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black fifth streets would work...  They can be dressed up or dressed down... but really black dress pants don't give you much in the way of choices.

 

somebody mentioned the promontory... that is not a dressy boot AT ALL, those are the football leather ones right?  If you are wearing black dress pants, you are likely in a formal enough setting that football leather is completely inappropriate.

I mentioned it, but was originally reluctant to. AE doesn't have a lot of selection in a black boot, and I personally don't think the fifth street can be dressed down much. But, yeah, if it's black pants in a formal setting I would agree. If it's black pants in a business casual environment, I don't think anyone would care or even notice.

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Stunning.  I love the eyelets on Cappuccino - nicely done! 

 

 

Great looking cappuccino rolls.  Takes me a few wears to get those sorts of rolls.  Enjoy!

why is getting huge rolls after the first wear a good thing???  If these were calf, and he had massive creases after his first wear he would be very upset rather than excited.

 

Should I assume that while these were worn for the first time out on the town... they have been worn for several hours in house??

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why is getting huge rolls after the first wear a good thing???  If these were calf, and he had massive creases after his first wear he would be very upset rather than excited.

Should I assume that while these were worn for the first time out on the town... they have been worn for several hours in house??

Shell is a different beast than calfskin. It doesn't get the hairline creases that calfskin gets, but rather makes rolls. Some people do, in fact dislike these rolls (most bespoke shoe makers don't use shell at all, citing the rolls as one of the reasons), but most people see them as one of the gorgeous aspects of the material. The rolls break in nicely, generate patina, and more or less give shell the appearance of being a well broken in shoe that still shines up well. It's not for everyone, though.
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Wearing my new MTO green Strandmoks for the first time today. Very pleased so far...

 

 

Yeah I like those alot.  Gave my Rutledges some treatment last night after a torrential downpour in them.

 

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Yeah I like those alot.  Gave my Rutledges some treatment last night after a torrential downpour in them.

 

 

Great socks!

 

Shoes are nice too:cheers:

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The Daltons and the Long Branches use the same patterns and lasts, but after that they are really not comparable.  The Dalton is dress calf, while the Long Branch is waxy cowhide, and it looks far more rugged.  The Dalton has the traditional leather insole, while the Long Branch has the Poron insoles.   Also, don't under estimate the difference caused by the soles.  The Vibram sole on the Long Branch is quite a beast, and is very very casual compared to the leather soles on the Daltons.

I think I'll probably pick up the used Frye black boots I saw and then get a pair of the long branches for bad weather. I can also always just leave a pair or two of dress shoes at the office for when it's truly nasty out and I wear Tim's.
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Originally Posted by chinngiskhaan View Post

black fifth streets would work...  They can be dressed up or dressed down... but really black dress pants don't give you much in the way of choices.

somebody mentioned the promontory... that is not a dressy boot AT ALL, those are the football leather ones right?  If you are wearing black dress pants, you are likely in a formal enough setting that football leather is completely inappropriate.

I don't like the promentory at all actually. I like the fifth streets, but I wouldn't get much utility from them since there's no way I'd wear them casually. I do research in the hospital so I can get away with vibrant soles shoes now and then. Honestly most people in research wear Tom's...

I'd probably feel better wearing those kinds of boots out in the muck vs my daltons as well. I really like the shaker heights boots, but they're going to be a bit too pricey.
they're quirky!
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Some help with shell, please. Received my first ever pair of shell cordovan shoes, brown Norwich from the seconds sale. I'm surprised at the lack of richness in the color because I see such deep rich tones on all of the images posted here for shell. The right toe area has some ripple/dimple as you can see in the third image below. The left lateral has a band running along the welt that is substantially less bran (closer to tan; shown in the second and last images) and both toes have this, albeit to a lesser extent. Please let me know what you think. Will I be able to get these light regions darker (?) and is does the rich depth of color just come from brushing/shining?

 

 

 

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There's a reason they're seconds. They're structurally sound, but there's a little bit off aesthetically. Maybe polish/aging will cover it up. I honestly don't see much of an issue there. The toe just looks lighter, is that the issue?

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I wanted to report my experience with AE customer service.

I posted a few pics recently of my mto Daltons where one boot had misaligned eyelets. Allison contacted me and reported they never should have left the factory. As such she could credit my card 396$ or use it as credit in combination with RA sale thus a new pair or Cordovan shoes would run me about $110.00. Seriously who does it better than AE. The Mora? Clifton? Decisions Decisions.
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I wanted to report my experience with AE customer service.

I posted a few pics recently of my mto Daltons where one boot had misaligned eyelets. Allison contacted me and reported they never should have left the factory. As such she could credit my card 396$ or use it as credit in combination with RA sale thus a new pair or Cordovan shoes would run me about $110.00. Seriously who does it better than AE. The Mora? Clifton? Decisions Decisions.

 

...I assume that means you get to keep the Daltons as well? 

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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

I wanted to report my experience with AE customer service.

I posted a few pics recently of my mto Daltons where one boot had misaligned eyelets. Allison contacted me and reported they never should have left the factory. As such she could credit my card 396$ or use it as credit in combination with RA sale thus a new pair or Cordovan shoes would run me about $110.00. Seriously who does it better than AE. The Mora? Clifton? Decisions Decisions.

 

Wow! that is incredible service.

 

I vote for brown shell Mora

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

There's a reason they're seconds. They're structurally sound, but there's a little bit off aesthetically. Maybe polish/aging will cover it up. I honestly don't see much of an issue there. The toe just looks lighter, is that the issue?

 

In the second image, viewing the lateral left shoe, you can see the large bit of sun reflection. But below that, along the welt, is not sunshine. It's a band of tan. This, along with the lighter toes leaves me wondering if they will darken with age or if they can be darkened...or is this part of the reason they are seconds, some sort of poor penetration in the processing of the material or shoe. There are other reasons for these to be seconds (dimpling, scrapes, scuffs). The images don't really show how different these parts are. The toes and this band appear quite a bit lighter in comparison to the rest of the shoe than is really depicted in these images.

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Originally Posted by SBear View Post
 

Some help with shell, please. Received my first ever pair of shell cordovan shoes, brown Norwich from the seconds sale. I'm surprised at the lack of richness in the color because I see such deep rich tones on all of the images posted here for shell. The right toe area has some ripple/dimple as you can see in the third image below. The left lateral has a band running along the welt that is substantially less bran (closer to tan; shown in the second and last images) and both toes have this, albeit to a lesser extent. Please let me know what you think. Will I be able to get these light regions darker (?) and is does the rich depth of color just come from brushing/shining?

 

 

 

I think those look great, especially for the price paid.

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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

I wanted to report my experience with AE customer service.

I posted a few pics recently of my mto Daltons where one boot had misaligned eyelets. Allison contacted me and reported they never should have left the factory. As such she could credit my card 396$ or use it as credit in combination with RA sale thus a new pair or Cordovan shoes would run me about $110.00. Seriously who does it better than AE. The Mora? Clifton? Decisions Decisions.

:slayer:

 

Mora in shell would be sexy

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Agreed and yup I keep the daltons at the 299$ price.
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