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Originally Posted by Ninjahblu View Post

I just received a pair of Daltons via Amazon through its 20% off sale and $30 gift card. After walking around the house for a bit, I noticed the dark patch on the upper (shown below): Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
For those who own walnut calf, is this normal? Or should I have the boot returned?
I experienced something similar with my walnut Strands (read here), and it went away with a few polishings.
post #10727 of 49577
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

What is the general consensus in this thread on the Walton?  The great reviews on AE's website, and the fact that they obviously brought it back and added it to their "Timeless Classics" collection because of popular demand makes it seem like more people would have them and comment on them.  Just curious. 

I don't recall seeing the Walton discussed much here, but I could be wrong. For AE split toes, I'd personally rank it behind the Delray, Lasalle, and Bradley.
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Originally Posted by DJTraveler View Post

The shoe trees are the exact same Woodlore shoe trees that AE sells.  This is a great deal!

And it appears the racks are also the same .....
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

What is the general consensus in this thread on the Walton?  The great reviews on AE's website, and the fact that they obviously brought it back and added it to their "Timeless Classics" collection because of popular demand makes it seem like more people would have them and comment on them.  Just curious. 

I have it in chili calf. It is a very comfortable shoe and one of a very few on AE's 3 last.

It consistently gets very good reviews. I use mine for more casual settings. It has a relatively wide presentation when compared to, say, 5 lasted and/or 8 lasted shoes.
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

I don't recall seeing the Walton discussed much here, but I could be wrong. For AE split toes, I'd personally rank it behind the Delray, Lasalle, and Bradley.

Almost never ....
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For those who own the Strand and Kenilworth. Do you wear the same size in both? A sales associate mentioned to me awhile back that many people go down a width in the Kenilworth from their normal 5 last size.

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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

For those who own the Strand and Kenilworth. Do you wear the same size in both? A sales associate mentioned to me awhile back that many people go down a width in the Kenilworth from their normal 5 last size.

SA told me to go down 1/2 size in length and leave width alone.  I tried them on and the fit was good.  Ended up not getting them, so no experience on how they would have fit over the course of time.

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maybe it's because I don't know any better, but I really like these shoes!  Amok in chocolate brown

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Interesting story from this weekend...

 

(I'm starting to think all women in my area are completely ignorant regarding men's clothing style.)

 

A friend of mine that I don't know to well (met him at my running club a few weeks ago) went out this Friday and ended up picking up a couple of women and bringing them back to my place. Long story short, I ended up in my bedroom with one of the young ladies where I had my shoes laid out so that I could polish them Saturday morning. She mentioned to me that she didn't like my shoes, that they were not fashionable and 'old-mannish' and told me I should dress more like my buddy (who was wearing elongated square toed suede shoes of unknown origin, a Lacoste polo with just the front tucked in and a Kenneth Kole watch). I tried explaining to her the difference between 'fashion' and 'timeless style' to no avail. We started to have quite a heated discussion on the topic before I had enough and shut her up with other heated maneuvers. Anyway...just thought I'd share.

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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

For those who own the Strand and Kenilworth. Do you wear the same size in both? A sales associate mentioned to me awhile back that many people go down a width in the Kenilworth from their normal 5 last size.

I've gone from an 8.5D in the Strand to an 8E in the Kenilworth...

post #10736 of 49577
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post


I don't recall seeing the Walton discussed much here, but I could be wrong. For AE split toes, I'd personally rank it behind the Delray, Lasalle, and Bradley.

 

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


I have it in chili calf. It is a very comfortable shoe and one of a very few on AE's 3 last.
It consistently gets very good reviews. I use mine for more casual settings. It has a relatively wide presentation when compared to, say, 5 lasted and/or 8 lasted shoes.

 

It seems to be a fairly versatile shoe in my opinion.  It has the bulk of a gunboat, but the sleek lines of one of the aforementioned split toes.  It seems to me that it would be dressier than the Bradley because of its sleeker lines, even though the Walton has a double sole.  The Bradley looks more casual to my eye with the thicker hand-stitched apron.  I have also seen that the Walton looks much sleeker in person than in photos online. 

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I was able to exchange my defective Cronmoks with no questions asked at my local AE shop. They didn't have the browns in my size anymore, so I took the tan. I plan to apply Neatsfeet oil tonight. Crossing my fingers that it turns out aesthetically pleasing.

I also picked up a pair of cognac McTavish's. The pair I tried in the store fit like a glove but had a bunch of scuffs on it. I opted for another pair in the same size (but did not try them on). This morning I went to put them on and they seemed to fit 1/2 size down! Frustrating, but lesson learned. Always try on the shoes you are buying if you can, just like a pair of jeans. Back to the AE store next weekend to swap them out.
post #10738 of 49577
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Originally Posted by theinternet View Post

I was able to exchange my defective Cronmoks with no questions asked at my local AE shop. They didn't have the browns in my size anymore, so I took the tan. I plan to apply Neatsfeet oil tonight. Crossing my fingers that it turns out aesthetically pleasing.
I also picked up a pair of cognac McTavish's. The pair I tried in the store fit like a glove but had a bunch of scuffs on it. I opted for another pair in the same size (but did not try them on). This morning I went to put them on and they seemed to fit 1/2 size down! Frustrating, but lesson learned. Always try on the shoes you are buying if you can, just like a pair of jeans. Back to the AE store next weekend to swap them out.


Silly question but any idea where I could buy Neatsfoot oil in Manhattan?

post #10739 of 49577
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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

She mentioned to me that she didn't like my shoes, that they were not fashionable and 'old-mannish'

Not every person in the world appreciates 'timeless'. Also, let's be honest here....non shoe people will always see oxfords and what not as 'old-mannish'. Besides, who cares what the one night stand thinks of your attire?

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Originally Posted by atoms View Post

Not every person in the world appreciates 'timeless'. Also, let's be honest here....non shoe people will always see oxfords and what not as 'old-mannish'. Besides, who cares what the one night stand thinks of your attire?

 

Oh, I don't care. I was just adding this to my earlier story about my office staff's dislike of my shoes.

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