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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post
 

 

A brand-new pair?  Wow, that's amazing.  Did they say why the shoes didn't make it through?


I asked the same thing!  They just said "they didn't make it through."  Weird.  I'll miss them.  I wore them to my wedding years ago.

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Originally Posted by devastitis View Post
 

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!

 

I think the consensus for this thread is no-black unless you really need.  Dark brown is probably more versatile given your situation.  These are on the 2 last so they can be tricky for most.  If you are looking for cap-toes without brogues, PAs should be it since these Mad Aves still have the perforated strips.  But if you're ok with minor brogues, then there are many options: BB Fifth Aves ($149 right now from seconds sale), vernons, harrisons, cliftons.

 

PS.  The Reston store is great, always had great service there

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Drat, one of you guys snagged the last chocolate Dalton in my size 9.5E)! I was really hoping to get my hands in that shoe . . . I guess at least my wallet will thank me.

Guilty. Don't mean to put salt on the wound but once they checked it over and described the condition as "really good" I had to do it. Had wanted the walnut but at that price I couldn't resist. If the color really bugs me happy to drop you a line.

Wondering what weather people wear the Dalton's at. I have a pair of winter warfare boots the weather has forced upon me but I'm hoping Spring/fall will serve me well. Anyone then use for them in summer or too warm?

Now to wait for the 2 for 250 sale.
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I don't regret my grey Dalton's. I have them in dark brown, tan and grey and to be honest, I use the grey as beater boots. With time they start to look old and dusty and weird. I conditioned them and they look fantastic.

I would think black would be the color you might regret. They're too casual to wear formally and black wingtip is kind of an in between style that's formal and informal. Grey is purely informal. But to each his own!
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Great pick up. You won't regret the Chocolate Dalton (or any dalton besides grey really). And for me that would be an easy choice, I would skip the cronmok, at just about any price, its just not a shoe that appeals to me. In my opinion, many other foot coverings I would rather put my funds towards, and lots of those are from AE. One tip i've learned with my shoe indulgences; just because something is on sale, and its temping, is not a good enough reason to buy it. If you don't love the make up (thats not to say someone cant love 5,10,50,100 makes ups), it will end up being money you wish you'd spent on something better/nicer/better fitting/ etc. I have a few AEs that seemed great at the time, but not, they hardly ever get worn. If I could do it all over again, of my current 9 AE models, I would keep 5, maybe 4. So if you're really on the fence about the cronmok, i'd skip it. Another sale will surely come, and if you are still yearning for it, pick it up then.
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Guilty. Don't mean to put salt on the wound but once they checked it over and described the condition as "really good" I had to do it. Had wanted the walnut but at that price I couldn't resist. If the color really bugs me happy to drop you a line.



Wondering what weather people wear the Dalton's at. I have a pair of winter warfare boots the weather has forced upon me but I'm hoping Spring/fall will serve me well. Anyone then use for them in summer or too warm?



Now to wait for the 2 for 250 sale.

 



There's a chocolate dalton on my list and want, but feel the bourbon will suit my needs better.

I got some burgundy shell daltons from the feb sale and waiting on some bourbon calf daltons from this sale. Also planning some long branches for in-climate weather. I plan on wearing mine during the spring/summer, however not very frequently I think. I'm business casual however our engineering dept gets by with jeans during the week since we go out the floor frequently. So I think the Daltons will cross over well with nicer jeans, and casual slacks.

Currently I normally wear some Timberland Pro pull on boots with Titanium toe. Not that I necessarily need the safety toe but its nice to have and not heavy. I've had other pairs and liked them and these aren't as beat up so do ok in the office.Even with the lug sole.

