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post #61951 of 70737
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Originally Posted by jzrhwinnj View Post

I own a pair of Stallworths in Cognac...the leather is thinner than AE and overall TBNY feels like a step down in quality from AE ($450 "retail" pricetag aside).  
-I have a pair if TBNY Brennans selling on eBay right now.  (15D)  Neither pair ever breaks through/into my AE rotation.
Thank you for sharing sir! I might just ask if they would consider a price match on either the dalton in chocolate brown or the fifth street.
post #61952 of 70737
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Originally Posted by avsmusic1 View Post


Isn't the Iron Ranger on sale this go around too? Great boot
Also, Tawm, you know the dalton comes in dark chocolate too, right? That's the best calf color imho
Thanks and yes i do, hoping they would price match in either the dalton dark brown or fifth street to save me from exploring beyond AE. Just so you guys know amazon looks to be matching Nordstrom prices on these boots too.
post #61953 of 70737
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Originally Posted by Tawm View Post


Thanks and yes i do, hoping they would price match in either the dalton dark brown or fifth street to save me from exploring beyond AE. Just so you guys know amazon looks to be matching Nordstrom prices on these boots too.


Technically, AE will only price match for the exact same color. If you have a very good relationship with a store manager, they might extend the price match to other colors, but don't count on it.

post #61954 of 70737
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Originally Posted by JSO1 View Post


Technically, AE will only price match for the exact same color. If you have a very good relationship with a store manager, they might extend the price match to other colors, but don't count on it.
Thank you. I would think it simple business to offer a client wanting to be brand loyal the color option to do so without any extra expense. But hey its all part of the funof building a new wardrobe.
post #61955 of 70737

*Gents - posting this in a few places as it might interest folks in various threads, so forgive me for the cross-posting)*

 

I've been on a bit of a "shell kick" lately. I've tried to collect as much of the spectrum of shells that Horween offers as is feasible (and reasonable). I decided this afternoon to take out my shell shoes and boots and take a few photos. Perhaps this will help those of you who are interested in the various colors of shell, and to see the differences between them.

 

Using the first photo as a reference, here are the models/colors:

 

Top row (left to right):

 

  • Black shell - Alden Plain Toe Boot, leather sole - 379X last (TheShoeMart irregulars)
  • Navy shell - Allen Edmonds Dundee, Dainite sole - 511 last (MTO, trunk show) 
  • Color #8 shell - Alden Wingtip Boot, leather sole - Barrie last (Alden DC)
  • Cigar shell - Alden Cap Toe Boot, leather sole - Barrie last (Alden of Madison)
  • Dark Cognac shell (called "Brown" by AE) - Allen Edmonds Strand, JR sole - 65 last (Altman's in Chicago)
  • Walnut shell - Allen Edmonds Dalton, JR sole - 511 last (MTO)

 

Bottom row (right to left):

 

  • Ravello shell - Alden Longwing Blucher, leather sole - Barrie last (Leffot)
  • Cognac shell - Carmina 922, leather sole - Rain last (Carmina direct)
  • Whiskey shell - Alden Plain Toe Blucher, leather sole - Barrie last (Alden SF)
  • Natural shell - Allen Edmonds MacNeil, JR sole - 97 last (MTO, trunk show)
  • Color #2 shell (called "Rubi" by Carmina) - Carmina 80105, JR sole - Simpson last (Carmina direct)

 

As you can see, some colors overlap quite a lot (like Walnut/Ravello and Whiskey/Cognac), while others are very different. I have a few other pairs of shell shoes, but they're the same color (another Alden LWB in Ravello, and an AE Cambridge in Color #8), so I didn't add them to this lineup.

 

At this point, I'm pretty satisfied with the collection. I'm thinking to perhaps replace the Cigar captoe boot with a Cigar LWB, and to acquire a Carmina derby in green shell. If AE does another trunk show, I might try to get another color that I don't have, but for now I'm pretty well satisfied.

 

Anyway, hope this color comparison is useful to some of you.

