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Outstanding.  The slight contrast in white works better, in my opinion, as you have displayed.

 

And maybe a blue cashmere sweater over a nice dress shit?

 

David

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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...)
Pelle Line
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.
I am glad they don't have this in a 12D, or I would not be able to stop myself from purchasing them. I have the Shell Jefferson and a Shell MTO on the way... I need therapy...
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Unfortunately, if they're not in your size at the retailer you mentioned, you won't find them save for the secondary market. AE is not making anything in unusual shell for a long time.

Thanks anrobit, I am aware, as many here are, of the shell limitations at AE. I think I got one of the last pairs of walnut shell in a MTO a number of months back.
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Vincenzo at the Shoe Bank hooked me up. There was one pair in my size that was evidently left over from the WebGem days and was languishing at the home office (I guess it helps to have a slightly unusual size). I was as shocked as you are that they were there. He also connected me to the truffle aka cappuccino Dundees that I will have in hand by Monday or Tuesday of next week. Who knew a pair of those was still floating around?

Here's something that Vincenzo did for me that I didn't know was possible: send me a list of EVERY shoe - firsts, seconds, closeouts, etc. - in my preferred size that was extant ANYWHERE in their system. Both of those shells showed up on that list. I wouldn't have even thought to ask about those makes and models, but there they were.

And, I believe the store you're referring to is Pelle Line. As of this morning, they still have a pair in 9.5 D. The description is kind of squirrelly - you can't really tell they're the walnut shell, but I can confirm that they are.

That is good to know 1/2-1/2-1/2. Vincenzo has always been great to work with. He is actually my favorite to work with at the Shoe Bank. I may give him a call and see if he can do the same for me. I do love those Walnut Shell Daltons… Since they were seconds, are there any noticeable flaws?

I checked Pelle Line a while back, and no 12Ds. frown.gif

I would love a pair of Walnut Shell Daltons. I picked up a pair of Burgundy Shell Daltons during a $299 sale about 6 months back, and love them.

Finally got my pair of 12D Walnut Shell Dalton's from Pelle Line back from my parents' house this past weekend and unfortunately, they're just slightly too tight. Any interest?
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post
 

In case my prior message got buried from all the Shell goodness :-). 

 

What size do you take comparing the 8 last (lasalle, delray etc...) to the 5 last (Pa, Fa, Strands, Macallister) 

 

Thanks. 

 

I find the 5 last to be more narrow than the 8. For me:

 

5 last: 8E

 

8 last: 8D

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Alrighty . . .

I see no incongruity between calf and cotton. However, I find this leg opening to be much too narrow. Don't get me wrong, I like a strong taper as much as the next guy, but it has to be proportional to your body type AND shoe size. Your feet look massive here even though they likely aren't. YMMV.

Also, navy + walnut is great imo.
LOL. It doesn't look that extreme in person. I think it's a combination of the angle and that I was bending to take the pic. The leg does cover the first 2-3 eyelets. That being said I am tall and thin so I wear slim fit pants and do have big feet :-)
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Is it appropriate to offer critiques or criticisms in this thread? I only ask because I am relatively new here and don't want to ruffle any feathers.

nobody ever says anything negative to anybody on this forum... it's all snuggles and hugs here buddy!

 

lol

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Finally got my pair of 12D Walnut Shell Dalton's from Pelle Line back from my parents' house this past weekend and unfortunately, they're just slightly too tight. Any interest?

 

Must resist.

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Half n Half, one more shell picture for comparison's sake.  Dark Cognac shell on the Forest Last:

 

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What's the view here in ae seconds? I have heard that seconds are just as good as firsts with unnoticeable marks however others also say that they received shoes with terrible marks.

Also i saw patriot loafers are available for 170$ for seconds however, i could still get then for 200$ because it's in the clearance section.

So my question is, is 20-40$ difference between firsts and seconds worth it? Or should i take the risk and save 20?
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What's the view here in ae seconds? I have heard that seconds are just as good as firsts with unnoticeable marks however others also say that they received shoes with terrible marks.

Also i saw patriot loafers are available for 170$ for seconds however, i could still get then for 200$ because it's in the clearance section.

So my question is, is 20-40$ difference between firsts and seconds worth it? Or should i take the risk and save 20?
As someone relatively new to the process I would say seconds are a good value but not at that little of a difference. I have bought during seconds sales where the comparable firsts are at least $100 more. My experience has been good regarding the defects being relatively minor.
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What's the view here in ae seconds? I have heard that seconds are just as good as firsts with unnoticeable marks however others also say that they received shoes with terrible marks.

Also i saw patriot loafers are available for 170$ for seconds however, i could still get then for 200$ because it's in the clearance section.

So my question is, is 20-40$ difference between firsts and seconds worth it? Or should i take the risk and save 20?

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As someone relatively new to the process I would say seconds are a good value but not at that little of a difference. I have bought during seconds sales where the comparable firsts are at least $100 more. My experience has been good regarding the defects being relatively minor.
It really is the luck of the draw with seconds. Not all seconds are as clean as firsts. Even if you can't see the defect, outright; there is one. Or they wouldn't be seconds quality.

In other words, I would not go into buying seconds with the expectation of flawless shoes.
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Half n Half, one more shell picture for comparison's sake.  Dark Cognac shell on the Forest Last:

 

 

Beauty!

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Originally Posted by SimplyLime View Post

What's the view here in ae seconds? I have heard that seconds are just as good as firsts with unnoticeable marks however others also say that they received shoes with terrible marks.

Also i saw patriot loafers are available for 170$ for seconds however, i could still get then for 200$ because it's in the clearance section.

So my question is, is 20-40$ difference between firsts and seconds worth it? Or should i take the risk and save 20?

 

For a $20-$40 difference, I would get the firsts.  For $100, I would at least take a look at the seconds.  You can always return the seconds (minus a $10 restocking fee) if it's a defect you can't live with.

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As someone relatively new to the process I would say seconds are a good value but not at that little of a difference. I have bought during seconds sales where the comparable firsts are at least $100 more. My experience has been good regarding the defects being relatively minor.

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It really is the luck of the draw with seconds. Not all seconds are as clean as firsts. Even if you can't see the defect, outright; there is one. Or they wouldn't be seconds quality.

In other words, I would not go into buying seconds with the expectation of flawless shoes.

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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post

For a $20-$40 difference, I would get the firsts.  For $100, I would at least take a look at the seconds.  You can always return the seconds (minus a $10 restocking fee) if it's a defect you can't live with.

I was thinking vetting seconds if i lived there but im just gonna have a friend get my shoes and will only stay in the us for a couple of weeks. So i guess getting firsts might be a better idea in this case since returning it internationally would not be practical
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Originally Posted by SimplyLime View Post

What's the view here in ae seconds? I have heard that seconds are just as good as firsts with unnoticeable marks however others also say that they received shoes with terrible marks.

Also i saw patriot loafers are available for 170$ for seconds however, i could still get then for 200$ because it's in the clearance section.

So my question is, is 20-40$ difference between firsts and seconds worth it? Or should i take the risk and save 20?

I would go for the firsts in this scenario no doubt. The flaws on mine so far were obvious on first glance. What color are the ones you are looking at? I think I may stick to dark colored calf for my future seconds purchases.
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If the price difference is under 75$ I would always go with firsts. Just as long as it's the right size and color...
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