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wow, shell walnut looks waaaaay different than calf. 

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I have been getting my dress shoes solely form Allen Edmonds for the past three years or so.  I have never once had a reason to look back, and this still doesn't give me a reason to look to change.  Obviously, since I have close to 60 pairs now I can choose to be very picky about what I buy from them.  That coupled with a new baby ($$$) means I will not be making a lot of shoe purchases in the near future. 

 

I can say that I was very pleased with the MTO program while it was up and running.  It was a good way to reward loyal customers.  However, all good things must come to an end.  Many of us have business degrees and know that the cost for doing one-offs is much higher than going runs of the same shoe.  That, coupled with rising leather prices and our general pickiness means that on some of these, I'm sure they were actually losing money.  It is not uncommon for businesses to adjust processes or programs to better fit their needs.  I suspect that they were actually losing some decent money over this program.  It was good while it lasted, but it's gone.

 

While it would have been nice for Paul to make an announcement, let's keep something in mind - he's the CEO of a multi-million dollar organization.  I'm sure if he thought it would have caused this much of a hubbub, he would have done it differently.  

 

I, for one, will continue with Allen Edmonds.

 

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Took the day off for moving and had some time to kill so gave some attention to the Walnut Shell Dalton's. By far the favorite of the few shells I have.

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You are going to love them

 

 

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Always looking good, my friend.

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Always looking good, my friend.

Thanks BK!

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I think lighter color shell is not soon to return to AE choices.  Those walnut shell Daltons are beautiful, just a fortunate few have them.

 

Brown Fifth Street seconds arrived today from recent sale...very happy with these.  They fit snug, everywhere.  Similar fit as a pair of To Boot New York that I have loved.  

 

 

I trust AE that there's a defect worthy of this sale, but I don't see one.  :)

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I think lighter color shell is not soon to return to AE choices.  Those walnut shell Daltons are beautiful, just a fortunate few have them.

 

Brown Fifth Street seconds arrived today from recent sale...very happy with these.  They fit snug, everywhere.  Similar fit as a pair of To Boot New York that I have loved.  

 

 

 

I trust AE that there's a defect worthy of this sale, but I don't see one.  :)

Look great! Mine are seconds too. The leather is a bit wrinkled. Any way to fix that?

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@polojock615 great post, I feel pretty much the same way.

 

Love the walnut shell pics of Daltons! Guess I never have played Walnut Wednesday so took a picture. Ordered mine the second day they were offered as a webgem, they have aged nicely and are getting darker in color, more like a true walnut now.

 

 

 

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I think lighter color shell is not soon to return to AE choices.  Those walnut shell Daltons are beautiful, just a fortunate few have them.

 

Brown Fifth Street seconds arrived today from recent sale...very happy with these.  They fit snug, everywhere.  Similar fit as a pair of To Boot New York that I have loved.  

 

 

I trust AE that there's a defect worthy of this sale, but I don't see one.  :)

 

Those 5th Street look great! I have the brown calf also.

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You guys are making me want to get the Walnut shell Daltons at Pelle Line that have been sitting out there. They are a half size too big for me but I think boots are supposed to be worn with thicker socks anyway...right? 

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I think lighter color shell is not soon to return to AE choices.  Those walnut shell Daltons are beautiful, just a fortunate few have them.

 

Brown Fifth Street seconds arrived today from recent sale...very happy with these.  They fit snug, everywhere.  Similar fit as a pair of To Boot New York that I have loved.  

 

 

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I trust AE that there's a defect worthy of this sale, but I don't see one.  :)

Nice looking medallion cap toe bal boots.  Enjoy them in great health!

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You guys are making me want to get the Walnut shell Daltons at Pelle Line that have been sitting out there. They are a half size too big for me but I think boots are supposed to be worn with thicker socks anyway...right? 


They can, but these are somewhat dressy/casual.  I went with an E width instead of D because I like a smidge more room for boots.  Seeing as how light colored shell may not be in the cards for a long while, it might be worth pulling the trigger and sending them back if the size doesn't work out.

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What do you guys think of single versus double keeper belts? Is one more dressy than the other?

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You guys are making me want to get the Walnut shell Daltons at Pelle Line that have been sitting out there. They are a half size too big for me but I think boots are supposed to be worn with thicker socks anyway...right? 

 

Do it.  Those things have been orphaned for a VERY long time and desperately need a good home.  And, you can always try insoles, tongue pads, etc. if the thick socks aren't enough . . .

 

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They can, but these are somewhat dressy/casual.  I went with an E width instead of D because I like a smidge more room for boots.  Seeing as how light colored shell may not be in the cards for a long while, it might be worth pulling the trigger and sending them back if the size doesn't work out.

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Do it.  Those things have been orphaned for a VERY long time and desperately need a good home.  And, you can always try insoles, tongue pads, etc. if the thick socks aren't enough . . .

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I'll drive over and try them on tomorrow. I guess the marlow wingtips will have to wait another year...
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^^^If you're talking Marlows and they are on sale, I would go with Marlows hands down. Sorry to this thread, but I've gotten much more use out of the Marlows rather than the shell Daltons. I suppose it depends on whether or not you prefer boots to shoes.
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^^^If you're talking Marlows and they are on sale, I would go with Marlows hands down. Sorry to this thread, but I've gotten much more use out of the Marlows rather than the shell Daltons. I suppose it depends on whether or not you prefer boots to shoes.

 

You may be right. The Marlows would actually be cheaper for me at the moment (although they don't have my size right now) and I basically haven't touched my burgundy shell daltons since April, so you're right I would wear the Marlows more often. I guess it's the unobtainable factor of the walnut shell. It does feel like more of an impulse purchase versus the Marlows which I've wanted for about a year now. Decisions, decisions.....:decisions:

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