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Originally Posted by lint View Post

Long time reader, first time poster here.  I bought these walnut Dalton's from the Nordstrom's anniversary sale.  Only got them at the end of summer and didn't notice this until I wore them out this past weekend.  The upper of the left boot is off, gives it an almost cross eyed look.  The tongue stitching is also off centre, but I could have lived with that.  Nothing wrong with the right.  Wife says keep them since they are really comfortable, but I think I expect more from a $300 boot.  What would SF do?
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Unless it drives you absolutley nuts, keep them. It would drive me crazy, but that is just me, haha. Luckily you bought them from Nordstrom and should have no problem exchanging them.
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I dont think it is that noticeable and you have already worn them
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Unless it drives you absolutley nuts, keep them. It would drive me crazy, but that is just me, haha. Luckily you bought them from Nordstrom and should have no problem exchanging them.

For OP:

Honestly, I can't tell what you're talking about. Looks good to me, especially for that price.

But nordstrom has a very generous return policy if you're not satisfied. May be a fair exchange of time for peace of mind.

But as has been posted before, 300$ really isn't expensive at all in the world of Goodyear welted shoes, and allen edmonds generally provides a good sweet spot between quality and price for most of us.

If you really want a perfect boot of the highest level finishing, be expected to pay at LEAST twice or three times as much.
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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post


I stopped home at lunch today to see my walnut shell seconds Macneils. These are the ones I had made that didn't pass inspection for some reason. They arrived, though they are a bit darker than I expected.

Here is a my walnut shell Macneils thy did pass inspection.

Before anyone points out the obvious, that the welts are different, I know, I had them change it on the order.

Could it be the color was to dark to pass as walnut and that is why they are considered seconds? Clearly I haven't laced them yet, but barring any lacing line up issues, I can't see why these are seconds. They are darker than the walnuts I received with the MTO program...

I honestly like the look of the darker ones much much better.  The darker color of the leather and welt make the shoe look more formal, and much less goofy IMO.  Both great shoes though!

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For OP:

Honestly, I can't tell what you're talking about. Looks good to me, especially for that price.

But nordstrom has a very generous return policy if you're not satisfied. May be a fair exchange of time for peace of mind.

But as has been posted before, 300$ really isn't expensive at all in the world of Goodyear welted shoes, and allen edmonds generally provides a good sweet spot between quality and price for most of us.

If you really want a perfect boot of the highest level finishing, be expected to pay at LEAST twice or three times as much.

 

I wouldn't think that one needs to pay $600+ for a pair of boots where the eyelets lineup.  Seems like basic QC to me

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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post

Are you a 12 eee? If so, those are seconds from my mto.

I'm not sure about him, but I just grabbed a pair of 12EEE Truffle McCalister's so I suppose I have you to thank. These will go well with the MTO Cappuccino Leeds and MTO Cappuccino Rutledges I ordered/recieved.

I was considering one last order of a MTO Truffle Dalton, but now I have the wingtip angle covered in this color...at less than half the cost.

Thanks again!
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

What's the general consensus on the burgundy macneils? 

I just bought the last one in the shoe bank, but I'm not 100% certain I want to keep it. I already have the merlot calf Macallister coming my way, so I'm not sure whether the cordovan macneil is redundant.  

One is a longwing derby the other is a shortwing oxford. Different enough for me. I have shell MacNeils and Cambridges in burgundy.
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One is a longwing derby the other is a shortwing oxford. Different enough for me. I have shell MacNeils and Cambridges in burgundy.

 

I agree.  The colors are pretty close and both may be wingtips, but the similarities pretty much end there.  I think both can fit into a rotation, even if it's a relatively small one.  

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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

Very Nice, Sazon -  I ordered the same shoes - I hope mine look as nice as yours!  
Thank you! Wearing mine today and loving them!
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I'm not sure about him, but I just grabbed a pair of 12EEE Truffle McCalister's so I suppose I have you to thank. These will go well with the MTO Cappuccino Leeds and MTO Cappuccino Rutledges I ordered/recieved.

I was considering one last order of a MTO Truffle Dalton, but now I have the wingtip angle covered in this color...at less than half the cost.

Thanks again!

 

Now you can't throw out a bomb like those cappucino leeds and rutledges without pictures now, Sir!

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Originally Posted by lint View Post

I wouldn't think that one needs to pay $600+ for a pair of boots where the eyelets lineup.  Seems like basic QC to me
Aaaah!

Silly me, I misread his post and obviously didn't look at the picture well enough.

I thought he was referring to the medallion perfing being slightly askew.

Oops.

Yes, I would likely return them.
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I'm not sure about him, but I just grabbed a pair of 12EEE Truffle McCalister's so I suppose I have you to thank. These will go well with the MTO Cappuccino Leeds and MTO Cappuccino Rutledges I ordered/recieved.

I was considering one last order of a MTO Truffle Dalton, but now I have the wingtip angle covered in this color...at less than half the cost.

Thanks again!

 

Now I'm tempted to grab the second pair and strip the edge to natural....

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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post


One is a longwing derby the other is a shortwing oxford. Different enough for me. I have shell MacNeils and Cambridges in burgundy.

 

I agree.  The colors are pretty close and both may be wingtips, but the similarities pretty much end there.  I think both can fit into a rotation, even if it's a relatively small one.  


I am in the same boat. My Merlot McAllister's are my favorite pair. But have been eying the macneils for a minute. So I went for the burgundy shell. Price was too good.

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Now I'm tempted to grab the second pair and strip the edge to natural....

I like it! If I didn't already have the other two truffle pairs, I would have done the same.

What details did you request as far as edge trim / welt, outsole, and insole?

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Now you can't throw out a bomb like those cappucino leeds and rutledges without pictures now, Sir!

The Leeds are still at my folks house (sent there to save $30 in taxes) and the Rutledges are still in processing at the factory. Pictures will of course folllow once I have them in my possession.
Edited by fiestaplatypus - 9/11/13 at 11:01am
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I like it! If I didn't already have the other two truffle pairs, I would have done the same.
The Leeds are still at my folks house (sent there to save $30 in taxes) and the Rutledges are still in processing at the factory. Pictures will of course folllow once I have them in my possession.
Definitely interested in those pics! I have a pair of cappuccino leeds in process!
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