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Thanks for the feedback! I'm leaning towards the Toby mini-lug, but hoping that it won't look too much like a hiking shoe.
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Bourbon Fifth Avenues next to Walnut Lombards outside in the sun.......

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Long time lurker, and made some purchases based on what I've read.  Need your expertise on making my next decision.

 

I have a pair of walnut BB Strands I picked up during the seconds sale, black McCallisters I've had for a while, and a pair of bourbon Mora 2.0s that I purchased during the 15% off sale at the Allen Edmonds store in Reston, Virginia, that they had going on because of the opening of a store in DC.

 

I feel like I need a pair of black or darker brown cap-toes without broguing (I think that's right).  I saw these on clearance, and I couldn't decide on the chocolate or black colored Madison Aves.

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF8692_1_40000000001_-1_

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF8602_1_40000000001_-1_

 

Which of these two do you think would better complete my shoe collection?  And do they fit the same as the shoes I already own?  I wear suits a couple times a week (black/medium grey/light grey), but most of the time I wear jeans with a charcoal or navy blazer.  I haven't actually worn my Mora 2.0s yet, but I wear the Strands once a week, and the McCallisters twice a week.

 

Also, on a completely different note, I saw these Yumas on the clearance rack as well, and I think they look pretty darn nice.  

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF43435_1_40000000001_-1_

 

Can anyone tell me about the quality of these?  I've read some mixed reviews about quality because they were made in the Dominican Republic.  Also, how is the sizing on these?  I wear a 9.5D in all 3 of the AEs that I own.  The drive up to Reston was quite a hike, and if I could save myself some time, I'd really appreciate it.  Thanks!

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You would do well to stay far away from the Othello sole. I liked it at first, but it wore through on my Wilberts within two years and was disturbingly hollow -- small pebbles took up residence in my heel.

Rather than sending them back to Allen Edmonds, I used B. Nelson in NYC and was very pleased.
 

How much does Nelson Charge? AE is $125, correct? AE also fixes up the upper. Does Nelson do this as well?

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Finally got my Cambridge to take a shine. All it took was some Alden color8 paste wax. Has a nice sheen to it.

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Sorry but there is no other answer.

 

Srsly, tho, you probably don't have to have both Daltons.  If you have more non-boot bourbons than walnuts, I'd pick the walnuts, and vice versa.


I really like the shaker heights boot. I don't think it's as versatile as a suede boot though. I might pick some stuff up during the 2nds boot sale if I can find anything interesting but part of the fun for me is finding super versatile shoes that will fit in in many situations and limit the buying. I've already begun to regret a few purchases I made before I knew better and I'm trying to buck that trend.

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No. The Ashbury would have made a nice MTO, but discontinued styles are no longer in play. frown.gif

 

Seriously? WHYYYYY!!!

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Seriously? WHYYYYY!!!
Sucks doesn't it? Read a couple pages back. AE decided this early this week/ late last week. I was just trying to get an eagle country MTO going too!
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Finally got my Cambridge to take a shine. All it took was some Alden color8 paste wax. Has a nice sheen to it. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Beautiful.  Gotta try this - nothing else has worked for me thus far on my Cambridges.

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Beautiful.  Gotta try this - nothing else has worked for me thus far on my Cambridges.
Give it a whirl. I'm happy with the outcome so far.
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You would do well to stay far away from the Othello sole. I liked it at first, but it wore through on my Wilberts within two years and was disturbingly hollow -- small pebbles took up residence in my heel.

Rather than sending them back to Allen Edmonds, I used B. Nelson in NYC and was very pleased.
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How much does Nelson Charge? AE is $125, correct? AE also fixes up the upper. Does Nelson do this as well?
If you click the link I provided above:
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Vibram Dress Sole
Package includes:

Resoling, repair of minor loose stitching, reconditioning of the leather, and hand polishing.

Your price $44.95
Plus $10.95 Shipping/Handling

Heavy lug soles:
Includes the same as the above service

Your price $54.95
Plus $10.95 Shipping/Handling
...or, from the order form that page links to:
Quote:
Vibram, rubber, synthetic (casual footware) $60.00

Above with heavy lug soles (casual footware) $70.00

Even if it's the more expensive price, it's a pretty screaming deal.
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post
 

 

Sorry but there is no other answer.

 

Srsly, tho, you probably don't have to have both Daltons.  If you have more non-boot bourbons than walnuts, I'd pick the walnuts, and vice versa.


I really like the shaker heights boot. I don't think it's as versatile as a suede boot though. I might pick some stuff up during the 2nds boot sale if I can find anything interesting but part of the fun for me is finding super versatile shoes that will fit in in many situations and limit the buying. I've already begun to regret a few purchases I made before I knew better and I'm trying to buck that trend.

 

I really like my Shaker Heights too - they're unique (double-edged sword, I know) and draw compliments every time I wear them.  But, I'm sort of freaked out by the prospect of having to take care of them.  Apparently, you're supposed to waterproof the tweed, polish the calf, and try like hell not to get either on the other (I guess by using the shoe equivalent of masking tape).  That's one job I may have to outsource.

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Beautiful.  Gotta try this - nothing else has worked for me thus far on my Cambridges.
Give it a whirl. I'm happy with the outcome so far.

 

BTW, is that a sandwich in the background?  How do you eat a sandwich and polish shoes at the same time?

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I really like my Shaker Heights too - they're unique (double-edged sword, I know) and draw compliments every time I wear them.  But, I'm sort of freaked out by the prospect of having to take care of them.  Apparently, you're supposed to waterproof the tweed, polish the calf, and try like hell not to get either on the other (I guess by using the shoe equivalent of masking tape).  That's one job I may have to outsource.

 

Waterproof with suede protector?

 

Yeah. I really like the boots too. I want to wear more boots all the time as i find them more comfortable than shoes, but I want to be able to wear them in the summer too. Those are a no-go for that most of the time.


I might be convinced to get the chili if that sale actually happens. I got a decent tax return this year and I saved 75% of it and am hoping to play with the rest :)

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BTW, is that a sandwich in the background?  How do you eat a sandwich and polish shoes at the same time?
Haha. No. There is a brush and my microfiber polishing cloth. Anyway a little wax to keep things coated in there couldn't hurt! lol
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