TBNY Wingtips - Second Opinions?

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  1. etb

    etb Senior member

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    Just bought these at Endless for $200--To Boot New York Ashby's in bordo (basically burgundy). Thoughts on the style? I'm also considering are more orthodox wingtips like the AE McAllister and McClain in burgundy.

    In a previous thread, someone offered that an EG Dover in the 888 last strayed too far from the character of a split toe blucher, and I'm wondering if these Ashby's do the same as wingtips--perhaps too sleek. I'm kinda digging them, though.
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    They're too sleek for my taste. I'm not really feeling the chisel toe, either.
     
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    They're too sleek for my taste. I'm not really feeling the chisel toe, either.

    Thanks...anyone else?
     
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    Much better than an AE blob. Some TBNY were made by Peluso, which is kick ass.
    I have no idea who made these.
    Not bad.
     
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    styling is very well done. Classic style with a modern edge.
     
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    They're too sleek for my taste. I'm not really feeling the chisel toe, either.
    +1. They're just not doing anything for me.
     
  7. Drydis Greis

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    Just bought these at Endless for $200--To Boot New York Ashby's in bordo (basically burgundy). Thoughts on the style? I'm also considering are more orthodox wingtips like the AE McAllister and McClain in burgundy.

    In a previous thread, someone offered that an EG Dover in the 888 last strayed too far from the character of a split toe blucher, and I'm wondering if these Ashby's do the same as wingtips--perhaps too sleek. I'm kinda digging them, though.


    The EG Dover, IMHO, looks best on the 606 Last. I have it in the Edwardian Antique and I LOOOVE that shoe. I avoid the chiseled toe but I do flirt with the more "rounded boxed toe" shoes - GG Hove, Cleverley Norwegian Split Toe, and, of course, EG Dover on the 606 Last.

    If you are interested in the Dover on the 888 Last, E-mail the company. The cost will be around 565 British Pounds Sterling (~ $904.79) as I believe the standard last is the 606 Last, making this a MTO purchase.
     
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    styling is very well done. Classic style with a modern edge.

    +1, at first I wasn't sure if I like the modern edge on such a classic style but the more I looked at them the more I liked them. And that rug... [​IMG]
     
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    I would make sure I had ample skins and my camels were properly watered before spending any more cash with TBNY. Just a thought.
     
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    I like 'em...and I've seen a lot more spent on far worse...enjoy them
     
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    I like them too. I have a pair almost identical by Dack's of Canada.
    Congrats on your purchase.
     
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    Very helpful comments--thanks to all. I'm keeping them.
     
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    Look nice to me. TBNY doesn't have much appreciation here, but I owned a few pairs and always fit the bill
     
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