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post #11011 of 48283

 

Would appreciate some opinions here.  Today was a bonanza for me.  FedEx delivered some walnut (brown waxy) Long Branches, which are perfect.  They also delivered the WebGem burgundy shell Daltons that I ordered in Sept. I only have one other pair of AE shell shoes/boots, the walnut shell Dalton, of which the quality/workmanship was not perfect but acceptable.  And I love those boots.  So I don't have much to compare or judge this by.

 

This 2nd pair of AE shell Daltons has me concerned.  There is a lot of creasing all over the boots and some creases are deep enough that it looks like the finishing didn't reach the deeper grooves.  But I'm still okay with that as I figure with wear I'll get creases (rolls) anyway and I can apply some cordo cream to the grooves and polish.  However, there is a crease/bump on the right wingtip toe.  The toe cap should not wrinkle or crease so wear will not disguise this with time.

 

It's probably a personal thing about how much tolerance one has for these things and whether it will bother me over time.  But I'd like to hear what some of you would do if you received these. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #11012 of 48283
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

 

Would appreciate some opinions here.  Today was a bonanza for me.  FedEx delivered some walnut (brown waxy) Long Branches, which are perfect.  They also delivered the WebGem burgundy shell Daltons that I ordered in Sept. I only have one other pair of AE shell shoes/boots, the walnut shell Dalton, of which the quality/workmanship was not perfect but acceptable.  And I love those boots.  So I don't have much to compare or judge this by.

 

This 2nd pair of AE shell Daltons have me concerned.  There is a lot of creasing all over the boots and some creases are deep enough that it looks like the finishing didn't reach the deeper grooves.  But I'm still okay with that as I figure with wear I'll get creases (rolls) anyway and I can apply some cordo cream to the grooves and polish.  However, there is a crease/bump on the right wingtip toe.  The toe cap should wrinkle or crease so wear will not disguise this with time.

 

It's probably a personal thing about how much tolerance one has for these things and whether it will bother me over time.  But I'd like to hear what some of you would do if you received these. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I can't comment on the whole thing. But the upper part of the uppers should be fine. 

post #11013 of 48283
So i got a pair of Daltons in Walnut, just wondering what the butyl soles are about? Are they good for rainy weather?
post #11014 of 48283
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

Would appreciate some opinions here.  Today was a bonanza for me.  FedEx delivered some walnut (brown waxy) Long Branches, which are perfect.  They also delivered the WebGem burgundy shell Daltons that I ordered in Sept. I only have one other pair of AE shell shoes/boots, the walnut shell Dalton, of which the quality/workmanship was not perfect but acceptable.  And I love those boots.  So I don't have much to compare or judge this by.

This 2nd pair of AE shell Daltons has me concerned.  There is a lot of creasing all over the boots and some creases are deep enough that it looks like the finishing didn't reach the deeper grooves.  But I'm still okay with that as I figure with wear I'll get creases (rolls) anyway and I can apply some cordo cream to the grooves and polish.  However, there is a crease/bump on the right wingtip toe.  The toe cap should not wrinkle or crease so wear will not disguise this with time.

It's probably a personal thing about how much tolerance one has for these things and whether it will bother me over time.  But I'd like to hear what some of you would do if you received these.  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)












I know not everyone agrees with me, but for the price they charge for these cordovan webgems, they should be perfect. There's no excuse for not doing a little quality control and a thorough inspection on a $500 - $600 item before it leaves the factory. I don't think that wrinkle will go away, as you say. I also don't know if they can make another pair for you. But if it were me, I would ask.
post #11015 of 48283
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

 

Would appreciate some opinions here.  Today was a bonanza for me.  FedEx delivered some walnut (brown waxy) Long Branches, which are perfect.  They also delivered the WebGem burgundy shell Daltons that I ordered in Sept. I only have one other pair of AE shell shoes/boots, the walnut shell Dalton, of which the quality/workmanship was not perfect but acceptable.  And I love those boots.  So I don't have much to compare or judge this by.

 

This 2nd pair of AE shell Daltons has me concerned.  There is a lot of creasing all over the boots and some creases are deep enough that it looks like the finishing didn't reach the deeper grooves.  But I'm still okay with that as I figure with wear I'll get creases (rolls) anyway and I can apply some cordo cream to the grooves and polish.  However, there is a crease/bump on the right wingtip toe.  The toe cap should not wrinkle or crease so wear will not disguise this with time.

 

It's probably a personal thing about how much tolerance one has for these things and whether it will bother me over time.  But I'd like to hear what some of you would do if you received these. 

 

 

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They look fine to me, but if you're not happy send them back. 

edit: keep in mind you're wearing a dead animals skin, it's never going to be perfect

post #11016 of 48283
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Originally Posted by wigglr View Post

I can't comment on the whole thing. But the upper part of the uppers should be fine. 

