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Yes I think that it is. The only unlined are the AE Daltons and the Alden Captoe Boot they are the only ones that I can compare directly using on the the thickness of the shell.

With that said, my AE shell shoes (somewhere around 10 pair) are all consistent in the way the shell feels. Same thing with my Aldens. I actually think that AE and Alden are close in terms of quality. Almost all my AE shoes are dressier (with the exception of some boots) and all of my Aldens are casual. I prefer Alden for casual styles.

My Carmina shoes are quite obviously built at a higher quality than both AE and Alden and the price reflects this. I do have more AE's than anything else.

 

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Yes I think that it is. The only unlined are the AE Daltons and the Alden Captoe Boot they are the only ones that I can compare directly using on the the thickness of the shell.

With that said, my AE shell shoes (somewhere around 10 pair) are all consistent in the way the shell feels. Same thing with my Aldens. I actually think that AE and Alden are close in terms of quality. Almost all my AE shoes are dressier (with the exception of some boots) and all of my Aldens are casual. I prefer Alden for casual styles.

My Carmina shoes are quite obviously built at a higher quality than both AE and Alden and the price reflects this. I do have more AE's than anything else.

 

That's helpful. It's kind of of interesting to see the difference in shells when there shouldn't be much difference. I'm attempting to make my first Alden purchase(s) in 2015 so I'll be able to tell first hand. I've only handled in the store. 

 

Also, for what it's worth, Carminas are so cheap with the declining Euro at the moment. You can get shell Carminas for less than $600 shipped (duties excluded) directly from their website and calf for less than the price of AE firsts. Good time to have USD in your bank account. 

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That's helpful. It's kind of of interesting to see the difference in shells when there shouldn't be much difference. I'm attempting to make my first Alden purchase(s) in 2015 so I'll be able to tell first hand. I've only handled in the store. 

Also, for what it's worth, Carminas are so cheap with the declining Euro at the moment. You can get shell Carminas for less than $600 shipped (duties excluded) directly from their website and calf for less than the price of AE firsts. Good time to have USD in your bank account. 

With the rising price of American-made shoes (I'm looking at both AE and Alden) Carmina becomes a good alternative. Their higher quality is noticeable and their last are dressier than anything AE or Alden offers. There's still a place in my closet for AE (a large place actually) but I do love my Carminas as well.
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Merlot Mcallisters today. They are almost broken in. At first, I had some pinky toe rubbing and the outside bone had some pressure on it. Now, they are very comfortable. Also, cashmere blend socks are awesome and super comfy!
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Bourbon Flatirons today


Chris
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I need a pair of black dress shoes and I'm hoping to buy some Allen Edmonds.  The one store in my area that caries them does not carry my size (7.5D according to Allen Edmonds size guide). I live in Canada and Allen Edmonds does not offer free shipping here, so I'd like to order a used pair to test my fit.  I wear black dress shoes less than 5 times per year (but the events are somewhat important), and right now I only have an Aldo derby style with a squared off toe.

 

How do these look? They seem to me like they are in pretty nice condition. In the picture where the soles are shown: does the tip of the toe look too worn?

http://www.styleforum.net/t/436119/allen-edmonds-park-avenue-7-5d

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I need a pair of black dress shoes and I'm hoping to buy some Allen Edmonds.  The one store in my area that caries them does not carry my size (7.5D according to Allen Edmonds size guide). I live in Canada and Allen Edmonds does not offer free shipping here, so I'd like to order a used pair to test my fit.  I wear black dress shoes less than 5 times per year (but the events are somewhat important), and right now I only have an Aldo derby style with a squared off toe.

 

How do these look? They seem to me like they are in pretty nice condition. In the picture where the soles are shown: does the tip of the toe look too worn?

http://www.styleforum.net/t/436119/allen-edmonds-park-avenue-7-5d


I don't think the toe tips are too worn. That's just what happens when you walk and accidentally drag your toe on something. I have a few pairs of AE with only a handful of wears that already have similar-looking toe wear (uneven cobblestones and sidewalks in Boston and Chicago will do that to shoes, sadly).

