That's what I want.
What's the cost of a MTO McClain Bourbon and Bone?
Never even see them come up on ebay.
Maybe even Merlot and Bone would be good.
Pastor, thank you very much! I try to rotate through them. I just have an issue with wearing shoes for the first time. I like to enjoy their perfection for a while before I take them out.
My Ravello's purchases are as follows (since I am not sure which one specifically you are asking about).
-Leisure Handsewn - The Shoe Mart - from the recent deadstock
-Leisure Handsewn - The Shoe Mart - ordered back in the February timeframe
-Norwegian Split Toe - The Shoe Mart - few years old
-Longwing Blutcher - Alden DC - Pre-ordered in January, received in September.
Hope that this helps!
MTO cost is just the cost of the upper if you go through Allison. Would expect that to be around $345 or so. Those would be awesome with rolled edges on the independence sole (and lining).
I agree. After getting the basics it's all just a matter of preference. If anything mdubs is missing some monkstraps!
Love these. I wore mine yesterday.
There is a shop in NJ that has these unlined in stock still, in a few sizes. (If there are any rare shell lovers looking...)
I got my pair there ~6 months ago.
You can see what is available on their website.
They have them listed as brown, but I assure you they are Walnut Shell Cordovan.
Something posted a while ago, but I thought I'd just share.
I drove out to Paramus, NJ to make some returns at my favorite department store, Nordstrom. I stopped by Pelle Line to check out what I would assume are the last AE Walnut Shell Daltons up for retail sale in the country. Unfortunately, there were none left in my size, but they do look nice. I snapped some pictures to share in case any one wanted confirmation prior to ordering from their website as they list it as brown cordovan.
Overall the store has a good stock of shoes and saphir supplies. They have AE, Aldens and Paraboots. A nice alternative to those in NJ near the area than going into Manhattan. The owners (I believe) were there and very helpful.
Do I Have Too Many Shoes? (Cross Post)
Good Evening All,
I wished to pose a question to the forum to see what everyone has to say. I also thought that it would be fun to post my shoe family one at a time. I will save you the task of counting, I currently have 21 pairs of shoes (16 in Shell Cordovan, 4 in Calfskin, and 1 in Suede) with four more on the way (3 in the mail, 1 on order). So, how many shoes is too many?
Here is my entire collection, the shoes that are still on their way or listed below. Thanks in advanced!
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Allen Edmonds Cambridge in Black Shell Cordovan
Alden Cape Cod Collection Bit Loafer in Black Calfskin
Allen Edmonds McTavish in Black Wax Infused Leather
Allen Edmonds Cambridge in Burgundy Shell Cordovan
Alden Tassel Loafer in Color 8 Shell Cordovan
Allen Edmonds Dalton in Burgundy Shell Cordovan
Alden Chukka Boot in Color 8 Shell Cordovan
Alden Perforated Cap Toe in Color 8 Shell Cordovan
Crockett and Jones for Ralph Lauren Gianni Boot in Brown Shell Cordovan
Crockett and Jones for Ralph Lauren Marlow Wingtip in Brown Shell Cordovan
Alden Straight Tip Cap Toe in Cigar Shell Cordovan
Alden Leisure Handsewn in Cigar Shell Cordovan
Allen Edmonds Jefferson in Cappuccino Shell Cordovan (MTO)
Allen Edmonds Highway 1 in Brown Calfskin
Allen Edmonds Amok Chukka Boot in Snuff Suede
Alden Longwing Blutcher in Ravello Shell Cordovan
Alden Leisure Handsewn in Ravello Shell Cordovan
Alden Norwegian Split-Toe in Ravello Shell Cordovan
Allen Edmonds Strand Perforated Cap Toe in Walnut Shell Cordovan
Allen Edmonds Player's Shoe Wingtip in Walnut Calfskin
Alden Longwing Blutcher in Whiskey Shell Cordovan
On their way (literally in the mail right now):
-Allen Edmonds Harrison in Black Shell Cordovan (MTO)
-Alden Leisure Handsewn in Ravello Shell Cordovan
-Alden Plain Toe Blutcher in Ravello Shell Cordovan
On order (shipping someday):
-Alden Shortwing Balmoral in Whiskey Shell Cordovan
What do you think?
I think you have a great collection, and they all look to be extremely well kept. My collection is similar, though I have a few more AE and RL shell, and fewer Alden models. You have all the majors covered, except perhaps a black cap toe or plain toe balmoral for formal occasions. I'll echo what a few others have said - once you have more than 7 or so, it's because you enjoy shoes as a hobby of sorts, and there is definitely nothing wrong with that. There are others who have a more dress shoes than you have, and many others who have a great deal less.
I personally like having around the 20 range because it fits well into my closet without storing them in boxes, and I wear a pair of shoes about 2x per month (I typically don't wear boots in the summer or loafers in the winter).
I find myself purging a few shoes each year that don't get worn, to make space (and $) for new ones. I also find myself getting more picky with fit.