Agreed. If these were firsts and you paid full price I would be bothered by the crease/bump on the toe. The higher part of the boot near the ankle will probably crease like this anyway.
post #11017 of 48283
Guys need some of your thoughts. I have the web gem shell burgundy Dalton's just get shipped and I think know I want more pair. Either the brown shell strands or the new bourbon shell. What do you guys think? I believe the bourbon collection comes out Monday and maybe I can get a better idea of the color then
post #11018 of 48283
Guys need some of your thoughts. I have the web gem shell burgundy Dalton's just get shipped and I think know I want more pair. Either the brown shell strands or the new bourbon shell. What do you guys think? I believe the bourbon collection comes out Monday and maybe I can get a better idea of the color then
post #11019 of 48283
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Originally Posted by gooter View Post

What last is the Bayfield?

customer service online chat said it was on the 1 last---same as the Dalton.
post #11020 of 48283
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

 

Would appreciate some opinions here.  Today was a bonanza for me.  FedEx delivered some walnut (brown waxy) Long Branches, which are perfect.  They also delivered the WebGem burgundy shell Daltons that I ordered in Sept. I only have one other pair of AE shell shoes/boots, the walnut shell Dalton, of which the quality/workmanship was not perfect but acceptable.  And I love those boots.  So I don't have much to compare or judge this by.

 

This 2nd pair of AE shell Daltons has me concerned.  There is a lot of creasing all over the boots and some creases are deep enough that it looks like the finishing didn't reach the deeper grooves.  But I'm still okay with that as I figure with wear I'll get creases (rolls) anyway and I can apply some cordo cream to the grooves and polish.  However, there is a crease/bump on the right wingtip toe.  The toe cap should not wrinkle or crease so wear will not disguise this with time.

 

It's probably a personal thing about how much tolerance one has for these things and whether it will bother me over time.  But I'd like to hear what some of you would do if you received these. 

 

 

 

 

The mark on the side would not bother me as it will seemingly happen anyway; that very visible crease on the toe is another matter though. The boot will never naturally crease at that part of the toe cap and thus, that defect will never blend in - it also just happens to be on the most visible part of the boot. My opinion is that you should post them back, especially as these cordovan models cost $600. One of the reasons I continue to spend my money with Allen Edmonds is the phenomenal customer service, I would imagine they will remedy this for you.


Edited by MOCKBA - 10/12/12 at 10:23pm
post #11021 of 48283
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Originally Posted by bha View Post

Just picked up a pair of Navy Cronmoks last weekend at the AE factory store (during their yearly sale). Best value I've ever seen at AE for $249.
http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF7135_1_40000000001_-1
They come with gold-coloured laces (similar to the colour of the sole of the shoe) and also a pair of RED laces that I think look really awesome!
Rocking these boots today with the red laces and a pair of dark denim (slim). Looks amazing!!
How do I keep these things looking awesome? I can clean them, but am afraid to polish them because:
-Navy shoe polish required
-Heels and toes are dark blue, but the rest of the shoe is medium blue.
-Sole is very light so I can't get shoe polish on it.
-Can't really use edge dressing on the sole so it's gonna start to look beat up in a while.. other than cleaning I don't know how to treat the sole.
My best guess is to get some AE navy shoe polish (or the brand I can't remember that makes the AE shoe polish). Light application of polish all over the shoe (avoiding the soles) and then buff the entire shoe with a brush. I'm assuming the tips and heels will stay darker because they're coloured that way from the factory (as opposed to more polish or some special treatment I have to repeat)
Does this make sense? Or will I end up with an entirely dark blue shoe? ... which I really want to avoid!

 

If you get a chance, could you take a photo of them? Would love to see a pair of navy cronmoks 

post #11022 of 48283
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Originally Posted by Michael Haines View Post

Guys need some of your thoughts. I have the web gem shell burgundy Dalton's just get shipped and I think know I want more pair. Either the brown shell strands or the new bourbon shell. What do you guys think? I believe the bourbon collection comes out Monday and maybe I can get a better idea of the color then

 

Great choice. I would wait for the bourbon, though, to grab a look! (Even though AEs pics will be horrible as always!)

post #11023 of 48283
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Originally Posted by Michael Haines View Post

Guys need some of your thoughts. I have the web gem shell burgundy Dalton's just get shipped and I think know I want more pair. Either the brown shell strands or the new bourbon shell. What do you guys think? I believe the bourbon collection comes out Monday and maybe I can get a better idea of the color then

I thought the bourbon color was for calf, not shell.
post #11024 of 48283
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post


I thought the bourbon color was for calf, not shell.

You might be right!

 

Anyways, there is always the "truffle shell" option, which is beautiful.

post #11025 of 48283
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Are the bayfields made from Horween CXL?

The brown ones are, yes. Black is regular calf skin.
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