 

The shoes look in fairly good shape, especially for the price. The only evidence of much wear on the uppers is the fairly mild vamp creasing on the left shoe.

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Originally Posted by oxfordcomma View Post
 

I need a pair of black dress shoes and I'm hoping to buy some Allen Edmonds.  The one store in my area that caries them does not carry my size (7.5D according to Allen Edmonds size guide). I live in Canada and Allen Edmonds does not offer free shipping here, so I'd like to order a used pair to test my fit.  I wear black dress shoes less than 5 times per year (but the events are somewhat important), and right now I only have an Aldo derby style with a squared off toe.

 

How do these look? They seem to me like they are in pretty nice condition. In the picture where the soles are shown: does the tip of the toe look too worn?

http://www.styleforum.net/t/436119/allen-edmonds-park-avenue-7-5d

 

They look like they have only been worn a handful of times, I say go for it if you want to try the sizing out and need a black dress shoe to replace the Aldo. 

 

 

 

Edit: If you are in a major city you could try out Kijiji. I have had luck and scored two pairs of almost new Daltons for $125 each there.

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I don't think the toe tips are too worn. That's just what happens when you walk and accidentally drag your toe on something. I have a few pairs of AE with only a handful of wears that already have similar-looking toe wear (uneven cobblestones and sidewalks in Boston and Chicago will do that to shoes, sadly).

 

The shoes look in fairly good shape, especially for the price. The only evidence of much wear on the uppers is the fairly mild vamp creasing on the left shoe.

 

Thanks for the information.  I did notice the creasing, but figured this would happen after a few wears if I bought new anyway.

 

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They look like they have only been worn a handful of times, I say go for it if you want to try the sizing out and need a black dress shoe to replace the Aldo. 

 

 

 

Edit: If you are in a major city you could try out Kijiji. I have had luck and scored two pairs of almost new Daltons for $125 each there.

 

Halifax, 0 pairs available on Kijiji. 

 

I have let the seller know I'd like to purchase these - thanks for the info.

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Bourbon Flatirons today Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Chris

 

I always liked the flat iron just felt it would not look as nice on my foot.

 

Just swapped laces on the shell Bayfield...they feel really good after their Lexol treatment...hmmm seemed to wear my grey pants...thought I put on the navy ones...second time in a week this happened to me..lol

 

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Well my Strands may not be a fancy Trunk show MTO but they sure are beautiful imo haha, they are also one of my best fitting shoes. The 5 last works great for my foot shape.

 

Really looking forward to how these age considering the great color variation already on them. I think I have only worn them under 10 times now but they impress me every time and I wonder why I don't reach for them more.

 

 

 

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Those strands look great!
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Color 8 Dundees from -20° C Toronto today. I love this colour more and more everyday.
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Color 8 Dundees from -20° C Toronto today. I love this colour more and more everyday.

I know what you mean. I use that for my leads!
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Well my Strands may not be a fancy Trunk show MTO but they sure are beautiful imo haha, they are also one of my best fitting shoes. The 5 last works great for my foot shape.

Really looking forward to how these age considering the great color variation already on them. I think I have only worn them under 10 times now but they impress me every time and I wonder why I don't reach for them more.
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Agree that those are well under rated. Enjoy! I do enjoy my slight twist on that model having the antique edges (medium brown transparent).

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Color 8 Dundees from -20° C Toronto today. I love this colour more and more everyday.

Wow, isn't that too cold for those boots? There should be a temperature range that they can tolerate.

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Merlot Mcallisters today. They are almost broken in. At first, I had some pinky toe rubbing and the outside bone had some pressure on it. Now, they are very comfortable. Also, cashmere blend socks are awesome and super comfy! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Looking good.

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Bourbon Flatirons today's Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Chris

Looking good Chris. Those have too much style for me though, I can't pull them off.

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I always liked the flat iron just felt it would not look as nice on my foot.

Just swapped laces on the shell Bayfield...they feel really good after their Lexol treatment...hmmm seemed to wear my grey pants...thought I put on the navy ones...second time in a week this happened to me..lol
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Ah, back to Shell. Looking good Kah! Enjoy them!

-Mike
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