 

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post #61956 of 70737
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Originally Posted by JSO1 View Post
 


I thought the JAB ones were on the 7, not the 8.

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The "Boardroom" shoe IS on the 7 last.  I bought them in Black, Brown, and Merlot when JAB was still selling E-width shoes.  Glad I pulled the trigger then, because the 7 last fits me better than the 5-65 but a D-width wouldn't work for me at all

post #61957 of 70737
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Originally Posted by RLeslieS View Post
 

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The "Boardroom" shoe IS on the 7 last.  I bought them in Black, Brown, and Merlot when JAB was still selling E-width shoes.  Glad I pulled the trigger then, because the 7 last fits me better than the 5-65 but a D-width wouldn't work for me at all


A shame that JAB doesn't offer more widths, and a double shame that AE won't make them for you directly (or has anyone had success with that as of late?).

post #61958 of 70737
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A shame that JAB doesn't offer more widths, and a double shame that AE won't make them for you directly (or has anyone had success with that as of late?).

I know right? They did offer the full range of fittings up until very recently. It's possible there is stock floating around somewhere, you just have to find the right person to talk to.
post #61959 of 70737
@jso1 great collection...wow that cigar boot looks dark.
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Originally Posted by JSO1 View Post
 

*Gents - posting this in a few places as it might interest folks in various threads, so forgive me for the cross-posting)*

 

I've been on a bit of a "shell kick" lately. I've tried to collect as much of the spectrum of shells that Horween offers as is feasible (and reasonable). I decided this afternoon to take out my shell shoes and boots and take a few photos. Perhaps this will help those of you who are interested in the various colors of shell, and to see the differences between them.

 

Using the first photo as a reference, here are the models/colors:

 

Top row (left to right):

 

  • Black shell - Alden Plain Toe Boot, leather sole - 379X last (TheShoeMart irregulars)
  • Navy shell - Allen Edmonds Dundee, Dainite sole - 511 last (MTO, trunk show) 
  • Color #8 shell - Alden Wingtip Boot, leather sole - Barrie last (Alden DC)
  • Cigar shell - Alden Cap Toe Boot, leather sole - Barrie last (Alden of Madison)
  • Dark Cognac shell (called "Brown" by AE) - Allen Edmonds Strand, JR sole - 65 last (Altman's in Chicago)
  • Walnut shell - Allen Edmonds Dalton, JR sole - 511 last (MTO)

 

Bottom row (right to left):

 

  • Ravello shell - Alden Longwing Blucher, leather sole - Barrie last (Leffot)
  • Cognac shell - Carmina 922, leather sole - Rain last (Carmina direct)
  • Whiskey shell - Alden Plain Toe Blucher, leather sole - Barrie last (Alden SF)
  • Natural shell - Allen Edmonds MacNeil, JR sole - 97 last (MTO, trunk show)
  • Color #2 shell (called "Rubi" by Carmina) - Carmina 80105, JR sole - Simpson last (Carmina direct)

 

As you can see, some colors overlap quite a lot (like Walnut/Ravello and Whiskey/Cognac), while others are very different. I have a few other pairs of shell shoes, but they're the same color (another Alden LWB in Ravello, and an AE Cambridge in Color #8), so I didn't add them to this lineup.

 

At this point, I'm pretty satisfied with the collection. I'm thinking to perhaps replace the Cigar captoe boot with a Cigar LWB, and to acquire a Carmina derby in green shell. If AE does another trunk show, I might try to get another color that I don't have, but for now I'm pretty well satisfied.

 

Anyway, hope this color comparison is useful to some of you.

 

Sx96pLI.jpg

 

c3gI8Zf.jpg

 

Wzx8DfH.jpg

 

UwKayv4.jpg

 

4x5Slst.jpg

 

Nice collection js01, this navy shell dundee looks amazing ....

post #61961 of 70737
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Originally Posted by JSO1 View Post

*Gents - posting this in a few places as it might interest folks in various threads, so forgive me for the cross-posting)*

I've been on a bit of a "shell kick" lately. I've tried to collect as much of the spectrum of shells that Horween offers as is feasible (and reasonable). I decided this afternoon to take out my shell shoes and boots and take a few photos. Perhaps this will help those of you who are interested in the various colors of shell, and to see the differences between them.

