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Awesome Daltons! One of these days, I will get one also :)
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Originally Posted by fiestaplatypus View Post

Look at what the FedEx guy just dropped off at my door...

 

Congratulations!  I think you will love them.  I have had mine for about seven months now and they are one of my favorites.  Interesting that yours are almost the same color as mine as opposed to other walnut shell Daltons I've seen that are more the color of the walnut calf Daltons.  Maybe that's the walnut shell color that AE is using now.

 

Was that an MTO?  Anyway, enjoy!

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Originally Posted by fiestaplatypus View Post

Look at what the FedEx guy just dropped off at my door...
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





Awesome. That Horween stamp inside your shoe is also highly sought after - most shoes don't get it. You won the lottery!
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Originally Posted by jjr4884 View Post

 

This is with zero filter.  They are $197 because they are dead ugly.

 

Honestly, I am all for wearing something different/unique, but I simply cannot fathom the need to ever have a pair of grey leather shoes.  I am fairly certain it is probably the least flattering color for leather in general.  It shows nothing, there is no beauty in it, no richness.  It flat lines the fact that it is nice leather.

 

I guess with the right outfit, they can look ok... raw denim look... but personally, that look would go 10000x better with walnut anyways.  Just my $0.02.  If you can make them work and you are happy with them, then enjoy the price break, thats almost 50% off...

 

The same could be said for:

 

- Any Webgem

- Any of the colorful "rough" Dublin leathers (Neumok, Cronmock, et al.)

- Any pairing with colorful laces

 

Admittedly, I tried doing the color-laces thing and reverted back.

 

AE is really targeting the younger demo's with these lines.

 

Proper leather tones with proper laces will look better for 99% of people and 99% of outfits IMO.

 

The fad is lasting too long.

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Some people mentioned on my earlier post that these shoes were "bowing." I have no idea what this means as I thought I had just bought my incorrect shoe size (it was a little painful to walk due to the narrow width).

Can someone kindly explain this? Will AE be able to help me in this case?


Edited by krn.nyc - 1/15/13 at 5:49pm
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

 

The same could be said for:

 

- Any Webgem

- Any of the colorful "rough" Dublin leathers (Neumok, Cronmock, et al.)

- Any pairing with colorful laces

 

Admittedly, I tried doing the color-laces thing and reverted back.

 

AE is really targeting the younger demo's with these lines.

 

Proper leather tones with proper laces will look better for 99% of people and 99% of outfits IMO.

 

The fad is lasting too long.

 

The shell Daltons in the pictures posted above by fiestaplatypus were first introduced as a webgem.  So were the currently available Dundee's.  Webgems can be hit or miss, but they are always worth checking out. 

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Does anyone here is an European 7 or 41 and have an Allen Edmons shoe? which size are you in an AE shoe?

I'm that size and the fitting guide says I'm a 9 (nowhere near the conversion chart), having no chance to be in the store, the only reference I could get is from someone that is my size and has tried some AE shoe.

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by krn.nyc View Post

Some people mentioned on my earlier post that these shoes were "bowing." I have no idea what this means as I thought I had just bought my incorrect shoe size (it was a little painful to walk due to the narrow width).

Can someone kindly explain this? Will Alden be able to help me in this case?

 

 

The bowing that we are referring to is what I have circled in red. 

 

 

 

You still seem to be getting Alden and Allen Edmonds mixed up.  These are Allen Edmonds Park Avenues, so you will have to go to them rather than Alden.  Since you have been wearing these shoes for a while, they will probably not simply take them back as a return.  However, if they feel that it is a defect, they may be kind enough to switch them out for another pair.  Their customer service is great, so they will generally stand behind the product.  You will just have to try and see what happens though. 

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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

 

The same could be said for:

 

- Any Webgem

- Any of the colorful "rough" Dublin leathers (Neumok, Cronmock, et al.)

- Any pairing with colorful laces

 

Admittedly, I tried doing the color-laces thing and reverted back.

 

AE is really targeting the younger demo's with these lines.

 

Proper leather tones with proper laces will look better for 99% of people and 99% of outfits IMO.

 

The fad is lasting too long.

 

It's context driven, I would say.  I wouldn't have a problem wearing traditional business clothes and shoes to work.  As it stands, in my office, most people come to work in jeans, a tshirt, and athletic shoes.  There are a couple of gentlemen that wear slacks, dress shirt, tie, etc.  They are considered odd balls for their formality.  I try to to find the middle ground.  Hence rough casual shoes like the AE Neumok (as well as suede/CXL Alden make ups) are core holdings in my closet.  And I'm not a "younger" demographic.  These are the shoes that fit my needs. (I also use colored laces on my "dress" shoes to tone down the formality.  When the occasion warrants it, I swap them out for dark conservative laces.  Now that's what I call versatility).

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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

Congratulations!  I think you will love them.  I have had mine for about seven months now and they are one of my favorites.  Interesting that yours are almost the same color as mine as opposed to other walnut shell Daltons I've seen that are more the color of the walnut calf Daltons.  Maybe that's the walnut shell color that AE is using now.

Was that an MTO?  Anyway, enjoy!

Thanks! I've been waiting for a pair of these since they originally came out. I picked up a pair of the walnut shell strands a while ago as seconds, but had always really wanted the Daltons (I missed out on the original deadline). These firsts happened to have popped up in an outlet store in San Fransisco a couple months back and I've spent the last few weeks trying to acquire them (someone had 'em on hold I was told). Our friend Jay at the Charleston store came through for me after several weeks of back and forth communication.

As far as the color, they look very similar to the Strands I have as well, but I have to imagine it's just that the particular pairs came out similar. From what I hear, the lighter color shells can look very differently from piece to piece, so any two walnut shells can vary by large amounts. In fact, one of the rear quarters on one of the strands is quite a bit darker than the rest of the shoe. Looking forward to seeing these beauties in natural sunlight.
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

The bowing that we are referring to is what I have circled in red. 





You still seem to be getting Alden and Allen Edmonds mixed up.  These are Allen Edmonds Park Avenues, so you will have to go to them rather than Alden.  Since you have been wearing these shoes for a while, they will probably not simply take them back as a return.  However, if they feel that it is a defect, they may be kind enough to switch them out for another pair.  Their customer service is great, so they will generally stand behind the product.  You will just have to try and see what happens though. 

Thanks for that info. I guess I will also need to go to the AE store to check my sizing.

Apologies about the mixing up. I'd just bought Indy's a while back and I've been having problems with both in sizing.
Edited by krn.nyc - 1/15/13 at 9:20pm
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Sorry for my absence lately, need to take care of a few things.

I heard from Kristle at Allen Edmonds, and the window for ordering the custom shell Leeds is closing at the end of the day tomorrow. If anyone else wants to get in on this, please pm me.
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AE is working on a new line up for Spring.

 

These are up my alley.  Provided they actually go into production.

 

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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

AE is working on a new line up for Spring.

 

These are up my alley.  Provided they actually go into production.

 

I rarely like shoes like these. These are an exception.

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