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BTW, just picked up some new kicks for my mini-me. I SWEAR that this wasn't intentional!

Now you need the side by side shots of wearing them complete with coffee and a sippy cup
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Babiaggia?


Baba - Yaga.

 

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Can anyone that has the first avenue boots compare them to the Daltons? Comfort wise and looks?

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Can anyone that has the first avenue boots compare them to the Daltons? Comfort wise and looks?


I have both. Very different boots. The last, the style, everything... First Ave is more elegant, Dalton is more interesting. Dalton is a bit more rounded, more "American" in its shape. Comfort depends on the shape of your foot. You should try both out in person.

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I have both. Very different boots. The last, the style, everything... First Ave is more elegant, Dalton is more interesting. Dalton is a bit more rounded, more "American" in its shape. Comfort depends on the shape of your foot. You should try both out in person.

I'll be wearing the boot with pants tapered to about 7 inches, hemmed to the ankle. I'll mostly be wearing the boot with denim trying to have more of a casual look, because i'm not working at a job that requires me dress up. I like the slimness of a chelsea boot but I really like the look of laces. Which out of the two would you recommend? I'm not really at a place where I can try on both these boots but I could order both pairs when the sale comes on and return one of them.

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I'll be wearing the boot with pants tapered to about 7 inches, hemmed to the ankle. I'll mostly be wearing the boot with denim trying to have more of a casual look, because i'm not working at a job that requires me dress up. I like the slimness of a chelsea boot but I really like the look of laces. Which out of the two would you recommend? I'm not really at a place where I can try on both these boots but I could order both pairs when the sale comes on and return one of them.


I'd say that based on this, the First Avenue is a better choice for you.

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Honestly I'd go neither if that's how you're gonna wear them and instead get the Dundee instead. I think there's gonna be too much shaft for that small an opening. (or maybe not, I just wanted to say that). If that's too clunky, just stick w/ your gut and get a chelsea or buy the Kent Wang suede chukka.

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Sheltons today: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Looks great! Are they relatively new? Every used pair I see on eBay is seriously wrinkled on the vamp, like Martius' shot below.
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Looks like we're having the same weather. tongue.gif

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Mine are the corrected grain version. They were heavily used when I got them, so I mostly use them as beater/casual shoes. However, I've found them to be a very versatile styling, and they have become one of my favorites.

Incidentally, my corrected grain Sheltons are holding up well. They were in bad shape when I got them, but with regular cleaning and waxing, they looked a lot better. I've been wearing them weekly for about three years without noticeable deterioration.  

Aha so there are corrected grain versions out there? I had heard this but googling never really confirmed it. Are they all CG? I see 'em pop up on the Shoebank from time to time.
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I'd say that based on this, the First Avenue is a better choice for you.

 

Thats what I'm thinking as well. Although the First Avenue's have less color options. I think it would be hard to find a pair that would match both dark indigo and black denim

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Honestly I'd go neither if that's how you're gonna wear them and instead get the Dundee instead. I think there's gonna be too much shaft for that small an opening. (or maybe not, I just wanted to say that). If that's too clunky, just stick w/ your gut and get a chelsea or buy the Kent Wang suede chukka.

Not really a fan of the Dundee boots. Also I'm looking for a pair of leather boots since it rains quite often where i'm currently living.

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I give the gents of this thread the worst thing AE has ever made.

only thing that could possibly be worse is the rogue in that color.

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Looks great! Are they relatively new? Every used pair I see on eBay is seriously wrinkled on the vamp, like Martius' shot below.

Aha so there are corrected grain versions out there? I had heard this but googling never really confirmed it. Are they all CG? I see 'em pop up on the Shoebank from time to time.

Thanks, Richie.

 

A few years ago, AE stopped using CG for some of their shoes.  The sheltons and some other models used them. They then transitioned to real leather for everything. My Sheltons are real leather.  I believe AE has discontinued the Shelton.  I got them when they were clearanceing them out from the website. They were under $200 and got them for an add'l 15% or so off everything for one weekend. I pounced.

 

I wear them exclusively with navy suits.  I think they would work with black suits, but I don't have any black suits.  When you think about it, the bal closed lacing style works well with suits.  I need to wear them more.  However, I've got a lot of shell shoes and those seem to get the most wear esp if the weather is nice. 

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What is "corrected grain"? Not familiar with that ....
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What AE calls "polished cobbler". Basically, the top (grain) of the leather is sanded down and some kind of polymer is poured over it, giving the leather a shiny, plasticy appearance and feel. This is typically done with lesser choice bits of the hide, as it covers up blemishes quite well.
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What AE calls "polished cobbler". Basically, the top (grain) of the leather is sanded down and some kind of polymer is poured over it, giving the leather a shiny, plasticy appearance and feel. This is typically done with lesser choice bits of the hide, as it covers up blemishes quite well.


Exactly.  However, CG is, in fact, "real leather."  It simply has that treatment on top peppercorn describes.  I've got an old cir. '85 pair of McAlisters in CG I've saved for the rare combination of lousy weather, need for a suit, with no place to change. 

 

I'm not sure you can really polish them in the traditional sense - just wipe them down and buff.  But they might be able to survive a thermonuclear event.

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Quick question for you guys: what color shell is cappuccino? Is it lighter than the standard brown.

Thanks!
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