Using the first photo as a reference, here are the models/colors:

Top row (left to right):
  • Black shell - Alden Plain Toe Boot, leather sole - 379X last (TheShoeMart irregulars)
  • Navy shell - Allen Edmonds Dundee, Dainite sole - 511 last (MTO, trunk show) 
  • Color #8 shell - Alden Wingtip Boot, leather sole - Barrie last (Alden DC)
  • Cigar shell - Alden Cap Toe Boot, leather sole - Barrie last (Alden of Madison)
  • Dark Cognac shell (called "Brown" by AE) - Allen Edmonds Strand, JR sole - 65 last (Altman's in Chicago)
  • Walnut shell - Allen Edmonds Dalton, JR sole - 511 last (MTO)

Bottom row (right to left):
  • Ravello shell - Alden Longwing Blucher, leather sole - Barrie last (Leffot)
  • Cognac shell - Carmina 922, leather sole - Rain last (Carmina direct)
  • Whiskey shell - Alden Plain Toe Blucher, leather sole - Barrie last (Alden SF)
  • Natural shell - Allen Edmonds MacNeil, JR sole - 97 last (MTO, trunk show)
  • Color #2 shell (called "Rubi" by Carmina) - Carmina 80105, JR sole - Simpson last (Carmina direct)

As you can see, some colors overlap quite a lot (like Walnut/Ravello and Whiskey/Cognac), while others are very different. I have a few other pairs of shell shoes, but they're the same color (another Alden LWB in Ravello, and an AE Cambridge in Color #8), so I didn't add them to this lineup.

At this point, I'm pretty satisfied with the collection. I'm thinking to perhaps replace the Cigar captoe boot with a Cigar LWB, and to acquire a Carmina derby in green shell. If AE does another trunk show, I might try to get another color that I don't have, but for now I'm pretty well satisfied.

Anyway, hope this color comparison is useful to some of you.

Sx96pLI.jpg

c3gI8Zf.jpg

Wzx8DfH.jpg

UwKayv4.jpg

4x5Slst.jpg
and all shell too?!! Very inspiring, Thank you for sharing!!
post #61962 of 70737
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Just wondering - with the Jefferson (1.0) still floating around (firsts & seconds) for its current price, why would you go with the McAllister?  For the color choice?  Don't get me wrong, the McAllister is nice and all but it's no Jefferson.

although the jeffersons are an upgrade of the mcallister basically... idk, i just fell in love with the mcallister more.  moreso chemistry i suppose.  sounds lame

post #61963 of 70737
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Technically, AE will only price match for the exact same color. If you have a very good relationship with a store manager, they might extend the price match to other colors, but don't count on it.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Tawm View Post


Thank you. I would think it simple business to offer a client wanting to be brand loyal the color option to do so without any extra expense. But hey its all part of the funof building a new wardrobe.

 

 

For those of you guys trying to get price matches to Nordstroms check with your credit card companies. Most of my cards have "Price Rewind/Price Protection/Price Match" programs where it doesn't matter where you buy it, if you fill out a claim form with proof of a lower price the CC company will refund you the difference. Some of these programs don't restrict you to the exact same color as Nordstroms too.

post #61964 of 70737

Guys --

 

Is there a safe and effective way to darken Golden Chromexcel leather that will yield attractive results?

 

Thanks,

Bob

post #61965 of 70737
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Originally Posted by FaRKle View Post




For those of you guys trying to get price matches to Nordstroms check with your credit card companies. Most of my cards have "Price Rewind/Price Protection/Price Match" programs where it doesn't matter where you buy it, if you fill out a claim form with proof of a lower price the CC company will refund you the difference. Some of these programs don't restrict you to the exact same color as Nordstroms too.
Thank you for the great shopping tip FaRKle. Will most definately look further into it.
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