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Bourbon MacNeils

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Sorry if this is a dumb question but I’ve been going through the colors of shell and still haven’t bought black yet. I love how shell ages/patinas. Does black get amazing with age too? If so, anyone have a picture of well aged black shell to the encourage me to join in?
 

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Very nice! Out of curiosity, how long you have them, and do they get darker/ lighter in color since you bought them? Thanks.
I will appreciate if you have pic when they were new to see and comajre it with this current pic.
They were from the 2019 trunk show and I got them in March 2019, so they are now 2 years old. I think they have not really changed much in color. Here are three pictures, indoors and out when they were new.

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Leaping lizards those are gorgeous. Can I ask how old these are? From the shade I'm assuming this is the older whiskey formulation prior to Horween changing it to be more environmentally conscious (but darker)?
Thanks, these are two yrs old. I ordered in Feb 2019 while boots were still in production, and they were shipped a month later.
 

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Leaping lizards those are gorgeous. Can I ask how old these are? From the shade I'm assuming this is the older whiskey formulation prior to Horween changing it to be more environmentally conscious (but darker)?
I see very little difference between my slightly older whiskey shoes/boots and whiskey boots purchased more recently. I took quick photos of my whiskey and bourbon pairs and as you can see they're all very similar in hue.

The first photo shows my four whiskey pairs arranged by age left to right - whiskey blucher 3 years old (could be older, bought new from ebay seller), Lindrick 2.5 yrs, Harlech 2 yrs, Galway ~ 6 months old

The second photo shows my two bourbon pairs sandwiched between two whiskey pairs (my most translucent and lightest whiskey).

I'll also add most of these have seen very little wear, so the leather hasn't had a chance to age and patina. The NST boot and Cardiff (blucher) have seen the most wear (20-25 wears). Next are the loafer (~15 wears), Harlech (~10) and Lindrick (~5). Haven't had a chance to wear the Galway yet.


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I see very little difference between my slightly older whiskey shoes/boots and whiskey boots purchased more recently. I took quick photos of my whiskey and bourbon pairs and as you can see they're all very similar in hue.

The first photo shows my four whiskey pairs arranged by age left to right - whiskey blucher 3 years old (could be older, bought new from ebay seller), Lindrick 2.5 yrs, Harlech 2 yrs, Galway ~ 6 months old

The second photo shows my two bourbon pairs sandwiched between two whiskey pairs (my most translucent and lightest whiskey).

I'll also add most of these have seen very little wear, so the leather hasn't had a chance to age and patina. The NST boot and Cardiff (blucher) have seen the most wear (20-25 wears). Next are the loafer (~15 wears), Harlech (~10) and Lindrick (~5). Haven't had a chance to wear the Galway yet.


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Keep them coming! These shoes are meant to be photographed more then they are worn
 

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Keep them coming! These shoes are meant to be photographed more then they are worn
Ha ha, WFH for over a year now hasn't helped. I also mostly avoid wearing shell in wet weather, and it rains quite a bit in ATL.

Having a decent sized rotation also prevents me from wearing these more. I know there are folks who own ~100 shoes/boots. With that many pairs I'd feel feel overwhelmed (and still feel insatiated!)
 

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I see very little difference between my slightly older whiskey shoes/boots and whiskey boots purchased more recently. I took quick photos of my whiskey and bourbon pairs and as you can see they're all very similar in hue.

The first photo shows my four whiskey pairs arranged by age left to right - whiskey blucher 3 years old (could be older, bought new from ebay seller), Lindrick 2.5 yrs, Harlech 2 yrs, Galway ~ 6 months old

The second photo shows my two bourbon pairs sandwiched between two whiskey pairs (my most translucent and lightest whiskey).

I'll also add most of these have seen very little wear, so the leather hasn't had a chance to age and patina. The NST boot and Cardiff (blucher) have seen the most wear (20-25 wears). Next are the loafer (~15 wears), Harlech (~10) and Lindrick (~5). Haven't had a chance to wear the Galway yet.


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I was gonna post a pic today... but yahhh, will let some other poor bastard follow this post.

 

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