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post #50131 of 70737
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Originally Posted by Mghart View Post

With the RDA starting, I'm torn between getting a Mcallister or a dalton boot. Both are similar in style, but I can only buy one. Any thoughts on versatility of both? Right now I have strands in walnut(I was contemplating getting the Mcallister in the same color) Was thinking the dalton in either bourbon or walnut. I mostly dress down with dark denim and chinos, occasional dress pant. I'd get both if I could, but I'm saving up for a shell purchase later in the year smile.gif

 

As much as I love the Dalton, I think the McAllister may be more versatile for your situation.  For true versatility, I'd highly recommend another color besides walnut, since you have walnut Strands.   Chili is an amazing color and will work great with your wardrobe.  Merlot will also.  If your hooked on the Dalton, bourbon is an excellent choice.  Good luck!

 

Edit:  Not to confuse the issue, but the new McGregor seconds are only $199, if you can find your size.  The dark chili or bourbon would work great with your stuff.  And, if you're stuck on walnut, the McGregor comes in Walnut too.


Edited by FatTuesday - 10/5/14 at 2:01pm
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I just bought a pair of the new Strandmoks.  Brown with the red sole.  I thought they might be good looking shoes but I couldn't tell for sure from the pictures on the website.  The picture of them in the sale catalog that I got in the mail looked better so I went ahead and ordered them.  

 

I forced myself to drop off 3 old pairs that I don't like very much at Goodwill before I ordered the new pair--a pair of Broadstreets, a pair of Sheltons, and a pair of Commuters.  I think I'll make an effort to keep an eye on ebay for the next couple of weeks to see if someone scoops them up at Goodwill and tries to flip them for a quick profit.

post #50133 of 70737
Anyone know if AE can still make the orginal Mora? The Mora 2.0 is kind of pointy for my taste.
post #50134 of 70737
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Originally Posted by Septimus View Post
 

I'm kind of in the same position - looking at both the Moras and suede.  I don't think there's a lot of overlap between their uses, I'm afraid.  I guess you could probably dress down bourbon Moras more easily than you could dress up suede wingtips (particularly those with the light welt).


I just ordered the Moras.  My face is already on the scruffy side; thought best to offset with svelte and sleek on the other end.  When I do loop back around for suede, I'll probably look for a chukka.

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As a birthday gift my wife was able to get on the wait list for a pair of Chocolate Daltons in my size.  They said they would honor the $219 price and let us know when a pair gets in.  Anyone know how long wait lists take?  She also mentioned the Daltons could be a pair of 1st's that were returned so as to satisfy the 2nds wait list demand.  Seemed odd but does this actually take place?  Either way I am pretty excited!!!

 

Also visited our recently opened AE store in town and got sized.  The very helpful SA said I was wearing a 1/2 size too small and I should actually size up!  Previously I thought I was a half size too big and a touch wider.  Tried on multiple shoes and lasts and will be returning to purchase shoes from the guy.  If Dalton 2nds weren't such a good deal I would have ended up with some chocolate suede 5th Ave's.

post #50136 of 70737
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Originally Posted by K. Nights View Post

Anyone know if AE can still make the orginal Mora? The Mora 2.0 is kind of pointy for my taste.


They don't, but seconds are still available (for $159 at the moment).  

 

UPDATE: Of course they "can," but as of my last MTO inquiry I was told that I could not work with retired patterns.  This was when we were still getting the MTO fee waved, however. For the right price, you can probably have whatever you want.


Edited by WICaniac - 10/5/14 at 4:08pm
post #50137 of 70737
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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post
 

As a birthday gift my wife was able to get on the wait list for a pair of Chocolate Daltons in my size.  They said they would honor the $219 price and let us know when a pair gets in.  Anyone know how long wait lists take?  She also mentioned the Daltons could be a pair of 1st's that were returned so as to satisfy the 2nds wait list demand.  Seemed odd but does this actually take place?  Either way I am pretty excited!!!

 

Also visited our recently opened AE store in town and got sized.  The very helpful SA said I was wearing a 1/2 size too small and I should actually size up!  Previously I thought I was a half size too big and a touch wider.  Tried on multiple shoes and lasts and will be returning to purchase shoes from the guy.  If Dalton 2nds weren't such a good deal I would have ended up with some chocolate suede 5th Ave's.


I've been on the wait list for some shell options for more than six months.  I'm betting you don't have to wait as long as I will.

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Have an off-the-Reservation question guys...looking for someonne who has had a similar experience here to respond if possible:

 

Story is:  Sept of '13 I get a transfer + promotion at work...wanted to treat myself to a dress boot (I manage a store for a well-known menswear chaIn, so obv ""treat" = clothing :) )...See the Dalton, instantly fall in love, cant justify $500 to myself (I'm in Canada, so there's exchange/shipping costs)...this summer I find Shoebank (note:  very VERY bad thing for Retirement Savings planning) - so I order my boots on Sept 1 from closest store (5hr drive away) to have them in time for meetings on the 15th...

 

AE screws up the shipping - twice! (they acknowledge this)...Dalton's arrive Sept 17th - 16 days to travel a 5hr drive...

 

AND NOW, 2 weeks later, they're on sale for $219 - after I paid $288.

