or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc... - Page 2688  

post #40306 of 70737
Sporting my suede Neumoks today.

For not having any inner lining, these are very comfortable.

daguqera.jpg


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
post #40307 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

What's everyone's take on AE's recrafting services? As much as I love my AEs, I'm not sure if I see a financial incentive of recrafting second-quality calf shoes which can be purchased for around $150 when a standard recraft costs $125. I totally understand when wearers recraft cordovans since they're north of $500  or even first-quality at around $300, but I just don't see the benefits of repairing seconds when I can buy a brand new second quality shoe for a little more than a couple of beers at a bar. 

Fair point.

A. You don't need to recraft every time you need a resole. In fact, you shouldn't, as there are only a limited number of times you can recraft a shoe, due to the shoe being restretched on the last each time. Periodic heel and sole replacements cost much less, and don't need to be done by AE.

B. Some people like their current shoes and don't want new replacements, due to broken-in fit, patina, or just sentiment.

C. The odds of getting seconds in the shoe you want and that have acceptable defects is much less than 100%.

Not disagreeing with what you say, just offering some color here.
post #40308 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post


Fair point.

A. You don't need to recraft every time you need a resole. In fact, you shouldn't, as there are only a limited number of times you can recraft a shoe, due to the shoe being restretched on the last each time. Periodic heel and sole replacements cost much less, and don't need to be done by AE.

B. Some people like their current shoes and don't want new replacements, due to broken-in fit, patina, or just sentiment.

C. The odds of getting seconds in the shoe you want and that have acceptable defects is much less than 100%.

Not disagreeing with what you say, just offering some color here.

 

Letter C is the reason I would recraft seconds. You also don't know if you can actually get replacements for less than the cost of a recraft all the time. All you really need is the $125 standard package from AE unless you want the bag, polish and trees (which if you need, is a pretty good deal). Most seconds are well north of $200 at retail and even on sale, would cost more than the recraft. 

post #40309 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by BCer View Post


Ok here's a before of my blue Cronmoks:


And after a good dose of moisture and horsehair brushing:

 

I achieved the same look on my navy Neumoks with some saddle soap. I tried the same method as you at first, soaking them in Lexol conditioner but I found the Lexol eventually dries out of the leather leaving you with the original color. This picture is about 3 months removed from using the saddle soap, you can see how the color is still nice and rich. Sorry for the poor photo quality I took it quickly using my Nexus 5 camera.

 

post #40310 of 70737

Is the Dalton's profile "sleek" enough to wear as a regular shoe in your rotation for a professional environment? I am fairly new to AE and only have a few pairs. The Dalton is available in bourbon and walnut but, I already have a pair of walnut strands and dark brown Long Branch. I really don't need another boot but is the bourbon Dalton at 199 (seconds) too good to pass up?

 

Also, I have searched the internet, but there seems to be a wide variation between the actual "bourbon" color. Can anyone post some more photos of their bourbon Daltons, if not but just for the rest of us to drool over?

post #40311 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkside View Post
 

Is the Dalton's profile "sleek" enough to wear as a regular shoe in your rotation for a professional environment? I am fairly new to AE and only have a few pairs. The Dalton is available in bourbon and walnut but, I already have a pair of walnut strands and dark brown Long Branch. I really don't need another boot but is the bourbon Dalton at 199 (seconds) too good to pass up?

 

Also, I have searched the internet, but there seems to be a wide variation between the actual "bourbon" color. Can anyone post some more photos of their bourbon Daltons, if not but just for the rest of us to drool over?

 

Yes it is. It's a dress boot. Mine are an 8.5 E and I'd wear them with a suit. If I had to do it again, I'd probably get an 8E or 8D to be honest. They're comfortable but a little on the large side :/

 

Here's mine again, with jeans and an SC.

 

post #40312 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkside View Post
 

Is the Dalton's profile "sleek" enough to wear as a regular shoe in your rotation for a professional environment? I am fairly new to AE and only have a few pairs. The Dalton is available in bourbon and walnut but, I already have a pair of walnut strands and dark brown Long Branch. I really don't need another boot but is the bourbon Dalton at 199 (seconds) too good to pass up?