Another ME here smile.gif

I also asked about the 2 for 250 and my SA said they may or may not do it. Since most people don't want to buy two pairs. That maybe they do a % off sale. I dunno. I'd really like to see the 2 for 250 though.
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It is amazing how different the AE photo of Rush St looks compared to real world photo's color wise - It is like they ran the photo through Photo-shops Auto Contrast filter...ah what the hell I am going to do that right now with a picture of the shoe from Ebay........I do have a pair of Rush st seconds on the way to me so will soon in person soon enough

 

Ebay picture

 

Allen Edmonds Picture

 


Ebay picture through PhotoShop Autotone-autocontrast filter


Very Nice photo...color and model

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Maiden voyage of my $157 Stewart firsts, post-VSC:

 

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Originally Posted by bobbyz View Post

Wondering what weather people wear the Dalton's at. I have a pair of winter warfare boots the weather has forced upon me but I'm hoping Spring/fall will serve me well. Anyone then use for them in summer or too warm?

 

I don't see why you couldn't wear them year-round . . . whether they're too warm or not in the summer will be up to you!

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I've done a few things in the last decade. I went from full-time musician (drummer) to construction worker. I needed a job with insurance after I got married. I dug holes for telephone poles and did aerial construction for about 4 years while I completed a degree in theology. Then with no formal training at all I applied and got offered a construction engineering job for a communications company. This is when most of my shoe happened. I then left that job to enter into full-time ministry. As soon as I finished my M.A. the school I graduated from offer me an adjunct position if I would continue and get a PhD so that's what I'm doing now. It works out well enough.

Wow, what an interesting run you've had there. What kind of drumming was your forte?
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post
 

 

I don't see why you couldn't wear them year-round . . . whether they're too warm or not in the summer will be up to you

 

I live in a place in Mexico where practically there's not winter and I wear my Daltons all time, I don't feel they are too warm so I wear them regularly. We have 38 C temperatures during the summer and right now it's about 30 C at mid day.

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Posted this in the shoe care thread as well, but this seems to get way more traffic. 

 

Just got a pair of walnut strands, and want to preserve that beautiful color. Seems like the AE premium shoe polish in walnut will not change that color at all. Do any people use the neutral as well? Or are most pretty pleased with the AE walnut polish on the AE walnut shoes. 

 

I was also wondering if anyone used Saphir products on their AE walnut shoes with also successful, original-color-retaining, results. 

 

Finally, what edge dressing do people use on their walnuts? I thought I saw AE having black and a few browns, but no specific walnut edge dressing. 

 

Thank you!

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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post
 

 

It is amazing how different the AE photo of Rush St looks compared to real world photo's color wise - It is like they ran the photo through Photo-shops Auto Contrast filter...ah what the hell I am going to do that right now with a picture of the shoe from Ebay........I do have a pair of Rush st seconds on the way to me so will soon in person soon enough

 

Ebay picture

 

Allen Edmonds Picture

 


Ebay picture through PhotoShop Autotone-autocontrast filter

yeah... AE website photos are an absolute joke. They don't even come close to representing the actual beautiful and distinct colors of AE's shoes, but even I am growing bored of bringing up their website photos... I'll still bring it up, but only because I have a reputation to uphold.

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So. I have daltons in an 8.5E which fit a bit big, but work. Have a pair of PA's in 8.5D which also work but are a tad bit long.

Thinking of getting a pair of the shaker heights in an 8E. Bad idea or does that sizing make sense?

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Maiden voyage of my $157 Stewart firsts, post-VSC:



Very nice! I really wanted to pull the trigger on those. They look great. I was trying to put my finger on why those appeal to me so much, and I believe it's the contrast between the peachy tan leather and the natural welt.
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Wow, what an interesting run you've had there. What kind of drumming was your forte?

I went to Interlochen Arts Academy for High School. I was really into classical percussion at the time and dreamed of playing on Broadway or in some orchestra. Alas, I made very few dollars playing marimba and the such so I started to focus on drum set. I love jazz (still do) so this was my forte. I did play the occasional rock gig. I also toured for a year with a brass quintet (think Dallas Brass with their percussionist). From there I got married and the rest is history. I've taught on and off for a while but I just don't have the time any longer.
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