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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

I arrived at a quandary just recently, while I was shopping at the Allen Edmonds store today. I do like to dalton boots, but let me ask everyone this, what praytell does one wear the daltons with? I can only really fathom wearing them with jeans, for a borderline cowboy look. That can't be it, can it?! confused.gif

 

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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

Interesting, so what you are saying is that up north, these work. I'm envious of the layering...

 

There is some truth to that, my first thought is they work well here in Mn. where there is apparently just a few weeks of piss poor sledding during the year. But pretty sure they would also work well in many other places around the country. Jeans, khakis, olive, light grey, tan pants all seem to work well. I still like my shoes to be a bit darker than my pants but am getting better at pushing it out some. At times like going up steps I get a glimpse of them and think of the cowboy look alike, but it is not too strong IMO. 

 

Couple of months ago I was wearing them at work and 2 young and very attractive ladies were coming toward me in the skyway and when they were next to me one of them looked me in the eye and said in a deep husky voice Hi there. When she was only a step or two behind me I heard her say to her friend that now she was going to have to ask her husband for sex when she got home tonight. I realized then that they can add strong masculinity to the over all appearance, especially if the rest of your outfit has a power look and feel to it. 

post #5312 of 70737
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Originally Posted by asalerno View Post

great advice - thanks.  I feel like i keep over-thinking every pair of shoes I buy.  

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Originally Posted by Jaggs View Post

Yeah, those dark brown Cliftons are amazing.

I have those brown Cliftons. One of my favorite shoes, and one I consistently get compliments on, especially from women.
post #5313 of 70737
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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post

So here is my collection of Allen Edmonds:

From top left to bottom right: Burgundy Shell Cordovan MacNeils, Brown MacNeils (from like 15 years ago), Brown Chromexcel Bayfields, Chocolate Daltons, Walnut Sanfords, Chili DelRays, Dark Brown Cliftons, Black Auburns, Black Wendells (made possible from the AE CEO, Paul), Black Lexingtons, Black Sanfords, and Black Macneils.

Here are the three pairs of MacNeils together:

I'm hoping to add a pair of Walnut Strands, and maybe a custom-ordered pair of Walnut Shell Cordovan MacNeils.

Very nice collection! Thank you for sharing. I like Macneils very much also. How do the Sanford's and Lexingtons differ?
post #5314 of 70737
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Originally Posted by DJTraveler View Post

There's a shoe I've never seen before under ae.com's Clearance section.  Sharp looking shoe - kinda looks like the Fifth Avenue.  It's called the Townleyhttp://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF2721_1_40000000001_-1

Thinking about picking it up.  I wear an 8.5E in the McAllister.  Being that the Townley is on the 1-511 last, do you think I should try an 8.5E?

I have been looking at the Townley's also. They look great in that brown. They had them in collection in 2010 or 2011, but they had the mini lug rubber soles. I have not seen the leather soled version - and I like the leather soled version they have on close out better.

Being a blucher, they remind me of the Sanford without the perforations. I wear the same size in the 5 last (McAllister) and the 1-511 last (Shelton). So I would think you would be OK with an 8.5E.

Chris
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Sanfords are on the 7 last. Lexingtons are on the 1. Same basic design though.
post #5316 of 70737
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There is some truth to that, my first thought is they work well here in Mn. where there is apparently just a few weeks of piss poor sledding during the year. But pretty sure they would also work well in many other places around the country. Jeans, khakis, olive, light grey, tan pants all seem to work well. I still like my shoes to be a bit darker than my pants but am getting better at pushing it out some. At times like going up steps I get a glimpse of them and think of the cowboy look alike, but it is not too strong IMO. 

Couple of months ago I was wearing them at work and 2 young and very attractive ladies were coming toward me in the skyway and when they were next to me one of them looked me in the eye and said in a deep husky voice Hi there. When she was only a step or two behind me I heard her say to her friend that now she was going to have to ask her husband for sex when she got home tonight. I realized then that they can add strong masculinity to the over all appearance, especially if the rest of your outfit has a power look and feel to it. 

Haha nice!

Were the daltons the walnut or dark brown?
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post


Interesting, so what you are saying is that up north, these work. I'm envious of the layering...

 

In what part of the country do you live? For some reason I thought you were north. I know what you mean about the layering. I much prefer the cooler months for dressing. I can't stand the heat.

 

As to your quandary, I can relate. I'm a big fan of boots outside of May to Sep/Oct (which leaves me plenty of time). I'd wear the Dalton with just about everything short of a suit (and I even think it is do-able with a suit...just not me). I wear wool trousers, SC and tie about 75% of the workweek. What I like about the Dalton (and Macneil & Leeds) is that they can work during the workday and at night when traveling. In terms of versatility, the dark brown wins out over the Walnut (in my book).

