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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post


And yet, you can't even look up the meaning of context in that dictionary. By the way, I had no issue with your post or seven-fold's post, which is why I quoted neither of you. My issue was with the poster who labeled my advice as pure I-Gent fiction when the advice was correct for the OP's question (the same question you still have stubbornly refused to acknowledge). That's context. As is a pedantic, overly-literal poster that is ignoring the fact that his experience with a 20-plus shoe rotation may not be on point or the best advice for someone with a five shoe rotation. But hey, life seems much simpler when the tunnel vision is on.

I am unclear what number of shoes in rotation means within the context of your statement. I could have 101 pairs of Black Brogues, but by your statement they would all be useless if I bought just one pair of Burgundy Shell.

 

In any case, it's not like shoes are terribly expensive, compared to suits.

 

Also, this is supposed to be a thread about AEs, of which I have exactly one pair (Black Oxfords, natch), which come out for weddings and job interviews only. For everything else, there's Loakes.

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An example of tunnel vision: a sweeping declaration that owning a par burgundy shell eliminates any call for black casual shoes.

You're entitled to your opinion, but I am in no way obliged to accept it.

Yes, it most definitely was a sweeping generalization. That I cannot deny. I tend to agree with it, but understand why some would disagree. As is the case with most sweeping generalizations.
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Originally Posted by Calder View Post

I am unclear what number of shoes in rotation means within the context of your statement. I could have 101 pairs of Black Brogues, but by your statement they would all be useless if I bought just one pair of Burgundy Shell.

In any case, it's not like shoes are terribly expensive, compared to suits.

Also, this is supposed to be a thread about AEs, of which I have exactly one pair (Black Oxfords, natch), which come out for weddings and job interviews only. For everything else, there's Loakes.

People do not want to read this back and forth. Lets take this to PM. I will explain why I think a lack of understanding for OP's question and the context of his situation makes your points flawed.
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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post


Absolutely beautiful collection of shoes!

Thanks Fly!

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Originally Posted by JohnnyGalt View Post

Is the softer leather of the independence line any less durable than the standard AEs? I would assume they are more prone to scratching, but specifically I was wondering about the longevity of the independence leather vs the standard leather (both with proper care of course).

So far, I have not noticed it being any less durable.

If I get a scratch on them, I use some renovateur and work it it, then brush for a bit.
They come out looking great.  I don't use wax a lot, a coat here and there every once in awhile.

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I need suggestions on which color Dalton boot to buy for a second pair, if at all.

Dalton's currently available colors: walnut calf, chocolate calf, and burgundy shell cordovan. I'm definitely getting the walnut calf for pairing with denim and chinos since I don't have any vivid, orange-tan boots.

I'm unsure about the remaining two colors, and whether the burgundy is worth the ~$200 premium over dark brown. I already have light burgundy chelsea boots and very dark brown plain chisel-toe boots from Rockport. I don't have any wingtip/brogued English country boots.

The attached pictures belong to other members in this thread. I've included them because they are useful. The one on top is chocolate brown; the second one is burgundy.



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The $200 premium would be worth it to me.  The burgundy shell will be different in more ways than colour alone.  Love the stuff.

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Are there any Norwich Owners out there who really like their shoes? I have been seeing so many negative reviews, but I love the look of them in burnished brown.

 

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by cmd06 View Post

I'm unsure about the remaining two colors, and whether the burgundy is worth the ~$200 premium over dark brown.

I was going to hold out for gunboats before buying a burgundy shell shoe, but then last year the Dalton became available in that color so I leapt on it.



If you have no shell cordovan, it's a splendid first pair. Just consider these words of wisdom from a couple days ago before taking the plunge because it's absolutely true:
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I just came over here looking for info @ some shoes im interested in and i find you guys messing around with SHELL CORDOVAN . Do you guys have any idea how dangerous that stuff is ! You can never have enough . If you fret about spending $300 on shoes now you aint seen nothing. Mess with that stuff and you'll find yourself dropping $750 a pop and you'll be looking at another pair you gotta have while they'r still in the mail Dont take my word for it. Go lurk around the alden thread . Those poor guys got problems . Not only is the stuff outrageously priced .Its hard to find . Just when you realize you cant live without that pair of color4 captoe boots w/commando soles you find they'r all sold out and the manufacturer dosen't when if ever they will ever be made again . This is no way to live . You just stay away from that stuff you be a lot happier and certainly a lot wealthier . Dont say you wern't warned
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I second (or third) the recommendation for burgundy shell Dalton. The $200 premium is better than the $300 from a regular shoe. Since shell is much more resistant to water than calf, you'll even be able to wear it on rainy days! :)

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Originally Posted by englade321 View Post

I just came over here looking for info @ some shoes im interested in and i find you guys messing around with SHELL CORDOVAN . Do you guys have any idea how dangerous that stuff is ! You can never have enough . If you fret about spending $300 on shoes now you aint seen nothing. Mess with that stuff and you'll find yourself dropping $750 a pop and you'll be looking at another pair you gotta have while they'r still in the mail Dont take my word for it. Go lurk around the alden thread . Those poor guys got problems . Not only is the stuff outrageously priced .Its hard to find . Just when you realize you cant live without that pair of color4 captoe boots w/commando soles you find they'r all sold out and the manufacturer dosen't when if ever they will ever be made again . This is no way to live . You just stay away from that stuff you be a lot happier and certainly a lot wealthier . Dont say you wern't warned

Truer words have never been spoken. I told my wife that if I die then whatever she does don't take my shoes to goodwill. I told her to sell them and pay for my kid's college. She laughed not even realizing the truth i'd just spoken...

It all started with a pair of Alden Cigar LWB and that lead to AE walnut shell daltons, and cappachino shell dundees, and burg shell bradleys, and more aldens, and more aldens, and more aldens, and then I found Carmina... and i'm still an amateur. Albeit a poor one.
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does the Dalton run TTS?

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does the Dalton run TTS?

My experience - yes
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yes tts imo

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does the Dalton run TTS?

This depends on your feet. I would say that it runs true to length, but has a much higher instep than most bluchers or balmorals. Because of that, it effectively runs very wide. I wear 9 or 9.5 EEE depending on the shoe (the 9.5s are just slightly on the slightly too loose side, the 9 EEE is nice but is a bit too snug on some shoe).

I bought TTS Daltons at 9.5EEE when they were only pre-order and they were wayyyyyyyyyyyyy too big, even with thick socks. The instep is just wayy too high, I ended up selling them for half what I paid, they were just not going to work at all. I went back to the store later and tried on pairs, found that I could wear a 9.5D, 9E, or 8.5EEE.

As a general aside, I've found that for that EEE -> E -> D sizing pattern, the shoe is about the same profile, with the biggest difference just being the eyestay length (the 8.5EEE the eyestays close pretty close, the 9.5D the eyestays are much farther apart).
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