 

Also, I have searched the internet, but there seems to be a wide variation between the actual "bourbon" color. Can anyone post some more photos of their bourbon Daltons, if not but just for the rest of us to drool over?

 

I ended up selling this pair as I ended up with the wrong size. I think they are still pretty casual, they would work with chinos but anything dressier than that I would suggest the Chocolate Dalton.

 

 

post #40313 of 70737

I disagree. Your laces make them more informal than they need to be. Round laces will lend themselves to being a more formal dress boot.

 

It also depends on the color of the suit. I probably wouldn't wear them to an interview, but they'd be at home in an office place with a grey suit or such.

post #40314 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

I disagree. Your laces make them more informal than they need to be. Round laces will lend themselves to being a more formal dress boot.

 

It also depends on the color of the suit. I probably wouldn't wear them to an interview, but they'd be at home in an office place with a grey suit or such.

 

That is true, I tried out the flat laces for a little while in the middle pic. I didn't end up liking them as much as the originals.

post #40315 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

 

Yes it is. It's a dress boot. Mine are an 8.5 E and I'd wear them with a suit. If I had to do it again, I'd probably get an 8E or 8D to be honest. They're comfortable but a little on the large side :/

 

Here's mine again, with jeans and an SC.

 

 

Thanks for the quick replies, gentleman. Again, a disparity of opinions is why this board is so great. Everyone's style is different. These look more walnut to me from this view. Is this walnut or bourbon? Also, they are on the same last as the long branch, so I should try to get the same size, correct? Any outside opinions on Dalton vs. LB sizing?

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Burzan View Post
 

 

I ended up selling this pair as I ended up with the wrong size. I think they are still pretty casual, they would work with chinos but anything dressier than that I would suggest the Chocolate Dalton.

 

 

 

 

 

I am drooling over these photos.Great jeans as well. And where did you get those laces? They change the look of the shoe entirely! Anyway, I am less concerned about the color (I would probably go for bourbon) and more about the last and profile of the shoe with dress pants. I don't want to stand out too much.

post #40316 of 70737
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkside View Post
 

 

Thanks for the quick replies, gentleman. Again, a disparity of opinions is why this board is so great. Everyone's style is different. These look more walnut to me from this view. Is this walnut or bourbon? Also, they are on the same last as the long branch, so I should try to get the same size, correct? Any outside opinions on Dalton vs. LB sizing?

 

 

I am drooling over these photos.Great jeans as well. And where did you get those laces? They change the look of the shoe entirely! Anyway, I am less concerned about the color (I would probably go for bourbon) and more about the last and profile of the shoe with dress pants. I don't want to stand out too much.

 

 

It's on the 1 last which is the same as the LB, Leeds, Dundee and some others, honestly a fantastic last. The laces were just some cheap $1 flat waxed laces from ebay haha. Was kind of going for an Alden look but the laces turned out too fat.

 

 

Found another pic that I had, I do love the Bourbon Dalton and may pick it up again in the future.

 

 

 

 

Since selling the Dalton I did find some Alden laces and threw them on my Eagle County boots and love them, I highly suggest them for the guys who bought MTO of the Eagle County.

 

post #40317 of 70737

I just realized they have the fifth street boot in black as well. Anyone have experience with these? The Daltons have a large following here but I don't see many of the 5th. In my opinion, the high top balmoral look is quite different. I can't decide whether I love it or hate it.

post #40318 of 70737
I have the 5th Street in brown and I wear them all the time. They are one of my go to dress shoes in the winter.
post #40319 of 70737

Yeah, mine are walnut. Oops.

post #40320 of 70737

Thanks for the suggestions!  I'll have to take a look at those for sure.  I've been emailing the Shoebank every so often inquiring about a sale after the February sale ended, and they didn't have a sale.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
This thread is locked  
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc...