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post #10906 of 46917
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Originally Posted by Storm33 View Post

My Webgem burgundy shell Daltons arrived this afternoon. Here they are, straight out of the box:


Hopefully I will get time to brush them and try them on tomorrow; although it may very well be next week before they make it back out of the box based on my schedule. I can't wait to break them in and see how they shine up!

Congrats--they look phenomenal. The new, more burgundy finish looks good from what I can see!
post #10907 of 46917
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Originally Posted by elbastardocalvo View Post

Brown Delray today.  Super comfortable, and a great looking shoe, IMHO:



Nice! I have them in chili, with brown coming in the next few weeks. A great fitting and comfortable shoe indeed!
post #10908 of 46917
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Originally Posted by seer View Post

I just e-mailed them. How long did it take to get your boots and can you tell me what they charged? Thanks.

You might check out the thread I posted about my experience.

If you are local to the DC area, it's really nice to walk in and pick your leather out of a stack of hides and get measured and come away five weeks later with boots. If you aren't local to the DC area, I'd recommend finding someplace closer to home or going with an outfit like Russell who is used to doing business from afar.
post #10909 of 46917
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Originally Posted by cbtaylor View Post

Very Nice, mine should arrive tomorrow!! How should these be cared for. I ordered the cordovan cream but I saw earlier in the thread that was no good?

Send the cream back. Look for either Venetian shoe cream or Saphir Renovateur for conditioning, and a paste wax (color matched) for occasional use (Saphir, Kiwi, Alden, etc). Buy a good horsehair brush and use it to brush the shoes for a couple minutes (particularly the creases) after every wearing (if wearing infrequently), or every other wearing if part of a weekly rotation, or more often if you feel like it. Buff with an old cotton t-shirt, microfiber cloth, or nylon hose. Use the conditioner and wax after every 12-15 wearings or for touch ups as needed--use both of them sparingly.

I'm not a fanatic so I personally think a strict following of the Mac method is a bit over the top. All of my cordovan shoes look great with about 90 seconds of brushing after every other wearing and some buffing with a soft cloth. Conditioner and wax used sparingly every couple months or so as needed.
post #10910 of 46917
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


IMO, Chukkas are a good starting point as they present like a PTB when the pant leg is down. I had no interest in boots until I acquired a shell chukka from Alden (cigar). I now have other boots as well - all shell - chukkas, captoe, NST. My chukkas are my go-to casual footwear, particularly with denim. While mine happen to all be Alden, AE has some very nice options.

 

seems like the perfect time to pic drop the infamous AE Amoks :)

 

post #10911 of 46917

New shoe day. I'm wearing a new pair today and noticed that there are 2 nails protruding a little from the heel. Does that wear down over time or should I be concerned?

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So, turning to Allen Edmonds experts. I need a new pair of dress shoes, I currently have Aldens Cap Toe Boot #8 and a J Crew Dress Shoe. I'm looking for an every day wear type of dress shoe, what Allen Edmond model would be best for this? My everyday wear to the office is usually slacks and a button down shirt, occasional tie.
post #10913 of 46917
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Originally Posted by g.michael View Post


Send the cream back. Look for either Venetian shoe cream or Saphir Renovateur for conditioning, and a paste wax (color matched) for occasional use (Saphir, Kiwi, Alden, etc). Buy a good horsehair brush and use it to brush the shoes for a couple minutes (particularly the creases) after every wearing (if wearing infrequently), or every other wearing if part of a weekly rotation, or more often if you feel like it. Buff with an old cotton t-shirt, microfiber cloth, or nylon hose. Use the conditioner and wax after every 12-15 wearings or for touch ups as needed--use both of them sparingly.
I'm not a fanatic so I personally think a strict following of the Mac method is a bit over the top. All of my cordovan shoes look great with about 90 seconds of brushing after every other wearing and some buffing with a soft cloth. Conditioner and wax used sparingly every couple months or so as needed.

 

Thanks so much!!

post #10914 of 46917
Delray in burnished brown IMO
post #10915 of 46917
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

So, turning to Allen Edmonds experts. I need a new pair of dress shoes, I currently have Aldens Cap Toe Boot #8 and a J Crew Dress Shoe. I'm looking for an every day wear type of dress shoe, what Allen Edmond model would be best for this? My everyday wear to the office is usually slacks and a button down shirt, occasional tie.

I would suggest the Sanford, Strand, or McAllister in whichever shade fits your wardrobe best. These are long-time favorites and timeless classics.

A little more "out there" suggestions - MacNeil, Hamptons (in brown), Bradley, Larchmont, Delray, etc.

Good luck in your search.

Chris
post #10916 of 46917
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Originally Posted by elbastardocalvo View Post

Brown Delray today.  Super comfortable, and a great looking shoe, IMHO:



Debating between brown delray or brown strands. I know the walnut strands are very popular but am I correct in thinking the brown strands would be more versatile?
post #10917 of 46917
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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post

I would suggest the Sanford, Strand, or McAllister in whichever shade fits your wardrobe best. These are long-time favorites and timeless classics.
A little more "out there" suggestions - MacNeil, Hamptons (in brown), Bradley, Larchmont, Delray, etc.
Good luck in your search.
Chris

Great! thanks a bunch
post #10918 of 46917
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

So, turning to Allen Edmonds experts. I need a new pair of dress shoes, I currently have Aldens Cap Toe Boot #8 and a J Crew Dress Shoe. I'm looking for an every day wear type of dress shoe, what Allen Edmond model would be best for this? My everyday wear to the office is usually slacks and a button down shirt, occasional tie.

Have you considered a plain toe blucher such as the Leeds, or if you want to go with Aldens again, their PTB in #8, cigar, or ravello? Chukkas would serve the same purpose as PTBs. Brogues are nice too, but a plain toe might form a better foundation for brogues later on.
post #10919 of 46917
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post


Have you considered a plain toe blucher such as the Leeds, or if you want to go with Aldens again, their PTB in #8, cigar, or ravello? Chukkas would serve the same purpose as PTBs. Brogues are nice too, but a plain toe might form a better foundation for brogues later on.


This is a great piece of advice

post #10920 of 46917
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

Have you considered a plain toe blucher such as the Leeds, or if you want to go with Aldens again, their PTB in #8, cigar, or ravello? Chukkas would serve the same purpose as PTBs. Brogues are nice too, but a plain toe might form a better foundation for brogues later on.

The J Crew is actually a plain toe blucher, got it from Mr. Porter. I really like this shoe actually, I nearly wear it every day. I've never been a fan of broque stuff to be honest, I'm young and I just think they look wrong on me.

I think a nice PTB Aldens in black would serve me very well. Since my J crew are brown.
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