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I know, I had a pair in my hand and justified selling them because I have Alden LWB in Cigar shell. I see the Townleys as a more casual shoe and the Aldens already fill the role of casual brown shell shoe.
I have several 5 lasted shoes and the only pair with bowing are my shell park avenues. The shoes fit great and are comfortable but the bowing made me send them back. I went to target and purchased the thinnest heel pad that I could and placed it in the shoe. Just a tiny lift in my heel almost completely did away will all the bowing.
Where did the pic of the blue suede tassels go? Weren't they in this thread?
On the 65 last I wear a 9.5D (or sometimes a 9.5E)On the 333 last I wear a 9 EA 9.5D and a 9E would be roughly the same width but because of the 333's longer toe I went down a half size in length.
Good looking shoe indeed! Why did you get charged the $125 custom fee or is waived?
I bought my Walnut Shell Daltons during that web gem. I already had walnut calf strands so I didn't purchase the shell strands. Probably one of my biggest shoe regrets.
In shell I own 2 Carmina (navy & ruby), 5 Aldens (#8, Cigar & Ravello), and 8 Allen Edmonds (#8, Black, Brown, Walnut, & Cappuccino).The Carminas are hands down the better quality of build. Alden finishes the shell a little better. Allen Edmonds can be found at deep discounts. All have their place. While I understand that all 3 source shell from Horween I find that the shell has varied among the three makers. My Carmina and Alden shells are extremely thick while my...
I have the 5th Street in brown and I wear them all the time. They are one of my go to dress shoes in the winter.
I'm with you on all of those points. Travel is the exception for me as I like to use only carry-ons and I usually limit myself to one pair of shoes. I like the Carminas because they are slip-ons and work well in the airport. They also look nice with either suits or business casual attire. If any shoes get wet because of rain I usually use Saphir after they have dried a little.
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