 

My problem is that I want to wear boots year round but I can't bring myself to wear boots when the temps start to rise.

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Originally Posted by itsmejson View Post

do you know if they will have walnuts strands on sale? guess hard to tell since its too early.
 - thanks for telling me about the width ordering.  that actually was a question of mine.
 - planning to go to nordstroms tomorrow to try on a few sizes so i know what size i am

I don't know about the walnut strands. I hope they do have them on sale.

I feel bad having the SA bring out a bunch of different shoes sizes and me not buying shog[1].gif . Although I've done it 2-3 times.Gotten into the habit of buying AE shoes on sale.

Do you have a Nordstrom rack nearby? Much easier to try the variety of AE shoes there. That way you get a feel for what lasts work for you. If you have a too wide or too thin foot, I guess regular Nordstrom or the AE shop are your best bet. Easy to return stuff that way if they don't work for you.
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Originally Posted by Shiny View Post


I don't know about the walnut strands. I hope they do have them on sale.
I feel bad having the SA bring out a bunch of different shoes sizes and me not buying shog[1].gif . Although I've done it 2-3 times.Gotten into the habit of buying AE shoes on sale.
Do you have a Nordstrom rack nearby? Much easier to try the variety of AE shoes there. That way you get a feel for what lasts work for you. If you have a too wide or too thin foot, I guess regular Nordstrom or the AE shop are your best bet. Easy to return stuff that way if they don't work for you.


If you actually go to an Allen Edmonds store, I believe they can order the shoes from the outlet center for you, so you wouldn't be wasting their time.

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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

In what part of the country do you live? For some reason I thought you were north. I know what you mean about the layering. I much prefer the cooler months for dressing. I can't stand the heat.

As to your quandary, I can relate. I'm a big fan of boots outside of May to Sep/Oct (which leaves me plenty of time). I'd wear the Dalton with just about everything short of a suit (and I even think it is do-able with a suit...just not me). I wear wool trousers, SC and tie about 75% of the workweek. What I like about the Dalton (and Macneil & Leeds) is that they can work during the workday and at night when traveling. In terms of versatility, the dark brown wins out over the Walnut (in my book).

My problem is that I want to wear boots year round but I can't bring myself to wear boots when the temps start to rise.

This fact will clear up everything for you, I reside in the sartorial wasteland that is Florida. I can count on needing a jacket for about 1 month a year, if I'm lucky. I am thinking I could get away with a chukka or chelsea boot. Although, I am inspired on everyone's willingness to use the daltons with a variety of styles, so I will have to consider it. Thank you.
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post


There is some truth to that, my first thought is they work well here in Mn. where there is apparently just a few weeks of piss poor sledding during the year. But pretty sure they would also work well in many other places around the country. Jeans, khakis, olive, light grey, tan pants all seem to work well. I still like my shoes to be a bit darker than my pants but am getting better at pushing it out some. At times like going up steps I get a glimpse of them and think of the cowboy look alike, but it is not too strong IMO. 

Couple of months ago I was wearing them at work and 2 young and very attractive ladies were coming toward me in the skyway and when they were next to me one of them looked me in the eye and said in a deep husky voice Hi there. When she was only a step or two behind me I heard her say to her friend that now she was going to have to ask her husband for sex when she got home tonight. I realized then that they can add strong masculinity to the over all appearance, especially if the rest of your outfit has a power look and feel to it. 

Thank you, the masculine angle is indeed an interesting one smile.gif
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Is there a better way to find your AE shoe size rather than going to their retail store?  The closest one from me is ~60 miles.

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Originally Posted by ProfessionalM View Post

Is there a better way to find your AE shoe size rather than going to their retail store?  The closest one from me is ~60 miles.

An easier way, sure (they have a sizing print out on their website). A better way, absolutely not...
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What is the preferred color Dalton on SF?  I like them both a lot, the walnut Daltons are great because you can see all the detail, however, they look like cowboy boots.  The brown Daltons look nicer, but you cant see then details as well.  I'll be getting mine on the 31 and I'm still trying to decide which color to get.

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Originally Posted by TauKappaEpsilon View Post

What is the preferred color Dalton on SF?  I like them both a lot, the walnut Daltons are great because you can see all the detail, however, they look like cowboy boots.  The brown Daltons look nicer, but you cant see then details as well.  I'll be getting mine on the 31 and I'm still trying to decide which color to get.

This is a fantastic decision to have to make, enjoy smile.gif
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