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So for this seconds sale, which number do I call to order a pair or two?  And is it only by phone?  Or is there a way to email/do it online?

 

And to clarify, the prices listed in that flyer posted earlier in this thread (e.g. ~$135 for some models) are what we would pay for those, and any models not listed there are still 15% off the seconds price, right?

 

Thanks.

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

 

Even though the dark brown is more versatile, it still has to be handled on a case by case basis.  Your wardrobe as a whole needs to be taken into account, and the Walnut is a fantastic color if you have room for it in your collection. 

 

Thanks to both of you for the advice.

 

I'll basically be using it to replace a cheap pair of darkish walnut chukkas (now on their last legs) I've worn as my go-to fall casual shoe for years.  I'm gambling that the daltons, possibly with a coat of dark brown polish, can fill the same niche.

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Hello Styleforum! I have been lurking around here for a while and finally decided to jump in. I am breaking in a new pair of AE Finch shoes today. I love the two-tone look of this Rough Collection saddle shoe.

Cheers,

Chris
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The longer the shoe extends beyond your toes, the more likely it is to bend in multiple and unnatural places.  It's why you see such bad creasing when someone has a shoe that is way too long for them (because they sized up too much to get their foot into a too narrow last).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proper crease... on the 9.5D's, the crease is on the line of the broguing.

post #15245 of 48285
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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

 

Thanks for the responses, guys. I think I much prefer something with a lower profile like the Harbour to something with a more pronounced sole and heal like the Eastports. No offense, but the Eastports look a tad more "old man"ish for some reason. Sort of the same difference between Sperry's Authentic Original and their Billfish.

 

I noticed the Eastports are handsewn and the Harbour are cemented. Do you anticipate a big difference in quality between the two?

 

Also, did you size down for AE boat shoes? I tried on Sperry's at a store and the size 8 seemed more appropriate than my usual 8.5.

 

Your comparison is spot on.  The Eastports are much less nice looking and are much more "I've given up because I'm an old old man"ish.  The Westport and Harbour is much more classic and timeless looking, like the Sperry Authentic Original.  Even the tan baseball one ("Shortstop") is a much better look in my opinion.  Again, the Eastports just look like some Tommy Bahama type shoes that retirees would be wearing to a Jimmy Buffet concert on a cruise.

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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

So for this seconds sale, which number do I call to order a pair or two?  And is it only by phone?  Or is there a way to email/do it online?

 

And to clarify, the prices listed in that flyer posted earlier in this thread (e.g. ~$135 for some models) are what we would pay for those, and any models not listed there are still 15% off the seconds price, right?

 

Thanks.

 

262-284-7158 is the number for the factory store.  You have to do it over the phone.

 

I didn't see any pricing flyer, but as a point of reference, the Dalton's I just ordered were $257, including tax.  They retail at $390.

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Originally Posted by CounselorStyle View Post

 

Thanks to both of you for the advice.

 

I'll basically be using it to replace a cheap pair of darkish walnut chukkas (now on their last legs) I've worn as my go-to fall casual shoe for years.  I'm gambling that the daltons, possibly with a coat of dark brown polish, can fill the same niche.

 

It sounds like an excellent replacement for the worn out chukkas. 

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

Correct, those are all long-wings, with the exception of the Dalton (like elbastardocalvo pointed out).  Of course the Dalton (and Long Branch for that matter) is a boot, if you are in the market for that.  The Player's shoe is still pretty easy to find if that last fits you.  I think it is a beautiful shoe.  There was some complaining lately that they need to expand their wingtip options beyond the couple of balmorals that are available.  Maybe their Spring 2013 collection will have something. 

I'll second the rec for the Player. The 2 last fits me, and I have the Player's Shoe in walnut calf. LOVE it.
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Originally Posted by CounselorStyle View Post

 

262-284-7158 is the number for the factory store.  You have to do it over the phone.

 

I didn't see any pricing flyer, but as a point of reference, the Dalton's I just ordered were $257, including tax.  They retail at $390.

 

Thanks!

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/141581/allen-edmonds-appreciation-thread/15100_100#post_6100838

 

That's the post with the flyer.

 

 

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Hello Styleforum! I have been lurking around here for a while and finally decided to jump in. I am breaking in a new pair of AE Finch shoes today. I love the two-tone look of this Rough Collection saddle shoe.

Cheers,

Chris

 

The Finch is one of my favorites.  I think AE hit it out of the park with their first round of Rough Collection shoes that were introduced last year.  I'm not a big fan of the more recent Rough offerings. 

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Thanks for the words of wisdom, fellas.  If I go ahead with the Dundees I may size down to 10.5B because I want to be able to wear them in warmer weather without thick socks.  Is the cappuccino color available through special order only currently? 

 

 Also, if I end up going with the non-special order dark brown cordovan color I would want to lighten up the welt (would love natural).  I've read elsewhere that this is easy to accomplish with some fine grit sandpaper, a steady hand and some plain edge treatment.  Anyone have experience with that? 

Likely the truffle (AKA cappuccino) will not be available. Lighter color shell is hard to come by, it has to be perfect before you start with few blemishes and it takes 6 months for Horween to produce. Because of the increased demand the rarer browns are harder to come by for both AE and Alden. It never hurts to ask however.

 

Left top to bottom: walnut, black, #8. Right top to bottom truffle (cappuccino), dark brown.

 

 

Left to Right: dark brown, cigar, truffle, walnut. This is all of the brown shell colors offered in the last couple of years by AE that I am aware of.

 

post #15252 of 48285
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

Likely the truffle (AKA cappuccino) will not be available. Lighter color shell is hard to come by, it has to be perfect before you start with few blemishes and it takes 6 months for Horween to produce. Because of the increased demand the rarer browns are harder to come by for both AE and Alden. It never hurts to ask however.

 

Left top to bottom: walnut, black, #8. Right top to bottom truffle (cappuccino), dark brown.

 

 

Left to Right: dark brown, cigar, truffle, walnut. This is all of the brown shell colors offered in the last couple of years by AE that I am aware of.

 

 

You have a great collection!

post #15253 of 48285

Perhaps the reason that Shell is in a shortage right now is because Horween has started selling it to customers that were not previously in the business!  Check these PTB's out by The Frye Company.

 

http://www.thefryecompany.com/mens-shoes/view-all/84614/james-oxford

post #15254 of 48285
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

Likely the truffle (AKA cappuccino) will not be available. Lighter color shell is hard to come by, it has to be perfect before you start with few blemishes and it takes 6 months for Horween to produce. Because of the increased demand the rarer browns are harder to come by for both AE and Alden. It never hurts to ask however.

 

Left top to bottom: walnut, black, #8. Right top to bottom truffle (cappuccino), dark brown.

 

 

 

Left to Right: dark brown, cigar, truffle, walnut. This is all of the brown shell colors offered in the last couple of years by AE that I am aware of.

 

 

 

How does the normal brown (like the strand) fit in?  AE told me it's a different color from dark brown.

post #15255 of 48285
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

Likely the truffle (AKA cappuccino) will not be available. Lighter color shell is hard to come by, it has to be perfect before you start with few blemishes and it takes 6 months for Horween to produce. Because of the increased demand the rarer browns are harder to come by for both AE and Alden. It never hurts to ask however.

Left top to bottom: walnut, black, #8. Right top to bottom truffle (cappuccino), dark brown.




Left to Right: dark brown, cigar, truffle, walnut. This is all of the brown shell colors offered in the last couple of years by AE that I am aware of.



Been waiting a long time for this photo. Very nice man. I think I have enough walnut shell, but one day, those truffle Dundees will be mine.
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