 

If I call AE, are they likely to honor current pricing?....I'm not looking for a Refund,  just credit or product - I LOVE these boots, style AND fit, and may never buy shoes from anyone else ever again...

 

And yes, I am very afraid of what happens to me and my closet if I ever buy a pair of Shell :)

post #50139 of 70737
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post
 

 

As one of the ones who agreed that you were being "fussy", I want to commend you on the calm and reasonable way that you handled some of the comments coming your way. I know you've decided to keep the boots but I do agree with the others who said that if you will ever look down at the boots and be bothered about any of the imperfections and let them detract from the enjoyment of the boots, then you should probably return them.  But then you might have a heck of a time finding a nice pair that you're really satisfied with at that price point.  But it sounds like you're past the initial dismay at the imperfections and will enjoy them for what they are --- a really nice pair of boots, that are going to get scuffed up and develop really nice patina, and any imperfections will be soon forgotten.

 

Enjoy!  And I apologize if I came across as critical.

 

Thanks! I was actually happy that I was called fussy rather than have people comfort me or agree with me without giving their true opinion. I can't sit here and tell a blatant lie; I still will know that the imperfection exists every time I put the boot on, but I've already come to accept it. Each time I put it on, I believe the thought will move farther and farther out of my head until it's completely gone. I still do enjoy the boots, and it seems nobody I ask in person can spot the problem until I mention it, and even still some seem confused.

 

No need to apologize at all. As stated before, I actually appreciate it.

 

Here is a picture of them on me. We all will still notice it's there, since this is what the whole conversation has been about. However, to somebody who hasn't been keeping up with the discussion, I don't think it will pop out at them until they go back and read it all, or study the boot until they find it.

 

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Originally Posted by DGY1atTMW View Post
 

Have an off-the-Reservation question guys...looking for someonne who has had a similar experience here to respond if possible:

 

Story is:  Sept of '13 I get a transfer + promotion at work...wanted to treat myself to a dress boot (I manage a store for a well-known menswear chaIn, so obv ""treat" = clothing :) )...See the Dalton, instantly fall in love, cant justify $500 to myself (I'm in Canada, so there's exchange/shipping costs)...this summer I find Shoebank (note:  very VERY bad thing for Retirement Savings planning) - so I order my boots on Sept 1 from closest store (5hr drive away) to have them in time for meetings on the 15th...

 

AE screws up the shipping - twice! (they acknowledge this)...Dalton's arrive Sept 17th - 16 days to travel a 5hr drive...

 

AND NOW, 2 weeks later, they're on sale for $219 - after I paid $288.

 

If I call AE, are they likely to honor current pricing?....I'm not looking for a Refund,  just credit or product - I LOVE these boots, style AND fit, and may never buy shoes from anyone else ever again...

 

And yes, I am very afraid of what happens to me and my closet if I ever buy a pair of Shell :)


Just call, they want your next pair of shoes to be AE too, so they will likely take care of you easily.

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Originally Posted by Trader George View Post
 
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post
 

 

As one of the ones who agreed that you were being "fussy", I want to commend you on the calm and reasonable way that you handled some of the comments coming your way. I know you've decided to keep the boots but I do agree with the others who said that if you will ever look down at the boots and be bothered about any of the imperfections and let them detract from the enjoyment of the boots, then you should probably return them.  But then you might have a heck of a time finding a nice pair that you're really satisfied with at that price point.  But it sounds like you're past the initial dismay at the imperfections and will enjoy them for what they are --- a really nice pair of boots, that are going to get scuffed up and develop really nice patina, and any imperfections will be soon forgotten.

 

Enjoy!  And I apologize if I came across as critical.

 

Thanks! I was actually happy that I was called fussy rather than have people comfort me or agree with me without giving their true opinion. I can't sit here and tell a blatant lie; I still will know that the imperfection exists every time I put the boot on, but I've already come to accept it. Each time I put it on, I believe the thought will move farther and farther out of my head until it's completely gone. I still do enjoy the boots, and it seems nobody I ask in person can spot the problem until I mention it, and even still some seem confused.

 

No need to apologize at all. As stated before, I actually appreciate it.

 

Here is a picture of them on me. We all will still notice it's there, since this is what the whole conversation has been about. However, to somebody who hasn't been keeping up with the discussion, I don't think it will pop out at them until they go back and read it all, or study the boot until they find it.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Very nice, TG!  Your boots really do look very pristine.  I used to like wearing them with dark indigo or black denim.

post #50142 of 70737
Today is old school. These are Sanfords in the late 1990s early 2000s Bourbon.


Chris
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Is $179 a good price for suede Strands? Looks like they're a discontinued style, and I do love the Strand.
post #50144 of 70737
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Originally Posted by unjung View Post

Is $179 a good price for suede Strands? Looks like they're a discontinued style, and I do love the Strand.

Personally, I love the suede from AE. However, there are people who will disagree with me and say it's not the best quality. That being said, if I was given the opportunity to pay $179 for suede Strands, I'd do it without hesitation. 

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Originally Posted by unjung View Post

Is $179 a good price for suede Strands? Looks like they're a discontinued style, and I do love the Strand.

 

Yes indeed.

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