my hotel room, and it started to look much better. It was literally FROSTED like a cupcake! Now doesn't look half-bad. All the scratches came out and most of the excess product has been removed.
Now I can see the actual flaw: the stitching on the right cap is very sloppy, and causes the pinking to fray out. Im pretty sure I can live with it for 300$ off, but im still thinking about it.
But I was HORRIFIED when I first opened the box.
Here are some after pix:
Forgot to add pics. Here they are:
They're your shoes. You bought them. You paid for them. You can do whatever you want with them.
I like that. Very well said!
I want to treat my Long Branches with Obenhauf's Heavy Duty Leather Preservative. It comes in 4oz and 8oz bottles. Which size should I purchase? This is the only pair of boots I'll be treating.
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