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post #10921 of 46825
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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: <snipped>

 

I'm not even a fan of the Daltons, but I would rock these in a heartbeat. Well done.

post #10922 of 46825
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

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?

I would agree that the brown Strands would be more versatile than walnut. You can wear brown with just about anything but black. With walnut, you have to be more careful with which gray you wear it with and some people do not like walnut with navy (I personally like it).

I am considering the brown Strand as my next purchase.

Chris
post #10923 of 46825
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Originally Posted by cbtaylor View Post

Thanks so much!!

No problem. Cordovan care, although much discussed, seems a little overdone on these boards. Some regular brushing (60-90 seconds per shoe) and buffing goes a long way in keeping them looking good. You should be fine right out of the box for a dozen or more wearings just doing that, and only using some paste wax or conditioner for touch ups. Enjoy!
post #10924 of 46825
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post


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?

Get walnut Strands and brown Delrays - best of both worlds.

post #10925 of 46825

A belt to debate for those of you who bought the cognac from UD

 

http://www.tannergoods.com/products/heritage-belt

 

(There's one without the stitching too)

post #10926 of 46825
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

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.

Even a pair of darker shell chukkas would do fine in a more casual office environment.

post #10927 of 46825
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Originally Posted by charliebrown2 View Post

When or how did you guys make your transition to boots?  I'm still starting up my "normal shoes" collection and have yet to envision myself in boots.  But clearly, I'm missing something here with how much you guys like your boots.

Started with a pair of captoe work boots in late 2008 or so and then a pair of beeswax DBs a while later. Got me used to the idea of boots.

Then I added things like some Daltons and some 4-hole RL chukkas (no idea as to the maker...I think they say Italy), some black chelsea boots...
My "normal" shoe collection has some gaping holes, but boots are great. Boots sort of fill some of the holes in the shoe collection but I would like to fill them with normal shoes...and then maybe add another pair of boots or two smile.gif
post #10928 of 46825
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post


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?

 

Brown Strands, either in calf or in shell, are on my "want" list.

post #10929 of 46825
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post


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?

 

AE is coming out with the Strand in bourbon soon.  The supplement catalog says October 15th.  That would be a fantastic compromise between the walnut and brown.

 

http://content.allenedmonds.com/pdf/AE_Fall2012_CatalogSupplement.pdf

post #10930 of 46825
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Originally Posted by DJTraveler View Post

 

AE is coming out with the Strand in bourbon soon.  The supplement catalog says October 15th.  That would be a fantastic compromise between the walnut and brown.

 

http://content.allenedmonds.com/pdf/AE_Fall2012_CatalogSupplement.pdf

 

So is the Dundee only going to be available in shell?

post #10931 of 46825
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

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?[/quote]

Without hesitation, the answer is yes. I have both (dark ones in shell).
post #10932 of 46825
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Originally Posted by DJTraveler View Post

 

AE is coming out with the Strand in bourbon soon.  The supplement catalog says October 15th.  That would be a fantastic compromise between the walnut and brown.

 

http://content.allenedmonds.com/pdf/AE_Fall2012_CatalogSupplement.pdf

 

I'm loving the Flatiron in bourbon! fing02[1].gif

post #10933 of 46825
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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post


Do a search for the Allen Edmonds North Platte. It was offered for a brief time last Fall and it is essentially the Dalton with a lug sole.
You might contact the AE Shoe Bank and see if they have some laying around in your size. Or there may be some on "the bay" in your size.

Chris

Thanks a lot, Chris. That's definitely an option worth looking into. Another option would be to special order a pair of Daltons with the titan (which I believe is Dainite-like) sole. I called AE today and they said the upcharge would be $75 and the shoes, of course, would be non-returnable. Any input on this guys?

post #10934 of 46825
So, I received my first pair of AE today. I was looking for some casual shoes that I could beat up and look better with some patina. I ordered the Lubbock as it seemed like a nice casual shoe for $200

It is what it is. The finishing was just passable. I understand that it is supposed to be a rough-finished type shoe but glue drips and stains on the leather from where the patina was added are a little rougher than what I am used to. The last is nothing special--a little blobby but better than some AE and Alden I have seen. However, the fit is not quite right. The heel is a bit too big and even with the buckle clamped all the way down there is some slippage with my foot wanting to come out. It may have to do with the elastic behind the buckle (why would they do that?).

Anyway, it seems like my first foray down market is going to be a return.
post #10935 of 46825
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The heel is a bit too big and even with the buckle clamped all the way down there is some slippage with my foot wanting to come out. It may have to do with the elastic behind the buckle (why would they do that?).

I thought there were other brands that did that with their monk strap shoes too.
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