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Originally Posted by fiestaplatypus View Post

Ordered a MTO Rutledge in early August and had pretty much given up on it ever being completed. Checked in once earlier this month and was told it was still in production. I'm not impatient on MTO stuff. If I can wait several months for Carminas, I can do the same for AE. These finally showed up on my doorstep a few days ago. Ordered a 12.5E ( which is already slightly longer than I like, but my toes and the 222 last aren't best friends in my usual length) but received a 13D. Only reason I'm not too upset? Does not appear that I was charged for these beauties as a courtesy for all the headaches.

Cappuccino shell cordovan
Transparent brown trim
Wheeled Flat welt
Independence collection sole

Goodness those look nice.

 

They sent you a 13D when you ordered a 12.5E? Do they fit or are they too long? It'd be a shame if you couldn't wear them, free or not.

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Originally Posted by wonsmithr8 View Post


Sweet, how does this work? Haha

Email shoebank@allenedmonds.com for a list of available factory seconds in your size. Then call an outlet to order. I know many folks on this thread recommend the Jeffersonville outlet.

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Originally Posted by NWTeal View Post

Goodness those look nice.

They sent you a 13D when you ordered a 12.5E? Do they fit or are they too long? It'd be a shame if you couldn't wear them, free or not.

They are indeed a bit too long, especially with the elongated toebox, but at the same time, the extra length is pretty much all at the front of the shoe (probably 1.25" at the end of my toes). I can lace everything up fine without a lot of extra space in the heel. This is also due in part to the fact that a poron insole was used (I requested an all leather insole).

While I'm upset that I don't have the shoe I truly wanted, I can always go back and get something made up in a similar brown cordovan leather if it really bothers me or if the creasing is just too excessive.
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Originally Posted by fiestaplatypus View Post

Ordered a MTO Rutledge in early August and had pretty much given up on it ever being completed. Checked in once earlier this month and was told it was still in production. I'm not impatient on MTO stuff. If I can wait several months for Carminas, I can do the same for AE. These finally showed up on my doorstep a few days ago. Ordered a 12.5E ( which is already slightly longer than I like, but my toes and the 222 last aren't best friends in my usual length) but received a 13D. Only reason I'm not too upset? Does not appear that I was charged for these beauties as a courtesy for all the headaches.

Cappuccino shell cordovan
Transparent brown trim
Wheeled Flat welt
Independence collection sole


Man those look nice!
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Originally Posted by BillyMcGee View Post

Email shoebank@allenedmonds.com for a list of available factory seconds in your size. Then call an outlet to order. I know many folks on this thread recommend the Jeffersonville outlet.

Thanks so much!
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Originally Posted by fiestaplatypus View Post


They are indeed a bit too long, especially with the elongated toebox, but at the same time, the extra length is pretty much all at the front of the shoe (probably 1.25" at the end of my toes). I can lace everything up fine without a lot of extra space in the heel. This is also due in part to the fact that a poron insole was used (I requested an all leather insole).

While I'm upset that I don't have the shoe I truly wanted, I can always go back and get something made up in a similar brown cordovan leather if it really bothers me or if the creasing is just too excessive.

Hopefully they don't crease weirdly on the cap or anything. I would confirm that the pair is on the house just in case you do get some weird toe creasing, although an inch in front of the toe seems normal since my toes never reach the end of the shoe.

 

Seems odd that they would give you the wrong size and a poron insole. If they were to screw up I would have bet that they would either given you the standard leather insole or independence lining/insole.

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What is the consensus on wearing Dalton's with a nice suit and tie? I wore my Walnut Daltons with a navy suit and someone told me that they looked too chunky to be wearing with a suit.

Thoughts?
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Originally Posted by NicNac View Post

What is the consensus on wearing Dalton's with a nice suit and tie? I wore my Walnut Daltons with a navy suit and someone told me that they looked too chunky to be wearing with a suit.

Thoughts?

I never thought they looked right with a suit, but that's just my opinion. 

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Originally Posted by NicNac View Post

What is the consensus on wearing Dalton's with a nice suit and tie? I wore my Walnut Daltons with a navy suit and someone told me that they looked too chunky to be wearing with a suit.

Thoughts?

 

Absent a few inches of snow on the ground, I'd tend to agree with the advice you were given.

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Originally Posted by BillyMcGee View Post
 

Email shoebank@allenedmonds.com for a list of available factory seconds in your size. Then call an outlet to order. I know many folks on this thread recommend the Jeffersonville outlet.


ugh, they must be swamped with emails! emailed them 4 hours ago but no reply yet...

 

i was hoping it would be $50 off the first, $100 off the second, $150 off the third, and $200 off the fourth... ;)

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Originally Posted by NicNac View Post

What is the consensus on wearing Dalton's with a nice suit and tie? I wore my Walnut Daltons with a navy suit and someone told me that they looked too chunky to be wearing with a suit.

Thoughts?

I wore walnut daltons with a navy pinstripe suit on Christmas Eve. Got a lot of complements on the look....
post #35606 of 70737
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Originally Posted by NicNac View Post

What is the consensus on wearing Dalton's with a nice suit and tie? I wore my Walnut Daltons with a navy suit and someone told me that they looked too chunky to be wearing with a suit.

Thoughts?


unless you're wearing really short pants, the daltons should just look like shortwing bluchers. you could go with the standard rule of balmorals with suits and bluchers for less casual settings, but many sport bluchers with suits. i know i do...

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Originally Posted by NicNac View Post

What is the consensus on wearing Dalton's with a nice suit and tie? I wore my Walnut Daltons with a navy suit and someone told me that they looked too chunky to be wearing with a suit.

Thoughts?

Honestly, I think it depends how formal the suit is.

There is no absolute wrong answer.

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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post
 

While researching my Shaker Heights MTO, I came across these vintage Shaker Height boots on Etsy.com. They look amazing...especially for $153. Too bad I don't wear a 10.5.

 

http://www.etsy.com/listing/169025875/on-sale-vintage-allen-edmonds-mens?utm_source=google&utm_medium=product_listing_promoted&utm_campaign=vintage_mid&gclid=CNTspPTezrsCFWUV7Aodqm0Aog

 

 

Wow . . . just, wow.  I had to pull the trigger on these.  Could they possibly be shell?

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^^ I wear bluchers with suits as well. Bals just don't fit my feet well enough to justify having multiple pairs, so I stock up on bluchers. If you are confident in what you are wearing you can own any look!
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halfnhalfnhalf, please post pics of you wearing them when they arrive. This boot is simply gorgeous.

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